When we are asleep (we mean really asleep, clocking those restorative REM hours), our body does a lot for us. We majorly detox our brain, skin, and body while we rest, amping up our immunity, our ability to lose weight, and our cell turnover so that when we wake from such restful sleep, we are blessed with glowing skin.
Since a perfect, solid eight hours just isn’t feasible every single night, we like to make the very best of whatever rest we can get with products that help magnify sleep benefits. With hours of uninterrupted time to sink into our pores, the nighttime is really when the magic happens with actives and emollients.
First and foremost, night is the primo timeframe for active ingredients and super-rich moisture. Since certain active ingredients can intervene with SPF or makeup, or leave us sensitive to light, the dark of the night is the perfect moment to let them do what they do. Also, whereas we wouldn’t want a shiny, maybe slightly oily slick on our faces during the day, we can allow our skin to soak up when we sleep. Here are some of our favorite nighttime treatments.
Pro tips for making the most of nighttime treatments? Be sure to rotate. You don’t want to overdo it every night, but if you’re using drying actives, be sure to moisturize well on top of them. Pat ingredients gently into the skin and let them soak in on their own—why not? We’ve got all night.
We love to use a needled derma roller to help certain treatments penetrate deeper, and push moisture into our skin with our favorite steel rollers to ensure they are getting the job done efficiently and without compromising cleanliness. Lock in your full night of z’s with a silk mask to block any light filtration, and huddle under your favorite over-the-head pillow to muffle sound and tuck yourself in.
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