Lately I’ve been amping up my evening skincare routine with beauty products specifically designed to work overnight. We spend one third of our lives sleeping so why not multi-task and use that time to treat skin? Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday and that extra hour is the perfect chance to begin a new regimen that maximizes beauty sleep. These are the skincare products I rely on to wake up with better skin.
Silk Pillowcase – Sleeping with a silk pillowcase should be your first swap for better beauty sleep. The gentle material won’t tug skin or hair, and won’t create sleep creases that eventually turn into fine lines.
Midnight Recovery Eye – This nighttime eye cream de-puffs, reduces dark circles, fights fine lines and soothes irritation. I picked it up after trying (and loving) Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask – When my skin is looking dull, I do a quick peel followed by this sleeping face mask from Glow Recipe. It’s made with soothing watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid and AHAs to smooth and brighten skin overnight.
Jetset & Protect Leave-On Mask – This Volition face mask is equally suited to use overnight or on an airplane. My skin drinks up the marine hyaluronic acid and watermelon and apple extracts and is noticeably more plump and bright by morning.
The Blue Cocoon – If my skin feels irritated, I automatically turn to this incredible balm from May Lindstrom. The blue tansy formula soothes my skin without fail and the smell is so relaxing that sometimes I’ll just open the jar and take a whiff before bed.
Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask – My dry skin is exacerbated in winter so I use this from Origins as my moisturizer on nights when I’m not using another sleeping mask. It’s satisfyingly rich, instantly quenches skin and builds a barrier to prevent hydration loss.
Hair Sleeping Mask – These sleeping masks are perfect for a nice, long deep conditioning treatment. They come in a little cap which creates heat to help the formula penetrate and keeps it from getting all over your pillow.
Photo, Gisele Bündchen by Mario Testino, Vanity Fair