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Is a sleeping mask really necessary in the skin care routine?

Sleeping masks are one of the familiar beauty and skin care products of many women. So what does a sleeping mask do? Using a sleeping mask is really effective for skin care?

‏1. What is the effect of the sleeping mask?‏

‏After an active day, your skin is affected by many environmental factors such as sunlight, dirt, bacteria... Therefore, night is the time for the skin to rest and recover. Using a sleeping mask in your skin care routine at night will bring the following effects:‏ Moisturizing skin: 
  • Helps nutrients penetrate deeper into the skin. Especially, for people with dry skin or elderly people because the skin often loses moisture.‏
  • ‏ Promote skin regeneration: When the body falls into a deep sleep between 10am and 2am, metabolic activity and cell turnover increase. Using a sleeping mask will help support the regeneration process to work more effectively.‏
  • ‏ Lock in moisture: The ingredients in sleeping masks often have the effect of locking in moisture, while creating a barrier to prevent dirt and other contaminants from entering the pores.
  • Skin Rejuvenation A mineral sleeping mask that soothes the skin with vitamins and other additional ingredients. For signs of skin aging such as melasma, wrinkles, etc., the sleeping mask also helps the skin to penetrate the skin aging treatment nutrients effectively.‏
  • ‏Helps you sleep deeply and soundly: Wearing a sleeping mask brings a feeling of comfort, relaxation and ease into deep sleep.

‏Different from moisturizers , sleeping masks often have a higher concentration of active ingredients, focusing on providing high moisture, helping the skin to rest and recover after a day of outdoor activities.

The nutrients of the sleeping mask are usually in gel form, penetrating deeper into the skin. You should use a sleeping mask 2-3 times a week because there are a lot of nutrients in the sleeping mask.‏

‏Using a sleeping mask will help support the regeneration process to work more efficiently.

‏2. How to use a sleeping mask in your skin care routine

To achieve the best effect, you need to use the mask properly to care for your skin at night. You should follow the following skin care steps in turn:‏ 
  • Step 1: Remove makeup to remove makeup, oil and dirt.
  • ‏Step 2: Wash your face with cleanser, gently massage your skin and rinse with warm water.‏
  • Step 3: Use toner or toner to clean the skin and balance the pH of the skin.
  • ‏Step 4: Apply serum or moisturizer to provide and maintain the necessary moisture to nourish the skin.‏
  • Step 5: Use a sleeping mask. Use a sleeping mask at the last step of your skin care routine to lock in the nutrients from the previous skin care steps, protect the skin at night, and help the nutrients penetrate more effectively.

‏3. Note when using a sleeping mask

‏In the process of using a sleeping mask, you also need to note a few things:‏‏ 
  • Some ingredients in the sleeping mask can cause skin irritation, so you should test it on your hands before applying it to your face to limit skin irritation or allergies.
  • ‏If your skin is dry, you can apply a sleeping mask more to enhance the moisturizing effect. Using a sleeping mask about 3 times a week will help smooth skin after waking up.‏
  • ‏After applying the sleeping mask, you should wait for about 30 minutes for the nutrients to absorb, penetrate into the skin and avoid soiling the pillowcase, bed sheet.‏
  • ‏Wash your face thoroughly in the morning.

Using a sleeping mask about 3 times a week will help smooth skin after waking up.

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