Sleeping masks… not the eye masks you wear on a plane! Sleeping masks or sleeping packs are originally derived from K-Beauty is a mask that you leave on and don’t have to wash off! I didn’t realize how lazy I was until I tried one because now I don’t want to wash ANY mask off. Most sleeping mask target dry, dehydrated skin and they’re perfect for the cooler months. But you can also find ones to target oily and normal skin types that’ll do everything from hydrating the skin too exfoliating.
Dry vs Dehydrated Skin
Dry skin lacks oil. I have dry skin so oils are my best friend and it can really help to fill that void. As dry skin lacks oils, it makes it more susceptible to wrinkles, peeling and tightness. You know, like the way your face feels after you use a shitty cleanser. Tight and dry af. Oils,
Dehydrated skin is skin that lacks water. You could still be oily, but your skin lacks water. Typically it’s dry, dull, itchy and can emphasize fine lines. The fix is relatively easy though,
My Fave Sleeping Masks
Youth To The People Superberry Dream Mask – MY FAVORITE. It smells delicious and it gives you the gloomiest, plumpest hydrated skin.
Fresh Rose deep hydration sleeping mask. This is a 2 step mask to lock in moisture, hydrate
Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask. For oily skin types that don’t want a hydrating sleep mask, Glow Recipe has a mask with Hyaluronic acid and AHA to hydrate and lightly exfoliate the skin while you sleep! The results? A glowy, fresh complexion when you wake up. Watermelon already has a huge presence in skincare because it’s rich in antioxidants which helps to prevent aging and it’s good for irritation! Overall, this mask totally leaves you with a glowy complexion without being drying or irritating. It’s also pretty hydrating but I wouldn’t recommend skipping moisturizer in favor of this mask like you could with the YTTP or the Fresh mask. All skin types can use this, even if you’re sensitive and want gentle exfoliation. It’s also a great lazy routine hack because moisturizer and this layer over top will leave you with plump, glowy skin. Glow Recipe also has an avocado sleep mask — that one really irritated my skin so I’m not a fan but I know that it’s worked for many!
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. This mask does everything but my favorite way to use it is to mix it with an oil and wear it as a sleeping mask. This product pills when I use it and mixing it with an oil is the only way I found that fixes that problem. It has a mix of antioxidants and ceramides so it’s uber hydrating and it visibly plumps the skin and blurs fine lines. This mask is sooo hyped up on social media. I enjoy the fact that it has many uses but it pills! If you’re looking for a good exfoliating mask, Summer Fridays Overtime smells like pumpkin pie and it’s sooo good!
Bliss What a Melon Watermelon Sleeping Mask. Not my fave tbh, but it’s at the drugstore and totally affordable.
Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask. I’ve only tried this once so I’ll update you once I know more but it’s insanely thick, hydrating and the Cicapair makes it soothing.
Belief Aqua Bomb Sleeping mask. This has a jelly texture and it’s super cool on application and packs in hydration.
Laneige Sleeping mask! I can’t remember the last time I used this but it’s a cult classic sleep mask and the first one I ever saw. It’s only $25 and comes in a lavender scent along with an original version.