There isn’t generally a huge difference between daytime and nighttime skincare products. However, the purpose of their use is quite different.
Daytime vs nighttime skincare
Specifically, daytime skincare products are meant to cover the basics. On the other hand, nighttime products are there to aid the skin’s natural restoration and healing processes, while you sleep. This is when you can use some slightly more lush products.
The main difference between daytime and nighttime moisturisers is that the former might include a sun protection factor (SPF) – which isn’t needed while you sleep – while the latter is usually more rich than a daytime moisturiser. In other words, a nighttime moisturiser might contain more nutrients to help your skin with its restoration processes.
A morning skincare routine
The main focus of a morning routine is to hydrate and moisturise your skin. Secondly, you’ll want to protect it from the elements, such as harmful UV rays and pollution. Typically, a morning skincare routine might feature a cleanser, a serum, a moisturiser, and lastly your SPF. By the way, did you know that indoor pollution can be just as harmful to your skin as outdoor pollution? Consider the smoke from a fireplace or tobacco, paint fumes, central heating or air conditioning, and open those windows.
A nighttime routine for glowing skin
At night, your skin enters a rejuvenation period. Your melatonin levels increase and undo the harm done by UV exposure, and the collagen in our skin repairs itself. To aid these healing processes, you can incorporate different products to help your skin restore its natural glow.
In short, a nighttime routine should always start with a makeup remover (if you wear makeup), followed by a cleanser. Then, apply your acne treatment (if needed), followed by a serum, and end it all off with a nighttime moisturiser. The best thing you can do for your skin, though, is to get a good night’s sleep!
With its light touch and rich nourishment, Opzoek Apricot Kernel Oil is ideal as a daytime and a nighttime moisturiser. Have you tried it yet?