Night creams are intensive treatments that help restore lost hydration and vital nutrients. More importantly, they help repair and rejuvenate skin from daytime damage while you sleep. Skin is most receptive to rebuilding when it's in a non-active state, which is why overnight treatments are so essential.
Night creams help diminish visible signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evening tone, stimulating cellular renewal and improving elasticity, such as Sea Results Deep Sleep Recovery Cream , which is packed with marine collagen.
Night formulations tend to be thicker than daytime moisturizers, since they're more concentrated and not designed to be layered under makeup. Others may contain lightening ingredients or retinol that can make skin sensitive to the sun, and are therefore more effective at night.
Night Treatment Needs by Decade
When you're in your 20s, look for products that contain fewer active ingredients. If your skin is oily, stick with products that are oil-free and won't clog pores, and contain alpha or beta hydroxy acids to help exfoliate dead skin cells.
In your 30s you should start using night creams that provide more targeted anti-aging benefits, such as wrinkle reducers and restorative vitamins. You should also consider using an eye wrinkle treatment such as Night Oasis™ Overnight Eye Complex.
In your 40's, look for creams that are designed to treat deep wrinkles, expression lines and sagging. Retinol and collagen-building ingredients help restore a vibrant tone and strengthen weakened elasticity. Try Sea Results Deep Sleep Recovery Serum.
Cleanse. Always apply a night cream to cleansed skin. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. Apply toner to remove trace impurities and prepare your skin to absorb the maximum nutrients and anti-aging benefits of your night cream.
Apply. Use your fingers to dot cream near the center of your face. Always use light upward strokes. Stay away from the eye area. Instead, use an eye cream.
Don't forget your neck. Always treat your neck with the same care you use for your face. Start at the base of your neck with a few dabs of cream and sweep gently upward.