We’ve heard the supposed recipe for good skin time and time again: drink lots of water and don’t skip on beauty sleep. But we weren’t born yesterday, and we know that water isn’t going to fix all of our skin woes. When 6-8 hours of beauty sleep just isn’t enough, sleeping masks are a literal dream come true.
So how do they work? Sleeping masks are the final step of a nighttime beauty routine and there’s no need to wait around to wash off the product. They’re meant to stay on the skin overnight when cells are in regeneration mode, so the ingredients can make the most of this crucial time. Of course, there’s a sleeping mask for just about every skin concern and most are formulated like rich moisturizers so they’re comfortable to sleep in. For the busy girl and beauty slacker alike, slathering on a sleeping mask nightly makes us feel like we’re killing the skincare game. Because skincare is a way of life, and who says we have to stop just cause we’re resting. (We cannot thank K-beauty enough!)
Get pretty while you sleep with these sleeping masks…
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask ($45) – Good for all skin types, including acne-prone skin, this cult-fave luxury-in-a-jar is infused with watermelon and hyaluronic acid. Trust us, the #glowup from this mask is real…and it smells amazing!
Dr. Brandt Skincare Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask ($52) – Probiotics are huge in skincare right now. The good bacteria in this mask helps to rebalance the skin by restoring pH levels, necessary for keeping our skin healthy and impermeable to external damage like UV rays and harsh chemicals. It’s also formulated with so many good-for-skin ingredients like manuka honey and tea, it’s an antioxidant-packed, lightweight dream.
Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask ($85) – You know how jade rollers instantly de-puff and help to firm skin, this mask is made with precious jade to remove impurities and nourish the skin overnight. J-Beauty is coming for K-beauty and we’re here for it.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask ($35) – An antioxidant-rich formula that almost instantly firms skin and maintains moisture. Remember, our cells are in overtime at night, make the most of your zzz’s.
Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48) – If uneven skin tone and a lackluster complexion is your worst nightmare, let this mask fix that. Vitamin C, turmeric, and hyaluronic acid brighten the complexion and improve skin texture overnight. The name says it all, it’s a facial in a jar.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($25) – Gel formulas are so good for so many skin types, and this one is no exception. This mask injects the skin with moisture to recharge dull and dehydrated skin overnight. The result: a bouncy, glow-y complexion.