The Number One Reason to Get Your Beauty Sleep
You Really DO Need Your Beauty Sleep
We’ve all been told time and time again how important it is to get our “beauty sleep.” It turns out our moms have been right all along—our skin repairs and recovers at night while our bodies (and minds) are at rest.
According to Dr. Shasu Hu, Miami-based dermatologist and Dr. Brandt Skin Advisory Board member, our skin is more open at night and allows active ingredients in skincare products to penetrate deeply and be even more effective than during the day. This is due to our skin naturally losing the most moisture at night and the idea that the surface skin temperate peaks around midnight and gradually cools in the morning, says Hu.
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On the flip side, since skin is more receptive at night, it’s important to use a balancing blend of ingredients to avoid excess irritation. Meaning, look for some soothing ingredients in your nighttime products like niacinamide and botanical extracts including lavender and green tea.
So now that we know the “why”, how about the “what”? As in, what should we be using on our skin during this critical time? Scroll down to check out our top eight picks for bedtime beauty.
Dr. Brandt Skincare Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask
Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon
Algenist POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum
The power of a serum is combined with the texture of a cream that instantly melts into skin.
Skin Regimen Night Detox
Massage this balm-like mask into skin to relax facial muscles, relieve tiredness in skin and get rid of toxins accumulated during the day.
Burt’s Bees Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment
Your lips need TLC, too. Peppermint and jojoba oils condition and nourish this delicate skin.
Patchology Restoring Night CloudMasque
A powerful, hydrating anti-aging treatment with hyaluronic acid, retinol and peptides.
AHAVA Overnight De-Stressing Cream
Helps repair damage from daily stress and environmental pollution.
Korres Black Pine AntiAging, Firming & Lifting Sleeping Facial
Potent black pine extract works with peptides to lift, firm and contour skin while you sleep.