Friday, May 11, 2012
Sleeping Beauty’s Skin Care Secret
Ever wondered why Sleeping Beauty had such healthy, glowing skin (at least in Disney movies!). A good—and long—night’s rest for sure, but maybe she used our newest skin care obsession: Overnight face masks! Created specifically for your snoozing skin, these masks are designed to be applied right before you hit your pillow, and supply a much needed boost of moisture (and plenty of other skin-enhancing ingredients) while you doze. But what makes them so special compared to overnight serums or facial treatments?
While all masks contain a distinct cocktail of different ingredients, overnight mask formulas are designed to penetrate the skin and disperse large quantities of good-for-you ingredients while you snooze. Your skin heals and repairs itself faster during sleep due to hormonal fluxes and higher cell turnover, and as a result, it’s highly reactant to product and heavily absorbs whatever you slather on before bed. This is why an overnight mask can work so well nocturnally. Your skin also loses a ton of moisture while you sleep as your body temperature rises, and overnight masks work to replenish the loss.