Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Why use a Night Cream - Important 'Factoids' for my Skin Aficionados x


Skin Deep – December 2015
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Why Use a Night Cream’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Skin Barrier Repair – Top Tips to Reverse Damage and Ageing’.


One of the main benefits to applying a cream at night is that it enables you to apply a product with a diverse range of molecule sizes, specially formulated to act at different cell layers to give a vast range of positive effects. This is more efficient at night as sometimes the cream may be thicker than a ‘light-weight moisturiser’ so not ideal underneath make-up or if going directly outside due to excess shine etc. The main benefits include; anti-inflammatory properties to reduce irritation, keratolytic response enabling renewal and fortification, hydration, reduction in unwanted pigment and redness, collagen stimulation and elastin synthesis. An intense night cream can also be beneficial on the neck, decollate and hands. The most immediate effects are overall brightened skin tone, reduction in age spots, decreased skin scale and improved contour.
Many of the well formulated products contain peptides, which react with specifically targeted cells and can assist wound healing, reduce dermatitis and eczema.

It is never too late to start using a night/nourishing cream as a combination of fruit acids and other natural ingredients can reverse some of the damage inflicted many years ago leading to fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and other visible imperfections. Due to the absence of steroids the creams are also safe for continual usage.