Going to bed with night cream on your face will benefit your skin while you sleep. The main difference between night creams and ordinary daily moisturizers is that most night creams have added ingredients such as vitamins and anti-aging components. They can be thicker and more intensive than day creams because you don’t need to wear make-up on top of them.
It is proven that the skin’s ability to absorb active ingredients peaks at night and skin loses more essential moisture at night. So your skin’s cell renewal is more active during the night, and night creams are designed to make the most of the hours. It penetrates deeply and does not leave your skin feeling oily or greasy, and does not cause any skin problem. Due to the active ingredients these creams contain, they not only nourish and condition the skin but also, using a night cream gives your skin the chance to repair the daily wear and tear caused by pollution, make-up and ultra violet light. This is done in several ways - from stimulating growth and circulation, to helping regenerate cells, while removing oxidant wastes from the cells and tissue, plus preventing skin and tissue degradation.
Common ingredients in night creams are: vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, Jojoba oil, Aloe Vera, honey, olive oil, apricot oil, Shea butter, rose oil, jasmine, anti-aging components, retinol, peptides, amino acids, AHAs, pathenol, copper, antioxidants, collagen. Night ointment is like an often needed vitamin for tired, stressed rind. Dry areas, like checks; will absorb the extra moisture a night cream can give. Applying night cream before bed means waking up to a softer complexion.
Do not use a night cream during the day however as they are usually oilier. Day and night creams have different formulations to improve skin elasticity, texture and appearance. Night ointment repairs the rind to undertake with the day time harm. Usually they weren’t carrying the sunlight security element, which is not required in the night.
How to Choose a Good Night Cream?
It is crucial to choose a night cream that suits your skin type. Never buy a too thick formula as it may damage your skin instead of repairing it. If the cream is too thick or too oily it may clog your pores, leaving your skin unable to breathe naturally. No matter your skin type or age you should look for a lighter texture that is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance-free.
Benefits of Using Night Creams
• Nourish and revitalize the skin
• Supply moisture and hydrate
• Sooth and calm the skin
• Promote even complexion and finer texture
• Boost collagen and elastic production
• Improve blood circulation
• Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discolorations
• Prevent sagging of skin
• Make skin soft, smooth and supple
• Improve the appearance of aging skin
• Help skin recover faster and restore skin elasticity
• Stimulate cell renewal
Homemade Night Cream
Making your own night ointment can be better. If you want your homemade night cream to smell great then you can add a bit of your favorite perfume oil to your homemade night cream.
Prepare your own homemade night cream by following the instructions below:
Take one apple, split the apple in half and remove stem. Cut out the core of the apple then chop it in small pieces. Put chopped apple in a blender with 1 cup olive/ rose oil and blend till smooth. Now pour this mixture in a medium bowl and set this on top of medium saucer quarter filled with water (double boiler). Heats until the mixture is warm and stir. Please don’t cook apple. The raw apple in this cream contains malice acid which helps promote smoother and firmer skin. Once your mixture is warm, take it off the heat and cool it. Add rose water and stir again until the rose water and olive oil-apple mixture is well combined. Your homemade night cream is ready you can put it on your face and neck before you go to bed. Keep the extra night cream in a plastic jar in the refrigerator.
How to Apply?
To maximize your night cream, wash your face, gently apply a dime-size dab to your skin and use an upward, circular motion to lightly message the night cream into your face. Do not put your night cream on your upper lids before your bedtime or you will wake up with puffy lids. Jasmine and rose oils helps to dehydrate the skin and frankincense helps in reducing wrinkles and restore tone to slack muscles.
After using night cream for a few days, you will see a difference in how your complexion looks and feels. Night cream also helps increase the rosy tone of the complexion and reduce the dull, ashy component of the skin. Dry and very dry skin responds particularly well. Applying night cream to slightly damp skin can really boost its performance as this seals in extra moisture – which means softer, smooth skin in the morning.