Overnight skin fixes to wake up more beautiful
They take beauty sleep to a whole new level
By Toni Hynes
Who Beauty Editor WHO and New Idea / May 26 2017
Overnight, skin has a chance to repair itself, absorb oxygen and moisture, and lock in key ingredients—all while you snooze. Make the most of your beauty sleep with our top picks of products that activate while you doze so you wake up radiant.
You need to actually get a good night’s rest to reap the rewards of your skin’s night-time reparative function, so pop on a silk sleep mask like Shhh Silk Eye Mask to block out all the light so your body clock drifts off to a deep sleep. A silk fabric is super soft on the eyes so it won’t rub or cause creases and wrinkles.
A charcoal mask is great for clearing impurities, removing dead skin cells and tightening pores. It can also be used as an overnight treatment on stubborn acne spots. Try Endota Spa Organics Charcoal Detox Mask – its certified organic formula is perfect for normal to oily and combination skin.
Your lips are constantly battling with the elements during the day, so bedtime is the only time it gets a chance to repair itself. Coat your smackers in a layer of Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Overnight Lip Balm before getting some shut-eye and let its beeswax and vitamin E enriched formula condition your lips back to soft and smooth.
Waking to a more youthful complexion is literally a dream come true, so to help you reach your goals you’ll need potent ingredients that work hard while you put your feet up. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream is packed with PAL-KTTKS (peptide), niacinamide, Olivem, hyaluronic acid, glycerol and Lys’lastine to help with cell renewal and repair skin so its elasticity and resilience against environmental stressors is restored, and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced.
For all the side-sleepers out there, these Wrinkles Schminkles Chest and Décolletage Smoothing Kit patches pack a punch. Apply on clean, fragrance-free skin and it’s lights out! Smooth, crease-free skin will greet you in the morning.
Since face masks aren’t applied to the eye area (it’s too sensitive and has its own set of concerns that need to be targeted), pair your mask with an eye mask that’s tailored to address your top eye care concern. Sephora Collection Eye Masks come in 10 different formulas – try Sephora Collection Lotus Eye Mask, which reduces the signs of fatigue by moisturizing and soothing your peepers.
“Serums are typically highly active cosmeceutical formulas designed to target specific skin concerns,” says Dermalogica’s Dennille Ludenau. “They may target ageing by stimulating the structures that keep our skin firm and plump, or hyperpigmentation by impairing the over-production of pigment.” Apply a night moisturiser on top of Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum and prepare to wake well-rested.
To ensure you get your beauty sleep every night, follow these night-time hacks that save you time so you can jump into bed faster.
For more skin advice from Who, head over to who.com.au
Main image: @bambilegit
Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.