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The Benefits of Sleeping Masks and Tips for Beauty Sleep

The Benefits of Sleeping Masks and Tips for Beauty Sleep

There's some truth to the idea of beauty sleep—especially around skincare

According to the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, people who slept between 7-9 hours each night woke up with more moisturized skin that repaired itself more quickly from ultraviolet light. Your skin cells also regenerate themselves more rapidly and produce collagen at night, keeping your skin looking smooth. 

All the effort to get enough sleep adds up to healthy, beautiful skin. 

If you're looking to sleep your way to better skin, sleeping masks, overnight face masks, and evening rituals can help you along your journey. Let's explore the benefits of sleeping masks in the following post.

 

 

But first, what's the difference between face masks and sleeping masks?

It's easy to get face masks and eye masks for sleeping confused, especially when discussing skin care. We wanted to go over each and how you can integrate them into your evening rituals.

A face mask is a cream applied to your face as the final step of your evening skincare routine. You usually put it on immediately after toning, protecting your skin from pollutants and sealing all the benefits of your skincare ritual. 

 

 

A sleeping mask is something you put over your eyes to block out light and other distractions, making it easier to fall asleep. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, so find the one that works best for you and slide it over your eyes when it's time for bed. 

 

 

 

A sleep mask might be just what you need to get rested and radiant skin

 

 

Is it better to sleep with eye masks?

If you struggle to fall asleep, wake up with puffy eyes, or feel groggy in the morning, a sleep mask might be the solution you need.

There are many benefits to sleeping masks. Mainly, they help to block out external lights and other distractions that prevent your body from producing enough melatonin to fall asleep. Some even use aromatherapy to relieve stress and help you get better sleep—which supports healthy skin.  

 

 

Do sleep masks help with dark circles?

After a night of poor sleep and waking up feeling exhausted, dark circles can form and leave you looking worn out. 

Regularly waking up with eye circles isn't fun. Luckily, an eye mask might be the key to solving your problem—whether you have insomnia, allergies, or another medical condition that causes bags or dark circles. 

One of the benefits of sleeping masks is that they block out artificial light distracting you from falling asleep. They also have a soothing sensation that can help you relax at bedtime. Both can lead to a better, deeper night's rest, which naturally reduces the appearance of dark circles.

 

 

Give your skin a healthy glow overnight by getting deep, restful beauty sleep 

 

Tip 1: Get a clear, healthy complexion with four all-natural face mask ideas

An overnight face mask can help your skin retain its moisture, keeping it looking younger and more firm. If you're looking for an all-natural face mask to DIY, we recommend the following:

 

Watermelon 

Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, watermelon is excellent for exfoliating dead cells and hydrating your skin. It can also protect your skin from sun damage to keep you looking soft and young. You can mix it with yogurt for more glowing skin, lemons for dry skin, or milk for a brighter complexion. You can also use watermelon on its own as a natural toner!

 

 

 

Aloe vera

Ahhhhh-loe vera has been a beauty staple for centuries—whether for treating sunburn, moisturizing hair, or bringing out your skin's natural glow. Add it to your skincare routine to spur collagen production, reduce inflammation, and hydrate your skin.

 

 

 

Coconut oil

Coconut oil works wonders when it comes to healing oily, acne-prone skin and preventing wrinkles. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties can remove the dirt that leads to breakouts, allowing you to clear your skin without harsh chemicals. Mix it with avocado to make your skin look younger or oats to fight breakouts. 

 

 

 

Rose water

Add rose water to your skincare routine if you have red or puffy skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe and calm your complexion. Rosewater can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles by neutralizing free radicals that can create signs of aging. 

 

 

 

Tip 2: Drink up detox drinks before bed

Taking care of your skin is an inside-out job. One of the best ways to get naturally glowing skin is to drink something to detox before bed. 

Not sure where to start? Try making turmeric. 

Turmeric is loaded with antioxidants—as well as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds—which could reduce the appearance of dark spots, prevent premature aging, and heal acne. 

Pair turmeric with milk—whose protein and calcium can help you fall asleep—and you're on your way to having a brilliant, gleaming complexion!  Explore more detox drink ideas here.

 

 

 

Tip 3: Create a mindful evening beauty routine

Before turning the lights out and climbing under your covers, a mindful evening routine can help you feel calm, grounded, and relaxed. A wellness set designed to help you de-stress, recenter, and let go of the events from your day can completely transform your evening routine, allowing you to effortlessly drift into a deep, regenerative sleep.  

The L’Beaxtique Evening Ritual Set comes with everything you need for a truly regenerative, restorative evening beauty routine. With its soothing Aromatherapy Candle, Dry Body Brush to gently exfoliate your skin, and Evening Body Serum that nourishes your skin with all-natural ingredients, our set is lovingly crafted with products designed to quiet your mind through mindful self care. 

 

Evening Ritual Set

 

After completing your evening ritual, use our Aromatic Eye Pillow to swaddle your eyes as you drift off to sleep. Crafted with soft, prewashed cotton and soothing hints of Lavender and Chamomile, our Eye Pillow supports deep relaxation and can help reduce morning puffiness around the eyes. 

 

Aromatic Eye Pillow 

 

 

Beautiful, glowing skin is just a goodnight's sleep away 

When it comes to skincare, sleep is just as essential as your favorite toner or moisturizer. If getting enough sleep is something you struggle with, using a sleeping mask, indulging in a DIY skincare routine, or creating a relaxing bedtime routine might be what you need to glow inside and out. 

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