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The Night-Time Beauty Products For All Skin Concerns

Working beyond nine to five.

You know the drill — sleep is important to keep your bodies and brains more fit, focused and happy. And similarly, the effects of sleep on our skin mimic those of our bodies’; you can actually wake up with a healthy glow after a night’s rest. When you fall asleep, your cells go into repair mode to work on the damage done during the day, whether it’s UV radiation or environmental stressors. Your blood vessels dilate, letting in more nutrients and oxygen into the skin and at the same time, stimulate the removal of nasties. So while you’re layering your skin with SPF and all the good stuff during the day, don’t neglect it at night and seize the opportunity to feed your skin cells with products they need that will aid and optimise healing.

Here are some of our stand-outs to go to bed with:

For Anti-Ageing: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
There’s a reason this baby is a permanent staple on many vanities. If you’ve never tried it before, work this product into your skin after your cleansing routine, focusing on your fine lines, around the eyes, between your brows and along your nasolabial folds. Use it consistently and watch the texture of your skin improve with use. For Dehydrated Skin: Skin Inc Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask, $116
An oldie but a goodie, the Skin Inc Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask is the perfect ride or die for parched skin. Because it’s clear, there’s minimal transfer to your silk pillowcases while you’re deep in slumber, making it the perfect mask to slather on while you’re flying too. The product’s hero ingredients include nutrient-rich Okinawa deepsea water, brightening soy bean extracts and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid. Image: Instagram (@iloveskininc) For Gentle Exfoliation: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer, US$39
The OG Eight Hour Cream has a sister and she does her best work overnight. This overnight moisturizer contains BHA in the form of salicylic acid, so you wake up with smoother skin in the morning. The texture may be a little off-putting to those who are used to traditional moisturisers because it feels more like a balm. For an Unsettled Mind: Lush Sleep Body Lotion, $45
Like a lot of Lush products, this lotion is heavily scented, so stay away if you’re not a fan. If you are though, Sleepy contains a divine infusion of oatmeal, lavender and cocoa butter that helps you drift off, and you’d wake up with suppler limbs in the morning. Image: Instagram (@veganbeautygirl) For Acne & Blackhead Buildup: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, $56
With ingredients like tea tree oil and black cumin seed oil to support clear skin, coupled with hexylresorcinol and liquorice to naturally brighten the appearance of pigmentation from acne scarring, this green oil helps your skin feel plump and dewy while it’s getting all the good work done.