Typically, men have never shown as much interest as women when it comes to using products to keep their skin young and healthy. Men are now becoming more open to taking care of their skin and following a skincare regime to keep their skin looking fresh. In particular, more and more men are waking up to the benefits of using a night cream before bed, to protect and restore their skin over night and have them waking up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
Why men should use a night moisturiser
During the night, our bodies slow down and rest, but our skin continues to work. As we sleep, our skin moves from daytime protection mode into a ‘night mode’ of regeneration and repair. If we give our skin a little helping hand by using a night cream we can help accelerate and support the regeneration process.
Night creams contain moisturisers that will keep the skin from drying out, and replenish the moisture lost during the day. They are also formulated to promote cell renewal and combat the degenerative effects of sun, wind and rain that our skin is subject to throughout the day.
How to use night cream?
Follow these instructions to apply the night cream before you go to bed.
- Wash your face using a warm, moist cloth. (A clean face encourages proper absorption of the nutrients and active ingredients).
- Gently pat your face dry and apply a light coat of cream to your face in a gentle circular motion. Do not apply a heavy layer to your skin as this can clog your pores and cause irritation to your skin.
- When you wake in the morning, wash your face with warm water to remove any residue left by the cream.
- Apply your daily moisturising regime as usual.
When should men start using a night cream?
It is recommended that men begin using night cream prior to the skin showing signs of ageing or damage, usually at around 25 years of age. Applied from an early enough age it can delay the effects of ageing. It is never too late, however, so if you show signs of ageing, you should consider bringing a night cream into your daily skincare routine.
It should be applied to the face before bedtime, paying particular attention to the soft skin around the eyes, which is the first area to show signs of ageing.
The benefits of night cream
Night creams can help to visibly reduce the signs of ageing and work with your skin’s natural defences to rejuvenate and restore your skin overnight. They will moisturise and enhance cell regeneration, helping your skin recover from the previous day and prepare for the day ahead.
As a man, it is easy to overlook the importance of taking care of your skin, but it’s just as important for men as it is for women. Using a night cream is a simple and convenient way to maintain your skin, keeping it fresh, clean and young.