Can I Use Day Serum at Night

Can I Use Day Serum at Night | Step by Step Guide

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The serum is a concentration of active ingredients that fixes your facial skin and allow you to look better and confident. It soothes sensitive skin, fights fine lines and wrinkles, protects your skin from future damage, helps you avoid free radicals, and does many more things. 

To get all these advantages, you need to start using a serum. No matter this is your first time or not, a question may come to your mind- what will happen if I apply my day serum at night? 

Here in this article, I’m going to answer this question.

Can You Use Day Serum at Night

Can You Use Day Serum at Night?

To know the answer to this question, at first you should know the basic difference between day serum and night serum. 

During the daytime, our skin is exposed to the sun and pollution. So anything that is for daytime use comes with at least basic protection against these. The same happens in the case of serum. 

Day serums come with protection against sun and pollution besides common ingredients. As a result, besides soothing your skin, fighting fine lines, avoiding free radicles, day serum also helps you b protecting your skin against UV rays and pollution. (Still, using sunscreen is always recommended.)

At night, you don’t require these protections from sun rays or pollution. So, your typical night serums don’t come with these. 

Now let me ask you a question. If you use your day serum at night, will there be any problem?

The answer to the question is- no, there won’t be any problem. Your skin will receive other benefits. So, you can use your day serum at night. 

Some more claims have made this opinion stronger. According to some experts- when you apply day serum at night, your skin becomes prepared for fighting the sun damage the next day. It saves antioxidants that are used later to fight the damages caused by the sun. 

So, you can see that wearing your day serum at night doesn’t cause any issue. Instead of that, it helps your facial skin to be prepared for the next fight against the sun. 

But, night serums are prepared with a distinct aim. 

When you sleep at night, your skin repairs itself from the damage of the sun and pollution and restores its beauty. Night serums are designed to help your skin in this process. These help your skin to make the repairing and restoring process faster. 

Day serums can’t provide this benefit because they are created for a different purpose. 

So, I guess, if you use your day serum regularly and expect to get the similar advantage that a night serum can provide, it is wrong. 

That’s why, the complete answer to this question is- you can use your day serum at night in some sudden situations, but you shouldn’t do it regularly. Your day serum can’t provide the exact benefit that your night serum provides.

Can You Use Night Serum at Daytime

Can You Use Night Serum at Daytime?

Now let’s talk about using your night serum in the daytime. Though this was not your question, it may arise in your mind after knowing the answer to the previous question. That’s why I’m talking about this. 

Experts don’t suggest using a night serum in the daytime. There are reasons.

Night serums come with ingredients that help in the repairing process, for example- retinoid, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), etc. These ingredients focus on repairing your skin by removing wrinkles and fine lines, fighting acne, and so on. 

The problem is these ingredients shouldn’t be exposed to the sun. If you expose your face to the sun with these ingredients, these will damage your skin. 

So, if you want to use your sight serum during the daytime, you shouldn’t think of it twice. Wearing a night serum during daytime is only possible when the amount of retinoid and alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) is really low.

Final Verdict

Day serums and night serums are created in separate ways using separate ingredients for a reason. So, you shouldn’t use a day serum at night or a night serum at daytime unless the instructions ask you to. 

In some cases, you can use your day serum at night (not regularly) but don’t think of using your night serum under the sun.