Day and night cream: what skin care do you need?

The difference between night and day
Your skin has its own biorhythm. But what skin care does it need at what time of day? Your skin is protected and optimally looked after 24 hours a day with the right day and night cream.

Protection and skin care around the clock

Every day in a woman’s life is different and has its own rhythm. And that’s why you need regular skin care. During the day, your skin needs protecting from environmental influences. By contrast, at night it needs support as it regenerates. Day and night cream tailored to your personal skin type ensures you will have healthy skin and a radiant complexion.

Day and night cream: protection and regeneration

During the day, your facial skin needs moisture and protection: 

• Apply your day cream in the morning after cleansing your face. Your day cream hydrates the skin and works like a protective shield against environmental influences. 
• Day creams with antioxidants neutralise free radicals and protect the skin’s cells from oxidative stress. 
• Are you outside a lot during the day? Then use a day cream with a sun protection factor. It protects your skin from the sun and prevents ageing caused by sunlight. 
Tinted day creams leave your complexion looking particularly fresh and smooth. 
Find out more about the right day cream for your skin type here.

At night, cell regeneration is running at full speed and your skin is particularly receptive to moisturising ingredients: 

After cleansing thoroughly, apply night cream to your face and neck. Night cream is usually richer and helps the skin’s natural regeneration process. 
• In contrast to day creams, night creams do not contain a sun protection factor. This is why you shouldn’t use a day cream at night as a sun protection factor is superfluous at night.
Find out more about the right night cream for your skin type here.

Day cream: a protective shield against the sun’s rays

Sunlight is one of the main causes of premature skin ageing. This is why you should use a day cream with a sun protection factor, such as NIVEA Feuchtigkeitsspendende Tagespflege mit Vitamin E.

How your skin regenerates when you’re asleep

Night cream contains nourishing ingredients and is particularly rich, because when we go to bed our skin gets to work. When we’re asleep, various hormones (amongst other things) are distributed, which are responsible for regenerating the cells. Also, blood circulation and the supply of nutrients are considerably higher than during the day. Night creams, combined with healthy sleep, promote the regeneration of the skin. Anti-ageing ingredients are also particularly important in our skin care at night. NIVEA Cellular Anti-Age Nachtpflege, with its cell activating ingredients, supports the natural skin regeneration process, improves skin renewal and ensures a younger-looking appearance.

Day and night cream: beautiful skin on your whole face

For all-round skin care, you need more than a day and night cream. This is because the skin around your eyes is particularly thin and sensitive. A rich eye cream with a lot of moisture helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Day and night cream: tailored to your skin’s needs

The key to success lies not only in the ingredients but also in the different consistency of day, night and eye creams. The right day cream is light, absorbs quickly and gives the complexion a matte look. This is why it is the perfect base for make-up. By contrast, a night cream is richer and more viscous. It remains on the skin for longer and thus works throughout the night. The sensitive eye area is moisturised with a light texture. Make sure that your eye cream absorbs quickly and is also intensively moisturising. NIVEA Q10 plus Anti-Falten Energy Augen Roll-on is very suitable for use during the day: it cools and reduces puffy eyes. For the night, we recommend NIVEA Cellular Anti-Age Augenpflege; it is richer and visibly smooths out those first wrinkles

Individually for every skin type: Creams for day and night

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