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 could the overnight mask become the hydrating product we need?

There are numerous reasons why our skin could be breaking out and one of these is the increased amount of time we’re spending at home.

Coined as ‘lockdown skin’, more time indoors (especially with the central heating on) can lead to breakouts to flare ups and as a result, we’re rapidly reaching for face masks to soothe our skin. Particularly, overnight masks, which may be best option if your skin is dry.

Overnight masks are one of the easiest ways to hydrate skin and treat blemishes, but what makes it so effective?

“The hours we spend sleeping are a valuable opportunity to deliver product to 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 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.

  • Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask

    Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask

    For an intense hydration hit, Fresh’s overnight face mask consists of two steps. The first is a cooling gel with rose water, damask rose extract and hyaluronic acid to sooth and prep the skin. The second step is a lightweight cream to lock in moisture.

    Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, £24

  • Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask

    Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask

    Utilising the power of Persian silk tree extracts, pomegranate flower for smoothing and cranberry seed for nourishment, as well as calming essential oils such as chamomile and neroli, this formula is packed with the ultimate night time skin remedies. 

    Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask, £43

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