6 Beauty Treatments that Work While You Sleep

6 Beauty Treatments that Work While You Sleep

These six spa-style tricks work overnight and put the beauty in “beauty sleep.”


After brushing your teeth and washing your face, your nightly facial cleansing ritual, a series of weekly routines for hair and skin can give you a total beauty overhaul — while you sleep!

With our busy schedules, we all have to multitask to get everything done, so why not put those eight hours of sleep to work by indulging in overnight beauty treatments? It not only saves time, it lets your body’s natural healing powers bestow benefits from head to toe.

1. Hair
A smooth satin pillowcase’s lack of friction will reduce hair frizz and fight the appearance of wrinkles in your skin. Other nights of the week use a hair mask (and a protective pillowcase).

If you’re looking for hair repair that can work overnight, moisturizing leave-in serums and products are available in stores. You can even make your own version with everyday ingredients from your kitchen like eggs, bananas, mayonnaise, coconut oil, lemons or onion juice.

2. Face
After your nightly routine, exfoliate with your favorite product. A gentle exfoliation helps clear your skin and prepare you for the next day’s regimen. Removing all the dead skin not only helps your skin feel smoother, it rejuvenates the cells and helps keep them actively growing and looking young.

3. Eyes
Prevent puffy eyes and dark circles with a very gentle mini-massage using an eye cream around the eyes to stimulate circulation, which helps remove excess fluid. An eye mask to cut out light and encourages the natural production of melatonin and serotonin. Place a slice of cucumber on your eyes to refresh them during a nap.

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4. Hands and Nails
To beautify your hands, use a routine similar to what you do with your face. Exfoliation followed by a generous dose of moisturizing cream works wonders on dried hands. Wearing a pair of cotton gloves overnight seals in the moisture even more.

Don’t forget to hydrate your fingernail cuticles to prevent hangnails. First scrub with honey, sugar and a bit of water to remove dry cuticles. Massage in cuticle oil and then your moisturizing cream. (This can be done for toes, too.) In the morning, remove gloves and your hands will be baby soft.

5. Skin
Lightly scrub legs and arms with a spa brush or loofah using gentle strokes toward the center of your body to exfoliate. Moisturize with a favorite moisturizing cream or, if you jump out of the shower before drying off completely, add a little rose or lavender oil to your skin for an added element of aromatherapy and to help repair your skin.

6. Feet
Soak your feet in warm water with Epsom salts for five minutes. Use exfoliating gloves or a pumice stone to remove dead skin. Apply a generous amount of deep moisturizing cream with a touch of peppermint oil and put on cotton socks overnight.

Spas offer luxurious versions of these treatments for a premium price, but these rejuvenating techniques can do the trick for you overnight! Do you have any overnight beauty secrets? Let us know in the comments section below!


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