Hydration is the second key step of an effective night-time beauty routine.
In the evening we normally use a specific night cream, with active ingredients and functionalities that are more targeted and deep-acting than regular day creams.
This is because during the night the active ingredients contained in the cream are able to penetrate our face skin more easily, acting deeper down and more effectively.
For those who have more time to dedicate to their evening facial beauty routine, I recommend these 3 products:
- Face serum (Not an essential step but in any case useful for enhancing the effectiveness of the cream)
- Nourishing or anti-wrinkle cream (necessary step after cleaning)
- Eye contour (complements face cream)
Let’s take a look at them one by one.
Serums are usually liquid, watery or oily products and are known for their high concentration of active ingredients, a characteristic that enables them to deeply penetrate the epidermis. Serums are applied after cleaning and before creams, and are designed to enhance the effects of the cream used; in fact, they are usually chosen together with a cream with similar active ingredients.
On the other hand, night creams are primarily chosen according to skin type (dry, combination, oily, regular, sensitive) and for this reason there are many different types.
Generally, this type of cream performs a more intense hydrating or nourishing function than a day cream because our skin is more receptive to the active ingredients at night. It often contains ingredients that have more targeted functions.
For more mature skins it might also have an anti-wrinkle, filling, firming or brightening function.
Eye contour products must be chosen carefully, on the basis of our skin type and characteristics. They can come in the form of creams or gels and, depending on the product, have various functions (they can eliminate bags and dark circles, reduce typical crow’s feet wrinkles or hydrate and nourish the delicate eye contour skin).
Let’s not forget that our hair also requires the same level of attention when it comes to moisturising and care: here is a fantastic kit for looking after your locks if you have wavy or curly hair.