Day vs Night Moisturizer: Do You Really Need Both?

Do you use face moisturisers? If you haven’t started using one, it is time to do so. Moisturising your face will help you look younger and makes your skin softer. It hydrates the skin. It also prevents and heals dry skin.

The importance of moisturizing in skin care cannot be overlooked. Watch the video to find out what moisturizers do to your skin.

Most beauty brands offer two kinds of moisturisers or creams, one for morning and one for night. The question is do you really need both or is it just a marketing propaganda of cosmetic companies to make you buy more of their products?

Day Cream

During the day, your skin is subjected to UV rays, pollution, make up and other chemicals that may harm the skin. Because of this, day creams are normally designed for protection. They also tend to be lighter and non-greasy in texture. They are also easily absorbed by the skin because they are designed to be worn underneath your make up.

Night Cream

Unlike  day cream, night creams are designed for repair, restoration and regeneration. As a result, night creams are often thicker, richer and heavier because they have higher concentrations of anti-aging ingredients designed to penetrate your skin during the course of your sleep.

Yes, it is possible to use only one kind of cream but you will not be able to take advantage of its maximum benefits. Using a day cream at night might not be as effective as a night cream because it does not contain higher concentrations of anti-aging ingredients. In the same way, if you use night cream in the morning, you will have to apply another product to protect your face from UV rays and other harmful chemicals that your face will be exposed to in the morning, And besides, you might not want to walk around looking all greasy, do you? Thus, it is advisable to include both morning and night creams in your beauty regimen.

Whatever you choose to do, always remember the following do’s and don’ts in using moisturisers:

  1. Choose a moisturizer that is specifically formulated for your skin type. Is your skin oily, dry, extra dry, combination or aging?
  2. Refrain from using hot temperature in washing your face.
  3. Moisturiser is best applied on damp skin. Don’t towel dry your skin completely.
  4. Apply it immediately after cleaning your face, preferably after applying a toner. A toner helps remove excess dirt, oil and make-up.
  5. Apply the moisturizer in gentle circular motion.
  6. Don’t forget to apply moisturiser on your neck and chest too.
  7. Don’t wait until you are old to start applying moisturiser. They can be used as early as 21 years of age.
  8. Do take your skin care regimen seriously. Apply them daily not when you just feel like it.
  9. Do consider switching moisturisers when there is a change of season. On cold months, your skin tends to be drier so heavy creams are a must. On warmer months, it is recommended to use light creams especially when it is hot and humid outside.
  10. Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen or day cream with an SPF of at least 30.

 

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