Not only are a solid 8 hours of snooze crucial for your physical and mental well-being, but your skin can reap some overnight skincare benefits too. Get the most of your beauty sleep with these 10 overnight miracle-working skincare products.
Your skin just like your body regenerates and rests while you sleep and it will absorb and make use of any balms, creams, oils and gels you put on it at night. If you are anything like us, and don’t like the greasy, tacky feeling of cosmetic products and lotions during the day, but don’t mind going to bed well-moisturized, just do as Tyra Banks advises:
Overnight Skincare for Face
Even the most gentle make-up removal products can sometimes strip the skin on the face from its natural sebum and oils that are responsible for the skin’s natural defences against bacteria. Should we skip cleansing the face thoroughly at night then? That would be a resounding NO-NO! Instead, don’t forget to use rich hydrating and regenerating products at night.
Our favourite night-time mask/serum is the Collagen Hydrogel by Dr. Derm. Rich in collagen-like peptides, hyaluronic acid and silver particles, the Collagen Hydrogel has powerful moisturizing, restoring and antibacterial properties. It soothes the skin at night and calms any irritation or redness. Calms any acne-caused inflammation and helps the skin regenerate at night.
Oils are also a perfect way to provide your skin with nutrients and our favourite night-time face oil is the Rosa Pretiosa dry oil by Natural Cosmetic. Also suitable for a prolonged relaxing facial massage before bed to help the facial muscles relax.
Overnight Skincare for Eyes
The delicate area around the eyes requires products that are specially created to hydrate, firm and nourish the skin, remove dark circles and bags under the eyes. Our recommended over-night product for the area around the eyes is Phytocode’s Probiotic Firming Eye Contour Gel. This year it received international recognition and won the Gold for Most Innovative Natural product at the BSB Innovation Awards 2019 in Paris.
It is important to use an adequate eye cream especially at night if you want to wake up glowing and without a trace of fatigue, or bags under the eyes.
Overnight Skincare for Lips
Lips are an important part of our face and just like the skin on the face, they need protection and nourishment. If the sun, or the cold took their toll on your lips during the day, compensate with organic wax-based lip balm. Our personal favourite is the Organic Lip Balm with Lavender Oil by Alteya Organics and the Organic Cocoa Butter Lip Balm by Wooden Spoon. Both besides being nice, thick and regenerating are also soothing and calming (especially the lavender one) and soothe the mind as well, helping you fall asleep faster.
Overnight Skincare for Body
The best body butter to generously spread over your body overnight would be the organic Royal Touch Cocoa Body Butter by Wooden Spoon. It is entirely made of these 5 precious oils: cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut butter, almond oil and argan oil. Rich in amino-acids, nutrients and antioxidants, this body butter provides the skin with the moisture, nourishment and regeneration it needs.
Overnight Skincare for Feet
Dry feet and cracked heels can be a pain, especially in summer when we all want to flaunt flawless feet at the beach or by the pool. Our favourite balm for cracked heels by Bodi Beauty is exactly what you want it to be – packed full of natural herbal extracts, vitamins A and E and ultra softening and nourishing. We recommend applying a generous amount of it at night and leaving it on. In the morning your feet will be significantly smoother and softer.
Overnight Skincare for Hands, Cuticles and Nails
If you love sensual smells and rich oils, we have the perfect product for your hands, cuticles and nails. Apply a generous amount of our 6 in 1 Complex for Nails, Cuticles and Hands by SNB. Our dry oil quickly absorbs and softens the cuticles, nourishes the skin on the hands and restores the nail plate overnight.
Overnight Skincare for Hair
If you are stepping straight out of the shower and want a leave-in conditioner that will nourish and hydrate your hair overnight, you should definitely try the Diamond Rose Hair Conditioner for Intensive Hair Care (apply on towel dried hair and leave in for the night – no need to rinse). If on the opposite, you are planning to wash your hair in the morning, use the Organic Hair Treatment with Lavender by Alteya Organics. Extra relaxation at night guaranteed thanks to the lavender essential oil!
Have you tried any of our recommendations yet? Did you enjoy them?
Let us know in the comments what do you use overnight to wake up with glowing skin!