How to Get the Most Out of Your Beauty Sleep


Studies show that getting an adequate amount of beauty sleep each night helps skin appear more vibrant and healthy. But, as many of us know, getting enough sleep isn’t the only secret to great-looking skin, especially over the long term. This is where state-of-the-art skincare products with research-proven ingredients come to the rescue.

How can you maximise your beauty routine while you sleep so you wake up to radiantly smooth, healthy glowing skin every morning? It’s more attainable than you think!

What is "Tired-Looking" Skin?

Dull, dehydrated-looking skin is a hallmark of being sleep-deprived. It’s also something many of us struggle with, even if we are getting enough sleep!

Compounding this issue is a visibly uneven skin tone, stealing the spotlight from what otherwise could be a radiant, healthy-looking face.

Add to those issues of noticeable fine lines and wrinkles, and you’re stuck with tired-looking skin robbed of its naturally luminous appearance.

What if you had a reset button that could address all of these issues—while you sleep? Well, just a few adjustments to your nightly skincare routine could be the solution you’re looking for.

The Beauty Sleep Power Couple

The Paula’s Choice Skincare power couple for achieving the skin of your dreams is our C5 Super Boost Moisturizer and RADIANCE Renewal Mask, and we are proud to say the reviews from our customers have been wonderful!

The C5 Super Boost Moisturizer is a multi-active vitamin C moisturizer with a blend of powerful ingredients that combines clinically proven hydration with anti-aging benefits to improve dullness, revive firmness + strengthen skin’s barrier. First, 5% stabilized vitamin C visibly lifts dullness and promotes firmness by fighting free-radical damage. Then, hexapeptide-5, lipids and polyglutamic acid strengthen the moisture barrier for lasting hydration over time.

The RADIANCE Renewal Mask, our "sleeping mask," is formulated with skin-restoring and skin-brightening ingredients to further enhance and provide a more radiant skin tone, a softer reflective surface texture, and an even more hydrated plumpness, for an overall polished and clarified glow. The silky lotion formula also includes antioxidant-rich plant oils and soothing extracts to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so you wake up to younger-looking, well-rested skin.

Plus, by leaving these concentrated ingredients on the skin overnight, you give them the time they need to go to work deeply, where skin needs it most.

Both of these products are beneficial on their own, but using the moisturizer and mask together is a match made in heaven. The formulas work synergistically with each other to increase and enhance the benefits each delivers to your skin.

How to Use an Essence and Sleeping Mask for Maximum Beauty Sleep

To get the most out of your new sleeping beauty routine, start with a clean canvas by using your cleanser, toner, and exfoliant, in that order, every night. This order of skincare paves the way for the ingredients in the moisturizer and the mask to work more effectively and absorb unobtrusively into the skin.

Next, apply 1-2 pumps of the C5 Super Boost Moisturizer onto the face, neck, and chest. The lightweight formula glides like a breeze over the skin and absorbs down to a non-greasy finish.

Finish off with the RADIANCE Renewal Mask at least once a week, or pamper yourself with it nightly for results that are even more noticeable. Dispense a generous amount and smooth it over the entire face, including around the eyes, as the last step in your evening skincare routine.

Give it a minute to absorb and … voilá … your skin is now prepped for the best beauty sleep of your life, and the healthy glowing skin of your dreams!

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References for this information

Phytochemistry Letters, September 2015, issue 13, pages 35–40
Fitoterapia, 2013, issue 90 pages 160–184
BMJ, 2010, pages 1–5
Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, 2006, issue 7, pages 2558–2562

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