Skincare Explained: Night Cream

One of the best weapons that you can have in your beauty arsenal is a good night’s sleep. The phrase beauty sleep is not a misnomer. While you sleep, your body has a chance to rest and repair itself, and this goes for your skin too. One way to improve the efficacy of your beauty sleep is to apply a night cream. 

What is a Night Cream?

Night cream is a specific form of moisturiser that is applied at night and left to absorb into the skin overnight. Most night creams are designed to smooth down rough skin cells on the face and prevent moisture loss. They come in different consistencies depending on the needs of your skin type. When it comes to choosing a night cream, you need to read the list of ingredients carefully. There are four key ingredients to any nighttime skincare product. Whether you want one, all or a combination of these ingredients will depend on your skin type and your end goal.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hydration is essential for ensuring that your skin looks and feels soft and smooth. Hyaluronic acid helps to prevent water loss, and it helps to repair the skins natural barrier, which means that it can also promote healing. If moisturising is a priority for you, then you need to make sure that your might cream lists this ingredient.

Retinol

The skin ages – it is a natural process – factors like sun, stress and hormones can all affect how and when the skin ages. The skin loses elasticity as you get older, and the production of collagen slows. Creams that contain retinol can help to address the signs of ageing. You can choose products like a night repair serum which only contains retinol, or the vegan version bakuchiol if anti-ageing is your goal. BYBI is a great brand for sustainable skincare; they have a lot of options when it comes to skincare products – a lot of which are vegan, carbon-neutral and climate-conscious. 

Melatonin

This ingredient can be found in both day and night skincare products. It penetrates the outermost layer of the skin, it acts as a skin protectant and has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants can prevent damage on a cellular level. This means that melatonin can lessen the effects of environmental damage such as exposure to pollution, UV rays and blue lights. 

Niacinamide

This is simply another name for the vitamin B3, which can brighten the skin and even out the skin tone. Products that contain niacinamide can reduce redness and blotchiness, yellowing skin and dark patches. It can also improve elasticity. 

Summing Up

A good night’s sleep can do wonders for your mental and physical health, not to mention your appearance. However, with the right night skin, you can help to assist your skin in its natural repair processes. In addition, being better educated on your options can help you make the best choice for achieving your skincare goals, whether that is anti-ageing, moisturising, environmental protection or evening out your skin tone.

 

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