There are just some days we look in the mirror and think I need to catch up on my beauty sleep. Even though we usually say that phrase with a little sarcasm behind it, beauty sleep is a real thing. First coined in the mid-19th century, beauty sleep used to refer to resting before midnight from the belief that such sleep helped preserve an attractive and youthful appearance.
So why not go back to the origins of beauty sleep and make sure every time you rest, you’re actually getting restoring your skin? In order to do that, here are some of our picks for overnight staples you can add to your skincare routine.
As the summer sun draws out more oils from your skin, it’s possible you may have more breakouts this time of year than you’d like. Combat acne with Dermalogica’s Clear Start Breakout Clearing Overnight Treatment. It’s a quick-absorbing gel that clears congestion and redness while preventing those dreaded breakouts. It’s the easiest way to wake up to clear, calm skin.
Detox and Doze
If you’re not worried about breakouts, it’s still important to purify your skin from all the buildup that accumulates during the day. We suggest Vine[Activ] Overnight Detox Oil by Caudalie. It works overnight to help wrinkles, dullness, dehydration, and uneven skin tone. This product amps up your beauty sleep.
Catnaps with a Mask
Worried your skin is losing its firmness? Exuviance has the perfect overnight mask to reverse damage to your skin by the sun or other environmental aggressors. Try their Overnight Recovery Masque to strengthen your skin’s protective barrier.
Manage that Mane
While you’re busy making sure you have radiant skin, don’t forget about your locks! Seriously, nothing is more discouraging than dull, lifeless hair. The best fix? Rene Furterer’s Karite Intense Overnight Nourishing Treatment — a nighttime, leave-in treatment to repair and restore damaged hair.
From Dry to Fly
It seems like this time of year more people are dealing with oily skin. So what about the rest of us who still have dry skin? That’s where Art of Shaving’s Overnight Balm comes in. Use before bed on your face and neck. The next day, you’ll feel refreshed from the Shea butter, lavender, and chamomile oil that replenishes your dry skin.