Mature Skin: Everything You Should Know

It’s no secret that time changes the condition of your skin. The good news is that there are many simple ways to keep it aging beautifully now and in the future.

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to look older. In fact, the condition of your skin has less to do with numeric age and more to do with factors like lifestyle and skin care choices, diet, environment, hormonal changes, and genetics. While it is inevitable, and natural, that your skin changes over time, with a little extra care and attention, you can keep it looking beautiful and vibrant for longer. 

Mature skin has different needs than youthful skin and requires a different skin care approach. The telltale signs to look out for include loss of moisture, lack of elasticity, tone and firmness, deep wrinkles, dark spots and hyperpigmentation, lack of luminosity, and enlarged pores. 

Skin typically gets thinner as we age, which means it also becomes more prone to damage from the sun and external aggressors. When heading outdoors, be sure to protect your skin by keeping it properly covered and always remembering to use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF). Plus, it’s always a good idea to avoid prolonged sun exposure between the hours of 11:00 – 15:00. 

We all love the idea of slipping into a long, hot steaming bath after a long, hard day. However, bathing in hot water for long periods of time can strip away the skin’s natural moisture and leave it dry, rough and susceptible to damage. Bathe for no longer than 10…okay 12 minutes…in mildly warm water, using gentle, caring products. 

Humidifiers help release moisture into the air. Using a humidifier at home, especially during the winter months, can help prevent the damaging effects cold air has on skin such as dryness, flakiness and dullness.

Your skin repairs itself from daily damage as you sleep, so it’s crucial to use a proper night cream. Using your daughter’s moisturiser just won’t cut it. Treat your skin at night to the ultimate age-defying solution specially designed to control and correct all signs of mature skin. Formulated with GenisteinSOY and Amino+ complex, Time Reversing Intense Night Cream is proven to plump up deep wrinkles, improve facial contours and re-densify skin, so you can wake up with a renewed and replenished complexion. 

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