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Think about your nightly beauty routine. You slip into your PJs and brush your teeth. You cleanse, tone, moisturize and dab on a few drops of eye cream. And, once you’ve completed all of the above, you basically have it covered when it comes to a pre-bed beauty routine, right? Well, not necessarily. There’s always more you can do to make sure your skin gets the most out of your beauty sleep – and that’s where night masking comes in.

According to Canadian Living Magazine, the skin care industry has come a long way since the DIY mayonnaise-mask days of the 70s. With new advances in skin care technology, we’re seeing developments in night care products designed to work with your skin’s natural nightly rhythms to help repair and treat your complexion while you sleep (Canadian Living Magazine).

“Gone are the days of grandma’s beauty routines, where you’d give your hair 100 brushstrokes and put on your cold cream and towel,” comments our very own International Trainer, Katie Rattray, in an interview with Canadian Living Magazine. “Sleep masks take no longer to apply than night cream. As you snooze, your skin drinks in a potent cocktail of skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and complexion-firming peptides. By morning, you’ll look fresh, hydrated and glowing.

One important thing to keep in mind is that, even if a product isn’t specifically called a “night masque”, it can still be used as an overnight treatment. When we talk Éminence Masques, there are a variety of options for overnight care. Below are three common skin concerns and night masques that can be used to help treat them:

Skin concern: Dehydrated skin
Night masque: Strawberry Rhubarb Masque
Benefits: This masque works hard while you rest, as hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates and plumps the look of skin. Antioxidant-rich strawberries hold astringent properties which help remove impurities and shrink the appearance of pores.

Skin concern: Problem skin
Night masque: Clear Skin Probiotic Masque
Benefits: This masque contains an abundance of clarifying and calming ingredients like cooling cucumber which gently tones and revitalizes your skin while you sleep. Ingredients like tea tree, yogurt and kaolin clay exfoliate and refine your complexion so you wake up with a clear and radiant appearance.

Skin Concern: Aging skin
Night masque: Bamboo Age Corrective Masque
Benefits: As you doze off at night, you can rest assured that this masque will do its job. This potent masque features a blend of our Natural Retinol Alternative, Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells and a BioComplex™ blend of vitamins which are the ultimate heroes for fighting signs of aging.

Quick tip: When night masking, make sure to cover your pillow with a towel or double up on your pillow case to protect your bedsheets from unwanted product stains.

One final take-away: When it comes to night masking, “the creamier the consistency, the better” says our Product Support Representative, Alicia Hawthorne. Our cream based masques tend to better absorb into the skin where nutrients and other potent and antioxidant-rich ingredients can penetrate deeper, for better results.

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
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