How do I Choose the Best Night Moisturizer?

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

Choosing the best night moisturizer means choosing a product that is formulated to work well with one's skin type and target one's skin issues. One of the benefits of this kind of moisturizer is that it can be formulated in a way that will deliver the best results to the skin without a concern for whether it will leave the skin looking shiny or whether it will interact well with cosmetics. Day moisturizer needs to be lighter and less intense that night moisturizer because it needs to keep the skin looking good all day long. Night moisturizer, on the other hand, simply treats the skin all night long without a concern for aesthetics. Some night moisturizers, for example, create a slight tint on the skin or are even opaque in their coloring

Aloe is a great moisturizer.
Aloe is a great moisturizer.

There are a number of kinds of night moisturizer on the market that address a whole host of skin issues. There are some moisturizers, for example, that treat acne. There are others that work to reduce the appearance of sun damage or scarring that is the result of acne. Others help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.

Nighttime moisturizer should be applied after cleansing the face.
Nighttime moisturizer should be applied after cleansing the face.

Some people think that acne-prone skin should not be moisturized. This is because many people who have acne also experience excessively oily skin. While day moisturizer may make the face too oily, night moisturizer for acne-prone skin may actually help. Many medications and products for acne can cause the skin to become very dry and even flaky. Night moisturizer that is intended for the treatment of acne can keep this from happening.

Night moisturizers are usually heavier than moisturizers worn during the day under makeup.
Night moisturizers are usually heavier than moisturizers worn during the day under makeup.

There are a number of kinds of night moisturizer that are intended to fight the signs of aging. These signs may include spots of varied pigmentation due to sun exposure, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. There are moisturizers and even serums that are intended to fight either individual issues, a combination of these issues, or all of them at once. When picking a night moisturizer, it is helpful to choose a product that offers comprehensive treatment to all of one's skin issues.

Night moisturizer can be especially important for those with very dry skin.
Night moisturizer can be especially important for those with very dry skin.

Night moisturizer can be especially important for people with very dry skin. Moisturizers with Vitamin E and aloe can be very helpful. Overnight the moisturizer soaks into the skin, helping it to look fresher and healthier in the morning. In fact, some people with extremely dry skin use night moisturizer during the day.

Sample tubes of moisturizers may be available for trial use.
Sample tubes of moisturizers may be available for trial use.
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for wiseGEEK, Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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