How To Use an Overnight Face Mask For Younger Looking Skin

How to use an Overnight Face Mask for Younger Looking Skin

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by: Marie Adamo

We all know how hard it can be to stick to a good overnight skin care routine. After a long and tiring day, who wants to spend time getting ready for bed, rather than simply getting in bed? However, the consequences of skipping our nightly skin care ritual can be dire. We’ve heard the experts, and we’ve seen the morning results firsthand: dry, irritated skin, congested pores, maybe even a new blemish or two. Knowing what lies at stake can make the decision for rest over routine much less relaxing.

So if we know what’s best for us – and regularly muster the energy to complete our nightly skin care routine – why not boost our results and get the most out of our beauty sleep? * Cue overnight face mask.*

“You can never mask enough,” Eminence Organics International Trainer Katie Rattray tells Canadian Living magazine. We all have skin conditions and concerns that we want to address, from dehydration to pigmentation to large pores. While foundational products like cleansers and moisturizers may contain additional ingredients to help treat these issues, their primary purpose is to, well, cleanse and moisturize. However, the sole purpose of a face mask is to powerfully target specific conditions, making masking one of the most effective skin care treatments. Plus, Katie points out that “sleep masks take no longer to apply than night cream,” so it’s smart to make the swap and wake up to a flawless face.

4 Benefits Of An Overnight Face Mask

1) Lengthens Time For Actives To Work

If a mask can be effective in 10-15 minutes, what wonders could it work if left on all night long? If we’re lucky enough to get the recommended amount of sleep, an overnight face mask gets approximately seven hours to weave its magic. With hours to work, actives have a greater window of time to treat and beautify the skin.

2) Locks In Moisture And Active Ingredients 

According to mind-body expert Dr. Claudia Aguirre, “trans-epidermal water loss (think: dehydration) peaks at night”. She advises: “It’s best to layer on an extra level of protection to keep your skin from drying out while you sleep, especially in low humidity climates and during the fall/winter.” Sleeping in an overnight face mask not only locks in moisture but also active ingredients. A mask effectively seals in the key ingredients from products applied prior to the mask, as well as from the mask itself.

3) Provides Barrier Against Impurities

The physical barrier created by a face mask works both ways: Not only is it keeping the good stuff in, but it’s also keeping the bad stuff out. A night time mask protects the skin from dust, dirt and other toxins all night long, and then easily rinses off the next morning.

4) Enhances Cell Regeneration 

While moisture loss accelerates at night, so does cell renewal — a process that is crucial for helping slow down the visible signs of aging skin. “At night, the skin goes into repair mode, growing new skin cells and deleting damaged ones,” says Dr. Aguirre. A night time face mask optimizes this regeneration and exposes new skin cells to nourishing, hydrating ingredients that encourage the natural renewal process — talk about starting life out on the right foot!

Try This Step-By-Step Face Mask Routine

If you’re ready to experience an overnight mask, our Product Support Representative, Alicia Hawthorne, suggests replacing your regular night cream with a night mask one to two times per week. Starting 15-30 minutes before bedtime, follow this step-by-step routine:

  1. Cleanse, tone and apply an essence. Feel free to use a serum as well.
  2. Apply a thin layer of your night mask — don’t forget your neck and décolletage!
  3. Use a towel to protect your pillow if desired.
  4. Snooze!
  5. Wake up, rinse and finish with your favorite serum and SPF day cream.

Cream-based masks tend to better absorb into the skin

While a night time face mask is just as easy to apply as a night cream, it should feel just as good as one too. Gone are the days — or rather, nights — of hardened peel-off face masks. Today, the best night masks are creamy and hydrating, allowing your skin to drink them up. “Cream-based masks tend to better absorb into the skin,” says Alicia, “where nutrients and other potent antioxidant-rich ingredients can penetrate deeper, for better results.”

One important thing to keep in mind is that even if a product isn’t specifically called a “night mask,” it can still be used as an overnight treatment. Below are a few of the best Eminence Organics night masks. Feel free to layer or mix them into a night mask cocktail — after all, who doesn’t love a skin care nightcap?

For Dehydrated Skin: 

Strawberry Rhubarb Masque

This mask works hard while you rest as hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates and plumps the look of skin. Antioxidant-rich strawberries hold astringent properties which help remove impurities and shrink the appearance of pores.

