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What is the best time to apply your night cream?

Night cream is an essential part of skin care. It is applied in the evening, but is there an optimal time for its application? What is the best time to apply it? We provide some insights on the subject to help you use your skincare products with full knowledge of their effects.

When should you apply your night cream?

The body follows the rhythm set by the circadian clock. As a result, various biological functions change depending on the time of day. As for the skin, which serves a protective role throughout the day against external aggressions (UV, temperature variations, humidity, etc...), it recovers and regenerates at night. During this period, skin cells renew eight times faster than during the day. At night, collagen and hyaluronic acid are also produced, these molecules being essential for maintaining the elasticity and firmness of the skin.

The ideal window for applying a night cream falls between 11 PM and 4 AM. During these few hours, cellular regeneration is accelerated, the skin will eliminate all the toxins accumulated during the day, and is in good condition to receive care. Thus, the active ingredients in creams penetrate more easily into the epidermis.

However, to maintain healthy skin, sufficient sleep is necessary. Therefore, it is recommended to adhere to sleep hours in conjunction with the application of a night cream. Ideally, it should be used a few minutes before going to bed.

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