11 Amazing Benefits Of Using Night Creams

Are night creams necessary? With the way they repair and rejuvenate the skin, they probably are.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Sonam Jeswani Ramrakhiani, MBBS, DDV Dr. Sonam Jeswani Ramrakhiani Dr. Sonam Jeswani RamrakhianiMBBS, DDV facebook_iconyoutube_iconinsta_icon
Written by , BE Jyotsana Rao BE linkedin_icon Experience: 4 years
Edited by , BTech Anjali Sayee BTech linkedin_icon Experience: 7 years
Fact-checked by , MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Monomita Chakraborty MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) linkedin_icon Experience: 4 years
Last Updated on

If you do not use a night cream before going to bed, you probably do not know the benefits of night creams. Yes, you would not have even imagined how beneficial they are for your skin. A good quality night cream enhances your skin and helps in soothing, repairing, and restoring the skin, and provides good skin rejuvenation. Do you still think applying night creams makes no difference?

If you want to know more about their benefits, read this article and find out yourself. Scroll down.

Benefits Of Night Cream

Woman satisfied after using night cream
Image: Shutterstock

Here comes the most important bit about a night cream – its benefits.

  1. Night cream provides good moisturizing to the dry parts of your face. Therefore, your face is kept hydrated.
  2. It soothes your face.
  3. It also ensures that your skin has an even complexion along with having a finer skin texture.
  4. Your night cream boosts collagen production in your skin.
  5. The cream also helps in better blood circulation.
  6. The night cream also helps in wrinkle reduction.
  7. One major role that a night cream plays is that it prevents your skin from sagging.
  8. It makes your skin soft and supple.
  9. Your aging skin may not look old anymore.
  10. It helps your skin to restore its elasticity.
  11. Helps in renewal of the cells and nourishes your skin.

How To Choose A Night Cream

Woman choosing the right night cream for skin benefits
Image: Shutterstock

Selecting the right night cream that suits your skin tone is crucial. Below are a few selection tips:

When choosing a night cream for yourself, ensure that the cream is not too thick.

A thick night cream clogs your skin pores. It becomes difficult for your skin to breathe.

Whenever you choose a night cream, ensure it is fragrance-free and is also hypoallergenic (3).

Dr. Steven Line, MD, a representative of the American Cosmetic Association, says, “To pick the best night cream for your skin type, you should first determine your skin type (e.g. oily, dry, combination, sensitive, etc.). Next, research ingredients that are beneficial for that specific skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, you may want to look for a night cream that contains salicylic acid or retinoids to help control excess oil and minimize the appearance of pores. If you have dry skin, you may choose a night cream that has hyaluronic acid or glycerin that moisturizes the skin. It’s also a good idea to read reviews from other people with similar skin types to get an idea of how well a product has worked for others. Additionally, you should always check if the product is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist-tested.”

protip_icon Quick Tip
Always choose a night cream that is free of sulfates, parabens, and alcohol – which may otherwise irritate the skin.

Why A Night Cream?

Woman applying night cream to repair damaged cells
Image: Shutterstock

We tell you why using a night cream is good for your skin.

It is said that your skin absorbs active ingredients better at night time than it does during the day.

Also, your skin’s cell regeneration power is higher at night when you are asleep.

The night cream clears off dirt from your face, renews the face cells and prevents the tissues from being damaged.

Therefore, a night cream on your face not only keeps your skin nourished but also helps to repair the damaged cells.

What Are The Ingredients In A Night Cream?

Woman applying different ingredients to her skin through night cream
Image: Shutterstock

It is vital that you have some understanding of what goes into the making a night cream.

Check out the list of ingredients listed below.

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Jojoba oil
  • Olive oil
  • Apricot oil
  • Rose oil
  • Aloe Vera
  • Honey
  • Shea butter
  • Jasmine
  • Anti-aging components
  • Retinol
  • Peptides
  • Amino acids
  • AHAs
  • Copper
  • Antioxidants
  • Collagen

How To Apply?

Woman washing her face before applying night cream
Image: Shutterstock

Don’t apply your night cream in any way you want. It may not have an effective impact.

Below is the procedure on how to use night cream on your face.

