Skincare Tips for Mature Skin

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Skincare Tips for Mature Skin

Skincare Tips for Mature Skin

Visible signs of aging can show up as soon as your mid-twenties and typically only get more prominent as your skin ages.

If you have mature skin or similar skin concerns, there are some steps you can take to preserve a youthful appearance. Here are our top skincare tips for mature skin.

What Is Mature Skin?

The term “mature skin” simply refers to skin that shows signs of aging. Having mature skin doesn’t always mean that you’re older in age—sometimes, it can mean that your skin has just been through a lot.

Mature skin includes signs of aging, such as:

  • The appearance of fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Dryness
  • Age spots

There are a few reasons why mature skin develops these signs. First, skin cell turnover is dramatically slower in aging skin. This is the skin’s natural renewal process, and as it slows down, the skin can appear dull.

Second, the skin starts to produce less sebum. As sebum production decreases, you may experience signs like dryness, dead skin cell buildup, and itchiness. Also, it may make your skin look red and irritated.

The epidermis also gets thinner, causing the skin to look pale and thin. Another change that occurs in aging skin is that the production of proteins like collagen and elastin declines. This reduction in elastin and collagen production results in an overall decrease in skin elasticity. 

Some of these signs are also due to hormonal shifts as we age. However, many of them can also come from decades of sun damage and other oxidative stress from free radicals.

How Can You Address Mature Skin With Skincare?

Whether you’re seeing your first wrinkles at 25 or 45, there are things you can do to help smooth your appearance. 

Here are some of the best skincare products and tips for addressing the appearance of mature skin:

Exfoliate Regularly

When it comes to addressing mature-looking skin, there are plenty of clinical treatments that can provide dramatic results in a short time. For instance, there are medical-grade face masks, skin peels, microdermabrasion facials, and more. 

However, you can also achieve results by choosing the right skincare products for your daily routine. The results may not come as quickly as they would with the clinical treatments, but they can still be quite noticeable and dramatic if you practice consistency.

One of the ways you can do this is by exfoliating regularly. Exfoliants like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) can help dissolve the bonds between your skin cells, lifting dead skin cell buildup and revealing fresh and new-looking skin. 

Not only can these products brighten the appearance of your skin, but they can also target concerns like fine lines and age spots. 

Use a Gentle Cleanser

One might think that a product that sits on your skin for as little time as face wash may not have dramatic effects on signs of aging. However, the type of cleanser you use affects your skin’s hydration levels, which means it can help preserve a youthful appearance.

For instance, a gentle cleanser like The MANTLE Skin Conditioning Wash is specifically formulated to nourish and hydrate the skin without damaging the skin’s moisture barrier. This is important because the skin barrier helps keep the skin hydrated and safe from external pollutants—compromises in this barrier can contribute to dryness, dullness, and breakouts.

It’s important to match your cleanser to your skin type. If you have oily skin, a cleanser that helps remove oil buildup can help. However, if you have dry skin, you likely won’t want a cleanser that helps remove the skin’s natural oils. 

Not sure which skin type you have? The MANTLE is safe and effective for all skin types thanks to our double patent-pending SIREN Capsule Technology™. This technology ensures that ingredients like chamomile, fruit AHAs, and short-chain hyaluronic acid reach the areas of skin that appear the most dry and damaged.

Embrace Retinol

One ingredient that is a game changer for mature-looking skin is retinol. A member of the retinoid family, retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that can help the skin feel firm, fade the appearance of dark spots, smooth the texture of fine lines and wrinkles and brighten the appearance of dullness.

For this, you can try a resurfacing serum like our Resurfacing Compound. This groundbreaking serum replaces multiple steps in your skincare routine, including essence, antioxidant serum, vitamin C serum, toner, and exfoliants.

The Resurfacing Compound contains brightening ingredients like multi-hydroxy acids, stabilized vitamin C and vitamin E, and stabilized retinol to help visibly even skin tone, smooth skin texture, and address other skin concerns that come with mature skin.

Use a Powerful Moisturizer

Since mature skin is often more prone to dryness, using a powerful moisturizer that locks in hydration is one of the keys to supporting a youthful and vibrant appearance. When you’re choosing a moisturizer, it’s important to consider which skincare ingredients are in the product. 

For instance, moisturizers typically include three types of ingredients:

  • Humectants, which draw moisture into the skin
  • Occlusives, which lock moisture against the skin
  • Emollients, which smooth the texture of dry skin

You can experience the benefits of all three of these ingredients with The SUPER Hydrator. This heavy-duty skin moisturizer features peptides, shea butter, and avocado oil to provide 48 hours of moisture. This formula is also fragrance-free, making it a soothing choice for sensitive skin.

Apply Eye Cream

As your skin matures, you’ll most likely start to see the signs of aging around your eyes. The skin underneath your eyes is much thinner, which is more vulnerable to dark circles and fine lines. Also, the skin around your eyes sees a lot of repetitive movement due to facial expressions, which can contribute to wrinkles.

An eye cream like The RETURN Eye Concentrate can help with these signs. This eye cream uses SIREN Capsule Technology to visibly lift the eye area, brightening the appearance of the skin and supporting a plumper, smother appearance.

Apply Sunscreen

The last step in your skincare routine is to apply sunscreen. As we mentioned earlier, many signs of mature skin can also be related to sun damage, so it’s important to use sunscreen to protect the skin from more damage. 

One of the most important things to look for in sunscreen is broad-spectrum protection. This means the formula is designed to provide protection against UVA and UVB rays, both of which can cause skin damage and contribute to signs of aging.

For instance, our Multimodal Defender Broad Spectrum SPF 30 uses zinc oxide to protect the skin from sun damage. In the meantime, ingredients like vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter help improve existing visible signs of sun damage by soothing the skin and diminishing the appearance of dark spots

Farewell, Fine Lines

If you’ve noticed signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and age spots, you may have mature skin. Luckily, you can address the appearance of mature skin by exfoliating regularly, using a gentle cleanser, using retinol, applying a powerful moisturizer, applying eye cream, and finishing with sunscreen.

At U Beauty, we make our skincare products with science-driven technology at the highest level. To learn more about our products and our technology, visit the U Beauty blog today.

Sources:

Aging changes in skin | MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Collagen for Your Skin: Healthy or Hype? | Cedars-Sinai

Dual Effects of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids on the Skin | PMC

Retinol: Cream, Serum, What It Is, Benefits, How To Use | Cleveland Clinic

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