What is a Korean sleeping mask?
Korean sleeping mask is a type of mask pack, known by several other names such as overnight mask, sleeping packs, leave on masks and so on. They are high impact beauty products packed with powerful antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins designed to repair and nourish your skin overnight, to leave your skin well moisturized, soft and plump the next morning. In other words, they are an intensified or boosted version of your night cream.
Originating from South Korea, sleeping masks have grown in popularity because of their excellent skin repairing and boosting abilities that are superior to most other beauty products. An essential skin care product to add to your beauty routine, Korean sleep masks are becoming more popular because of the growing demand in the skincare industry for hydrating, overnight, and effective beauty.
Sweet Dreams with Sleeping Masks
Sleeping masks are used when your skin goes into renewing mode by regenerating new, healthy cells. This process takes place at night (at its prime time) when you are asleep, which is why getting adequate sleep is also important in maintaining your skin’s health. While resting your eyes for the next day, an eye mask does the night shift and refreshes your eyelids!
Contrary to the popular misconception that sleep masks are greasy or sticky, they are actually not as messy as other types of facial masks and have excellent absorption to prevent the product from rubbing off on your pillowcases or sheets.
Enjoy a restful and uninterrupted sleep with sweet dreams with sleeping and eye masks that hydrate your skin and provide regenerative benefits. Whether your sleep mask is a lip, full sheet, or eye mask, you can fall asleep and get some good shut eye knowing that your skin is drinking in all of the ingredients of the product.
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Unlike wash-off mask packs and nose packs, the best sleep masks do not need to be rinsed from your skin immediately. They can be left on the skin for longer durations as compared to mask sheets, and eye mask or hand and foot mask because they provide intensive, overnight care that allows your skin to drink up all of the goodies.
How to use a Korean sleep mask
To use sleep masks, it is recommended to start with your nighttime skincare routine by cleansing, toning your face and applying essences, serums or ampoules. Instead of applying your Korean moisturiser, you can use a sleep mask instead. Leave the sleep mask on overnight and rinse it away with water the next morning before you start your daytime skincare routine. Applying sleeping masks onto your skin about 20-30 minutes prior to bedtime will also be helpful in ensuring that it absorbs well into the skin.
Sleep masks can be used in lieu of your moisturisers about once or twice a week, depending on your current skin and how your skin reacts to a sleep mask. Wearing your best sleep mask the night before an event ensures that your skin is fresh, plump and revitalised which will alow for smoother makeup application. The reason why high quality sleeping masks are not used on a daily basis is that overusing sleep masks can cause them to lose efficacy over time. Therefore, it is recommended to use moisturisers every night, and reserve overnight sleep masks whenever your skin needs additional care.
In terms of whether the best sleep masks can be used during the day to replace your daytime moisturisers, it is recommended to only use sleep masks at night because our skin naturally goes into ‘protective’ mode during the day to ward off free radicals and protect it from environmental damage. At night, however, the skin is able to restore its moisture levels and regenerate which makes it the best time to nourish it with an overnight Korean sleep mask.
How to select the best sleep mask for your skin
In choosing the best overnight Korean sleep mask, an important factor is ingredients that contain high levels of hydration such as hyaluronic acid and beta-glucans, as well as overnight masks that have potent anti-aging ingredients to diminish wrinkles (around the eye area and elsewhere) and combat premature signs of aging such as peptides, collagen and adenosine. If you have very dry skin, it is recommended to opt for the sleep mask product that contains ceramides to rebuild and strengthen the skin barrier, to help retain optimal moisture levels and alleviate sensitivity.
Apart from finding the best ingredients, it is also important to find products for your sleep that leave out harmful, drying ingredients like harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, and colourants. Harsh ingredients like these can strip away moisture from the skin and weaken the skin barrier, which results in increased skin sensitivity. Therefore, it is good to find a sleep mask that has a skin-friendly, dermatologically-tested formula.
Regardless of your skin type and skin concerns, high quality Korean sleep masks are the perfect addition to your nighttime skincare routine. Boasting numerous skin benefits from improving your soft skin texture to increasing its luminosity and healthy glow, applying the best a sleep mask will give visible results in no time! Shop sleeping masks and eye masks Australia at BONIIK, from our collection of the best K Beauty brands.