Why You Need a Night Cream and Night Time Regimen
A night-time skincare regime has always been important - It’s the chance for your skin to catch up, and repair the damage done by environmental factors experienced in the daytime. But as we age, more thought needs to go into what treatments we use in order to address multiple concerns, such as sagging, wrinkles and loss of plumpness.
Clearly a good night cream is an integral part of this. But it is just one stage in a multi-ingredient regime. Here are some essentials you need to know for creating the ideal night time regime for you.
Key ingredients to watch for:
Peptides: Peptides are naturally formed when collagen breaks down, sending a message to your skin that it needs to generate more collagen. Peptides can also cause facial muscles to relax, decreasing wrinkles and making them an ideal anti-ageing ingredient.
Glycolic Acid: Glycolic Acid stimulates cell renewal, as well as exfoliating, plumping and firming the skin. Because of its small molecular size, it absorbs easily into the skin; evening skin tone, refining the appearance of pores and smoothing the look of lines and wrinkles.
Antioxidants: Antioxidant ingredients can reduce oxidative damage done to your skin during the day, leading to a clearer, more even complexion.
Your night time skincare regime:
Daytime creams and cleansing regimes:
Day creams, like the NeoStrata Skin Active Matrix Support SPF 15 - Day Cream 50g, play an essential role in protecting your skin in the day from outside polluters and damaging UV rays. But at night it’s time for this protective layer to come off.
Clean out your pores and wash away any impurities with products such as theNeoStrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash, that cleanses, exfoliates and stimulates cell renewal for enhanced skin clarity and texture.
The skin around your eyes is more sensitive than the rest of your face, meaning it needs a greater level of attention. Treatments such as the NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy 15g visibly reduce signs of aging around the eyes, including crow’s feet, puffiness and sagging.
It does this through a combination of 6% NeoGlucosamine (a non acid amino sugar, that lifts and plumps the skin around the eye area), peptides and caffeine that deflates under eye puffiness throughout the night.
Serums should be applied after cleansing and before moisturising, with their super concentrated formula working to protect your skin. For example, the NeoStrata Enlighten Illuminating Serum, has 12 active brighteners that even out discolouration and skin tone as well as hydrate and leave the skin radiant. With the night cream on top of this the serum can get to work fighting signs of ageing.
And finally, the most important step: night cream. Your choice of cream should make the most of the rest time dedicated to repair. The NeoStrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration - Night Cream 50g contains ingredients such as Glycolic Acid, peptides and superfruit antioxidants, that restore, lift and firm. This means while your body's resting you're giving your skin its best chance to focus on regeneration and renewal, leading to fresher, younger-looking skin.