The best time to apply an anti-aging skincare product is in the evening, BEFORE you fall asleep. This is due to the fact that, as our bodies rest and go into “recharge mode”, our skin is best able to absorb and accept the benefits of nutrients and vitamins. Making a nighttime formula a regular star in your skincare routine is vital in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles. Not sure what night cream is best for you? Here are some suggestions:
SKIN TYPE: Oily/Combination
Night Cream: Contrary to popular belief, oily complexions DO require a good moisturizer to balance them out. It’s just a matter of finding the right one! The lightweight texture of Shu Uemura’s moisturizer is the perfect companion for oil-prone skin. Trust me: It will keep you coming back for more once you get a dose of it.
SKIN TYPE: Acne
Night Cream: With acneic skin, it’s best to look for moisturizing products featuring ingredients such as tea tree oil, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide that will work actively to improve blemishes while keeping your skin supple and smooth. This lightweight soothing lotion from the Body Shop is known for helping in healing of blemishes and delivering clearer skin.
SKIN TYPE: Sensitive
Night Cream: Avoid ingredients that are too stimulating and active for sensitive complexions, as they have the potential to cause a negative reaction (redness, blotchiness, rash, irritation, etc.). Some of these blacklisted ingredients include glycolic acids, beta hydroxy acid and anything with a form of retinol infused into it (unless given a green light by your physician). This Biotherm cream is a safe bet as it includes a soothing cocktail of photo-omegas and thermal spa water to calm any discomfort or tightness in the skin.
SKIN TYPE: Dry/Aging
Night Cream: If your skin is looking dull and/or sallow and fine lines are starting to peek out in the promise of becoming full-blown wrinkles, a good night cream is your saving grace. This night cream from L’Oréal Paris pampers the skin with hydrating nourishment, while helping to stimulate skin cell renewal while you sleep, revealing more youthful-looking skin. Give it a month or so for the renewal process to really kick into high gear.