Your skin enters repair and renewal mode as you sleep, so give it a helping hand with products that work hard while you hit the hay, says Megan Bedford.
1. If you can’t spare the time waiting for a traditional face mask to set, try the new trend for sleeping masks – silky, supercharged treatments that form a protective veil over skin and don’t need to be rinsed away. Apply the vitamin-charged Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask, $65, as the last step in your nightly skincare regimen. 2. Take a proactive approach with Avon Anew Retroactive Youth Extending Night Cream, $27, which tackles microdamage that occurs underneath the skin’s surface before wrinkles are visible. 3. Dermalogica Pure Night Nourishing Overnight Treatment Cream, $136, keeps skin clear and luminous by treating pigmentation and preventing new brown patches forming. 4. Refresh dull, stressed and tired skin with antioxidant-rich Lancôme Energie De Vie Nuit Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask, $80, containing goji berry, lemon balm, and vitamin E. 5. Wrinkles are the target of Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream Moisturiser Night, $49, which promises to minimise lines and firm sagging skin. 6. Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel, $81, uses salicylic acid and tea tree oil to slough off pore-clogging skin cells, helping clear skin and prevent breakouts. 7. Massage Olay Total Effects 7 in One Anti-ageing Night Cream, $35, into your face and neck using small circular motions. 8. Elizabeth Arden has reformulated its iconic serum capsules, adding new ingredients and upping the potency of existing ones to create Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, $150 for 60, which supports skin’s natural renewal. 9. Even if you don’t get eight hours of shut-eye, your skin looks and feels as if it has with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nighttime Miracle Moisturiser, $61, a concentrated hit of moisture with relaxing lavender. Also good for dry elbows and knees.