The effects of a busy, working life are increasingly taking a visible toll on our skin. Pollution, long hours, unhealthy diets and one too many coffees have a big impact as they contribute to dull, dehydrated and damaged complexions. Many of us dedicate our time to double cleansing, hydrating and exfoliating, but what else can you do to get clear, glowing skin? The answer is simple; overnight masks and we’re here to share with you some of our favourites.
SKINCITY skincare Total Repair Retinoate Treatment – shop
We might be biased, but this deep-acting overnight mask is a total skin saviour. It contains a new generation of Vitamin A known as Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate which renews, brightens, smoothes and repairs the skin without it becoming inflamed and sensitive. Left on overnight, it removes in-pore blockages, brightens discolouration and softens the appearance of fine lines.
Paula’s Choice x Skincity Super Hydrate Overnight Mask – shop
The skin loses a lot of water while you sleep, which can cause wrinkles and premature signs of ageing. This mask contains powerful botanical ingredients to soothe, hydrate and balance dehydrated complexions, so you always wake up looking rested instead of ragged. Ingredients like Reishi Mushroom and Nordic Cloudberry calm the skin and reduce redness, while Shea Butter helps to replenish the skin barrier and soften any dry patches, leaving the skin feeling beautifully soft and hydrated.
Hydropeptide Hydro-Lock Sleep Mask – shop
Your pre-bedtime routine is the perfect time to deep-treat the skin, as any products you apply are left undisturbed for a long period of time. This mask blankets the skin in luxurious, intense hydration to actively combat signs of tiredness and ageing. It drenches the skin in a soothing blend of HydrO18 Activated Water and Licorice Root, while Royal Peptides enhance and mimic the regenerative powers of royal jelly to leave the skin looking radiant and soft come morning.
Sleep Mask Tan Face from James Read – shop
Trust James Read to come out with an overnight mask that not only bronzes the skin, but is packed with skin-loving ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera to smooth, repair and perfect. Algae Extract plumps and hydrates the skin and ensures that you won’t experience a streaky tan. It can be used every night to help maintain a glowing, nourished and a sun-kissed complexion all year round.
Phyto Corrective Masque from SkinCeuticals – shop
This lightweight, almost undetectable product soothes and calms the skin using a blend of botanical ingredients such as Cucumber, Thyme and Olive, and targets visible redness and inflammation while you sleep. It can be removed after ten minutes, but our top tip is to leave it on overnight, especially if your skin is prone to looking tired, angry or flushed.