We are all aware of the fact that each skin type demands a different moisturiser. Based on your skin’s requirements, you choose from the three most common textures – gel, cream or lotion. However, did you know that it’s also necessary to use different moisturisers in your morning and night skincare routine? Yep, that’s right. Wondering why? We’ve listed all the reasons below, take a look…
- AM moisturisers have SPF
- AM moisturisers are lightweight
- PM moisturisers are highly concentrated
- PM moisturisers have a rich texture
AM moisturisers have SPF
The harmful rays of the sun can wreak havoc on the skin. Hence, apart from slathering on a broad-spectrum sunscreen, it’s always a good idea to stay extra protected too. But make sure your AM moisturiser has a minimum SPF value of 15 like the Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF 15. It contains no harsh ingredients and is suitable for all skin types.
AM moisturisers are lightweight
Day creams are lightweight and get easily absorbed into the skin. That’s because you wear it under makeup. A heavy moisturiser will melt your makeup and turn your face into a shiny, greasy mess. The Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser is perfect for all skin types and seasons.
PM moisturisers are highly concentrated
Nighttime creams, serums and emollients such as the Lakme Absolute Ideal Tone Refinishing Night Concentrate are formulated to tackle skin concerns such as ageing, dullness and blemishes. They contain higher concentration of retinol, glycolic acid, vitamin C and other ingredients that have mild exfoliating properties. Wearing night creams during the day will only make the skin susceptible to sun damage and cause irritation.
PM moisturisers have a rich texture
Unlike daytime, you don’t have to step out in the sun or wear makeup, plus your skin has ample amount of time to absorb a moisturiser that is rich in texture. Wearing a rich cream at night also ensures your skin stays hydrated until morning and the active ingredients effectively treat your skin concerns. The Lakme Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Night Crème is perfect for anyone looking for a product that brightens as well as tightens the skin.