Different skin types require entirely different skincare routines, but one thing that universally works for all, is an overnight face mask.
How does an Overnight Face Mask work?
When you sleep, your skin has the best chance it has of repairing and healing itself. This is because all of your body's energy can be put into repairing damaged cells and treating your body to the care it needs, that it simply doesn't receive when you are awake and working.
During the day, we are stressed, fatigued, running around doing errands and working tirelessly, so our bodies simply cannot put any energy into sorting out problems with our skin. So, at night, when you are asleep and resting, it can finally recharge and re-energise the parts that had no attention during the day. This is where an overnight face mask can really work its magic.
Infused with more potent actives and botanical ingredients than its daytime counterpart, an overnight face mask is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and acids that renew your complexion and work in synergy with your skin to deliver all of the nutrition it needs to stay healthy. Your skin is far more receptive to products at night as it works overtime, so choosing the right one is essential to making sure you get the results you want.
Which is the right Overnight Face Mask for me?
Whether you have dehydrated, combination, oily, sensitive or particularly red skin, an overnight face mask works wonders in helping to rebalance, rejuvenate and transform your complexion. You can discover our exclusive face mask guide here, and shop our full selection of products here.
1.Normal/Combination SkinNormal and combination skin doesn't need a lot of moisture or hydration as it is already balanced, but a radiance boosting treatment is always useful. The First Aid Beauty Radiance Overnight Face Mask is ideal for those with normal skin types as it is free from harsh chemicals, yet renews and brightens your complexion ready for the morning. Infused with Vitamin C and Niacinamide, which work to remedy dulling skin and illuminate the complexion, the mask is perfect for those wanting a little energy boost!
2.Sensitive SkinAlthough not technically classed as an overnight face mask, the Vichy Idealia Peeling works in the exact same way. Apply it by sweeping over the skin and leaving on overnight and in the morning you will notice a huge difference to your skin. It is formulated with a blend of Blueberry Polyphenols and Black Tea, both rich in antioxidants which immediately revitalise the complexion and plump up the skin to restore its natural glow. Infused with the Vichy Thermal Water, this overnight face mask is perfect for those with sensitive skin who still want to see the benefits of a rigid skincare regime. If you have particularly sensitive skin, and want to use a more regular face mask, then read our blog on the top masks here.
3.Blemish-Prone SkinWhen you have congested, blemish prone or acneic skin, you don't want to use an overnight face mask that is too rich or heavy. Your skin needs to be able to breathe so that it can naturally clear its pores and refine itself. The Sarah Chapman Overnight Exfoliating Booster is perfect for those with blemishes as it contains Salicylic Acid, which helps to combat spots and clear up the complexion; reducing bacteria and promoting a more radiant complexion. Inspired by Sarah Chapman's resurfacing treatments in her clinic, this booster will leave your skin looking more refined, brighter and healthier.
4.Mature SkinFor those with ageing skin and dulling complexions, finding an overnight face mask that will keep your skin hydrated and looking youthful can be difficult. Luckily, the Aromatherapy Associates Anti-Age Mask has been designed especially for those with more mature complexions to keep everything in balance and beautiful. Enriched with a host of botanical extracts, alongside Rose and Frankincense, this beautifully scented mask restores hydration in the skin and leaves you with a more youthful and plumped up complexion.
5.Dry and Dehydrated SkinDrier and more dehydrated skin types need a boost of moisture that ups the hydration levels and leaves the complexion plumped up and gorgeous. The Origins Drink Up Overnight Face Mask is enriched with Apricot and Avocado Oils that soothe, condition and nourish the skin and provide it with the missing moisture it needs. The addition of Japanese Seaweed helps to repair the skin's barrier to reduce dehydration and its damaging effects, such as fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. Discover more about face masks and Origins in general on the blog here.
If you have a mixture of skin types, such as dehydration on your forehead and breakouts on your chin, then try multi-masking, which is tailored to target a range of different skin concerns. You can discover more on the blog here.