a girl wearing overnight face mask

Have you ever heard about “Beauty Sleep”? Although it may sound excessive, we are not lying when we say sleep is one of the most important keys to having beautiful, young-looking skin. In fact, a good night of sleep not only will give you the rest you need to start the day, but also it will show on your hair, skin, body, and even on your mental and emotional state. 

When you snooze or even take a little nap, your body starts a regeneration process that can help you get rid of dead skin cells, inflamed skin, and dehydrated skin. Basically, sleeping works as an overnight treatment for all skin types, and not having a good sleep cycle is basically a bed linen nightmare!

Ensuring that your night routine allows for seven or eight hours of sleep will help in cell repair, renewal, hydration, and elimination which are essential factors in treating concerns such as dry skin and acne prone skin. 

Do you want to exploit the benefits of beauty sleep? An overnight mask could be the perfect solution to guarantee an ever-young, firm skin.

What are overnight face masks?

Let’s *literally* face it, sleeping is one of the best kept secrets to having glowing skin! That’s why a sleeping mask is designed to rebuild the skin’s barrier function and regenerate cells. 

An overnight mask is a face mask that helps to provide deep hydration and nutrients to your face while you are sleeping. It has many benefits, and to name a few it gives you better-looking skin, a healthier complexion, decreased fine lines and wrinkles, a softer texture, and less dryness or redness. 

They are composed of active ingredients that work to hydrate and moisturize your face overnight so you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It works by locking in moisture, providing an anti-inflammatory effect, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping with hyperpigmentation, pore size reduction as well as boosting collagen production for increased elasticity!

The face masks can be made of different materials and components, however, the most common are hyaluronic acid, shea butter, argan oil, vitamin e, salicylic acid, tea tree, and others. 

Sleeping Masks: From A to Z

There are many masks, from creamy formula ones to water like texture, but fear not! If you are wondering how each one of them works and which one you should be using depending on your skin concern, here’s a little guide that will help you get started. 

Here are the notes on Sleeping Face Mask Varieties:

  • Enzyme masks: 

Full of enzymes extracted from active ingredients, this night mask peels dead cells off, resulting in brighter, smoother skin. This mask is ideal for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

  • Mud masks: 

Dip your face in mud literally if you have acne prone skin! Mud masks are packed with a handful of soil, silt, and minerals that are ideal to get rid of excess oil and unclog pores. They can also treat uneven texture skin and blemishes!

  • Jelly masks

Sometimes jelly is to eat, but sometimes it's also a gift from the skincare heaven just for your face. They work miracles on dry skin and are full of hydrating ingredients and antioxidants such as vitamin c, vitamin e, and black tea extract.

  • Exfoliating masks

If you have combination or oily skin, these face masks are perfect for you! Most of them contain salicylic acid and glycolic acid, which help you to treat blemishes and pimples. You just need to gently exfoliate the mask against your skin every night to unclog and close your pores.

  • Gel masks

An overnight gel mask is a cooling solution that will depuff and intensely hydrate your dry skin. Most of them are jam-packed with different types of serums and active ingredients, like lactic acid, designed to repair your skin’s barrier and avoid free radical

  • Peel Off

Remember when you were a little kid and put glue on your fingers, waited for it to dry and then peel it off? These face masks are basically the same and even more satisfying! They are perfect for oily or combination skin since they penetrate the skin barrier and remove dead cells. 

The key ingredient for these masks is usually charcoal, but there are other common components such as argan oil and saffron flower extract for desinflamatory and depigmentation. 

WARNING: These overnight face masks are a big NO for sensitive skin. 

  • Cream masks

This is an intensive overnight hydrating mask and a glow recipe full of oils and moisturizing active ingredients. The creamy formula transforms the skin barrier while you are sleeping, turning dehydrated skin into a glowing, young-looking fantasy. This glow sleeping mask works miracles for mature skin and normal to dry skin. 

Why overnight face masks will be your skin’s BFF?

Have you ever tried an overnight mask? If not, you may have seen the selfies of k-pop singers and k-drama actors wearing a sleeping mask, and you and I know that Koreans are the kings and queens of flawless skin, so adding an overnight mask to your skincare routine is a MUST!

Overnight masks are a great way to prevent your skin from aging. They usually come in the form of a cream or gel, which is applied before bedtime and left on during the night, while our skin heals on its own. This glow sleeping mask will moisturize your face and keep it hydrated throughout the night so that when morning comes, you can wake up with glowing skin!

The overnight face masks will also protect your skin against environmental factors like pollution or smoke that might be harmful to both appearance and health. 

