The Benefits of Night Creams

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:45

Night Creams Can Help Fight Aging and Keep Your Skin Healthy

 

We all want to keep our skin looking young and healthy. While most of us practice daily cleansing and moisturizing, are you doing enough for your skin at night?

 

Your skin goes through many of its processes of repair and renewal while you’re sleeping, so the right nighttime routine can maximize the benefits of skin care. There are many advantages to using a special night cream, but you might be confused about exactly what night creams can do and how to select the right one for your skin type. This post will cover the importance of night creams and how to select the best product for you.

 

5 Advantages of Using Night Creams

 

1. Anti-Aging

Aging is inevitable, but a good skincare routine can help your skin retain its elasticity and glow. One of the best compounds known for fighting the effects of aging is retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A. Retinol is broken down by the sun, so it makes sense to use this powerful age fighter while you sleep. Make sure the cream you use at night contains these retinoid compounds to get a good anti-aging boost.

 

2. Collagen to fight aging and smooth skin

One of the benefits of retinoids is that it helps your body produce collagen, a crucial element in healthy skin. Collagen helps to build firmness and smooth wrinkles, so any skin care products you use at night should help your body produce this needed component. Proteins called peptides in your night cream can help boost the production of collagen. Including a healthy dose of vitamin C replenishes your body’s collagen supply. While night cream can’t perfectly reverse aging, it can help your skin rebuild its collagen through daily application.

 

3. Hydrate and trap moisture

Loss of moisture is a key cause of aging, so the best night creams help your skin retain vital moisture. Certain compounds like ceramides and other fatty acids allow your skin to restore its moisture and act as a barrier against dry air. Replenishing your skin’s moisture is one of the key benefits of night creams, so the night cream you choose should include a healthy selection of moisturizing ingredients.

 

If you live in a home that uses dry heat in winter, the protection of a thick night cream will also form a barrier against dryness, lock in moisture, and restocks your skin’s natural balance.

 

4. Skin Soothing

When infused with the proper ingredients, night creams can smooth away irritations, such as dry skin and dark circles. Compounds like vitamin E, chamomile, and aloe vera help soothe irritated skin and repair rough areas in your complexion. When applied, these elements help skin recover from the previous day and prepare for the days to come, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and smoother to the touch.

 

5. Better Complexion

Night creams can also help repair areas of rough skin. Certain botanicals like extract of cucumber can treat problem areas, so look for these ingredients in your night cream. Vitamin C promotes skin care, as its long-term use on your skin can heal certain skin concerns and repair damage caused by the sun. Applying a cream with vitamin C can improve your skin, but it’s important to get vitamin C from internal sources as well. Healthy skin is another reason to eat healthily, so don’t skimp on the fruit and veggies.

 

Using a night cream

 

When it comes to using a night cream, one of the most important things to remember is that you won’t see results right away. Some companies claim that you’ll start to see benefits in days, but dermatologists suggest it will probably take weeks for the benefits to show up, so stay with it to see results.

 

Pay attention to the list of ingredients more than the price tag; the key is whether or not the cream contains the right ingredients. Often, the competitively priced brands contain your target ingredients, and you can experience the same quality as the more expensive name brand night creams. But, do your research. Know what ingredients are important to you and your skin routine before you select your night cream.

 

Consider your skin type when selecting your night cream. You likely know whether your skin is oily, dry, or something in between, and you probably know if you have sensitive skin or not. Use this information to help you choose the best night cream for you. A good rule of thumb for selecting is opting for fragrance-free and hypoallergenic creams.

 

Night creams can bring many benefits to skin’s health, and they can be an important part of your daily self-care routine. Come in for a spa treatment at Cloud 9 Spa, and chat with our professionals about what night cream is right for you!