  1. Wash your face before you apply your night cream.
  2. Collect a dime-size amount of the cream. Dab it onto your face.
  3. Follow an upward, circular direction to massage the cream onto your skin.
  4. Do not apply the night cream on your eye-lids.

protip_icon Quick Tip
Soak 4 – 5 almonds in hot water and grind them to a very fine paste. Mix this paste with your night cream twice a week for glowing skin.

You can also make your night cream at home. For this, you need half an apple. Remove its stem and blend it in a mixer with 1 cup of vitamin E or almond oil. Pour this mixture in a bowl. Put it on a double boiler. Heat the mixture until it turns warm. After the mixture is warm, take it off the boiler and let it cool. To this paste, add rose water. Stir well. Your night cream is ready! You can save the extra cream in the refrigerator.

While night creams offer various benefits for the skin, they may have some disadvantages. Let’s take a look at what they are.

Disadvantages Of Night Cream

  • Night creams may contain active ingredients and fragrances that may trigger allergic reactions and irritate sensitive skin. To avoid this, do a patch test before using a new night cream.
  • Some night creams can be heavy or greasy, potentially leading to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Opt for non-comedogenic night creams if you have oily or acne-prone skin.
  • High-quality night creams can be expensive, and some may not deliver the promised results.
  • Overreliance on night creams may discourage your skin from producing natural oils and moisture, potentially making it dependent on the product.

Infographic: 10 Reasons You Should Start Using A Night Cream

Night creams are formulated for deep skin repair. They can do what day creams cannot, not only because of the ingredients they contain but also because they get ample time to do their work without having to deal with environmental damage. In fact, there are more reasons to start using night creams. Check out the infographic below to know more.

10 reasons you should start using a night cream (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Now that you know all the benefits of a night cream, you aren’t going to bed without applying it, are you? Have you used a night cream before? What were the benefits you enjoyed? Do share with us in the comments section below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a night cream necessary?

Yes. Night creams help soothe and provide necessary hydration to the skin. Also, they help in the skin repair and reconstruction process by improving cell turnover.

Should you use night cream every night?

Night creams should be a part of every women’s skin care routine. They work great while you sleep, offer your skin the required nourishment and hydration, and make skin look healthy.

How long does a night cream take to work?

In general, skin cells take 28 days to turn over, which means any skin care product (including night creams) will take nearly one month of use to show results.

Can I use both moisturizer and night cream?

A night cream can be a moisturizer. So use either moisturizer or night creams for your skin.

What is the difference between day and night cream?

They differ in their texture and list of ingredients. Day cream mainly contains SPF and vitamin C, while night creams are rich in retinol and other active ingredients like glycolic acid.

Is night cream anti-aging?

Yes, night creams are packed with effective anti-aging ingredients.

Key Takeaways

  • Night creams offer many skin-enhancing benefits such as moisturization, even tone, and improved blood circulation.
  • When selecting a night cream, keep your skin type in mind.
  • The active ingredients from these creams penetrate and work on the skin better at night.
  • To gain all the benefits of your night cream, you need to follow a proper application process.
benefits of night creams

Image: Dall·E/StyleCraze Design Team

Night creams can be a great way to nourish and hydrate your skin. Do you need one? Let’s find out in this video!

Was this article helpful?
Dr. Sonam Jeswani Ramrakhiani is a renowned dermatologist with over 11 years of experience. She has a sharp eye for facial aesthetics and advocates learning newer technologies and treatment protocols for the benefit of her clients.

Read full bio of Dr. Sonam Jeswani Ramrakhiani
Jyotsana Rao
Jyotsana RaoBeauty & Lifestyle Writer
Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She is passionate about writing about everything related to beauty - makeup, fashion, hairstyles, skin care, or hair care and has 4 years of experience on writing in these genres.

Read full bio of Jyotsana Rao
Anjali Sayee
Anjali SayeeAssociate Editor
Anjali is an associate editor at StyleCraze. She specializes in hairstyles and hair and skin care and has written over 200 articles in these domains. She has 7 years of experience, and her philosophy about hair and skin care is simple: if you love and care for it, it will be healthy.

Read full bio of Anjali Sayee
Monomita Chakraborty
Monomita ChakrabortyBeauty & Lifestyle Writer
Monomita has a graduate degree in mass communication and video production from St. Anthony's College, Shillong, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the Royal Global University, Guwahati. She is also a certified skincare coach with a keen interest in skin, hair, tattoos, nail art, and lifestyle trends.

Read full bio of Monomita Chakraborty