Everyone deserves a good night's rest after a long day. Our skin needs to recuperate from all the daily stress and a good way to reward our skin is by having a good skincare routine and add an overnight mask as the cherry on top of the cake.

sheet mask skincareOvernight masks benefits

Here are some benefits of overnight face mask during sleep:

  1. Deeply hydrates your skin

As you age, skin tends to lose its ability to stay hydrated. Overnight masks are ideal glow recipe for nourishing the skin and preventing the formation of wrinkles and expression lines.

  1. Seals nutrients in

Overnight face masks seal your skin to prevent it from losing water, minerals, and nutrients. It also keeps dirt out of your pores.

  1. Repairs and restore

Face masks are like builders in charge of restoring your skin barrier, removing impurities and regenerating your cells.

  1. Helps to treat skin concerns

It does not matter if you have acne, dry skin, dark spots, wrinkles or blemishes, there are different types of masks that will address each concern and they will adapt to your skin type.

How to Use overnight face masks

Now that you know the benefits of masks, you will surely want to know how to include them in your routine! 

SPOILER ALERT: You cannot apply the overnight face mask and forget about the rest of your routine.

You don't need to have a long 5-10 step routine, however, it is important that you cleanse your face and moisturize with your favorite products before applying the mask.

Here are simple steps on how to use a overnight mask:

  1. Cleanse your face

Remove your makeup with your favorite facial cleanser and gently cleanse your face to eliminate dirt and unclog pores. 

You can use gel, foam or cream cleansers, it’s your choice! You can shop our full collection of cleansers here.

  1. Apply your favorite serums

From hyaluronic acid to niacinamide, after cleansing your face, apply a layer of your preferred serum to treat acne, fine lines, wrinkles, or other skin issues. 

Remember: you can use more than one serum, but do not oversaturate your skin!

  1. Layer the extras on, if you can

If you have a routine of more than 3 steps, now is the time to apply the extra products: eye cream, lip balm, acne treatment, among others.

  1. Time for the overnight mask! 

Finally! No matter how long or short your routine is, the final step should always be applying the overnight masks! 

Now you can go to sleep knowing that the overnight face masks will do all the work to give you a glowing skin.  

The best overnight face mask

Here are some of the overnight masks that we love and are approved by board certified dermatologist:

1. Cica Sleep Mask Mini 

This face mask approved by board certified dermatologist will keep your skin hydrated and moisturized during the night. It’s an overnight gel cream that can be applied before bedtime, so while you sleep it works hard on hydrating and nourishing your skin. 

It contains 60% of Jeju natural ingredients which helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and dull skin. 

Cica sleep mask is one of the best sleep masks because it helps to improve our complexion giving us a youthful glow overnight. 

This sleep mask has an ultra-lightweight gel that glides easily onto your face without feeling heavy or greasy!

2. Propolis Vitamin Sleep Mask 60ml 

The glow recipe to have a healthy skin! This sleep mask is rich in vitamin C, E & B12 for healthy radiant skin. 

It has a mix of Propolis extract that provides a natural moisturizing effect which leaves our face soft and hydrated without feeling greasy or oily! 

Apply this sleep mask before bedtime, so it can work overnight to give you healthy glowing skin when you wake up the next day. It's infused with antioxidant propolis which helps nourish and revitalize our complexion while we sleep!

3. Dr. jart - Vital Hydra Sleep Mask 

The vital hydra sleep mask has Aqua Soothing Complex and Double Hydra Complex to replenish and protect the skin's barrier through hydration, and the Night Magnet Technology to improve skin condition and give you healthier skin overnight. 

It contains hyaluronic acid and mineral water which helps with improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dry patches, and dull skin.

It's also great for sensitive skin because it doesn't contain any parabens or artificial colorants that can irritate our skin overnight.

Have you decided which overnight mask to use?

If you have any trouble deciding the best overnight or sleep mask for you, try out the ones we have in our sheet mask collection!

Hope this list will help you decide the best option for your skin. Choose your favorite, be ready to have that beautyrest that you deserve!

Now that you know the benefits of wearing an overnight mask, sleep sounds like an amazing idea! 

But first, it's time to learn how you can get one: 

They are usually available at cosmetic stores, but you can find it online too. If you do not have a face mask yet and want to try out this product for yourself, there is no better way than with our sleeping mask overnight cream from our BESTSELLERS! Check out the products from Asian Beauty Essentials and see for yourself. 

We'd love to hear your experiences and hope this blog has helped you decide and choose. Tell us which one is your favorite thing and leave us some of your reviews.

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