Thanks to skincare companies, however, there are now plenty of products on the market that will work hard to hydrate, smooth and plump our skin, all while we're away in dreamland. Here are five of the best overnight beauty products to give your skin a boost while you sleep.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (£28)
The experts at Clinique never fail to come up with the goods, and this lightweight overnight mask will mean you wake up with a fresh, glowing complexion. It's so light and easily absorbed that oily skin won't feel greasy, and fear not... it won't leave you with a slippery pillow either. The perfect way to give your face a serious hydration boost.
There might be a host of products designed to rid you of morning puffy eyes, but No 7's eye balm aims to prevent the puffiness in the first place. The tiny tip makes application easy and the cooling balm absorbs easily into the delicate skin around the eye, soothing away the effects of a long day to ensure you wake up looking bright-eyed, even if you're not bushy tailed.
Champneys Overnight Hand Therapy (£10)
It's easy to forget hands when it comes to your beauty regime, and they can all too often end up neglected and dry. But Champneys have come up trumps with this hand cream, which includes vitamins E and A, shea butter and jojoba oil, to revitalise hard-working hands. It might feel odd to don the white gloves that come with the product, but the intense hydration will make it all worth it.
H2O Plus Deep Sleep Recovery Serum (£32.50)
Available at good old M&S, this antioxidant gel not only soothes and brightens dull, tired skin with seaweed and algae components, its slow-release retinol helps to smooth away the tell-tale fine lines associated with ageing skin.
Neal's Yard Beauty Sleep Body Butter (£22.50)
All-over body moisturising can be a pain and it probably doesn't fit into your before-bed beauty regime right now. But the aromatherapy oils within will have you dozing off with a feeling of calm and serenity, and organic ingredients allow this body butter to work its nourishing magic on dry skin so you'll be ready to show off your pins first thing in the morning.
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