There’s no denying that sleep is super key when it comes to skin health—in fact, cashing in eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye can work some serious wonders on our complexions. (Probably more so than some of us insomniacs would care to admit.) But, to get the absolute most out of these crucial rejuvenating hours, incorporating the right products is extremely important, too. Youth To The People’s best-selling and award-winning Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask is a hands-down favorite formula for scoring brighter, plumper skin while you sleep (yes, you read that right), and ahead you’ll learn why.
How to sleep your way to brighter, plumper skin:
“Dream Mask is essentially an immensely hydrating night cream that sinks in like a moisturizer,” says Jessie Giammalva, a licensed esthetician. Ingredient-wise, it contains four vital hydrators—glycerin, hyaluronic acid, squalane, and betaine—to deliver ample moisture to the skin. On top of these skin heroes, you’ll also find powerhouse antioxidants like THD ascorbate and maqui extract, and you’ll see that this formula aids in brightening and plumping the look and feel of your skin (in addition to defending against free radicals).
As Giammalva explains, the plush, juicy-smelling formula can be used a few different ways before bed—it all comes down to your skin type and its ever-changing needs. So listen to your skin and adapt your P.M. routine accordingly.
“If you have dry skin, Dream Mask is great to use as a nightly moisturizer because it’s rich and locks in hydration to prevent moisture loss,” says Giammalva. “I would recommend first cleansing with Superfood Cleanser, applying Oasis Serum, and then layering Dream Mask on top—even though it’s only three steps, it’s a comprehensive routine that is chock-full of so many great ingredients.”
If your skin is normal, combination, or oily and prone to congestion, Giammalva advises pairing Dream Mask with Kombucha + 10% AHA Power Exfoliant, a liquid exfoliant that contains a blend of alpha-hydroxy-acids to smooth skin texture and reveal brighter looking skin and improve the appearance of large pores.
“Kombucha Power Exfoliant contains an 10% AHA blend and ferment filtrates like kombucha and really helps to smooth skin,” explains Giammalva. “When you apply the Dream Mask on top, it’s like a mini facial because you’re getting this great exfoliation and then major moisturization” The result, she adds, is visibly plumper, brighter, and more hydrated skin that feels smooth to the touch. As always, when using AHAs, remember to apply SPF during the day.
The third way Giammalva likes to use Dream Mask is alongside YTTP’s latest innovation—aka the Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum. Made with 0.15% retinaldehyde and ingredients like ceramides and adaptogen extracts, it’s another highly effective but skin-friendly formula that’s excellent at smoothing texture, reducing the look of fine lines*, and revealing brighter-looking skin.
“I first go in with Superfood Cleanser, then Oasis Serum, and then Youth Serum,” says Giammalva. “I then add my Dream Mask on top to hydrate and help with plumping and brightening.”
The bottom line? If you want to wake up to the supple, brighter, ultra-hydrated skin of your dreams, Dream Mask is the answer. When using this mask overnight, you’ll see the visible effects and understand why it’s an ultimate fan favorite—and a must-have in your nighttime skincare arsenal.
Written by Kaleigh Fasanella for Youth To The People
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Reduce the look of fine lines + wrinkles in 1 week
Visibly brighten skin in 4 weeks