Is your busy schedule overwhelming at times and keeping you from getting your beauty sleep or having your skin look its best? Well, it’s time to take care of you. We love mixing up a quick overnight face mask, or sleep facial as some call it, with ingredients we usually have at home. It’s great to help you relax before falling asleep on a silky-soft bamboo sateen pillow.
In general, humans have an average of 40 layers of skin that traps dirt and bacteria as we go about our daily activities. To get the most out of your beauty sleep, take time to pamper your skin before bed with any of these easy-to-make, natural, homemade all night mask recipes. Whether your skin is dry, oily, or mixed, we’ve got a DIY facial mask for you. *Note: Cover your pillow with a towel to avoid the homemade facial from getting on your sheets during the night.
Before your homemade overnight face mask
We know how tempting it is to go to bed without removing makeup or grime from the day. Always cleanse your face. Cosmetics and creams can clog pores and cause oil buildup, leading to acne, redness, and irritation. Even if you never wear makeup, everyday dirt and grime have pore-clogging effects.
Avoid using face washes with harsh skin-sloughing exfoliants or ones that have synthetic fragrances or over-drying ingredients like benzoyl peroxide.
Instead, try a moisturizing, gentle option. Preferably an organic, plant-based one with no nasty chemicals!
Overnight face mask for your skin type
#1. Oats & Honey Face Mask (All Skin Types)
- 2 Teaspoons Oats
- 2 Teaspoons Honey
Mix oats and honey, leave the mixture to rest for 5 minutes until the oats soften. Then, mash the oats and mix well before applying an even layer on your face.
Leave the overnight face mask on the entire night as it will work to replenish moisture and repair your skin from damage done by daily exposure to free radicals.
#2. Lemon & Milk Cream Face Mask (Dry – Normal Skin)
- 1 Teaspoon Dairy Cream
- 1/4 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
Mix dairy cream and lemon juice well. Apply an even layer of the mixture to your face.
Leave the overnight face mask on all night and wash it off with warm water the next morning. As cream contains natural fatty acids, it helps to moisturize your skin. In contrast, the lemon juice helps to tone and lighten your complexion. It may also help with fading minor facial scars if used regularly.
#3. Hemp Milk Face Mask (Oily Skin)
- 2 Teaspoons Hemp Milk
- 2 – 3 Drops Lavender or Sandalwood Oil
- 1 Cotton Ball
Mix hemp milk with your preferred oil. Wash your face thoroughly, and then dip the cotton ball into the hemp milk solution and gently massage on your face.
Leave the solution on your face overnight. You can wash it off when it’s completely dried before you sleep or in the morning when you wake up.
This overnight face mask can be used daily, as milk is a natural oil-free cleanser that helps reduce the accumulation of oil and sebum in the skin.
*Note: If oily skin occurs only in the T-zone area, you can repeat the mask on the T-zone area up to 2-3 times a day.
These natural DIY overnight face masks are great for skin and include no harmful chemicals, so they’re gentle on your face. Like with anything you put on your skin, if you feel uncomfortable tingling or burning, remove the mask right away. If you have combination, dry and oily skin, mix two skin appropriate homemade facial masks and apply each mask to the area that needs an extra dose of love.
Kind and gentle on your skin. Kind and gentle on our planet.
Pro Tip: Water & good night sleep
Have you ever noticed that you look less vibrant when you don’t get enough sleep and maybe even a little older? That’s because your body needs deep relaxation to combat inflammation and restore its natural state. In addition to drinking water to stay hydrated, try our thermo-regulating sheet sets to help you stay the optimal temperature all night long.