NIGHT TIME PAMPERING FOR THE SKIN
Night time is when one’s skin gets the maximum rest, repair and time to rejuvenate. So always remember to wash and deep cleanse your face before you apply your night-time moisturiser for the best results. But how do you decide what constitutes a good moisturiser?
Here are some tips to keep in mind when deciding on a good night cream:
It doesn’t need to have the word ‘night’ to describe it: The difference between a night cream and any other is that it doesn’t have UV protection or any sunscreen ingredients in it. Hence you don’t necessarily need to use a cream that uses the word ‘night’ to define it. As the cream does not contain sunscreen, works well with your skin type and is rich in active ingredients, you are good to go!
High concentration of active ingredients: Look for components such as boswellia serrata, coffee bean extract, liquorice, coleus forskolin, horse chestnut, oils, vitamins like E and C and other antioxidants to name a few (in your night crème). In addition to these, actives need to be highly concentrated to address specific skin issues.
Deep penetrating and light weight in texture:
Ensure the cream texture is light, penetrates deeply and is comfortable for your skin. Try avoiding creams that sit on the skin’s surface and don’t get absorbed well, causing the skin to feel oily.
What to avoid: Avoid creams that contain synthetic fragrances and colorants as these type of ingredients can actually dry out and irritate your skin. A good night time moisturiser should also be free of parabens, allergens and harmful chemicals Definitely avoid alcohol-based creams if you suffer from sensitive skin issues like eczema, rosacea, etc.