What Is A Sleeping Mask?
A sleeping mаѕk is a high-impact night сrеаm designed to be used last at night before you go to sleep. You pop it on after your serum and night cream and wash it off in the morning. Most sleeping masks are supposed to be used like regular sheet masks, 2 – 3 times a week.
Depending on your skin type though, you may be able to use one more frequently (particularly if you are prone to dryness).
Why Are Sleeping Masks So Good?
Because our skin does most of its repairing at night, sleeping masks work in tandem with your skin's golden time. At night, the skin’s increased cell renewal rate assists it to repair itself. The skin’s base temperature is also higher at night, giving it better absorption capabilities. Sleeping masks work in tandem with your natural sleep cycle to repair environmental damage (caused by factors like frее rаdiсаlѕ, pollution, stress, the weather, artificial hеаting аnd sun exposure), all of which contribute to the breakdown of skin cells and can otherwise disturb the balance of oil and moisture in the skin.
How Do You Get The Best Results From A Sleeping Mask?
Skin regeneration almost doubles between 10pm to 4am, so make sure you’ve applied your sleeping mask before then – even more important, make sure you’re asleep!
What Is The Best Skincare Routine To Use With a Sleeping Mask?
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We've prepared an entire blog post stepping you through everything you need to perfect your sleeping mask skincare routine.
How Is A Sleeping Mask Different To A Night Cream?
Sleeping masks are different tо regular night сrеаms bесаuѕе they offer additional hydration and contain a high percentage of active ingredients. Whereas night creams provide an occlusive barrier, sleeping masks function more like serums.
For more on the differences between a night cream and sleeping mask check out our blog post.
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Our favourite Sleeping Masks?
For All Skin Types: Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask
If you're after a hard-working skincare product that goes to work while you go to sleep, then go to bed with Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask. We love it because it creates bouncy, elastic skin with its unique cherry blossom extracts.
For Normal Skin: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Your skin won’t remember what you did last night with this K-Beauty favourite.
With its enhanced ability to recharge dehydrated skin overnight, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask delivers intense hydration to stressed, parched skin.
The result: you wake up with soft, glowing skin that feels supremely hydrated and refreshed.
For Sensitive Skin: Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask
Laneige's Cica mask's formula combines skin softening emollients and moisturisers. In addition, it contains several blemish fighting, oil controlling ingredients. These also help to give a barrier strengthening effect.
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