Our skin will not look beautiful and pristine forever. This is the reality that we all face as we grow older.
Our skin won’t be as supple, smooth, and glowing as it used to be.
If you think about all those times when you were exposed to the sun’s UV rays for prolonged periods, continuous contact to dust and dirt, and neglectful skincare routine, you won’t be too surprised if wrinkles are starting to appear on your skin sooner than expected.
Aging is truly inevitable but instead of letting it wreak havoc on your skin, there are effective skincare products on the market that can slow down skin aging signs by bringing back its vitality and youthful glow.
So how did your skin mature too fast?
The skin reflects all the experiences and events that we have gone through over the years. Each blemish, wrinkle, and imperfection show how we took care of our health and wellness. Crucial bodily processes change over time. Cell metabolism slows down as we age. At a certain point, our skin showcases specific qualities; fibroblast activities go down and collagen production and synthesis slow down, too.
As we grow older, the skin is at risk of dehydration and dryness as a result of reduced vascularization a well as reduced sweat and sebum production. In some cases, certain disorders affect pigmentation as evidenced by the appearance of premature age dark spots.
All these factors mentioned earlier plus negative external factors including sun exposure, tobacco smoking, and an unhealthy diet all contribute to the development of mature skin.
How do you know you have mature skin?
– Dehydrated skin
– Drier and finer skin texture
– Poor skin tone and firmness
– Lack of luminosity
– Deep-seated wrinkles
– Yellowish colour of the skin
– Open pores
– Dark spots and hyperpigmentation
When does mature skin develop?
Mature skin starts appearing from around 35 years of age and older, but the starting age will largely depend on an individual’s history more so than biological age. The ageing process that happens in the dermis is a result of both internal (genetics) and external factors (lifestyle, environmental ageing factors, diet, and emotions). Therefore, our history will reflect the appearance and overall condition of our skin as we age.
External factors that contribute to the premature aging of the skin are:
– Hormonal changes.
– Prolonged exposure to sun’s UV rays, cold weather, and air pollution.
– Existing ailments, chronic medical conditions, and medications.
– Short and long-term stress.
– Ingested toxins such as alcohol and tobacco.
– Sedentary lifestyle.
How can you successfully restore mature skin?
As cliché as this may sound but prevention is truly better than cure. It is recommended to prevent skin ageing signs by establishing excellent skincare at an early age. Some of the measures to prevent skin from ageing prematurely are:
– Regular visits to your beauty therapist for facial skincare is essential.
– Adequate sun protection by wearing SPF sunscreen.
– Establishing a healthy diet that includes food items rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
All these preventive measures will help you showcase healthy and youthful skin over time.
Another measure that plays a critical role in maintaining excellent skin health is changes in one’s attitude and outlook toward skin ageing. The fountain of youth may not have been discovered as of yet, but one excellent way to look youthful is to showcase yourself with utmost elegance and optimism, too.
It is impossible to look 20 years younger with a regular skincare routine, hence it is imperative to use the best anti-ageing treatments on the market so your skin can feel and look supple and with a healthy glow to boot.
The goals when treating mature skin are the following:
– Protection against external factors while further strengthening the skin barrier.
– Deliver comfort and adequate hydration to manage dry and tight skin.
– Induce skin regeneration and restore firmness and elasticity to the skin.
– Provide skin luminosity and reduce the appearance of dark spots.
– Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other skin ageing signs.
One important fact that you need to remember is that mature skin will need extra care to ensure optimum skin health and for it to have that youthful glow day in and day out.
Here are products that will help in keeping your skin nourished, plump, and flawless:
- Keep your skin nourished.
Nourishing the skin with nutrients is essential. During the process of ageing, it becomes harder for the skin to lock in moisture, hence it is important to provide adequate moisture to the skin to prevent dryness and dullness- both qualities that contribute to that old and stressed look on the face.
A rich and luxurious moisturiser should fix dryness and lack of hydration. Mayerling’s ADEC Vitamin Facial Moisturiser is teeming with antioxidants that protect the skin from the proliferation of free radicals. This moisturiser is enriched with Vitamins A, D, E, and C all of which deliver high antioxidant levels, which helps in smoothing and retexturizing the skin for a more flawless and vibrant look.
- Stimulate the skin regeneration process.
The skin repairs itself at a slower rate as we age. An excellent way to boost our body’s natural repair and healing abilities are to use products that enhance skin resurfacing by clearing out dead skin cells which also impedes the skin’s nutrient absorption ability.
Mayerling Face Lotion Forte is the ultimate anti-ageing complex that regenerates the skin like no other. It contains alpha and beta hydroxy acids that exfoliate dead skin cells, minimise the appearance of pores, and retexturize the skin. Additional skin ingredients such as bearberry extract and retinyl palmitate that improve skin luminosity and reduce age spots and pigmentation issues as well as reduce the sun’s UV rays damage.
- Use a gentle facial cleanser.
The skin gets less oily and more sensitive as we age, hence it is important to use a gentle but thorough facial cleanser. Try to avoid cleansers with strong formulations as they will further dry the skin and may cause irritation and breakouts.
We highly recommend the use of Mayerling Facial Cleanser that is perfect for mature skin. This lightweight formulation efficiently clears out makeup, dirt, dust, and other skin impurities. It is a mild facial wash that delivers optimum hydration, so the skin remains supple and radiant after cleansing.
When cleansing your face, make sure to use a light hand in gentle, circular motions. Rough, incessant scrubbing can lead to irritation to dry and sensitive mature skin- an activity than can further accelerate skin ageing.
To learn more about how you can fight skin ageing with premium quality skincare products, call us on 02 9909 0935 today.
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