Nighttime is prime time when it comes to recharging your skin. While you sleep, your skin cells work to repair damage from sun, pollution, and stress. This is why a bedtime skincare routine is super important! It’s not enough to just wash off your makeup and call it a night.
You can get the most out of your eye creams, moisturizers, and serums when you use them before bed, but you might want to consider incorporating overnight face masks into your skincare routine too. They’re specially formulated to take advantage of that nighttime renewal process, essentially giving you a facial while you sleep. I mean, don’t you want to wake up to glowing and refreshed, vibrant skin in the morning?
Here are some of our tried-and-true sleeping masks for every skin type.
5 Overnight Face Masks
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask // We are obsessed with the whole Glow Recipe lineup, especially their watermelon products. This pretty pink mask has hyaluronic acid to help smooth and hydrate skin and it smells like summertime.
It also boasts a blend of glycolic and lactic acid to exfoliate your skin while you’re sleeping, refining pores and smoothing out rough texture to wake up to flawless, summer-ready skin. This combo of exfoliation and hydration is perfect at prepping skin for makeup, by the way—so it’s definitely one that’s safe to use the night before a big event.
LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask // K-beauty enthusiasts swear by this mask and it’s easy to see why. If your issue is dry skin or fine lines, this is the absolute best–it hydrates parched skin overnight and the scent is even formulated to help you relax and sleep well.
It has a combination of super-powered ingredients such as Beta-Glucan, Hyaluronic Acid, and Natural Moisturizing Factors that leave your skin incredibly hydrated without a hint of dullness.
Tip: Use after a night out on the town—even if you feel hungover, at least your skin won’t look it!
KORRES Black Pine Sleeping Facial // Dealing with a saggy jawline? I know that I wish mine was sharp enough to cut glass… Instead of heading to the doctor’s office for some fillers, try some skin care first. Even if you decide you want a dermatologist’s office treatment, your results will always be enhanced with improved skin texture and tone from a good quality skin care routine.
For firmer skin overnight, try this lifting sleeping mask from the Greek skincare gurus at KORRES. Its black pine polyphenols help restore skin’s elasticity and boost moisture levels for skin that’s firmer and more resilient against gravity—if you ask me, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure!
Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial // Does your skin have rough patches, dry spots, or flakiness? This is the sleeping mask for you. It contains a blend of AHA and BHA formulated to break down dead skin cells, minimize fine lines, clean out pores, and improve your skin’s overall texture.
However, this baby is a strong one—definitely prepare your skin beforehand by skipping your regular exfoliants in favor of this super potent skin-smoothing mask. It literally does everything for skin, so be ready to wake up with a brand-new glow the next morning.
Yes to Super Blueberries Sleeping Mask // We love a good yogurt-blueberry face mask, but our recipe isn’t exactly made for sleeping in. Enter this sleeping mask from Yes To. If your skin is irritable and red, introducing probiotics is one of the best things you can do to get it back in balance.
This mask also contains other intensely nourishing ingredients that work to restore moisture in skin, such as shea butter and aloe vera for your best skin ever. The brush applicator is super handy, too—no more having to wash masks out from under your nails. (Super annoying if you just got a fresh set, am I right?!)
This post was medically reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical review board here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.152