How to Get Better Skin While You Sleep

Hair & Beauty
How To Get Better Skin Overnight

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You've got the groom. You've got the wedding dress. Now the only thing left for picture-perfect wedding photos is gorgeous, glowing skin. Face masks can make a big difference in your complexion, but they can be tough to fit in when you're a time-strapped bride. Enter the latest crop of skin beautifiers: overnight or "sleeping" masks, which work while you catch those zzz's. "A lot of natural healing and rejuvenation occurs in the skin throughout the night, so it's the best time to recover from all the insults of stress, pollution, and UV exposure," says Doris Day, a dermatologist in New York City. "Overnight masks efficiently repair your skin, so you wake up with a smoother, more hydrated, younger-looking complexion." Here's our six favorite ways to get some serious beauty sleep.

Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight
A slew of potent antiagers, including peptides and vitamin C, work overtime to repair, boost collagen, and deeply hydrate. ($68, available at Philosophy)

Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask
Peony, licorice root extract, and a powerful form of vitamin C help to reduce dark spots and even tone. ($65, available at Sephora)

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
Quench the driest, thirstiest skin in no time with this hydrating blend of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and algae extract. ($33, available at Clinique)

See more: Find the Right Pre-Wedding Cleanser for Your Skin Type

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask
Want to seriously pamper yourself? Then try this fancy treatment, which has sunflower seed oil to moisturize, carica papaya to smooth, and caviar extract to firm and lift. ($315, available at La Prairie)

Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
This facial-in-a-jar smells delightful, feels heavenly on your skin, and leaves you luminous thanks to a mix of brightening ingredients like vitamin C. ($48, available at Sephora)

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
The luxurious gel texture melts into your skin; the ingredients — apricot and chestnut extracts, plus ionized mineral water — hydrate like crazy. (Plus it's a favorite of Dr. Day!) ($23, available at Target)

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