Creams come in handier during the winter season, as our climate in summers is so extreme we hardly apply creams to our skin in summers and go for light lotions instead.
Yesterday, I was going through a market and saw day cream and night creams rack and I stopped to get a good look at the brands that offered day and night creams and it looked as if every brand now has come up with their day and night creams line. And every night cream offered anti-ageing and every day cream went for SPF. That’s great as its easier for us now to differentiate between the both. Day creams are usually very light and not so oily while night creams are greasier. I remember the times when we all used the same cream, at all times and fussing over the greasy effect it gave in the day time which looked a little awkward to the eye. Here’s more on day and night cream so you can have a little more info on how these creams work and how they differ in purpose and texture.
Day creams: In daytime skin is more open to damaging UV rays, pollution, environmental stresses, and makeup, so creams designed for use during the day are mainly focused on protection and support. They contain SPF to prevent burning and photo aging, antioxidants to fight free radicals, and ingredients like caffeine to make skin look energized and firm.
Day creams are usually designed to be worn under cosmetics, so they have light, no greasy formulas that are absorbed quickly and allow pores to breathe. They provide a smooth, oil-free canvas for foundation to glide on smoothly.
Although some boast of anti-aging properties, daytime moisturizers are often light on compounds like alpha-hydroxyl acids and retinoid because these compounds have a tendency to make skin more sensitive to the sun.
Night Creams: At night skin does its heavy lifting. Like the rest of the body, skin does the bulk of its repairing, restoring, and regenerating while we sleep, so night creams are focused on moisture and recovery. They contain the most powerful, slow-absorbing moisturizers that are designed to absorb over the course of several hours; since there’s little to no concern about sun exposure, they also contain the highest concentrations of anti-aging compounds ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid, which are able to do their work without interference from sunscreens.