What is a sleeping mask (skincare)?

Thanks, Korea!

Like many beauty trends, the sleeping mask also comes from Korea. A sleeping mask is a mask that you put on before going to sleep. Don't worry, unlike other face masks, you don't have to remove this one! A sleeping mask is a somewhat thicker, nourishing cream or substance that takes care of your skin while you are sleeping. How nice does that sound? In this blog I'll tell you what it is, how it works, what the benefits are and what types of sleeping masks there are.

What is it?

As I just mentioned, a sleeping mask is a cream or substance that you apply before going to sleep and is therefore the last step of your evening skincare routine. A sleeping mask aims to hydrate your skin while you sleep. In addition, it can also nourish and restore the skin and ensures that you wake up with fresh and radiant skin. In addition to ingredients that ensure the hydration of the skin, a sleeping mask also contains other ingredients. For example, it may contain antioxidants such as vitamin C, essential oils that brighten your skin and acids such as hyaluronic acid that are moisturizing. There are many different types of masks for sale for different purposes or skin types.

How does it work?

Because the sleeping mask stays on your skin for a few hours, all ingredients have the chance to penetrate well into the skin and show optimal effect. In addition, the night is the moment that the skin repairs itself, so it is perfect to respond to this and to give your skin the right nutrition at this time to support. A sleeping mask differs from night cream in this, because where a night cream mainly has a moisturizing effect, a sleeping mask provides nutrition and recovery of the skin. A sleeping mask has a stronger effect. You can choose to wear a sleep mask every day, but 2-3 times a week is also sufficient.

What are the advantages?

Wearing a sleeping mask has the following benefits:

  • Deep skin hydration
  • Better penetration of other care products
  • Boost and restore the skin
  • A radiant fresh and soft skin when you wake up

Choose one that suits you!

There are many different sleeping masks for sale, make sure you know what your skin needs and what skin type you have. The appropriate sleep mask ensures the best effect. There are sleeping masks especially for dry or oily skin, sleeping masks aimed at boosting the skin, or sleeping masks aimed at repairing damaged skin. In addition, there are sleeping masks suitable for daily or weekly use. Try it out, is my advice! Spread the mask on your face and let the magic begin. Think of it as a beauty sleep, but for real!