The 3 Products I Swear Help My Skin While I'm Sleeping
I know that all I really need to do in order to get beauty sleep is go to bed and log roughly seven uninterrupted hours. That, in and of itself, does wonders for getting rid of my undereye bags and keeping my skin clear. Still, I like to amplify the beauty-related benefits of hitting the hay with the help of a few products. (After all, sleeping and testing skin-care techniques are two of my favorite hobbies.)
Keep reading to check out the three items that I swear have made a noticeable difference in my skin overnight.
Overnight Face Masks
When my skin needs a little extra love, I apply an overnight mask before heading to bed. I like ultrahydrating products like the e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Sleeping Mask ($10). This lightweight formula is made with hard-working ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and ceramides, to hydrate and plump up your skin while you sleep.
I originally introduced a humidifier — like the Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier ($49) — into my bedroom to help ease some of my sinus issues, and the machine ended up being game-changing for my nasal congestion. The unexpected surprise was that I started experiencing positive changes in my skin health as well. After a few weeks of sleeping with the humidifier on, I realized that my skin was noticeably less dry and tight in the mornings. I was so excited that I bought one for my living room (aka my office) too.
I cover my most comfortable pillow with a silk pillowcase — like the
Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Pillowcase ($59) — so that I actually use it every single night, and therefore reap the skin-care and hair-care benefits. The slippery, silky fabric is said to help your skin hold on to moisture, hopefully allowing the creams and masks you rub in before bed to make more of a difference. Silk pillowcases also reduce friction — a big win if you have super-sensitive skin or are trying to avoid hair breakage.