Beauty sleep is a real thing, and science has proven that our skincells (and all types of cells in our bodies) work overtime as we snooze torepair the damage that accumulates over the course of the day. When we’re catching z’s, our skin is also renewing itself and pushing young cells to the surface—and helping us look happy, healthy and rested come morning. There are a bevy of new products designed to optimize the skin’s overnight repair and rejuvenation, and here are a few that have caught my eye…
by Olay Nightly Purifying Micro-Peel
I’ve never met an exfoliator that I didn’t like, and there’s nothing not to love about a gel you simply slather on before going to sleep. This new serum is a nightly peel that infuses your skin with Pro-Vitamin B5 as it helps slough away the dull, dead cells that are standing between you an a radiant complexion. Containing a blend of glycolic, lactic and citric acids, the Nightly Purifying Micro-Peel promises increased firmness after two nights and peel-like results after five—and I can vouch for the fact that there’s no stinging or burning (which makes it appropriate for sensitive skin types as well).
Ultra Lift Miracle Sleeping Night Cream
I’m a huge fan of Garnier, and I don’t think I could live without their BB cream or undereye rollerball. The latest from this effective yet affordably-priced brand is a night cream that hydrates, boosts cellular renewal and energizes the skin for maximum self-repair and a gorgeous dewy glow come morning. I’ve tried this one as well, and I love the lightweight, non-greasy feel.
Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Overnight Mask
I know the idea of sleeping with a mask on might sound weird because things could get messy. Despite being labeled as a mask, this product is more of a supercharged moisturizer that brightens, nourishes and evens out the skin as it hydrates. It absorbs like a moisturizer, but its antioxidants and advanced ingredients continue to work the whole night through—without getting all over your pillow.
So what’s your secret for waking up to glowing skin?