Day vs. night: The best time to use your beauty products – page 2

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Day vs. night: The best time to use your beauty products – page 2

Products you should use at night:

Night cream

Night creams are formulated to help your skin repair and rejuvenate itself, a process that occurs naturally overnight while you sleep. They’re generally thicker in consistency than day creams and contain ingredients intended to penetrate deep into the skin during your snooze, as well as anti-ageing heroes like ceramides, which trigger collagen production. Simply smooth night cream on before bed for fresher skin come morning!

Try: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Night Cream, RosehipPLUS™ Nourishing Night Cream, QV Face Nurturing Night Cream

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Intensive anti-ageing products and peels

Anti-ageing products and peels – particularly those containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and glycolic acid – are usually best used at night-time. Why? Not only can these active ingredients make your skin sensitive to sunlight, it’s also best to let your skin rest afterwards so their effects can continue to work – ideally overnight when your skin is in repair mode.  

Try: philosophy the microdelivery peel – in home vitamin c/peptide peel kit, Kiehl’s Overnight Biological Peel, John Plunkett Skincare Essentials Glyco Peel 

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Leave-in hair treatment

Unless you’re happy to leave the house rocking a wet mane, you’ll probably prefer to let the magic of a hair mask happen overnight. Clean hair is a must to ensure the treatment is properly absorbed, so make sure you’ve washed away any dry shampoo, hair spray or other product residue before you apply it. The best part of a night-time hair treatment? Your hair will be prepped to cope better with any heat styling you embark on in the morning!

Try: Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine IntenseCharles Worthington Secrets Collection Moisture Seal Overnight Ultimate Hair Healer,Weleda Nourishing Hair Oil

RELATED: Why your hair needs beauty sleep, too


What products do you use in the morning and night? Have you ever tried using a product at a different time of day and noticed a better result? 

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  1. I’m perfectly happy to walk out the door with my freshly shampooed hair still well. About once a week, I’ll apply a hair mask & plait my hair for sleep & shampoo out the next morning.

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