We live in a busy world and sometimes we don't have enough time to completely
address our skin care needs. Remember, those precious hours you sleep at night
can also be used to rehydrate your skin without disrupting your daily routine.
When we think of night cream
treatments, visions of grandma wearing rollers and thick, white cream may arise
in our heads. However, modern evening beauty treatments are invisible, effective
and look and smell great.
Night creams are beneficial
because every day our bodies divide their biological processes into two phases
- active and resting/repairing. The active phase occurs when we are awake and
working. The resting/repairing phase happens while we sleep and our body renews
itself for another day.
During the resting/repairing
phase, our bodies experience the greatest water loss of the day through the
skin. As a result, your skin is less capable of absorbing active ingredients.
Using a night cream enriched with vitamins is ideal because it fights free radicals
while you sleep and provides essential nutrients for your skin. For people with
dry skin, night creams also help to prevent the loss of water during sleep,
making it very helpful in hydrating extremely parched skin.
Basically, your day cream
should protect your skin from the elements and your night cream should provide
essential nutrients while you sleep. During the day, our skin is exposed to
sun, wind and particles in the air and requires a barrier against the elements.
On the other hand, the evening is an ideal time to use a night cream that offers
a specialized treatment for your skin, such as anti-aging or exfoliating, because
we are at rest and the skin is receptive to such treatments.
By including a night cream
in your evening routine, you will enjoy a much more attractive complexion.