Overnight sleep masks

11 best overnight face masks to hydrate and repair your skin while you sleep

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We all know about the 10-minute mask, but is the overnight mask the hydrating product we actually need?

With winter in full swing, there are a number of reasons your skin is suffering more than usual. Between spending more time indoors with the central heating on and travelling wearing reusable face masks, we’re left dealing with dryness, breakouts and flare-ups. 

Fortunately, skincare is something we can put to work without even trying. Enter overnight masks. Designed to hydrate skin, treat blemishes and soothe irritation, sleeping masks are applied before you head to bed. So what makes them so effective?

“The hours we spend sleeping are a valuable opportunity to deliver a product to the skin, to let it sit upon our skin while we rest,” says Dr Kate Forbes, innovation director at Aesop. “We are less likely to touch our faces or to sweat heavily; two things that during the day can inadvertently work to remove the product from the face.

 “The uninterrupted exposure and prolonged skin contact time offer the optimal chance of delivering the best possible results for the skin.”

Here, we round up the best overnight face masks that get to work while you sleep.

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