Women are all about their skin care products, they want the anti-aging cream, the tone-evening cream, and every other skin product that promises a more youthful look. But today, we are looking at one type of product in particular—night creams. Night creams are meant to help reduce signs of aging, rehydrate your face, and give you the beauty sleep you have always wanted.

But do they actually work?

Well it depends on the type of night cream you use. An article from Sleep.org states that night creams can help, if they have the right active ingredients. If you choose the right night cream, eventually your skin will likely look smoother, clearer, and more radiant. The only problem is finding the right night cream.

Your skin is naturally repairing itself as you sleep, and with the right night cream, the repair process can be enhanced, helping your skin to do more work while you sleep. Finding the right night cream is more than just finding the most expensive night cream. Instead, be sure you have the following active ingredients in your night cream!

Retinols and Retinoids

These ingredients help with anti-aging, but are deactivated by the sun, so adding them to your nighttime routine is the best way to do it! These are found in vitamin A and can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Peptides

These proteins can actually help with the growth of new cells and remove dead skin cells as you sleep. They can help to promote the production of collagen, which makes your skin firmer.

Vitamin C

This also helps with collagen production and can fight free radical damage and help with new cell growth when applied at night.

These three ingredients should be active in your night cream, otherwise it is probably just a fancy moisturizer that isn’t helping with aging, skin complexion, or smoothness. Take a look at the ingredients in night creams before deciding on one. If you find a night cream that includes these active ingredients, it is a good choice!

A Self article states that there are two different categories when it comes to night creams: anti-aging and deep moisture. Your skin does not really need additional moisture at night, so the deep moisture night creams may be pointless unless you wake up with drier skin. But the anti-aging night creams contain ingredients that can help your face look more youthful.

Night creams are a great way to help your face look younger for longer, but they will only benefit you so much. At Azeal Dermatology Institute, we can help you find other options to youthful skin, plus we offer a ton of products that we approve! Contact us to learn more and schedule an appointment today!