Mature skin guide
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First things first – everyone’s skin is different. A concern for one person, will differ to someone else. Genes, sun damage, hormones and diet are just a few factors that accelerate your skin’s maturity. But with the right information and products, you can give your skin a new lease of life.
What is mature skin?
Growing old gracefully
As we age, our skin naturally produces less healthy cells that give us that smooth, fresh-faced appearance. Although we’re proud to age beautifully, there are ways to help you maintain a gorgeous glow.
The most common signs of maturing skin include:
- Dry or dull appearance
- Fine lines around our eyes
- Reduced elasticity
- Skin pigmentation
At what age does mature skin develop?
Ingredients to look out for and why
The good news is there are lots of ways to nourish your skin. Quick fixes like updating your lifestyle – quitting smoking, upping your water intake and sleeping more will all help. But a regular skin routine, with the right products, will give your face a refreshing lift.
Not-so-secret, secret ingredients...
- Hyaluronic acid - tackles dehydration on the top layers of your skin for plumpness, whilst supporting collagen production.
- Ferulic acid (vitamin C and E) – an antioxidant that helps build collagen and even skin tone.
- Vitamin C – an antioxidant that brightens and repairs damaged skin.
- Retinol (vitamin A) – boosts production of collagen and reduces the appearance of large pores or pigmentation.
- Salicylic acid – cleans out pores and prevents blemishes by clearing away bacteria and debris.
- Glycolic acid – clears dead skin cells to reveal brighter looking skin.
- SPF – protection from harmful UV rays will help resolve dry skin, pigmentation and skin damage. Look for SPF 30 minimum.
Skin care tips to stick by...
- You don't need to use all of the above ingredients. Carefully select the ones best suited to your skin type.
- Avoid using vitamin C and retinol together as they counteract one another. If you use one in the morning, use the other at night.
- Retinol should be applied at night as it’s sensitive to UV rays. If you’re new to retinol, apply once in the 1st week, twice in the 2nd week and 3 times in week 3. If your skin is coping ok with that, use every other day.
- Don’t use retinol with glycolic acid in the same daily routine. Together, they can irritate your skin.
- Stay away from harsh cleansers, alcohol-based toners and scented products. They can strip the skin’s natural oils and cause irritation.
- Always (whatever the time) remove your makeup, and opt for gentle micellar water rather than rubbing your face with wipes.
- Know your skin type to get the most from your skin routine. See our skin types guide to find yours.