Five Things You Need to Know about Night Cream

You know how it is, you've had a long day and you just want to crawl off to bed and get your head on that pillow. But before you do, there are some very good reasons to take one extra minute and pop on a night cream. 

  1. Day and night moisturisers are formulated differently. A good day moisturiser should contain inbuilt sun protection. Whilst night creams often contain ingredients that are more about repairing and restoring your skin.
  2. There are also some ingredients that are simply not great to use during the day. Take retinol for example, it's a powerful and popular skin care ingredient, and can really support optimal skin health. But experts generally advise wearing it at night only as it can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
  3. The skin itself goes into repair and regenerate mode whilst you're sleeping, so it's generally considered a great time to give nature a helping hand with a nourishing night cream and/or other treatment product. We love to dot on a little Solar Serum with Lycocelle and then layer on a little night cream over the top. 
  4. Not all night creams are created equal, and as with most skincare products – you should pick something that will suit your skin. So, if you have dry, dehydrated skin, something like our Beauty Sleep Luscious Nightly Skin Repair Cream is a good choice as it is super hydrating as well as including  some powerful anti-ageing ingredients. 
  5. Not everyone needs night cream all the time. If you have very oily skin or are experiencing night sweats, you may want to temporarily forego night cream or just use it very sparingly. 

    And finally, remember, one of the best things for your skin is a good night’s sleep. So grab your eye mask, ear plugs, turn off your phone and get some serious shut eye. 

    Worried about the signs of premature ageing on your skin? Check out the 3-Step Healthy Skin Anti Ageing Programme

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