Skincare is always a challenge for many people. This could be because of the difficulty of trying to understand just how human skin is structured, finding out what different problems your skin might be facing and then choosing products that target those specific issues. Not to forget all the waiting while you’re hoping things will improve!
Skincare routines don’t have to be lengthy 8 or 12-step rituals of cleaning, toning, moisturizing, sunscreen and more if you don’t want them to be. Fortunately, there are minimalist approaches so that even those who have very little time on their hands can still achieve great looking skin in as little as one step – yes you’ve heard right, it’s possible!
Welcome sleeping masks!
What are sleeping masks?
Sleeping masks are specialized face masks that help our skin heal and repair itself during the night, helping supply the cells with just what it needs to get back on track and restore their natural beauty. Using a sleeping mask provides immensely helpful nutrients for your skin as you sleep, allowing you to wake up looking refreshed.
Overnight face masks benefit the skin by providing it with a shot of much-needed moisture and hydration during this dormant time in your daily routine. They help to boost cell rejuvenation which helps fight wrinkles and fine lines; help reduce redness from acne which can lead to scarring or uneven skin tones; provide the skin with antioxidant protection against environmental factors; and soothe sensitive, irritated, or dry patches of skin (either due to allergies or excessive sun exposure).
When to use a sleeping mask?
Most people are confused about how to use sleeping masks, they should be used once or twice a week, and we think you should too! Why? Because they’re easier to use than the name might suggest. Just apply them as you would a regular cream: Scoop a nickel-sized dollop, spread over your face, head to bed, and then wake up and wash off to reveal brighter, smoother skin.
While it should be the last step of your night routine, be sure to apply it to clean skin—not forgetting your neck area—and with clean hands. You could try using a spoon for extra precision!
Waiting until about 30 minutes before bedtime will also help it absorb and prevent staining your pillowcase, though you can toss a towel down if you’re worried about things getting messy.
What’s the best overnight mask?
The spotlight is on Pure Sense’s latest launch: Food Like Skincare Sleeping Masks, available in 3 concern-specific options to choose from. All three options are gel-based and consist of skin-soothing ingredients like Niacinamide, Cucumber, and Rosehip Oil respectively for smooth, illuminated skin.
These sleeping masks are power-packed with high-performance actives and superfoods that are great for your skin. They’ve won hearts already because they penetrate deep into the skin to target skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne, and dryness and give you healthy, radiant skin overnight, and to top it all, they are toxin-free as well as cruelty-free.