The importance of your night skin care routine
Some of us skip moisturising in the evening as we think we can do without it. For those who sleep enough, eat well, do not smoke and are younger than 25, that is probably true. For the rest of us, a night cream is a crucial part of our night skin care routine. Here's why.
Reason 1 Skin needs hydration in the evening
The skin loses water throughout the day and the night, with a peak at 4am. So, we need to make up for this lack of moisture by applying a hydrating, nourishing night cream: this will saturate the skin with water, essential fatty acids, nutrients and oligoelements. If the epidermis is dried out or dehydrated, a night cream will give it back its smoothness and softness. This is all the more important in the winter or after prolonged exposure to the sun. So, don't skip this step in your night skin care routine: it ensures immediate comfort for your skin. It would be a shame to miss out on this soft skin feeling!
Reason 2 It helps the skin to recover
During the day, your skin suffers endless environmental aggressions: stress, pollution, tobacco, UV... the list of free radical-inducing factors goes on. It produces waste that it must eliminate to be on top form. If toxins accumulate too much, skin cells start to dysfunction. The result: a dull complexion, dehydrated skin, wrinkles, spots and red patches. It is when we sleep that the skin gets to work to repair the damage done during the day. During this process, the blood circulation to the skin is stronger, in order to provide the nutrients needed to get rid of these toxins. Night creams boost the cells' cleansing system to deep-clean the skin and eliminate the particles that make it dull.
Reason 3 It gives you a glowing complexion
Another night-time phenomenon is cell renewal, which is at its height between 1am and 3am. So, help this process along by enhancing your night skin care routine with powerful active ingredients such as retinol, resveratrol, hyaluronic acid and anti dark spot substances. Before going to bed, using face peel creams that contain AHA (glycolic or lactic acids) or BHA (salicylic acid) will smooth out the skin's surface and stimulate skin regeneration. These products can make your skin brighter and smoother, stamp out dark spots and erase fine lines.
Reason 4 It helps in the fight against aging
The night is the perfect time to make up for any potential deficiencies and soothe skin aggravations caused during the day. So, opt for a night cream with an effective repair formula. It will provide the dermis with all it needs to repair itself: hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, peptides... for an anti wrinkle effect and maximum firmness.
Reason 5 There's a night cream for everyone
Whether it's a serum, cream, mask, product that you rub in or one that you leave to act all night... there are endless night creams out there, which adapt both to your skin type and to the kind of texture you are looking for. Whether you prefer a luxurious cold cream, a soothing cloth mask or a half-oil half-cream serum, you are sure to find a night cream that fits your skin and your needs.