Ever wondered if there is any difference between day and night face creams? Thought you can save some money by using only one kind? You should definitely stick around and see why you should not do that…
We all know cosmetic companies are primarily focused on making money. They are swamping us with with so many ads for different products and innovations, you just have to ask yourself – do I really need all of it? Perfect example of that is night cream. Many women think that they should not pay for two products that are more or less the same.
I’ll agree that the price is not always a reflection of quality. But there’s no playing with types of products and their roles. You cannot substitute shampoo with shower gel. You cannot use a body scrub on your face. And you most definitely shouldn’t use daily cream during the night.
It is tested and proven fact that our skin reacts differently to night face cream if you apply it in the morning and vice versa. Their formulas are fundamentally different and they are adjusted to the different needs your skin has during day and night.
Here’s what the main difference between day and night face creams is:
Daily Face Cream
During the day, your whole body is in active state and so is your skin. It deals with stress, pollution, weather, UV exposure… It is often covered with makeup.
Daily face creams are lighter than night ones. Their task is to hydrate the skin and create a barrier on the surface of your skin. That way they protect it from bad external influences. Most daily creams have at least basic UV protection and antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals.
Quality daily cream is not heavy and allows the skin to breath properly. It boosts the skin with energy and keeps it moist and elastic. Daily cream refreshes the skin and gives it a healthy glow. It is a good base for makeup. Some new-generation creams have an astonishing matte effect.
Night Face Cream
Night is the time for skin to rest, recover and revitalize. UV protection would be pointless at night; instead skin needs nutrients and deep hydration. Therefore, night creams have different functions than daily ones.
These creams are thicker and heavier. You may notice that your skin is too shiny and sticky, but skin absorbs better while you sleep. Night creams contain alpha hydroxy acid, retinol and vitamin C, which creates perfect conditions for the skin to repair and refresh. Their rich formulas oxygenize and regenerate the skin.
Quality night cream contains substances that speed up cell metabolism (like fruit enzymes or algae) and hyaluronic acid, urea or vitamin C, all responsible for deep moisturizing. Preventing aging sings is another important role of night cream. So, make sure yours contains fiber-like proteins that firm the skin and make it elastic, like collagen, elastin and keratin.
What Happens If You Use Daily Cream At Night?
If you apply a daily cream at night or a night cream in the morning, they can’t perform their primary functions and they are useless. In fact, it is proven that your skin can get confused with this rotation and even natural processes of the skin get disturbed. That is why it is crucial for you not to overlook the difference between day and night face creams.
Night cream makes your face greasy and shiny during the day. Makeup doesn’t stick well on it and your skin is not protected from the sun. On the other hand, daily cream doesn’t supply your skin with near enough hydration and anti-aging agents that are necessary at night.
You don’t have to believe any of this – try it out and see for yourselves. Just for once buy quality day and night creams and use them for a couple of days. You will not believe the difference!