How to wake up with perfect skin

Getting your eight hours of beauty sleep is great, but what if we told you there’s a way you can do even better? What if we told you there’s one simple step before you crawl under the covers that can give you the complexion of your dreams?

With a promise that big, we’ll give you the answer up front: night cream.

Slathering on a quality night cream before you go to sleep can lead to clearer, smoother, glowier skin. And all you have to do to make it happen is sleep — it doesn’t get much easier than that.

So how do you find the right one, you ask? Start with these night cream reviews. Our readers have tried more than their fair share of face creams and reported back to us with which picks are firming, anti-wrinkle and even acne fighting. Now all you have to do is peruse their reviews and decide which of the many options you’ll love.

A few things to keep in mind as you weigh your choices:
1. Pick a cream that works with your skin type. You want to add moisture while you sleep (it’s the best time to do so since you can look greasy for a bit without being in public), but oily or combination skin needs less hydration than dry skin.
2. Focus on your biggest concerns. Whether it’s acne, uneven skin tone, fine lines or wrinkles, there’s a product for you. Just make sure you find the right one.
3. Give it some time. Most night creams are not going to miraculously transform your skin in one night — they take days and even weeks to show their full effects. So be patient, and don’t forget to apply the product every night.
4. Get enough sleep. If you’re only in bed for three hours, that night cream isn’t getting much time to work its magic. Aim for seven to eight hours of shut-eye; it’s better for your health and gives your products ample time to sink in.