Skin Matters

The Difference Between Day And Night Creams

Do you really need two different moisturizers?

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Can your skin really tell the difference between a day cream and a night cream or is it purely psychological, or worse, a marketing ploy?

The truth is, there is a huge difference between the two. If you're really serious about your skin care, then you already know how essential a night cream is to your routine, especially when it comes to whitening and anti-aging treatments. 

To know the difference between day cream and night cream, make sure to remember the 3 P’s of day cream and the 3 R’s of night cream. 

 

The 3 P's of Day Cream 


Protect
Day creams are designed to moisturize and protect you against the sun and its harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause hyperpigmentation, sunburn, premature aging, and even skin cancer, which could be fatal when discovered too late. Not only that, but today’s sophisticated day creams contain ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin B3 that help suppress melanin production (melanin causes skin darkening), while protecting your skin from environmental aggressors that can cause skin dullness. 

 

Prep
A good day cream knows how to play well with makeup—it helps your skin retain moisture without making your skin oily. Day creams also help prep your skin for your makeup base, whether it be BB cream, liquid or powder foundation. 


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Prime
An oil-free day cream, with the right formulation, can also double as a primer for makeup. It helps smooth out pores and makes your makeup base glide onto skin. 

 

The 3 R’s of Night Cream


Repair
Your body uses your sleeping time to repair itself, produce collagen, and grow new cells. A night cream is the supercharged sister of your complementary day cream; its ingredients target your skin at a deeper, cellular level, and works overtime while you sleep to repair any damage caused by the sun, stress, and environmental impurities. 

 

Renew
Night creams work with the skin to hasten cell turnover, leaving you with fresher, newer skin cells. A cream with 12 HSA, for example, helps regulate genes that control melanin production, which, when partnered with a day cream that lightens skin as it protects, will double the effects of your whitening routine. 

 

Rejuvenate
Most night creams contain a thicker formula and here’s why it’s okay: they contain higher concentrations and formulations, so your skin can repair itself better while you snooze. This way, you can wake up to a firmer, more elastic, and ever-youthful complexion.

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