The weekend is about to begin, and you’re excited about the plans you have made. You’re just getting ready for work, and as you look in the mirror, you notice how dull your skin has become. Of course, you know why this is. You’ve been busy managing work and home, so much so that skincare took a backseat. And now you feel that you shouldn't have neglected your skincare routine so much. Remorse is fine, but let us tell you, you can still fix it. There are ways to up your skincare game and give your skin a healthy glow. The process might be slow, but definitely worth it.

Wondering how? An overnight face mask is how you can rejuvenate your skin and make it bounce back to its healthier form, quite literally! Healthy skin does not have to be a distant dream. If you lead a busy life, overnight face masks are the best way to take care of your skin. We have some DIY face masks for you that are easy to make and easy to use. Just apply them before you hit the sack and let them work their magic on your skin as you sleep.


What Are The Benefits of Using Overnight Face Masks?

What Are The Benefits of Using Overnight Face Masks?

When we sleep, we’re going into rest mode. That’s when the body focuses on the healing and repairing part. So when we are sleeping, our body is working hard to fix any problems we might be facing. That’s why people say that when you sleep better, your health, skin, and hair will be better. So, if you have any skin problems that you need to target, overnight solutions are a great idea. They can penetrate deeper into the skin and have more time to be absorbed into the skin.

Overnight masks act as a sealant and barrier, thus locking in active ingredients and preventing dirt from clogging your pores. If you have dry skin, overnight masks may be a blessing for you as they moisturise your skin intensely. Moreover, overnight masks are great for intense treatments. Some even go as far as saying that using an overnight face mask relaxes your muscles and helps you sleep better.


DIY Overnight Face Masks For Healthy Skin

DIY Overnight Face Masks For Healthy Skin

There are various face masks available in the market, and we’d like to share some DIY face masks with you. While we love discovering new beauty products, we also love using the ingredients provided by nature. So, here are some overnight face masks that you can easily prepare at home:


1. Tomato face mask

Tomato face mask

Works best for Acne-prone skin

Being a natural astringent, a tomato overnight face mask is the best for acne-prone skin. By revitalizing the skin, it brings back the lost glow. This face mask is also an excellent cure for sunburn due to its cooling properties.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tablespoons of raw milk


How to prepare it?

  • Blend the tomato and raw milk together till it forms a paste.
  • Apply the paste evenly to your face.
  • Leave it on overnight and rinse it off with cold water in the morning. We’d recommend using this face mask twice a week for best results.  

2. Blueberry, yoghurt and honey face mask

Blueberry, yoghurt and honey face mask

Works best for Oily skin

When it comes to oily skin, you want something that can take off the excess oil from your skin and make it look less greasy. This overnight face mask does precisely that! Blueberries and yoghurt are natural sources of AHAs that work amazingly well for acne-prone skin by getting rid of dead skin cells on the face. The antiseptic properties of honey, on the other hand, fight bacteria that cause acne.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/3rd cup of blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of rice flour


How to prepare it?

  • Start by mashing the blueberries. When done, add yoghurt and honey and mix well.
  • When a paste has formed, add the rice flour to it and mix well again.
  • Apply the mask evenly on the face and leave it overnight. Wash it off in the morning with warm water.

3. Turmeric and milk face mask

Turmeric and milk face mask

Works best for all skin types

Turmeric is one of the best things you could use on your skin because it has so many benefits – it gives the skin a natural glow, banishes dark circles, treats acne, moisturises it and prevents signs of ageing. Raw milk is a fantastic cleansing agent and works amazingly well to get rid of tanned skin and dark spots.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 tablespoons of turmeric powder
  • 6 tablespoons of raw milk


How to prepare it?

  • In a bowl, mix the two ingredients till a runny paste is formed.
  • Apply the paste all over your face and neck area and leave it on overnight.
  • Wash it off with cold water in the morning.
  • You can use this face mask upto 3 times a week without worrying about any side effects.

4. Oats and honey face mask

Oats and honey face mask

Works best for dry skin

You might not love eating oats, but you’ll sure love using it on your skin once you try this overnight face mask for dry skin. A natural cleanser, oats help treat dry skin and eliminate dead skin cells. Honey is a natural moisturiser, so it’ll add much-needed moisture to your dry skin, giving it a supple look.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of oats
  • 1 tablespoon of honey


How to prepare it?

  • Mix the two ingredients in a bowl. Leave it aside for a few minutes for the oats to soften.
  • Once the oats are soft, mash them and mix well.
  • Apply evenly on the face and leave it overnight; if you’re worried that honey might make things messy, spread a soft, old towel on your pillow when you go to sleep.
  • Wash it off with cold water in the morning. Use this mask twice a week for best results.

5. Aloe vera and honey mask

Aloe vera and honey mask

Works best for Sensitive skin

When it comes to sensitive skin, you need to be very careful with what you’re using on your skin. You need soothing ingredients as they can address the issues that most people with sensitive skin face – sunburns and inflammation. Moreover, aloe vera is an elixir for all skin problems, so do you really need a reason to use it?

What you’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • 2 teaspoons of honey


How to prepare it?

  • Mix both the ingredients in a bowl and apply the mask all over your face.
  • Rinse off the next morning with cold water.

How Should One Use An Overnight Face Mask?

How Should One Use An Overnight Face Mask?

Using an overnight face mask is easy. Apply it as you’d apply a regular cream. Half an hour before you go to sleep, apply the mask evenly on your face. Applying it 30 minutes before hitting the sack will help it absorb and prevent staining the pillow. However, if you apply it right before going to bed, just toss a towel down, so your pillow doesn’t get stained. Also, the overnight face mask must be the last step of your night routine.

While overnight masks are amazing, do not overuse them. This is because you’re keeping them on for 6 to 9 hours. Sometimes, you may end up oversleeping, and the mask will stay on for longer than necessary, which is not good. That’s why using them once or twice a week is recommended. Don’t get too greedy and use them every day!

Treating your skin with love and care is the best thing you can do for healthy and glowing skin! Using natural ingredients to pamper it is one of the easiest ways to achieve that goal. Try these overnight face masks and see the results!