I'm such a fan of products you can slap on your skin before bed that will ensure you wake up looking your best. Today I'm going to take you through a few of my favourite overnight fixes...
- PLUMP -I'm sure most of us want to wake up in the morning with soft, smooth, plump skin so I have a few recommendations for that. The Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial* | £49 | full review | is what I reach for all the time as a quick overnight fix for dull, lacklustre skin. It contains a blend of vitamins and essential oils that really help to smooth out fine lines and give me a healthy-looking complexion. I also find that the Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix* | £145 | full review | transformative. I actually received this as part of a QVC deal where it was this product and a bunch of other really lovely bits for around £90 (which was a great deal), however the full price is very 'up there' so I recommend keeping an eye out for similar offers. This is a sort of oil-cream overnight product and I honestly don't think I've ever used something that gives such noticeable and quick results when it comes to plumping out fine lines. I really wake up in the morning having my best skin day when I use this stuff.
- GLOW -I love using chemical exfoliation as part of my skincare routine and these options allow you to get those results overnight. The bouncy jelly-like Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask* | £40 | full review | does this with AHAs. It counterbalances the occasional harshness of AHAs with soothing watermelon and hydrates with vitamins and hyaluronic acid. This is a lovely, gentle option that still does the job of giving me smoother, more even, more radiant skin by morning. For something a little more heavy-duty, I recommend the REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial | £34 | full review. This is a hydrating cream product formulated with two AHAs: glycolic acid and lactic acid. I find this particularly good at evening out the skin's tone and texture, reducing any uneven pigmentation. It refreshes and revives tired, dull skin.
- HYDRATE -I definitely suffer from dehydrated skin so restoring some of that moisture overnight is an important part of my routine. The first overnight mask I have is a little more lightweight and is something I only really tend to use over summer when my skin isn't quite so thirsty - it's the Dr G Aquasis Water Vital Sleeping Mask* | £30 | full review. This has more of a gel texture so will be great for more combination / oily skin that just needs a bit more hydration, as it isn't heavy and doesn't clog the pores but still gives a nice little boost. For something a bit richer, I like the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask | £40 | full review. This is a lovely nourishing formula with vitamins and ceramides. I like to apply a good, thick layer before bed to have soft, smooth, hydrated skin by morning.
I also like to have an oil on rotation and my current favourite is the Caudalie Overnight Recovery Oil* | £28 | full review. This is a botanical formulation with jojoba, rose, grape and other oils. I really like how it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy excess on the surface of my skin. It's so gorgeously hydrating and easily sorts out any dry patches of skin.
I actually also have a lip product here - during the day it's best to have something a little more lightweight on that can easily be worn under lipstick, however you can put on a thicker, more intensely moisturising product overnight. I personally really love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (Vanilla) | £10.85 | full review. This is more of a gel consistency still but it is a little thicker and quite shiny on. It leaves my lips so soft and smooth, getting rid of any dry patches. It's been great during the winter months!
- CLEAR -It's never great to have a breakout - especially if you have a big event coming up that you want to look your best for! I can always trust the Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil | £12 | full review | to take care of any annoying spots. I just apply it directly to the blemishes before bed and by morning the smaller spots are gone and larger ones are significantly less raised and swollen.
- RESURFACE -I also like using products that will resurface and revive my skin over long-term use and Sunday Riley's Luna Oil* | £45 | full review | fits perfectly into that category. This contains retinol and blue tansy and is amazing for reducing the appearance of fine lines and texture, as well just improving my skin's overall quality.
Disclosure - products marked * were gifted to me as unpaid advertisement for the brands / websites mentioned. All opinions expressed are my own. Please read my disclosure page for more information.
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