Night is the best time to boost your skin with night face masks. From anti-wrinkle to organic ones: here’s what they are and which ones you just can’t miss
You know the night face masks? If the answer is no, now is the time to find out how do they work and which are the best to try this evening.
The night, as you well know, is the best time to treat, pamper and generally take care of the skin at any age. In fact, during the hours of sleep – of beauty – the skin has time to regenerate by reactivating various cellular processes, such as the repair of damage induced by free radicals and the production of elastin and collagen.
Why use the night face mask
During the hours spent in bed, the skin suffers less stress such as sun rays and smog and, for this reason, it is the right time for a hydration booster that will make your skin more luminous and turgid.
The skin, in fact, follows real ones metabolic cycles defending itself during the day and regenerating itself at night, in the full relaxation of your bed between soft sheets and silk pillowcases. Furthermore, several studies have shown that during sleep the skin is predisposed to receive treatments and assimilate them better by absorbing active principles and ad hoc ingredients.
Not less important, then, is the absence of sunlight and the possibility of using products and ingredients photosensitizers, such as retinol, which in the sun could irritate the skin and leave unpleasant sun spots.
How night face masks work
Understanding how night face masks work is easier than you think. First of all it is good to clarify and understand that there is a difference between doing face mask before bed, which we recommend you do at least once a week, and apply one face mask ad hoc for the night.
While the first will have to let it act for ten or twenty minutes, the other will have a much longer action time and will be applied after the classic evening routine.
It will take a generous layer of product and then you will go to keep mask all night. In the morning, then, just proceed with the classic morning routine and all the subsequent steps: from cleansing to hydration to make-up.
DIY night face mask
There are many on the market face masks for the night, but if you love to throw yourself into the do-it-yourself and you are looking for home made products also for beauty, you must know that you can also make an overnight mask alone.
Tomato and honey night face mask
While I tomatoes I am an astringent, honey illuminates and moisturizes making the skin super glow.
Do this: mix 3 tablespoons of fresh tomato juice with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply in the evening and rinse your face in the morning. How often should you do it? Twice a week.
Night face mask with almonds and milk
Stirring almonds and milk, you can create a mask rich in folic acid and vitamin E. Perfect for making the skin really soft.
Do this: soak five almonds in water overnight and peel them the next morning. Blend them and also add the milk while continuing to blend. Pick up the product with a cotton swab or pad and leave it all on overnight. Wash your face with cold water the next morning. How often should you do it? Even three times a week.
Rosehip seed oil night face mask
If you are looking for one anti-wrinkle night face mask you should try rosehip seed oil which has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the signs of skin aging.
Do this: mix five drops of rosehip seed oil with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and massage it into your face. Leave on overnight and rinse off in the morning. How often should you do it? Twice a week will be just fine.
The best night face masks of 2021
If you prefer, instead, to try a ready-made night face mask designed for your needs, we have selected the best night face masks to buy in 2021. From Dr.jart + at Sephora passing through Sisley: impossible not to find the one specifically for you.
Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial – Its ingredients support the natural function of the skin’s protective barrier. Its refreshing and moisturizing function will immediately give relief to even the most stressed skin.
Comfort Zone Renight Mask – Mask with nourishing and antioxidant action with goji berries, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and macadamia oil. Perfect for dry and tired skin.
Ethereal Natural Cosmetics Supreme Sleeping Mask – Moisturizing, soothing, anti-aging, antioxidant and repairing mask. With three molecular weight hyaluronic acid and a sugar complex that penetrates the deeper layers.
Uriage Eau Thermale Night Water Mask – Face night mask perfect for those looking for intense hydration: the features will then appear relaxed and the skin texture finer.
DR.JART + Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask – Jartbiome, centella Rx and Fusitive are the ingredients of this face mask that repairs damaged skin and soothes redness.
KLORANE night hydration bath with BIO cornflower – A formula with 96% of ingredients of natural origin and enriched with dextran sulphate, a decongestant that helps improve surface microcirculation.
Laneige Moisturizing Night Mask – A gel texture that refreshes and revitalizes the skin. A hydration booster dedicated to dehydrated and thirsty skin.
Sisley Safran Flower Night Mask – Thanks to saffron flowers, dry skin will “regain strength” during the night. Intensely nourishes and hydrates thanks to its cocktail of powerful plant-based active ingredients
Oskia skincare liquid mask – With an illuminating and smoothing action, based on 10% Lactic Acid, super nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants that work to visibly illuminate and improve skin texture and firmness.
My Clarins RE-CHARGE relaxing night mask – Skin that is rested and full of hydration. Eliminates the toxins that accumulate during the day and allows you to recharge with hydration and well-being.
Sephora Collection Illuminating Night Mask – Glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid are the ingredients of this illuminating night mask that smoothes the skin adds radiance and hydration.
Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask – A mask that creates a protective layer for lasting hydration without the risk of leaving a trace on the pillow. An explosion of hydration for a radiant awakening.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
– For those looking for a firming mask, this black tea based mask is the right answer. Improves skin elasticity by ensuring antioxidant protection.