Moisturizing night creams hydrate your skin and support the repairing process that occurs while you sleep. You can find a number of wonderful over-the-counter night creams that moisturize and firm your skin. Skip the ones that use parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil and paraffin and find a cream with natural ingredients. Try Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Skin Firming Night Creme. With pomegranate extract, this antioxidant-rich cream smooths, hydrates and firms your skin while you get your zzz's.
Retinol forms of vitamin A can be applied to skin at night to increase the rate of cellular turnover, improve collagen production and produce younger looking skin. We love Philosophy 'Help Me' Retinol Night Treatment ($45.00). This retinol treatment targets fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improves skin texture and discolorations. Apply a tiny amount of this product to your skin before bedtime. Steer clear of your eyes and lip area.
The sensitive skin around your eyes is susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines. Protect your skin's future and reduce current damage by using an eye serum at night. A favorite among shoppers is Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. At $49.50 for 1.0 oz, it's not cheap. However, you should remember that you only use a couple drops. Using DNA research, they created this award-winning formula that delivers hydration, protects your skin and repairs visible damage.
In recent years, a number of products have come on the market that can nourish, lengthen, thicken and darken your eyelashes. These products enhance the natural growth of your lashes with full, lush results. Our favorite is Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For Platinum, $125 at Sephora. You simply apply a thin line of the product to the base of your lashes before bedtime. Even if your lashes are short or sparse, you should see results within weeks.
For cracked, dry heels and feet, the best time to repair them is at night, when you aren't walking around. You'll find a wide array of heel creams that help reduce calluses and treat cracked heels. One of the best is FootSmart NightTime Heel Treatment Cream and it's just $6.99 for a 4-oz tube. Using a vitamin rich, alpha hydroxy formula, this cream penetrates deep in your skin to break down and soften rough, thick skin, while exfoliating and repairing your heels.
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