When it comes to sleep, there’s a reason they call it “beauty sleep”. Though there’s a lot we don’t know about sleep, there are many things we do know. First and foremost, sleep is when your brain sorts through the day’s information, storing important tidbits away and creating long-term memories. It’s also a time when your body becomes flooded with hormones that help stimulate repair and regeneration.
When you fall asleep your body switches from survival mode to recovery mode. The average person starts to get sleepy around 9pm or when the sun has fully gone down, which is exactly when your skin starts to settle down as well. Over the next few hours is when your skin is the most primed to absorb topical treatments. This makes it the perfect time to use a treatment mask.
If You Have Time to Sleep, You Have Time to Mask
If you’re looking for a way to maximize the effects of your skincare regimen, you should consider the benefits of an overnight mask. At night your skin becomes warmer and more permeable – it’s primed to receive skincare products. At night is when it’s best to apply things like antioxidant serums, hydrating night creams, and spot treatments. Your skin is ready to absorb anything you throw at it.
The downside is your skin is also more prone to moisture loss at night. In fact, your skin is at its driest when you wake up in the morning, which is why your morning moisturizer is so important.
The simplest way to take advantage of nighttime permeability while protecting against overnight moisture loss is to apply an overnight mask. Overnight masks are designed to take advantage of the skin’s increased permeability, but they also create a protective layer on your skin that helps lock moisture in and keep dirt and other pore-clogging debris out.
Tips for Applying Overnight Masks
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Incorporating overnight masks into your weekly skincare routine is incredibly simple. Most people use them once or twice a week – it may depend on the active ingredients you choose how often the mask should be applied. If you’ve chosen a mask for exfoliation, limit your use to once a week for a radiance boost. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for maintenance usage or an intensive course of treatment. For hydration or anti-aging benefits, however, you could mask three times a week or as needed.
Apply an overnight mask is simple – here are the steps to follow:
- Cleanse your face using a gentle cleanser and be sure to remove all traces of the day’s makeup.
- Apply toner like Lotion Yon-Ka while the skin is still slightly damp and pat it into your skin.
- Give your skin a few minutes to absorb the toner.
- Apply a thin to medium layer of the mask to your face, neck, and décolleté.
- Let the product absorb for 20 to 30 minutes then massage in the extra before bed.
When you wake in the morning, your skin will feel healthy and hydrated. Simply follow your usual morning skincare routine and enjoy the benefits of rejuvenated and regenerated skin.
The Top Yon-Ka Overnight Sleeping Masks
At Yon-Ka Paris, overnight sleeping masks have been part of our lineup for decades. For those who feel like they don’t have time to mask during the day, an overnight sleeping mask is the ideal solution. Yon-Ka overnight sleeping masks are formulated to deliver scientific results with the same degree of therapeutic luxury you know and love from other Yon-Ka products.
This high-performing silky smoothe sleep mask boasts natural and organic ingredients that reduce the signs of aging and wrinkles, while amplifying the luminescence of the skin’s appearance – leaving it plump, glowing, and youthful. Vegan and free from controversial ingredients Glyconight 10% Masque is potent, effective, safe. It’s unique because of the addition of aromatic essential oils which transforms skincare into a beautiful night-time ritual.
Intensely hydrating, this repairing face mask features 89% natural ingredients and delivers soothing hydration to dehydrated and damaged skin. Formulated with a rich complex of aloe vera, imperata cylindrica extract, vegetal glycerin, and sodium PCA, this rejuvenating gel-cream mask imparts a natural bouquet with long-lasting hydration.
To use as a classic mask, apply a generous amount for 10 to 20 minutes then blot away the excess with a clean tissue. Follow with Lotion Yon-Ka toner. To wear as an overnight mask, apply a thin to medium layer to the face, neck, and décolleté and wear overnight. Try Hydra No.1 Masque with Lait Nettoyant and Lotion Yon-Ka PS first as part of the Hydration Ritual Luxury Set.
Formulated specifically for sensitive skin, this calming mask features soothing and comforting plant extracts like arnica, German chamomile, and horse chestnut. This crème masque is rich in botanicals, designed to alleviate inflammation, reduce redness and reactivity, and soothe sensitive skin, leaving it feeling calm and comforted. Use 1 to 3 times per week as needed.
This global anti-aging mask brightens, lifts, smooths, and hydrates to fight all visible signs of aging. Perfect for clients looking for advanced anti-aging skincare, this multi-functional mask features nutgrass and sweet almond protein extract to lift and tighten the skin. As a global youth mask, this product is a great preventative mask for younger clients and a must-have for mature skin.
Masking is an essential element in skincare, but you need to give the ingredients time to work. If you can’t find the time to incorporate masks into your daily skincare routine, an overnight sleeping mask from Yon-Ka Paris could be the perfect solution. Try one of the three options reviewed above and keep an eye out for new products coming soon!
Visit your local Yon-Ka partner spa to speak to a skincare professional about the best overnight mask for your skin and sleep well.