Cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser, and now, night cream? What happened to the great old saying “less is more”? The truth is that different products allow us to address different skin concerns.
So the short answer is YES! Our skin functions differently during daytime and night-time, thus our skin has different needs. During the day, a moisturiser protects us from UV and other environmental damage. The skin also produces more sebum, which contains antioxidants, especially when the sun is at its peak. So, when prepping skin for the day ahead, look for antioxidants like Vitamin C, which protects skin against pollution and free radicals in addition to brightening the skin and providing protection against sun damage.
In the PM, our skin is in its restorative and renewal phase. Microcirculation increases, sebum production is lowered, and skin is more prone to trans-epidermal water loss. Therefore, your night cream, like the Lanocreme Manuka Honey Night Cream, helps to:
1. Boost Hydration
If your skin is dry but you also want to wear foundation during the day, trying a thicker cream at night with hyaluronic acid may provide the hydration you need to skip a heavy cream or oil in the mornings.
2. Get Rid of Dark Circles
Dark circles are usually caused by lack of sleep and/or exhaustion. However, did you know dark circles are also caused by lack of hydration in your skin? The lack of hydration in your skin will increase the appearance of purple and blue veins in your under-eye area. To help relieve the appearance of dark circles, be sure to apply some night cream under your eyes. This will hydrate the area and keep your skin hydrated until the morning.
3. Impart More Active Ingredients
Night-time is the prime time for our bodies to repair itself. And the skin, being the body’s largest organ, certainly takes part in the action. So, it’s no wonder that night creams contain more active ingredients than daily moisturisers do because the skin is already in hyper-recharge mode and can really make the most of a potent formula. But it’s also worth noting that many of the stronger, anti-aging ingredients found in night creams increase UV sensitivity, so naturally, they’re best used after the sun goes down.
To use a night cream? Or to not use a night cream? That is the question. But my friends, if as a child you watched Barney the dinosaur or The Saddle Club, I hate to break it to you but a night cream would be beneficial and most likely necessary. Let’s keep our skin looking fab day and night.
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