Differences between nourishing and moisturizing skin creams. In general, all creams seem to be good for the skin, but you need to know how to apply them correctly depending on what you need:
- moisturizing creams are used throughout the day and have the role to use in restoring skin hydration, ie water. If the human body is “dehydrated”, we should drink plenty of water. As with water, the skin needs moisturizers as extra water. These creams are recommended to use before leaving home, as they counteract the aggressiveness of the skin by the sun and wind, which dries it.
- nourishing creams are those that must be applied at night, since they contribute to the skin, not to water, as to moisturizers, but to lipids. Lipids are molecular formations that serve as a reserve of energy and are often referred to as somewhat incorrect “fats”.
Fats are a type of fats, but fats are not just fats. For this reason, nourishing creams are beneficial for the skin which, for various reasons, does not have “oils” and is dry.
Besides, nourishing creams are not recommended for people who have young and oily skin with a tendency to acne, because in their case, the use of these creams makes the problem worse, meaning more pimples can appear.
When and how do you use nourishing creams?
Nourishing creams are recommended to be used after reaching the age of 30, because until that time the skin does not need lipids. If your skin is dry then I recommend using these creams regardless of age. The application of nourishing creams is done at night after you have cleaned your face properly and removed the residues of makeup or toxins accumulated during the day.
Nourishing skin creams: why use them at night?
According to studies conducted by specialists, it has been shown that these creams have a greater effect when there is no sunlight. For example, some nutritional creams have retinoids, chemicals derived from vitamin A, which eliminate wrinkles and prevent aging. In conclusion, retinoids should be used at night, as they can be chemically deactivated with sun exposure. The same is true for Vitamin E and C nourishing creams, wonderful antioxidants that lose some of their effects in sunlight or even in the air. In addition to this, sleep plays a very important role in the effect of creams, as nighttime sleep contributes to cell renewal and muscle relaxation.