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Our Best Night Creams to Try Before Bed

Anti-Aging

Our Best Night Creams to Try Before Bed Our Best Night Creams to Try Before Bed Our Best Night Creams to Try Before Bed

Finding your ideal skin care routine can take some trial and error. And with so many different types of skin care products in existence, you might wonder which ones are actually necessary and will really benefit your complexion. One of the products you’re curious about might just happen to be night cream. Should you really use a separate cream to moisturize at night, or will your day cream do the trick? Here, get the low-down on the benefits of using a night cream, how to pick the right one for your skin care concerns, and our best product recommendations.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A NIGHT CREAM

Here’s the deal: There is a reason to use night cream. As you likely already know, moisturizing in the morning and at night is a must. As for why you shouldn’t just moisturize with the same product regardless of the time of day, there are different features to look for in daytime and nighttime products. A day moisturizer with likely be lighter and may be formulated with SPF. A night cream can be thicker, for maximum moisturizing, and may be formulated with ingredients that increase sun sensitivity.

HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT NIGHT CREAM MATCH

Answer these two questions to help you find the right night cream for your skin.

1. What is your skin type? Yes, it’s important to help keep your skin hydrated regardless of your skin type. But how you take care of oily skin will differ from how you take care of mature or dry skin. For example, if you have oily skin, a lightweight night cream may be a great option, whereas if you have dry skin, you may want to opt for a thicker formula. So, keep your skin type in mind when it comes time to pick your product.

2. Do you have any anti-aging concerns? Whether you have wrinkles and fine lines or a desire to brighten up an otherwise lackluster appearance, oftentimes night creams are formulated to help address specific anti-aging concerns.

THE BEST NIGHT CREAMS FROM L'ORÉAL PARIS

Now that you’re a night cream whiz, it’s time to find the right one for your skin! Here are a few product recommendations to help narrow down your night cream search.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Night Balm: As you age, your skin can start to get drier. Mature, dry skin can cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear more prominent. This night balm comforts and strengthens mature, very dry skin.

How to use it: Smooth the balm over your face, neck, and chest each evening after cleansing. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel to your under-eye area to massage away the look of puffiness, under-eye bags, and dark circles.

L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream: As you age, your skin may start to look and feel less firm, and the appearance of wrinkles may become more visible. Your delicate eye area is particularly susceptible to the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. This night cream can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles and smooth the look of skin with continued use over time.

How to use it: Gently smooth the night cream over your face and neck after cleansing with the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser. Before calling it a day, apply the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream: As you age, your skin can start to look less radiant. Womp, womp. While there are a lot of great things that come with age, this may be one that you’re not quite as excited about. With the use of this night cream, skin feels nourished instantly and appears renewed with continued use over time.

How to use it: After cleansing and applying a serum, smooth this night cream over your face using circular motions until thoroughly absorbed. Consider pairing it with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser and L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Day/Night Cream: This combo day and night cream for mature skin is formulated with precious oils and helps provide long-lasting hydration and comfort for skin. Immediately, skin feels nourished.

How to use it: Morning and evening, apply onto cleansed skin. You can wear it alone or under makeup. Smooth it gently onto your face in an upward and outward motion. Then, smooth from your neck to jawline, then upper chest until absorbed.

3 OTHER NIGHTTIME SKIN CARE HABITS TO ADOPT

Besides applying night cream before bed, there are a few other nighttime skin care steps you should take.

NIGHTTIME SKIN CARE HABIT #1: SLEEP ON A SILK PILLOWCASE

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will be gentler on your skin thanks to its soft, smooth texture. Not to mention, they feel super luxe!

NIGHTTIME SKIN CARE HABIT #2: REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP

While you may be tempted to hop into bed after a long night, don’t skip this step! Neglecting to remove your makeup can cause breakouts. Use the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes for quick, gentle makeup removal.

NIGHTTIME SKIN CARE HABIT #3: USE AN EYE CREAM

Regardless of your age, adding an eye cream to your nighttime skin care routine can help prevent puffiness, dark circles, under-eye bags, and wrinkles.

Check out our article, Your Ultimate Guide to Skin Hydration, for more skin care tips and product recommendations.