What Should You Look for in a Night Cream?

Your daily skin regimen is extremely important to the overall health of your skin. What you may not always be thinking about is your nightly regimen. Of course, at the end of the day, you should cleanse your face and then moisturize, but you may think you need only use the same moisturizer you use during the day. In fact, at night, you can use a totally different moisturizer and it’s possible that you should. So if you’re opting for a night cream, what should you look for?

First, a night cream that incorporates alpha hydroxy is a great choice. Alpha Hydroxy acids are widely used in the cosmetic industry because of their effectiveness at improving the overall look and feel of the skin and at reducing the signs of aging and reducing the look of wrinkles. Allowing your skin to absorb the alpha hydroxy overnight will improve it’s effectiveness.

Another excellent ingredient to look for in a night moisturizing cream is licorice root extract. Licorice root has a number of components, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that help the skin. Additionally, it appears that licorice root extract can also lighten the skin and help with hyper pigmentation. It soothes and brightens the skin and so is an excellent component in any night cream to help balance skin tone and soothe your skin.

The dermatologist approved night cream that you choose needs to have an excellent, penetrating moisture formula. This will allow your skin to truly hydrate and to absorb the alpha hydroxy and other compounds and nutrients that are contained in your night moisturizer.
Simply cleanse your skin at the end of the day, ensuring that it is clean and free of makeup and dirt. Then apply your night cream for maximum benefit.

By engaging in a nightly moisturizing routine, along with your other daily skin regimen techniques, you’ll keep your skin happy and healthy, which will also keep you looking more youthful. Take care of your skin!

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