For Problem Skin: 

Clear Skin Probiotic Masque

This mask contains an abundance of clarifying and calming ingredients, like cooling cucumber, that gently tones and revitalizes your skin while you sleep. Ingredients like tea tree, yogurt and kaolin clay exfoliate and refine your complexion, so you wake up with a clear and radiant appearance.

For Signs Of Aging 

Bamboo Age Corrective Masque

As you doze off at night, you can rest assured that this mask will do its job. It features a formulation including our Natural Retinol Alternative, Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells and a BioComplex™ blend of vitamins, the ultimate heroes for fighting visible signs of aging.


Snow Mushroom & Reishi Masque

When diluted with water, this kaolin clay-based mask will melt into a fast-absorbing cream packed with potent ingredients. Reishi mushroom depuffs the skin, while birch water purifies and hydrates, so you wake up to a toned and tightened complexion.

Curious to know which mask works best for you during your nightly snooze? Chat with a licensed esthetician at an Eminence Organics partner spa to find the best products for your skin type and skin concerns.

Eminence Newsletter – 19 September 2019



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September 2019 – Women’s Lifestyle

She Means Business,She Must Have Passion: Founder of i understand Reflects on Using Passion to Fuel Her Business

by Vonnie Woodrick

As a founder of the non-profit organization, i understand, I have experienced what it takes to create and execute a small business plan and to run a full-fledged business. It all begins with a simple idea with courage and tenacity to take risks at all magnitudes. In five years, i understand has flourished into something I could have never imagined.

The passion to make a difference, the willingness to change the conversation surrounding mental health, and the drive to bring this conversation to everyday places has proven to be successful. Due to our partnership with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, monthly support groups, speaking engagements, community partnerships, the definition petition and so much more, my organization is thriving.

I was passionate about the change that needed to happen surrounding mental health; it drove me to take risks and believe that when you do things for the right reasons, they work out the way they are supposed to. Of course, that didn’t come without worry, mistakes and countless hours of dedication. Even people I believed would be supportive, but proved otherwise, only motivated me further to prove that i understand could be a success.

The common factors among the women I spoke to about running their own businesses were passion and the desire to make a difference. Linda Anderson, who created Joy Undiluted, said, “I wanted to fill a gap between people who are not living in joy and feeling alone, with those who can help.” For Anderson, finding an avenue to show others how to experience something such as joy makes it exciting to show up at work every day.

In 1998, I had an incredible experience with Holistic Care Approach during their inaugural year. Pilates, massage therapy, and Reiki, was not as mainstream as it is today, but they managed to serve about 100 clients in the first year. Perhaps, they were a bit ahead of their time.

Now, with many looking for alternative ways to wellness, HCA has grown. With more than 6,000 clients being served through various services and treatments, they also boast that their staff cares about the “Whole you – body, mind and spirit” and believe that, “only by balancing the three can you enjoy good health.”

Determined to help others find alternative treatments for all around well-being, owner Barb Meconis stated, “I brought a lot of my belief systems, my passions with me when I bought this business.”

Meconis is an RN who worked in traditional healthcare for over 45 years and knew she could be a part of the change that was needed. Meconis states, “The current system of healthcare separates the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our human nature with its treatments. Integrative medicine does not. We treat conditions, not diseases. Most emotional conditions manifest in the physical body, so the services we offer encompass the whole person.”

Finding joy in the workplace comes easily for Meconis. She is not only able to witness the positive outcomes and health improvements in her clients, but also is building a quality and impeccable staff and maintaining profitability.

“She means business” is a simple phrase to describe these amazing women in business who have dedicated their lives to helping others live more joyfully and judgment-free and to treating the person as a whole. They want others to be the best they can be, whole and healthy.

At times like any woman in business, they feel like Wonder Woman; someone who can do it all, while fulfilling personal and professional goals. But let’s face it – a woman in business who is also a mom can have her plate overflowing with responsibilities, and at times can easily feel like throwing in the towel.

Those times are fleeting for Anderson, Meconis and me, who have found through our work that when we have the ability to see the difference we are making, the long hours prove, “She means business.” We will get it done, all while making a difference in the lives of others. As Anderson states, “We are here to raise awareness of all things mind body soul to help people explore the many ways they can stop diluting their joy and live a better life!”

Learn more about i understand at; find HCA at; and connect with Joy Undiluted at

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She Means Business,She Must Have Passion: Founder of i understand Reflects on Using Passion to Fuel Her Business