After a long day, your skin may often feel like it needs that extra bit of care. On those days when you don’t feel like spending a large chunk of time doing an extensive skincare routine but you still wish to treat your skin, the sleep mask is the answer. Make the most of your beauty sleep by simply applying a layer and let it do its magic while you rest. Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated and exhausting; it’s all about feeling good and enjoying it.
What is an Overnight Mask?
Skin regenerates best at night, making it the optimal time to use ingredients that target specific skin concerns, such as dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Cell turnover and production of new skin cells increase at night, while moisture loss rises, as well. That’s why it is essential to deliver the needed nutrients to the skin and to also prevent transepidermal water loss by sealing it all in.
Overnight masks are leave-on masks, designed to remain longer and to be more potent on the skin, compared to wash-off masks or regular night cream, and deliver visible results throughout the night. Sleep masks are easy to apply, you simply go to bed with the mask on, let your skin repair and the morning after, it is visibly more supple and nourished. All you need to do is wash the mask off and proceed to your usual routine.
How to Use a Overnight Mask
Most overnight masks are used a couple of times a week and they work best as the last step of your routine. Prep the skin by cleansing and toning, and then proceed to your regular night time skincare routine. You might be wondering ‘Should I use a moisturizer with a night mask?’ and the answer is, listen to your skin. Some people who suffer from extremely dry skin prefer to apply the sleep mask over their night cream for intense hydration while others use the two products on alternate nights.
Benefits of Using an Overnight Sleep Mask: Hydration and the Skin Barrier
Overnight masks are packed with powerful nutrients and often have a richer texture to soothe the skin and lock in the moisture, keeping the skin soft and supple. This type of texture enhances the cell regeneration process and allows the active ingredients to work more effectively for the best results. Sealing in moisture can help prevent further water loss for a healthy skin barrier.
Your New Favorite Overnight Sleep Mask
Mario Badescu’s Hydrating Overnight Mask with Peptides targets most of the skin concerns you might be trying to tackle. The nourishing formula is packed with star ingredients, such as Peptides and Adaptogens to which can help to neutralize free radical damage and help protect the skin from the visible signs of aging. The Lactic Acid and Niacinamide added to the overnight mask can help hydrate, balance and refine the skin. A caring blend of Mango Seed Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil and Moringa Oil will ensure your skin is soft, supple and smooth the morning after.
Complete Your Evening Skincare Routine
A great and effective skincare routine starts with cleansed skin. Go for a Gentle Foaming Cleanser that won’t strip the skin from its natural oils. Remove all the impurities and soothe your skin with calming Chamomile Extract, antioxidant-rich Fermented Black Tea and moisture-rich botanicals like Aloe Vera and Evening Primrose Extract. If you are in a need of clarifying and revitalizing your complexion, Mario Badescu’s Cucumber Cleansing Lotion will refresh and re-balance the skin with the power of Cucumber Extract. Keep your lips soft and smooth with an innovative night lip treatment. Mario Badescu’s Lip Mask with Acai and Vanilla cocoons the lips with a blend of botanical extracts and nourishing oils to soften and hydrate the gentle skin. For luminous and healthy-looking skin, try the Seaweed Night Cream that pairs the power of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to promote skin elasticity and firmness and reduce dryness.
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