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I just got home from a “beauty sleep” masterclass with K-Beauty brand Innisfree. I was first exposed to this brand through my Generation Beauty gift bag. I like to spread the wealth with all of the beauty items I receive, but I hoard All sheet masks so the collection of masks I got from them was a treat and needless to say I was excited to receive this invite.
The event itself was held at the brand new Innisfree flagship in NYC. I highly recommend visiting as the space itself is stunning! There is a gigantic 20 foot wall of plants that extends all the way up to the balcony/mezzanine level where the event was held. This beautiful display of greenery is complimented by gorgeous color coordinated walls of various face masks.
This class was specifically put on to promote their masks that you wear overnight so they brought in an expert on sleep. Dr. Rebecca Robbins researches sleep at NYU an co-authored “Sleep for Success.” This was the best part of the event because along with learning about their products I also walked away educated on the greater value of sleep. I think everyone has heard the two main rules when is comes to sleep: get enough of it and maintain a consistent schedule, but after the class I learned there is so many more factors that are at play when it comes to sleep!
Getting past the simple fact that all adults should be getting 7-8 quality hours of sleep per night, we dug deeper into how to make that sleep of better quality. Some of her suggestions include investing in a better mattress, making sure your room is pitch black, going to bed at the same time consistently, and utilizing essential oils. However, my favorite takeaway from the evening was establishing a regular nighttime routine that prepares your body for sleep. Think about it this way; parents know that tucking their child in, reading a bed time story, giving them a glass of milk etc. helps them fall asleep, but as we become adults we lose that sort of dependable routine.
An ideal routine would go something like this: put away your phone, apply your skincare, drink a glass of tea, meditate, and turn on your diffuser. Obviously you can see where the Innisfree comes into play – their bomb face masks.
I went home with their “Brightening and Pore Caring Sleeping Mask.” The idea behind a sleep mask is that since you are applying it before bed your are giving your skin much longer to soak in the benefits from the ingredients. I’ve used other sleep masks before and I love how moisturized my skin feels in the morning. However I’m also a side sleeper, so it can feel like the mask ends up all over my pillow. One way to counteract that is to exfoliate before you apply, so the mask can absorb a little better, also consider doing it earlier on in your bedtime routine. If this still doesn’t work for you, try one of their face masks! You don’t have to give up on the skincare ritual, especially with sheet masks as good as the ones that they make.
I’ll make sure to report back on this specific mask (I’m excited because it smells of clementines) but in the meantime check out literally ANY of their sheet masks, or the volcanic clay mask for your pores.