Perfect your complexion 24 hours a day with these night creams
Most of us don’t think twice about splashing out on a moisturiser if it comes recommended. But while day creams are a must when it comes to beauty regimes, many women disregard the importance of a night cream. However, slathering on a decent night cream can be vital in maintaining a flawless, smooth and plump complexion, as advanced skin and laser specialist Debbie Thomas told Cover Media. “At night, skin produces less oil, loses more water and is more acidic, so it can be drier and sometimes more sensitised, quite often resulting in ‘flare-ups’ of inflammatory skin conditions and dry skin come morning time,” she explained.
There are three main types of night creams: anti-ageing, nourishing/hydrating and all-in-ones.
It’s worth noting at this point that night creams are often on the more expensive end of the beauty price spectrum. But the benefits you will get from using a decent night cream are entirely worth it. For an anti-ageing night product, Debbie recommends the Bioeffect night serum “which contains anti-ageing peptides and a super nourishing complex that literally transforms the texture of your skin overnight.” Another good option is the Transformulas Marine Miracle Creme, which floods the skin with nutrients and helps to relax the dermal layer – resulting in fewer wrinkles and tighter skin. If you suffer from dry skin but still want the anti-ageing properties of other products then Exuviance Age Reverse Hydrafirm is a good place to start. It contains hyaluronic acid, as well as NeoGlucosamine and Matrixyl peptides to help plump and lift the skin.
Night-time is the perfect opportunity to give your skin time to repair – particularly if you have a dry complexion. Yes to Carrots Intense Hydration Night Cream is a fantastic product for flooding skin with moisture. This dermatologist-tested night cream uses the power of Carrots and Vitamin E to help users get glowing, flake-free skin. It’s also reasonably priced so won’t break the bank!
The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream is another good choice, especially as it’s paraben free and contains hydrating Cocoa butter. Bear in mind as well that by hydrating your complexion you are also helping to prevent the signs of ageing – because a plump visage is less likely to show up wrinkles.
All in ones
If you’re looking for a good multi-tasker then why not give Lavera’s Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream a try? This reasonably-priced product is described as a overnight treatment mask, which will leave skin refreshed and radiant by morning. In fact, sleeping masks are already hugely popular in Asia, and look set to take the rest of the world by storm thanks to their innovative way of sealing in moisture overnight. Lightweight, non-greasy and gel like, these masks are similar in consistency to a gel and sink in straight away once applied. They stimulate cell turnover to ensure a flawless complexion, and are the last step of a night-time skincare regime. Asian women apply them over the top of a regular moisturiser, as they create an invisible protective seal over the skin, meaning you wake up looking refreshed and revitalised. One of these sleeping masks already hitting headlines in the U.K. is Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask which is specially formulated with Persian silk tree to brighten and even skin tone, pomegranate flower to firm plus buriti, borage, rose hip and cranberry seed oils to moisturise and nourish skin.