structure, buying the products that target that skin type, and waiting longer for results to show. Skincare
routine doesn’t always have to be a lengthy 8 or 12-step ritual of cleaning, toning, moisturising, sunscreen and
more. Even the minimalist skincare routines in the market are a 5-step regime. Thankfully there are simplified
solutions where you can achieve the same results in a single step. Behold the Sleeping mask!
What are sleeping masks?
During the day, our skin works to protect itself from UV rays, pollution, stress, acidic environment, etc. It
switches to repair mode at night, where your body will heal and repair itself while you sleep. When your
epidermal cells undergo a healing process, the mask provides the skin with active ingredients that make the
healing process even more effective.
How do overnight masks benefit the skin?
Overnight face masks are applied when just before you sleep and are left on through the night. You wash
them off while you wake up to start the day with fresh and rejuvenated skin. They target specific skincare
problems like anti-ageing, brightening, rejuvenating and repair, along with hydration and skin nourishment.
Skin loses moisture with age. Overnight masks hydrate it with the active ingredients and soothe it with
minerals, vitamins, and skin-boosting ingredients.
Acts as a Sealant
It prevents skin from drying out while you sleep and also helps keep dirt and other pollutants from getting into
Repairs and rejuvenates
The night mask acts as a catalyst in cell regeneration and provides the nourishment it needs by slowing down
the signs of ageing. It gives extra time for the active ingredients to work to their full potential and relaxes the
face for a deeper sleep.
What are the best ingredients to look for in overnight masks?
Sleeping masks help to keep the skin microbiome balanced. A balanced microbiome is imperative for healthy
skin. Sleeping masks can rejuvenate, repair and protect your skin by balancing the skin microbiome.
Research suggests that skincare with prebiotics and probiotics help restore healthy microbes to improve the
skin’s immunity—the prebiotic and the probiotic combine to have a synergistic effect, known as
synbiotics. Evidence-based research proves that these synbiotics improve skin elasticity and has moisturising
and anti-aging properties.
Additionally, the unique liposomal technology used in the night masks helps deliver skin-identical molecules at
the right skin levels. Liposomes help protect, transport and release the formulation at the right place and time
to achieve better product efficiency.
Night-time skincare is the best nourishment you can offer your skin. Getting your skin back to its healthy best
comes with confidence. So, pamper yourself! Put on your sleeping mask and wake up to healthy skin.
With inputs from Veeky, who is the co-founder and CEO of Skin Pot.
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