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Showing posts with label night cream. Show all posts

Friday, August 31, 2012

The beauty benefits of silk

August 31, 2012 1 Comments
Hello everyone!
Do you ever wake up with sleep lines/wrinkles?  If you sleep on your side, you must know what I mean.  What about messy, bed hair The silk pillowcase can be a simple solution for both issues...

Believe it or not, the weight of your head pushing your face against the pillow will create what are called sleep lines/wrinklesCotton pillowcases don’t let your skin move smoothly along their surface as you move through the night.  As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and this means that the lines we get overnight stay on our faces longer.  Sleep wrinkles can also worsen existing lines and wrinkles.  Silk pillowcases prevent sleep wrinkles and help delay worsening of existing facial lines.  
Additionally, cotton pillowcases can also absorb the natural oil and your night cream/moisturiser from your skin.  Silk, on the other hand, will not draw moisture from the skin.  Moisture is essential for healthy skin.

Women with curly hair have known about silk’s beauty benefits for years.  I actually learned about this on NaturallyCurly.com, years ago.  Tossing and turning causes friction which can lead to hair breakage.  Silk lets your hair slide across the pillowcase.  You will notice fewer hair tangles and less frizz after sleeping on silk pillowcases.  If you have curly hair, silk will also preserve your curls. 

Silk pillowcases may not be the fountain of youth, but if you want to wake up with wrinkle-free skin and tangle-free hair, silk pillowcases might just be what you are looking for.

Silk pillowcases = better beauty sleep.  Do you agree?


Photo from here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day cream and night cream: What’s the difference?

October 25, 2011 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

A lot of people use facial creams every morning and night, to maintain healthy skin.  Very often people use a different facial cream for the daytime and for nighttime, these creams are commonly referred to as day creams and night creams.

One of the main differences between day creams and night creams is that most day creams contain SPF to protect the skin from UV rays, whereas night creams don’t have such ingredients.  There would be no point in applying a cream containing SPF at night.

face cream in a jar

On the one hand, day cream has active ingredients that protect and replenish the skin throughout the day; while on the other hand, night cream revitalises and restores the skin.  Night creams contain more nutrients and vitamins than day creams; this is because the body absorbs more during the night.

Night creams usually contain more emollient, hydrating and moisturising ingredients.  These formulations work fine at night, but they may appear greasy if applied during the day.  Day creams have a lighter consistency and this helps the pores breathe properly.  Besides protecting the skin from UV rays, day creams also protect the skin from other environmental factors, namely; pollution, cold, heat and wind.

If you want just one cream that can be used both day and night, then opt for a non-SPF lightweight moisturising cream that can be applied with sunscreen during the day and without at night.

Do you use one facial cream or two (day cream and night cream)?