Night cream is formulated differently than day cream and is designed to repair damage and regenerate skin cells that have been impacted by the rigours of daily life. There are all sorts of cosmetics and beauty products that claim to do the same, but none of them replace a good quality night cream. And really, who wouldn’t want a product that works all night, while you sleep?
When should I start using night cream?
In general, you shouldn’t really need a night cream until sometime during your twenties, but there’s no harm in using one earlier. Certainly, a day cream is recommended much earlier from a sun protection point of view; day creams contain active ingredients that defend the skin against outside aggressors like UV rays. However, night creams aren’t really necessary until you reach an age where your skin naturally starts to lose the moisture you enjoyed in your youth.
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What are the benefits of using night cream?
There are huge benefits of adding an effective night cream to your night-time skincare routine. It gives your skin the chance to heal itself and absorb all the restorative goodies contained in the formulation. A night cream is designed to penetrate the skin in order to halt and repair signs of aging, resulting in a more youthful complexion. These creams generally contain more oil-based ingredients and nourishing peptides, as well as collagen-building agents to nourish, rebuild and repair skin cells. As a result, the consistency and texture of a night cream are thicker than a day cream, but night creams are absorbed immediately into the skin as compared to a daily moisturiser.
In a nutshell, a night cream is soothing, smoothing, nourishing, hydrating, and firming. Night creams generally claim to reduce the visible signs of ageing (which is code for ‘wrinkles’) and combat dryness. Apart from feeling wonderful on your skin, a night cream will work hard, without any further input from you after application. Even if you’re trying to maintain your skincare regime on a tight budget, Cosmetic Capital can provide you with affordable options when it comes to purchasing a quality brand of night cream.
How to apply night cream?
A night cream is only part of your overall night-time skincare routine. Firstly, you need to clean the surface of your face with a makeup remover and then wash your face thoroughly with a good quality facial wash and water. This will ensure residual dirt, grime, and oils that have accumulated throughout the day are removed from your skin. Next, use any product that will exfoliate your skin – but only if you need to. Not all skin types require this daily, in fact, it is only recommended to exfoliate 1-3 times per week. After exfoliating, apply a quality skin toner and then conclude by smoothing on your chosen night cream.
Don’t be put off by the thick texture of your night cream; they are designed to penetrate deep into your skin cells overnight and are always a thicker consistency than your typical day cream. As a result, this will hydrate your skin and help leave your face feeling supple, fresh, and radiant the next morning.
Is it ok to use night cream during the day?
Depending on the product, creams will feature ingredients specifically tailored towards day-time or night-time use only, targeting all the specific needs your skin will have during that period. So, it’s best to start and finish your day the right way with targeted day and night creams.
A day cream will prepare the skin for a day out. It keeps the skin smooth and supple for easy and gentle makeup application whilst also keeping oily tendencies at bay. Many day creams also provide basic sun protection.
A night cream will then repair and renew the skin after a long day of wearing makeup or being out in the sun. It combats dryness by moisturising and nourishing the skin with essential targeted mineral, vitamin, and oil components (often in the form of a botanical extract), allowing the skin cells to replenish and rejuvenate overnight. This should result in your skin having a natural glow about it by morning.
If your skin requires a bit of extra care, you might consider adding a serum to your routine for some extra oily goodness. A product such as Loreal’s Revitalift Filler Revolumising Serum can be an absolute powerhouse and will likely improve skin elasticity and overall appearance. This particular product contains pure Hyaluronic Acid to fill in fine lines and give the skin a smoother, re-volumised appearance. It’s basically a collagen filler without the needles! Can I hear an Amen!
And at Cosmetic Capital, there is so much more than a night cream on offer. Shop for your favourite makeup, contour and blush products, makeup brushes, toiletries, eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara. Finish your look by choosing a fabulous lipstick and nail polish! And while you’re treating your face, don’t forget about your hair! We also stock a wide range of hair care products including Fanola and Olaplex.
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