Tuesday, 20 June 2017

ULTIMATE SKINCARE GUIDE FOR MATURE SKIN


For women of a certain age, looking younger can be a constant struggle* as there is no way to entirely stop your skin from aging and the best, most effective, ways tend to cost a pretty penny. Crow’s feet, wrinkles, fine lines, dark patches and under-eye bags are an inevitable part of the aging process. While most of us know what to avoid in order to keep our skin healthy and ageless (such as avoiding the sun, not smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, etc.) some are unaware of the importance of a good skincare regimen. An effective routine, especially for mature skin, should be based on a combination of anti-ageing products and natural skin care. If you are over 50, or under and looking to take preventative measures to keep your skin looking ageless, here is the ultimate skin care routine for you.



Keep your Skin Moisturised
This is the most important part of taking care of mature skin. Over time, our skin loses most of its natural elasticity due to loss of collagen, leading to fine lines and under-eye bags. Hence, it is important to keep our skin moisturised to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and even dark patches. Apply a good quality natural moisturiser or cream, preferably one with SPF protection, at least twice a day. 

Even better, use different day and night creams as both serve a specific purpose and offer different types of protection. For example, a day cream is more likely to have SPF to shield your skin from damaging UV rays and offer protection against photoaging and burning. As most day creams are usually worn under makeup, they are made of light and non-greasy formulas which allow your pores to breathe.


Night creams on the other hand are specifically formulated to be worn during the night, as this is the time when your skin is regenerating, repairing and restoring naturally while you sleep. Hence, night creams and moisturisers are slow-absorbing to provide you longer protection. Additionally, they also contain the highest amount of anti-ageing compounds such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid and retinol as they work do their work without interference from other chemicals like those found in sunscreens.

Use a Gentle Cleanser
Use a gentle cleanser to cleanse your face at least twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. Regardless of your age or skin type, it is always important to cleanse your skin, especially at night. This helps in ridding your skin of excess oil, sweat and dirt which may have built up during the day. 

As you get older, your skin also tends to become drier. This is the point when many women buy into the common myth that washing your face more often could lead to dryness. Instead of cutting down on the number of times that you wash your face, it is better to switch to a gentle, cream based cleanser. Compared to gel and foam cleansers which can dry out already ageing skin, a cream cleanser can help preserve the natural moisture and oil of your skin. You should also try to keep your purchases focused on anti-ageing products and cleansers, for example Nakin Skincare have a collection of natural products that help ageing skin and provide a much gentler product.


Exfoliate at least Twice a Week
The accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin can cause you to lose most of your natural glow. This is because as you age, the rate of cell regeneration in your body slows down considerably, causing build-up of dead skin on the skin’s surface. Hence, by exfoliating at least twice a week, you can remove dead cells which make your complexion look dull and uneven. A gentle exfoliator with anti-ageing properties will polish away dead skin cells while ensuring that your skin does not become overly dry.

Use Facial Serums
An anti-ageing facial serum has higher concentrations of active ingredients such as essential vitamins and minerals which help repair your skin and protect against further damage. These are very hydrating and lightweight formulas and are usually applied under a daily moisturiser for added protection.They also help fight against dullness, dryness and breakouts to keep your skin looking fresh. Serums do a lot of hard work hence their high price tag and can be used both day and night.


Eat a Balanced Diet with Foods Rich in Antioxidants
Skincare routines for mature skin can be slightly more complicated – you need to use a combination of anti-ageing products and natural ways to ensure that your skin is receiving the maximum amount of protection. Foods that are rich in antioxidants such as kale, tomatoes, nuts, goji berries, blueberries, etc. tend to affect our skin in a positive way as they contain higher amounts of essential minerals, vitamins and other chemicals. It is important to remember that the old adage ‘you are what you eat’ is true, especially for women over 30. What you put in your body is important. Don't we all want to look as breathtaking as Elle Macpherson does at 52?


Many skincare brands are now finally acknowledging and addressing that mature skin has unique needs. The increase in sensitivity and dryness, loss of glow, appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark patches, etc require gentle anti-ageing products which can fight off the different signs of ageing and defend your skin from further damage. Luckily, there a great range of products available at different price points now the world is paying close attention to skincare. I would love to hear some of your favourite skincare products below in the comments. Thank you for reading. Take care.

What is your favourite step in your skincare routine?

Love 
Kiran



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23 comments

  1. Exfoliating is thing i wonder, i started doing it routinely and the difference of how smooth my skin feels before and after is amazing.

    Selene Addicted

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  2. I am all about skincare! I do all of this. Whenever I get my eyebrows down, the women always tell me I have flawless skin. Thanks for sharing this Kiran!

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    1. That's incredible! My eyebrow lady says no such thing x

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  3. I´m so bad at exfoliating my skin, I probably do it just once a month. Great post!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  4. These are great tips, I love a good exfoliator every now and then...

    Lauren x Huggled

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  5. I feel like moisturising is so so important, my skin get so dry! Lovely post!! xox

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    1. I am the worst for remembering to moisturise x

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  6. Thanks for sharing this, exactly what I needed.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  7. Exfoliating is everything! not only does it make your skin smooth and radiant, your skincare products will work so much more efficiently! Love acid peels too! Great post! Xx


    Toni | sheergloss

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  8. Great tips! The most important step is to use sun protection.

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  9. I'm so bad about using night creams, and at my age...I really need to get on that ASAP! :) Thanks for the tips!

    Shauna

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  10. Keeping the skin mositurized is so important, and also exfoliating regularly.
    Nina's Style Blog

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  11. My fave part is def a face mask on a Sunday every week, my skin feels so nice and refreshed after! x

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  12. I exfoliate almost everyday and it's the only way to keep my skin looking healthy and radiant. And also use high SPF all year round.

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  13. I definitely keep my skin moisturized and use spf! These are great tips for any age.
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