DIY Moisturizing Overnight Face Mask For Dry Skin

DIY Moisturizing Overnight Face Mask For Dry Skin

It’s safe to say that most people have a nighttime skin care routine. Perhaps there is some combination of a cleanser or scrub, moisturizer, spot treatment, or mask included in this routine. Some nighttime face creams or oils just don’t seem to cut it, though. That means that you wake up with moisturized pillows and unnaturally dry skin. So how do you retain moisture and wake up with hydrated, glowing skin?

Overnight face masks, also called sleeping masks, can help your skin retain moisture while you sleep. The thicker consistency makes it so the mask actually stays in place overnight. The best part is that the recipe is fragrance-free and made with ingredients that don’t irritate the skin. If you have sensitive skin, these ingredients won’t aggravate it. Additionally, it doesn’t contain lemon juice, milk tomatoes, turmeric, or other food ingredients, so it won’t stain your bedding. To avoid oil stains, you may want to cover your pillow with a soft towel while you sleep, or use a pillowcase that you don’t mind getting oil on. 

Squalane Oil

What is squalane oil and how does it benefit your skin? Squalene is a natural lipid that your skin cells produce, but this production slows with age. It is a natural moisturizer that peaks in production during your 20s and 30s, which is why skin tends to get dryer as you get older. Squalane is a saturated byproduct of squalene oil, a polyunsaturated hydrocarbon. Squalane is the derivative of squalene, and it benefits the hair, skin, and nails because the body knows how to use it. When you apply it topically, squalane oil can help boost hydration to make the skin look more vibrant and youthful. There are antioxidants in squalane that also help to fight free radicals, which contribute to premature signs of aging. Regular use may also help boost collagen production, resulting in firmer skin. 

Vitamin E Oil

The body needs vitamin E to support optimal immune function, as it helps the body’s cells regenerate. It’s a natural antioxidant that exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great nutrient for skin care. Vitamin E oil is a powerful anti-aging treatment that you can use on your face, as well as other areas of the skin. It does have a thicker consistency, which is why beauty experts encourage you to apply it before bed. This gives your skin time to fully absorb the oil. When you condition your skin with vitamin E oil overnight, you help to increase hydration and reduce inflammation. Together, those effects help your skin appear younger.

Beeswax

There are many reasons why you should use beeswax topically on the skin. In fact, the use of beeswax in skin care regimens dates back to the times of the Ancient Egyptians. Beeswax contains antibacterial agents, which help to accelerate the healing of burns and small wounds. It may also be beneficial for certain skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. Beeswax is also a fabulous emollient, which helps to soften dry, rough, or flakey skin. Emollients and moisturizers are not the same thing, even though people think they are. Emollients like beeswax cover the skin with a thin, protective layer that helps to trap in moisture, so that your skin can retain it for much longer. 

DIY Overnight Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons beeswax pellets
  • 1/2 cup squalane oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Instructions:

  • In the top of a small double boiler over medium-low heat, melt the beeswax pellet. Stir frequently to break up any lumps. 
  • Once the beeswax is melted, reduce the heat to low and pour in the squalane oil. Continue stirring in case the beeswax starts to clump. 
  • Completely melt the mixture and then remove it from heat, allowing it to cool for a few minutes before adding the vitamin E. Mix to combine. 
  • Pour the mixture into a cosmetic mason jar, or other glass container that you have. Leave at room temperature so the mixture can solidify. Screw on the lid and store in a cool, dry place. 
  • When ready to use, apply a small amount to your face before bed. Wash your face in the morning and pat dry. 

2022-08-05T00:40:09-07:00

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