Gone are the days of just washing, toning and moisturising. Now, some skincare routines can contain as many as 10 products used at the same time – and that’s before make-up! We have the Korean Beauty movement (and their elaborate 10-step skincare routine) to thank for that. Several of the products from these routines were initially unfamiliar but have now become so popular that everyone has started using them. One of them is the overnight mask.
One skincare product that has increased in popularity over the last few years is the overnight mask. Also known as sleep masks, they are applied as the last step in your night-time skincare regimen. Unlike other masks, which are left on for a few minutes or rinsed off, these are applied like a cream and left on your skin – as the name suggests – overnight. This gives the active ingredients several hours to work their magic while you get some shut-eye.
But do overnight masks actually do anything? They do! Some people even use them in lieu of their evening moisturiser (guilty!). The reason that most people love them is that they give the skin an extra boost of hydration so you wake up with a plump, dewy complexion. Plumper skin means fine lines are less visible so skin appears more youthful.
Convinced and want to add one to your rotation? Look for overnight masks that contain ingredients that target and treat your specific skin concerns. There are also ones designed to go on your lips so that you wake up with a smooth, hydrated pout. This way, your *entire face* can get all the moisture it needs for a healthy glow.
Do you want to add an overnight mask to your skincare routine? Shop them online or at your nearest Edgars store.