Do you remember the last time you had a full eight-hour sleep on a weeknight? Me neither. I think ever since I hit my last year of college (Thesis, I'm looking at you!), sleep has become a long-lost friend I certainly miss a lot.
When you don't sleep enough, poor blood circulation happens, creating a gray undercast on your skin—the mukhang haggard look. The absence of sleep is typically replaced by unwelcome guests on your face: dark circles, dullness, and sagging skin. Of course, a proper skincare routine should be in order, but you can fight the look of puyat with a special skincare add-on: sleeping masks! Popularized by Koreans, this wonder product should be a mainstay in your dresser if you're almost always sleep-deprived.
Just like any other regular skincare product, sleeping masks repair and nourish while you snooze. The only difference is that these babies are seriously amped up with hydration and glow-boosting powers. Massage the mask on your skin after moisturizer, and use it thrice a week, max. You'll wake up with soft, radiant skin—as if you had lots of shut-eye!
Check out the best sleeping masks to use on the most haggard days of your life:
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Skin tends to be dehydrated and flaky when you lack sleep. This gel-based overnight mask boosts your skin's hydration without getting greasy.
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COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
This mask has niacinamide that brightens the skin and fades dark spots. You'll wake up with a radiant complexion—like you never binge-watched on Netflix!
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KORA Organics Noni Sleeping Mask Moisturizer
Apart from reviving sleep-deprived skin, this contains Noni fruit extract that strengthens your skin's ability to protect itself from environmental factors that cause aging.
KORA Organics Noni Sleeping Mask Moisturizer, P2,100, Lazada
ISNTREE Clear Skin PHA Sleeping Mask
If you're dealing with rough skin texture, go for a sleeping mask with exfoliating abilities. This tub has PHA, the most gentle type of chemical exfoliant. Apply this to your skin on the last step of your routine every night. You'll notice a smoother, healthier complexion with regular use!
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Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask
As we age, our skin droops, thanks to gravity. Double up your early anti-aging regimen with this night mask.
Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask, P3,700, Lazada
The bottom line
A word of caution: Sleep is important AF for you. No amount of product could ever replace it. During deep slumber, your whole body repairs, recharges, and gets rid of the toxins in your system. With enough sleep, you'll be healthier, more alert, and you'll finally score that much-coveted naturally lit-from-within glow.
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