Is there a difference between day and night cream? Can I apply the same care morning and evening?
When it comes to daytime vs. nighttime routine, both are an important part of your general beauty routine, as there also is a difference between day and night cream. They each have a specific function, depending on the time of day. Just like the body, the skin does not have the same needs during the day and at night. So, is it a good idea to apply the same cream in the morning and in the evening?
- Day cream vs. Night cream: Is It a Good Idea to Use The Same One?
- What Beauty Routine Should I Adopt in the Morning?
- What About the Evening?
Day cream vs. Night cream: Is It a Good Idea to Use The Same One?
Like the body, the needs of the epidermis differ depending on the time of day. During the day, it is in contact with the sun, rain, wind, dust, free radicals, etc… The ingredients selected for day creams are therefore intended to protect the skin against these aggressions. This is not the case of the night cream. The role of night cream is to nourish and repair the skin. It contains a significant number of active ingredients and its texture is richer. The day cream can in no way replace the night cream. It should also be noted that between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., the cells are renewed. During this time, it is essential to provide the skin with care products to boost this process. Therefore, in your evening routine, give priority to regenerating ingredients and not protective or moisturizing ingredients as in day creams. So, there is a big difference between day and night cream.
What Beauty Routine Should I Adopt in the Morning?
To have a fresh complexion in the morning, it is advisable to adopt the right care routine:
Even if you removed your makeup before bed, remember to cleanse your face in the morning to remove perspiration and sebum secreted during the night. Start your routine by cleansing with a cleanser that is adapted to your skin type.
Next, use a toner to rebalance your skin's pH level while eliminating any lime residue in the water used to clean your face.
Finish by applying a day cream according to your skin's needs. For example, the nourishing face cream with hyaluronic acid and shea butter is ideal for dry skin. The purifying face cream with 4% zinc PCA and bamboo extract for combination to oily skin, or the hydrating face cream with 9 ingredients which is suitable for all skin types except for oily skin.
At Typology, we've put together skincare packs for all skin types, targeting different skin concerns.
What About the Evening?
Do you need a night cream? Yes! The night cream is as important as the day cream in a beauty routine, as both show significant differences. Enriched with repairing active ingredients, the night cream works during your sleep, when the skin's regeneration peak is at its maximum. Indeed, it is during this period that the cells renew themselves and that the epidermis regenerates in depth. Like the day cream, it is chosen according to your skin type. As an alternative to the night cream, we have developed night serums containing plant cells, plant oils and essential oils. Its oily texture has an excellent affinity with the skin and allows an optimal efficiency of the botanical actives during the night. These are our night serums:
The tensing botanical assembly with prickly pear that helps to tone and regenerate the skin. This night serum is particularly adapted to mature skin.
The purifying botanical assembly with peony that regulates sebum production, mattifies the skin and regenerates it while you sleep. This product is designed for combination to oily skin.
The white rose radiance botanical assembly that helps reveal the skin's radiance thanks to the antioxidant and regenerating actions of 5 botanical extracts. This treatment is particularly suitable for dull and tired skin.
The hydrating botanical assembly with papyrus is ideal for dry and dehydrated skin because thanks to the nourishing and regenerating actions of 5 botanical extracts, this night serum allows hydrating the skin in depth.
The soothing botanical assembly with cotton is particularly recommended for the sensitive and weakened skins. Thanks to the active ingredients it contains, this night serum helps to reduce irritation and inflammation.