Why You Should Be Using A Night Cream In Your Evening Skincare

Before really establishing an evening skincare routine, I never really thought using a night cream would be so beneficial. We're constantly drummed with information about the importance of constructing a morning skincare routine, and the evening routine gets overlooked. In the past, I had focused so much on the morning skincare routine, I neglected my evening skincare. After reading Caroline Hirons's skincare book, I learned the true importance of using nighttime skincare products, such as a night cream. 

A pot of night cream

Think of it, we expose our skin to some impurities, dirt, pollution, sun rays and differing temperatures throughout the day. It's important that our skin is allowed to rejuvenate itself overnight, ready for the next day. Night cream definitely helps to aid that rejuvenation and refreshment. I think people get put off using a night cream because the texture is thick. In fact, that is the whole reason to start using it. It's thicker because, unlike moisturiser, you're not going to wear makeup straight after use. Moisturiser is a thinner texture because women usually wear makeup straight after application. A night cream is thicker as your skin has more time for it to absorb. If that makes sense! 


As I said, we're told how to create a rather extensive morning skincare routine. It's important to create just as extensive evening skincare routine. And also get a good night cream for your bedside table.


Here are the reasons why you should be using a night cream in your evening skincare:

A woman holding a pot of night cream

1) It provides extra hydration

Providing your skin with that extra hydration at night is so important. A lot of night creams contain anti-ageing properties and also vitamins, so topping up your skin with some much-needed vitamins is a good thing right?! 

2) It calms the skin down 

Like I said earlier, our skin is exposed to a lot of different things such as pollution and dirt every day, so it's important that your skin relaxes at night. A night cream is a great way to help your skin be ready for the next day. 

3) It helps combat dry skin

As night cream is so moisturising and nourishing, it's a brilliant skincare product to help combat dry skin. Applying a night cream before bedtime will allow you to wake up with much more moisturised skin in the morning.

A woman holding a pot of night cream.

4) It can help stop the acne

If heaven forbid, you suffer from acne, using a night cream can help to diminish the acne over time. It could be a long process, but it will be worth it in the long run. Obviously, I'm fully aware that it may not work for some, but it may be worth a try. 

5) It helps skin feel its best during the day

I know, I know, I should focus on the nighttime, but hear me out. Having that moisturised skin overnight by using a night cream can help it feel moisturised during the day, even after using your day moisturiser and doing your morning skincare routine.

A woman holding a pot of night cream.

So these are my reasons for using a night cream in your evening skincare routine. 


Before buying, do your research. Find one that is true to your skin type eg normal, dry, oily or combination. I've used quite a few different ones in the past, but I haven't really found my true soulmate in terms of night cream. So go by recommendations or what you think your skin would prefer. It'll be a trial and error experiment, but worth it! 


Do you use a night cream? I would love to know which one you use if you do!
37 comments
  1. These are all incredible tips! Taking care of our skin is super important. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I need to pick up a night cream soon!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  3. I absolutely love putting night cream on, it feels so luxurious and like a little pamper at the end of the day!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Absolutely! I find it so satisfying putting on night cream at the end of the day! x

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  4. I can’t go to bed without using one!

    Candice x

    <a href="https://www.theblogsocial.com/blog”>theblogsocial.com</a>

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    1. I'm the same Candice, I can't go to sleep without putting on night cream! x

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  5. I am using a ‘simple’ moisturiser that I use in the day and in the evening. It has antibacterial properties which has really helped my skin. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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    1. That's good that the moisturiser you use has antibacterial properties, I can imagine that has benefitted your skin so much x

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  6. I have a specific night cream from Facetheory I'm using at the moment however I'm terrible for remembering to use it. If I'm not wearing makeup, which is most days now really, I too up throughout the day with the Dermalex repair and restore.
    I really need to read Caroline's book!!
    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. I've heard good things about Dermalex, you got to read Caroline's book, it's full of amazing advice! x

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  7. Always! I use 7/8 products in the evening, I can't help myself 😂 at least my skin looks good x

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    1. I bet your skin looks incred using those products every evening! I do love my skincare products and I've got quite a shelfful now! x

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  8. I don't have a specific night cream but I really should. I sometimes use an oil before bed!

    Corinne x
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    1. That's still good that you use an oil before going to bed Corinne! x

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  9. Yes! I love a night cream or anything nourishing to put on my face before bed, it feels like such a treat.

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    1. Oh it definitely feels like a treat Jenny! x

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  10. I really needed this post! I’m proper slacking with my nighttime skincare routine at the moment and I think this post is the push I needed to get my butt back into gear! I love nighttime moisturising, it makes my skin feel silky soft in the morning and defiantly helps with application of makeup. Thank you so much for sharing the importance with us! Xo

    Elle - ellegracedeveson.com

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    1. I hope this post has inspired you to get back into your nighttime skincare routine Elle! I agree, using a night cream can definitely help and benefit with makeup application the next day! x

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  11. These tips are all so great and just giving me the push to find a proper night cream! I have been using the same moisturiser I use during the morning and while it works, I see the benefit of getting a night cream z

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    1. There's so many benefits to invest in a night cream, it can work wonders for your skin for when you're asleep! x

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  12. Thanks for sharing, I use night cream as my skin can get quite dry at night, so I always include in my night time routine :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures

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    1. That's good to hear that you include night cream in your night time skincare routine Nic x

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  13. I don't I have such a terrible skincare routine I definitely need to give it a proper try

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    1. Definitely give it a try Alice, you won't regret it!

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  14. I really love a decent and thick night cream! Thank you for this post, and new discoveries.

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    1. You can't beat a lovely, thick night cream Laura!

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  15. I currently use a night cream & I agree with everything you wrote! I have oily, acne-prone skin so the night cream I use helps reduce blemishes & excess oil while still keeping my skin hydrated.

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    1. It's good to have a night cream to help with your skin Karalee, I'm glad you do use one!

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  16. Skincare is something I'm trying to improve on, and I often just skip night cream. Reading this makes me want to get a better routine in place x

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  17. I have a full on evening routine which involves a cream and an oil always x

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  18. Love using a night cream!! My skin has been so dry lately so I like to think it soaks it up over night haha!

    Courtney x
    c0urtinthemagic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Night creams are so good if you have dry skin! It definitely gives your skin that extra bit of moisture! x

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  19. Using a night cream is in many ways more important than using a day cream as your skin repairs itself when you sleep, so giving it a little extra boost can only help :) x

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    1. I agree Lisa, using night cream is just as important as a day time moisturiser! x

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  20. Yess, Agree. Love this.

    Love: Mariann Yip
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