The men’s grooming market has exploded over the past decade. Men can now easily come close to the breadth of products available when compared to their female counterparts. I would say the uptake by men though is still a little slow. Some will embrace all creams and lotions and be stupidly labelled ‘metrosexual’. Whilst others will only dip their toe into maybe a good face wash or moisturiser. So for the latter the discussion on night creams may be a little unnerving.
So should men use these night creams?
Women for generations have been using night creams to slow down the aging process and keep themselves looking as youthful as they can, for as long as they can. So why would men not want to do the same? It seems that those men that embrace a good grooming regime only apply it to the mornings. When it comes to the evening it is a quick wash and jump into bed to see if they can get their leg over the missus.
During the night whilst your mind and body slows down and sleeps, your skin goes into a night mode of regeneration and repair. The optimum time for the body to repair itself is between 11pm and 3am. A night cream will do wonders to support this process and even accelerate it.
Night Cream Benefits
- Replenishes moisture lost throughout the day
- Keeps your skin hydrated during the night
- Formulated to promote cell renewal
- Slows down the aging process
Night Cream Application
After you have washed your face, pat it dry and apply your night cream in a circular motion. Take extra care to the eye area as this is typically the first place to show signs of aging.
Try not to coat the face too thickly as this will clog the pores and leave your skin looking oily or greasy. With all that undisturbed time to work on your face you will no doubt wake up looking fresher than when you went to bed.
Sam Brady is a menswear expert, having worked in or around the field for the past 14 years. He has built up a keen eye for detail when it comes to the production of clothing, and is happy showcasing the craftsmanship of Savile Row and Jermyn St. But he understands the need for an interchangeable modern man’s wardrobe that mixes high street and luxury clothing.