But with SO many kinds of face creams out there, all aiming to firm, lift, brighten and lighten spots, we don’t blame you for being utterly confused and clueless when it comes to what you actually should use.
We decode a few common anti-aging creams and products out there to help you figure out when and why you need these.
Plus, whether or not you really need to use both a day and night cream.
So, don’t worry, we've got your back!
1. Eye Creams Vs Moisturizers
You may think that an eye cream is just a product that moisturizes the area around your eyes, so you may as well use your usual face moisturizer instead of buying a whole other product, right? Well, what we need to remember is that the area around our eyes is much thinner and more delicate than our skin everywhere else. Yes, eye creams are similar to our facial moisturizers, but they are made with much milder ingredients and are formulated for use on the delicate skin around our eyes to avoid irritation. Eye creams also help soothe puffiness and lighten dark circles.
2. Day Cream Vs Night Cream
During the day, our skin is subject to the harsh effects of the sun’s UV rays, but it also needs protection from other factors like makeup, pollution and environmental stresses. A day cream is designed to hydrate your skin; they also contain antioxidants to fight free radicals as well as provide SPF protection. Most day creams also consist of ingredients that will make your skin look brighter and firmer. They are lighter compared to a night cream and have a non-greasy formula so you can wear it under makeup and it’s easily absorbed by the skin.
On the other hand, a night cream is designed to moisturize, repair and recover since your skin restores and regenerates while you sleep. Night creams are richer and heavier than day creams and contain many anti-aging ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid, which can make the skin more sensitive under the sun, but there’s no need to worry about that at night time. They are absorbed by the time the sun comes up and help you wake up to fresher-looking skin. These differences in texture and purpose are why you should use both, a day and night cream. We love Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream
and Deep Action Night Cream
for exactly that purpose.
3. Serum Vs Moisturizer
We don’t blame you for wondering why you need a serum when you’re already using a moisturizer. The truth is that serums are gaining popularity because they can deeply penetrate and hydrate, which is great for your skin after 30. Yes, moisturizers and creams help keep your skin hydrated, but serums are created with smaller molecules so they can penetrate even deeper layers of the skin. This gives your skin a hydration boost as well as nourishes it with antioxidants and vitamins from deep within, which moisturizers can’t. Also, since they get absorbed much faster and deeper, a serum will never leave you with that annoying, greasy sheen. If you’re still undecided on one, we recommend the Pond’s Age Miracle Intensive Cell ReGen Serum
as it boosts your skin’s capacity for young cell regeneration. And, it’s water-based - so, no chip chip
to bother about!
If you’re happy with your moisturizer and don’t spot any signs of aging then it’s not necessary to invest in a serum. But if you are dealing with premature aging woes like dark spots and dull skin, then a serum will definitely help. They help brighten your complexion and make your skin look fresh as well as reduce fine lines and improve skin firmness and texture. So, choose wisely!
*This is a sponsored post for Pond's Age Miracle.
As we grow older, our good-old skincare routine of cleanse, tone and moisturise starts getting a bit more complex. After all, the thought of wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots can scare any girl into splurging on a few anti-aging products.
Published on Jul 10, 2015