When should you start using a night cream?

A night cream is an integral part of any beauty ritual for the face. Beginning at the age of 30, this type of treatment is used on the epidermis of this fragile part of the body.

After carefully removing your make-up and applying a moisturising treatment, using a wrinkle cream on your face will prevent the appearance of the signs of age.

A night cream, even for young skin

When you are 25 to 30, a night cream is not a compulsory part of your evening beauty ritual. However, it can still help to protect the epidermis from the appearance of your first wrinkles and discolorations.

Sleep enables the deep-down cellular regeneration of your skin for enhanced radiance.

A night cream or wrinkle cream should already be included in evening beauty routines for dry or sensitive skin. This is because those skin types suffer more from dehydration, which can lead to the appearance of signs of ageing like wrinkles.

When the skin is subjected to the assaults of daily life, like make-up, pollution and the sun, throughout the day, a face oil can serve as a moisturiser.

A night cream then becomes a real epidermal detoxification treatment.

A night cream for every skin type

As with day creams used in the morning, your choice of night cream should depend on your skin type and its degree of hydration and ageing.

In oily skin, a night cream helps to regulate sebum. Its texture is light and fluid.

For dry skin however, the night cream should be moisturising. It can readily be supplemented with mineral water.

People with sensitive skin should choose a product that is rich in active soothing ingredients to maintain a healthy glow.

Over and above your skin type, your choice of night treatment should also be based on the overall condition of your epidermis.

Skin that presents the signs of fatigue should use active regenerative ingredients.

Mature skin is best served by anti-ageing compounds rich in collagen, hyaluronic acid, retinol or vitamin C.

Skin which has been prepared for an effective night cream

A night cream is part of a comprehensive skin care routine. You should first remove your make-up using micellar water or oil. Allow your skin to dry in order to stave off any irritation. Next, apply your serum to the skin of your face.

Once the serum has been fully absorbed, apply your night cream to your entire face.

Delicately massage your epidermis to stimulate circulation. Plan to use a moisturising treatment around your eyes and on your eyelids.

It takes the skin about four weeks for complete cellular regeneration. Don’t be impatient. Allow the hydration to do its job to protect your skin from ageing and skin spots.

Your skin’s beauty routine should contain a cream that is suited to your epidermis. That doesn’t mean you should neglect your body creams and treatments though.

Be sure to choose sun protection products to fight damage from the sun. The face is a fragile part of the body which deserves a special ritual to preserve its beauty.