I like sleeping in masks. I'll have to admit, I don't get the best night's sleep but I always wake up with radiant, plump, glowing skin. I especially like sleeping in these kinds of masks. The ones that are all jelly-esque and make you look like a weirdo ice hockey player. I like how robust they look when you put them on and how much smaller and thinner they seem in the morning. It makes me feel as though I've absorbed all their skin care super powers.
I get my Mum to send me these Nano Pure Gold masks from Australia but I know there are a bunch of similar products bouncing around in the UK now. Look how fabulous it looks before you put it on!
I had planned on showing you what it looked like in the morning but I threw it off in the wee hours of the morning and it was all crumpled up when I went to take a photo. Oops.
I don't love how cold it feels when you initially put it on but it does warm up within a minute or two. The instructions say to leave it on for 15 - 20 minutes. I have to admit that I'm not too impressed with the results when I've done that. Meanwhile, if I sleep in it, I wake up looking substantially younger!!
Not all masks are for sleeping in, I'd like to add. Things like Sisley Black Rose mask or Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing mask are fine. However, Eve Lom Rescue mask or any cleansing/purifying mask would probably do more harm than good. If it seems nurturing and comforting, then I'll sleep in it. If its active or detoxing, then I tend to follow the instructions carefully.
If you come across these jelly or paper style masks in your travels I really do recommend them. Dr Lewinn does a similar mask as does Wei. The Shiseido version for under eyes is a bit of a miracle as well.
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