We’re conscious that our skin is changing as we get older, but how do we know to care for it in its ever-changing nature? While our skin didn’t come with a manual, there are certain practices you can carry out daily that mean a little bit more TLC is applied as we age.
Some suggestions from HealthLine… as well as an excellent product we use ourselves!
Wash with a gentle cleanser
Cleansing is important for removing skincare care product or makeup that you’ve applied during the day, as well as natural skin oils, pollutants, and bacteria that are accumulated. It also means your skin care products will be able to enter your skin and work more effectively!
Do you need a toner?
Toners were developed in the past to restore the low pH of the skin after washing with a high-pH cleanser. If you’re using a cleanser with a low pH, then a toner is unnecessary. It’s much better to avoid damage in the first place than to undo it later!
Use a physical or chemical exfoliant
As you age, your skin slows down replenishing itself. Dead skin cells aren’t replaced by fresh cells as quickly, which means your skin starts to look dull and uneven, and may even crack. Exfoliants are a great way to help get dead cells off your skin.Pat, don’t rub, on your anti-ageing serums
In general, serums contain a higher concentration of active ingredients than a moisturizer. The best anti-ageing ingredients to look out for are vitamin A derivatives known as retinoids (retinol, tretinoin, and tazarotene) and vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). As well as increasing collagen in your skin, they also act as antioxidants to soak up the biological and environmental oxidative stress that builds up to cause ageing.
One product that we have been seeing great results from is Dr. Spiller Celltresor Intense Rebuilding Cream, a 24-hour skin care product that provides preventive protection while simultaneously rebuilding the skin. It reduces wrinkles and boosts skin volume and so is perfect for ageing and mature skin.
The skin is prompted to rebuild the dermis and the epidermis, thereby regaining vigour, elasticity and volume. It helps the longevity of skin cells, which leads to a visibly rejuvenated complexion.