UNDERSTANDING MATURE SKIN
What is mature skin?
Generally speaking, mature skin is skin that has started to age. People who are 40 and older are typically regarded to have mature skin, however this is a broad definition because different people’s skin ages differently.
Your biological age and your ‘skin’ age might not match. While it’s generally accepted that adults over 40 have mature skin, certain people’s skin may exhibit mature characteristics sooner. Mature skin is significantly influenced by lifestyle variables such as stress, smoking, nutrition, and lack of sleep as well as environmental ones such as pollution and UV damage.
How do I know if I have mature skin?
If you have skin that feels drier, dehydrated, and feels as though it might be losing its ‘bounce,’ then your skin could be considered ‘mature.’ You should also be on the lookout for signs such as dullness, lack of tone, deeper set wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation and age spots.
Remember, photoaging is triggered by exposure to the sun, whereas chronological aging is simply your body’s natural response to you getting older.
Why does mature skin need extra help?
Our body produces less collagen as we get older, which causes our skin to lose its elasticity and bounce. Collagen is a protein that helps to maintain our skin firm, flexible, and full. We lose about 1.5% of our collagen every year beyond the age of 20 (smokers and those who are exposed to the sun more regularly lose collagen more quickly). The skin gets saggier as collagen levels drop, and wrinkles and fine lines are increasingly noticeable as the skin loses structure, elasticity, and shine.
Our body creates less hyaluronic acid as we get older, which is necessary for attracting water and plumping the skin. As a result, the skin begins to feel constrictive, seem dry and lifeless, and develop wrinkles.
When taken together, this drop in hyaluronic acid and collagen means your skin is less able to retain moisture, which leads to dryness and dehydration. Therefore, your skin needs a lot more moisture and support to keep that moisture in.
How to care for Mature Skin?
Mature skin isn't one kind of skin, it eposes many different skin types, including oily, combination or dry - and the best moisturiser or facial oil for mature skin is the best one that works with your skin. Mature skin needs nourishing and support with skincare products that can help tackle some of the common issues of mature skin, such as dryness. Preventing damage and protecting mature skin should be the cornerstone of a caring skincare routine.
Our Miracle Facial Oil is a definite MUST to include in your skincare routine:
What makes it special:
- Rosehip oil is full of antioxidants and Vitamins A & C to stimulate Collagen production, which in turn reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
- Squalane is an exceptional moisturiser, preventing moisture loss, improving skin elasticity whilst reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Pomegranate seed oil supports the formation of new cells and skin regeneration, making it another excellent oil for the care of mature, dry and stressed skin.
- Hemp seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which act as "skin food", nourishing and regenerating healthy cells.
- Prickly pear oil is high in vitamin E, which stimulates collagen production and a faster cell turnover. It's high content of vitamin K prevents the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, reduces blemishes and brightens under eye circles.
- Hyaluronic acid supercharges the skin with moisture, giving you a dewy, healthy glow. It also minimizes signs of aging, since plum, hydrated skin makes fine lines and wrinkles less visible.
- Camellia seed oil contains vitamins that stimulates collagen production and help tackle fine lines and wrinkles.
Daily skin care for mature skin should involve protecting your skin from the sun's UV rays, which damage the elastin and collagen in your skin, accelerating the signs of ageing. The earlier in your life you begin wearing an SPF daily, the better protected your skin will be as you age. You can't reverse the signs of sun damage, but you can prevent further signs of overexposure to the sun. Apply an SPF even on cloudy days and in hot weather, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and pop on a pair of sunglasses if it's bright - repeated movements such as squinting can cause wrinkles.