Skin Care

12 Easy DIY Overnight Face Masks To Rejuvenate Your Skin

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12 Easy DIY Overnight Face Masks To Rejuvenate Your Skin Hyderabd040-395603080 July 12, 2019

You might think of overnight face masks as a skin care fad. However, they give a whole new meaning to your beauty sleep. How? Well, your body heals and repairs itself while you sleep. This is also when your epidermal cells undergo healing (1). You need to provide them with the most potent ingredients for better healing. There are lots of commercial overnight masks available on the market, but if you are more of a DIY person and believe in keeping it au naturel, we have got a list of easy DIY overnight face masks that you can try. Scroll down and pick yours.

12 Best DIY Overnight Face Masks

1. Coconut Oil Face Mask

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Coconut oil is the superfood your skin needs if it is dry and irritated. Applying coconut oil on your face reduces transepidermal water loss, calms your skin, reduces inflammation, improves hydration, treats sun damage, and prevents infection (1). However, if you have oily and acne-prone skin, stay away from coconut oil.

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil or cold-pressed coconut oil
  • Your favorite night cream
Method
  1. Mix the coconut oil with your night cream.
  2. Massage it all over your face and neck.
  3. Wash it off the next morning.

Note: You can also use coconut oil directly on your face without mixing it with any other creams.

2. Watermelon Sleeping Mask

Watermelon is not only a wonderful summer refresher, but it also pampers your skin. Watermelon contains lycopene that helps prevent skin damage caused by harmful free radicals (2), (3).

You Will Need
  • 2 or 3 watermelon wedges (with the flesh and the rind)
  • Cheesecloth or muslin cloth
  • 1 cotton ball
Method
  1. Remove the watermelon flesh in a way that only a hint of it remains on the rind.
  2. Chill the rinds in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Slice and grate them.
  4. Strain the mixture through the cheesecloth or muslin cloth and collect the clear liquid.
  5. Use a cotton ball to apply the liquid all over your face.
  6. Wash it off the next day.

3. Turmeric And Milk Face Mask

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Turmeric milk is a popular Ayurvedic remedy for many health issues. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and it works as a powerful antioxidant that prevents acne, improves alopecia, reduces photo-aging, and improves skin health (4). The lactic acid present in milk enhances skin texture and firmness (5).

You Will Need
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon raw milk
  • 1 cotton ball
Method
  1. Mix the turmeric and raw milk.
  2. Use the cotton ball to apply the mixture all over your face.
  3. Let it dry for a few minutes before going to sleep.
  4. Wash it off the next day.

4. Cucumber Face Mask

Cucumber is a superfood not only for your body but also for your skin. Cucumber juice has a cooling effect on the skin. It not only boosts skin hydration levels but also reduces inflammation, soothes sunburn, improves wrinkles, and brightens your skin (6).

You Will Need
  • 1 cucumber (cut in cubes)
  • Cheesecloth or muslin cloth
  • 1 cotton ball
Method
  1. Blend the cucumber cubes.
  2. Strain the cucumber juice through the cheesecloth or muslin cloth.
  3. Refrigerate it for 15 minutes. Store the excess in a bottle.
  4. Soak a cotton ball in cucumber juice and apply it all over your face. You may also spritz it on your face.
  5. Let it dry before going to bed.
  6. Wash it off the next morning.
OR
  1. Soak a cotton sheet mask in cucumber juice.
  2. Apply it on your face for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the sheet mask and go to sleep.

5. Olive Oil Mask

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Olive oil is high in phenolic compounds (flavonoids and phenolic alcohols), linoleic acid, oleic acid, and other antioxidants that promote dermal reconstruction, reduce oxidative stress, and have anti-inflammatory benefits (7).

You Will Need
  • Virgin olive oil or cold pressed olive oil
  • Your favorite night cream
Method
  1. Mix the olive oil in your night cream.
  2. Apply it all over your face and neck.
  3. Wash it off the next day.

Note: You can also use olive oil directly on your face without mixing it with any other creams.

6. Aloe Vera And Vitamin E Face Mask

Aloe vera contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E along with amino acids, salicylic acid, lignin, and enzymes. It reduces inflammation, promotes collagen synthesis, and protects your skin from the damaging effect of UV rays (8).

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon fresh aloe vera gel
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
Method
  1. Squeeze out the liquid from the vitamin E capsule into a bowl.
  2. Mix it well with aloe vera gel.
  3. Apply the mixture all over your face and neck and massage for a while.
  4. Let it dry and leave it on overnight.
  5. Wash it off the next day.

