Looking after mature skin

IMG_3890 Looking after mature skin

As you know, as you age your skin care regime changes. Skin becomes thinner and has different needs as it matures, and cleansing in particular needs a gentler product than some of the products aimed at younger skin.

The tips below, from the Guardian, are aimed at providing mature skin with some easy to follow pointers.

Keep a diligent cleansing routine

This is still the foundation of good skincare practices. Over-65s also need to use a richer, more lipid cleanser (it should feel quite oily and ’rounded’ when you rub it between your finger and thumb). Continue using a toner which, while removing all traces of the cleanser, is still very gentle on the skin.

Protect your skin from ultraviolet light

Much of our ageing comes from light damage — turn your arm over and look at the difference between that and the more exposed, upper arm. I particularly like the SPF formulas containing the mineral reflectors titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, but a new ‘active’ in sun protection comes from the neutralising action of fernblock (polypodium leucomotos, a South American fern).

Focus on your eyelashes

Just like the hair on our heads, our eyelashes and eyebrows lose colour and thickness. Besides having them dyed, which lends definition to the face, I also love using an eyelash-growing cream. I’ve been using it for decades, but I don’t think it is ever too late to start. Use it only in the mornings if you find that using it at night makes your eyes puffy.

Have regular facials

There is nothing quite as good as a well-performed facial massage to stimulate circulation and tone up the muscles. A good therapist should also be able to work the lymphatic system. If you can’t afford to have a facial regularly, give yourself a mini facial when applying your night creams, with some gentle pinching and tapping movements.

Use cosmeceutical ranges

Quite often cosmetic products contain the right active ingredients but not in sufficient dosages. If you try something and it does not deliver the anticipated results, it might be because it is either not in sufficiently high levels to produce results or is not formulated for effective penetration.

Fluid and unctuous with a soft, silky texture, Matis Reponse Premium The Milk eliminates all traces. A true pre-treatment product, it prepares the skin to receive all the benefits of the other daily products. More than a simple makeup remover, it leaves the skin firm and radiant. The skin is cleansed of its impurities and traces of makeup. The skin is clean, soft and silky.

How to use:

Use each morning and/or evening on the face and neck with gentle rubbing. Remove with cotton balls soaked in The Lotion – soft caviar tonic.

Key ingredients:

  • Caviar Extract: Helps revitalize cell renewal, contributes to nourishing and replenishing the skin’s minerals.
  • Avocado Oil: Persea gratissima – creates a protective film – Avocado oil is used for its soothing, softening and protective properties on the skin.
  • Essential Rose Wax: Leaves the skin soft, supple, while preserving its comfort.

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