Many women think that the moisturizer that they have chosen to wear during the daytime can also be used as their nighttime cream. If you are one of those women, then you are missing out on an opportunity to help restore and repair your skin every single night. The main purpose of night cream is to infuse moisture into your skin while you sleep so as to help prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
Night creams, or at least nighttime moisturizing products, have been used for centuries by women to help maintain their youthful glowing skin. Women in ancient Roman times would use a fine olive oil on their skin to help maintain that much needed moisture while they got their beauty rest.
Night cream has come a long way since those times. You can find night creams in a number of different forms, such as creams, pastes, or special “treatment” gel formulas. There are night creams available for youths that will help keep their skin pimple-free, and there are formulas that will tighten and tone skin over night for those with more mature skin. Different skin types can also find night creams that are made for their specific needs, including those with combination or oily skin.
It is important to not grab the first night cream you have heard of, since there are so many different skin types out there. If you have oily skin, you certainly don’t want to mistakenly pick up a night cream for anyone with dry skin; otherwise you may not be too happy when you wake up in the morning!
Should you have problematic skin, such as acne, rosacea, very sensitive skin, eczema, or anything other skin problem, you can even contact a dermatologist and have a consultation. They will be able to help choose or even prescribe an appropriate night cream for your face.
So how do these night creams differ from your daytime moisturizers? The main difference is that the night creams on the market today still do have a higher oil content than daytime creams (apart from night creams that are made for oily or combination skin).
But here’s another thing to consider when it comes to using an oily night cream: how you sleep at night. If you sleep on your stomach or on your side, chances are that your face is touching your pillow.
That means that you will want to choose a less oily night cream, otherwise you may be finding yourself replacing the pillowcases quite often. If you only sleep on your back, then you can indulge in heavier night creams.
The best way to choose a night cream is to first find out what skin type you have. If you do not have time to go in for a consultation with a dermatologist, start reviewing the internet for some reviews on night creams that you have heard about.
There are a whole lot to choose from on the market these days, and not all of those night creams are necessarily very beneficial for your skin. You want to be sure that you can buy the best night cream that you can afford, so do a little bit of research. Your skin is worth the investment!