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Overnight Beauty Tips for Better Skin and Hair In the Morning

Let's face it: Most of us don't have a lot of time to devote to pampering, least of all in the morning. Good news: There's a slew of products on the market designed to work while you sleep so that your skin and hair can recharge while you do. These tips from Shape beauty director Kate Sandoval Box take mere minutes (max two, we promise!) to prep and then work their magic overnight so you don't have to think twice about them.

Get a youthful radiance (15 seconds)

Skin renewal kicks into overdrive while you sleep, making it the best time for a supercharged mask treatment. An overnight mask won't leave behind any goop or grease on your pillowcase. (Try Olay Regenerist Luminous, $26; drugstore.com) (Want more mask options? Check out our picks for the best masks for every skin type.)

Smooth skin with a peel (20 seconds)

An overnight peel with exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic, lactic, or citric will resurface and soften the appearance of fine lines overnight. If acne is your main skin concern, try zapping it overnight with one of these blemish fighters that work their magic while you snooze. (Try Ole Henriksen Invigorating Overnight Treatment, $48; sephora.com)

Silky, healthy hair (30 seconds)

Apply a leave-in, overnight hair mask to you hair—damp or dry, it doesn't matter. The formula will seep into your strands and reverse over-processing and repair damage while you sleep. (Try Rene Furterer Karite Intense Overnight Nourishing Treatment, $24; allbeauty.com)

Score Easy, Tousled Waves (2 minutes)

Take a shower before bed, then braid your hair in one loose braid for loose waves. When you wake up in the morning, unbraid, muss it up with your fingers a bit, spritz on a shine-enhancing spray, and go. (No time for braids to do their magic? Here's how to get tousled, beachy waves in five steps, plus the texturizing sprays you need for effortless hair.)

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