Do I Need a Night Moisturizer?

What’s the difference between a daily moisturizer and a night moisturizer? Do you need both, or can you make do with just one for daytime?

That depends. What kind of skin type do you have, and what age are you? If you have normal or oily skin and you’re under 40, you’re probably not going to need a night cream. Night creams are usually thicker than a daily moisturizer, and almost all of them contain oil. If you have dry skin, no matter your age, you should be using one. Some lightening creams or night moisturizers have ingredients that can make your skin sun sensitive, so don’t wear them during the day. If they’re specified as a night moisturizer, they’re not going to contain any SPF, so keep that in mind, too.

If you have oily or normal skin, you’re going to want a light moisturizer that won’t break you out. Olay Total Effects is a great one to use. I know – it doesn’t sound like a light moisturizer. It is, however. It won’t break you out, and it’s very, very good for your skin. I’ve been using it for years, and my daughter (who is in her twenties) uses it as well. It has nourishing moisturizers, enhances tone, and is fortified with vitamins and minerals. It also contains an SPF, so your skin is protected from the harmful rays of the sun.

If you have dry skin – or you’re over 40 – a night moisturizer is always a good idea. I like Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream. In a survey, Olay performed just as well as creams that cost 10 times as much. That’s a good thing – it works, and it saves you money. It regenerates your skin as you sleep and you wake up to supple, soft, hydrated skin. I’m an Olay fan – you don’t realize how well it works until you run out for a couple of days. Let’s just say that I don’t run out of my Olay anymore and leave it at that….

Do you use a daily moisturizer? How about a night cream? Let me know your favorites on twitter, Facebook, or leave me a message here on the blog.


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