7. Green Tea And Potato Face Mask

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Whether you drink it or apply it, green tea offers multiple health and skin benefits. Green tea contains polyphenols, and topical green tea helps prevent inflammatory responses triggered by UV exposure and suppresses oxidative stress (9). Potato juice, on the other hand, is good for oily skin. It prevents skin rashes, reduces acne blemishes, and nourishes the skin (10).

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon green tea (freshly brewed)
  • 1 tablespoon raw potato juice
  • 1 cotton ball or cotton sheet mask
Method
  1. Mix both the juices.
  2. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it on your face and neck. You can also soak the sheet mask in the juice and place it on your face.
  3. If you are using a sheet mask, remove it after 15 minutes. Don’t wash your face. Let the mixture dry.
  4. Wash it off the next morning.

8. Almond Oil Face Mask

Natural oils are excellent emollients that keep your skin hydrated and repair the skin barrier. Almond oil also has sclerosant properties and helps improve skin tone and complexion (11).

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh aloe vera gel
  • A pinch of turmeric (optional)
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Apply the mixture all over your face and neck and massage well.
  3. Let it dry for some time before going to bed.
  4. Wash it off the next morning.

9. Jojoba Oil And Tea Tree Essential Oil Face Mask

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Jojoba oil and tea tree oil have anti-inflammatory properties. Jojoba oil reduces skin infections and prevents skin aging. Tea tree oil is effective against acne and other skin infections due to its high antioxidant activity (12), (13).

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil
Method
  1. Blend the two oils well.
  2. Massage the mixture all over your face in a circular motion for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Let your skin absorb the oils for 5 minutes before you go to bed.
  4. Wash it off the next morning.

10. Rose Water And Chamomile Mask

By rose water, we mean rose distillates or rose hydrosol. Rosewater (along with other botanical extracts) is effective against acne-causing bacteria. It also has a soothing effect on your skin. Topical application of chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin (14), (15).

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon rose hydrosol
  • 1 teaspoon chamomile tea (freshly brewed)
  • A pinch of turmeric (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel (optional)
  • 1 cotton ball or cotton sheet mask
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture all over your face and neck.
  3. Let it dry before going to sleep.
  4. You may also soak a sheet mask in the mixture and apply it on your face for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the mask and let the mixture dry before going to sleep.
  6. Wash it off the next day.

11. Rosehip Seed Oil Face Mask

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Rose hips (the fruit of the rose bush) are rich in vitamins and phenolic compounds, such as tocopherol, carotenoids, and tannins, which make it a powerful antioxidant. Rosehip seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the signs of skin aging (16).

You Will Need
  • 5 drops rosehip seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
Method
  1. Mix the ingredients.
  2. Massage the mixture into your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on overnight.
  4. Wash it off the next morning.

12. Licorice Oil Face Mask

Licorice extracts (whether in powder or oil form) are extremely beneficial for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma. They have anti-inflammatory properties and scavenge free radicals. They also brighten your skin and reduce UV-induced skin damage (17).

You Will Need
  • 3-4 drops of pure licorice oil
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon green tea (freshly brewed)
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Spread the mixture all over your face and neck.
  3. Massage in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  4. Let it dry before going to bed.
  5. Wash it off the next morning.

An overnight mask the best type of nourishment that you can offer to your skin. These DIY masks are natural and do not have any side effects (unless you are allergic to any ingredient). Try out these remedies and let us know how your skin felt in the comments section below.

References

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  2. Watermelon lycopene and allied health claims” EXCLI Journal, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  3. Antioxidant activity of topically applied lycopene.” Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  4. Effects of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) on Skin Health: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence.” Phytotherapy Research, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  5. Epidermal and dermal effects of topical lactic acid.” Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  6. EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF CUCUMBERS FOR IMPROVED HEALTH AND SKIN CARE” The Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice.
  7. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  8. Aloe Vera: A Short Review” Indian Journal of Dermatology, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  9. Skin photoprotection by green tea: antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects” Current Drug Targets Immune Endocrine And Metabolic Disorders, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  10. Health Benefits and Cons of Solanum tuberosum” Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies.
  11. The uses and properties of almond oil” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, ResearchGate.
  12. Jojoba in dermatology: a succinct review.” Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  13. A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology.” International Journal of Dermatology, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  14. Efficacy of two plant extracts against acne vulgaris: Initial results of microbiological tests and cell culture studies” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Wiley Online Library.
  15. Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future” Molecular Medicines Report, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  16. Therapeutic Applications of Rose Hips from Different Rosa Species” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  17. Are Natural Ingredients Effective in the Management of Hyperpigmentation? A Systematic Review” The Journal of Clinical and AestheticDermatology, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.