Fighting wrinkles doesn’t have to be just a daytime job. You can fight wrinkles all night long by adding an overnight face mask to your beauty routine. Overnight face masks contain vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that promote collagen growth and fight free radicals. These face masks also keep skin hydrated, heal existing wrinkles, and prevent the formation of fine lines.
To help you treat wrinkles while you sleep, we’ve compiled the seven best overnight face mask recipes.
1. Sandalwood & Rosewater Face Mask
The combination of sandalwood and rosewater treats wrinkles by minimizing pores, tightening skin, and repairing cell damage. Here’s how to get the benefits of both in one easy-to-make overnight face mask.
- Sandalwood powder
- Mix 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder and 1 teaspoon rosewater in a mixing bowl.
- Stir vigorously to form a paste.
You can purchase rosewater at a pharmacy or grocery store. Sandalwood powder, however, is harder to find. You can find sandalwood powders on Amazon or markets specializing in products from India. Before applying the mask, wash your face, neck, and chest with warm water. Leave your skin damp. Apply the sandalwood and rosewater mask and allow it to dry for twenty minutes before going to sleep. In the morning, wash your face with warm water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Wake up to firmer, smoother skin with this simple overnight mask.
2. Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Overnight Face Mask
Aloe vera is an all-natural remedy for treating wrinkles thanks to its rich vitamin and mineral content. Vitamins A, C, and B12 work to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, while at the same time smoothing out the fine lines that lead to wrinkles. Mix aloe vera with vitamin E’s antioxidant and moisturizing properties, and you’ve got a powerful recipe for healing.
- Aloe vera gel
- Vitamin E oil
- Measure 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel into a mixing bowl.
- Add 2 drops vitamin E oil.
- Mix well.
To get the most from this powerful overnight face mask, first wash your face with warm water. Then, apply the aloe vera and vitamin E mixture to the fine lines and wrinkles on your face. When you wake up in the morning, wash the overnight face mask off with warm water. Your skin will feel softer and smoother with just one treatment.
3. Bell Pepper & Honey Face Mask
The four ingredients in this overnight face mask—bell pepper, honey, milk, and oatmeal—work together to provide healing for wrinkles and fine lines. Bell pepper contains vitamin C that promotes collagen production. Milk is rich in vitamin B, which nourishes dry skin. Oatmeal helps reverse the damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. Honey is a potent moisturizer that keeps water from evaporating off your skin.
- Bell pepper (any color)
- Cut ½ of a bell pepper into chunks and place in a blender.
- Add 1 teaspoon milk, 1 teaspoon oatmeal, and 1 teaspoon honey.
- Mix well.
Cover your face with the paste and allow to dry for twenty minutes before going to sleep. In the morning, wash your face with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. Wear this mask to bed twice a week for firmer skin.
4. Banana Face Mask
This simple, one-ingredient overnight face mask provides eight vitamins and minerals to fight the signs of aging and treat stubborn wrinkles. Those vitamins and minerals include A, B, E, and F, as well as magnesium, zinc, iron, and potassium. All you need is a banana, a fork, and a bowl to make this mask work for you.
Place a banana in a bowl and mash with a fork until you’ve created a paste. Apply the banana mask to the skin of your face and neck and let dry for thirty minutes. In the morning, remove the banana mask by washing your face with warm water and patting skin dry with a soft towel. You’ll get smooth, wrinkle-free skin from one simple ingredient!
5. Papaya Face Mask
Papaya is another fruit that makes an excellent one-ingredient overnight face mask. The carotenoids in papaya help fight the free radicals that break down collagen and elastin and lead to loose, wrinkled skin. Papaya also contains papain which breaks down inactive proteins and dissolves dead skin cells. This combination of healing and exfoliation can help you achieve the smooth, glowing skin for which you’ve been looking. Here’s the simple recipe.
Mash one-half cup papaya with a fork until you’ve created a pulp. Wash your face and neck with warm water and then apply the papaya mask. Let it dry for fifteen minutes before going to sleep. When you wake up, wash your face with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. This face mask is gentle enough that you can sleep in it three times per week.
6. Almond & Whole Milk Overnight Face Mask
Fight collagen loss and prevent wrinkles with this simple almond and milk overnight face mask. This mask contains vitamin E, folic acid, oleic acid, hydroxy acids, zinc, and antioxidants that promote collagen production and prevent wrinkles from forming. Capitalize on the healing properties of this overnight face mask by whipping up a batch today.
- Whole milk
- Soak 10 almonds in whole milk overnight.
- Put those 10 almonds in a blender and add ¼ cup whole milk.
- Blend well until ingredients form a smooth paste.
Gently rub this mask onto your face and neck. Concentrate on the parts of your face with deep lines. Let the mask dry for twenty minutes before bedtime. In the morning, wash your face with warm water to remove the mask. Lastly, pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
7. Avocado & Flax Seed Face Mask
Avocado provides powerful moisturizers in the form of vitamins A and E. These rejuvenating vitamins promote collagen growth and smooth skin. This natural overnight face mask renews the skin’s surface, reduces fine lines, improves elasticity, and prevents dehydration. Here’s how to get all these benefits.
- Ground flax seed meal
- Milk cream
- Remove the avocado from its skin and cut into small pieces.
- Place the avocado in a blender and add 2 teaspoons flax seed meal.
- Blend ingredients for 2 minutes to form a paste.
- Add 2 tablespoons milk cream and 1 tablespoon honey.
- Mix well.
Apply this mask to your face and neck 45 minutes before lights out so that it has dried completely. When you wake in the morning, remove the mask with warm water and a gentle cleanser. Pat skin dry with a clean towel.
The Best Overnight Treatment For Stubborn Wrinkles
While overnight masks can be a fun way to treat wrinkles and fine lines on your neck and chest, the best option is a product like SiO Beauty’s SkinPad. When worn overnight, the SkinPad creates a microclimate between the pad and your skin that heals wrinkles in just one use. There’s no need to turn to painful invasive procedures like Botox™ and fillers. And there’s no need to settle for DIY recipes that may take weeks or months to produce results. SiO Beauty is the best treatment, day or night, for repairing wrinkles and fine lines.