Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - IANS (With in­puts by Divya Me­hta, beauty ex­pert)

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.


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