What is night cream?
A night cream has an essential role in supporting the health and quality of your skin. During the day the skin needs protection, while at night it needs replenishment. A night cream is a specific moisturizer designed to have a regenerative and smoothing effect on the skin. There are different consistencies and formulations of night cream available, depending on what is best for your skin type. When the skin cells are in the process of repair and regeneration, they are more receptive to moisturizing ingredients. Applying a night cream before bedtime helps replenish the skin's moisture and repair the damage caused by exposure to dust, pollution, and the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays during the day.
What is the best night cream?
The best night cream has ingredients rich in antioxidants to help repair and restore the skin. Night creams are intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Search for a cream that is light and penetrates deep into your skin. To find the best night cream for yourself, you need to understand your skin type, whether oily, dry, or combination skin. Test how a night cream works for your skin by applying a small amount on the back of your hand and see if it absorbs readily.
Can I use night cream during the day?
A day cream will generally be non-oily and non-sticky so that you can use it under makeup. On the other hand, a night cream's purpose is to repair and replenish the skin. Night creams can be heavier in texture than day creams and have ingredients that replenish moisture and reduce early signs of aging. In theory, you can use a night cream during the day. However, if you're planning to spend time outdoors, applying a moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher is essential. Night cream formulation is for hydrating the skin while you sleep. Therefore, they are usually richer moisturizers that may add shine to your skin. To have a hydrating daytime moisturizer for very dry skin, you may wish to use a separate, rich emollient moisturizer that includes sunscreen.
What does night cream do?
During the day, the skin has a defensive role, protecting itself from bacteria, climate conditions, dirt, pollution, and UV rays. When you sleep, the skin is also active, recovering from the damage caused during the day and regenerating. To help it do its work, you should apply face cream with a formula for accelerating tissue repair and promoting cell renewal.