Brown spots, fine lines, dull and uneven skin tone—these are just some of the tell-tale signs of aging skin. With our exposure to pollutants and the stress of daily life, these signs can appear earlier, and progress faster than they normally should. Our skin naturally changes as we grow older, so taking care of it becomes even more challenging.
Fortunately, modern skincare technology brings us innovative solutions such as Dermalogica’s AgeSmart, a range of science-based products designed specifically for mature skin. And with the right skincare routine, these products can slow down the clock and help you maintain a youthful look for longer.
Skincare for Mature Skin – Age Smart, Age Beautifully
When it comes to caring for mature skin, your routine will include the same steps as any other regimen, but it involves products that are specifically formulated to address the needs of ageing skin. Step this way for a 5-step routine to keep your skin looking and feeling fabulous.
Whatever your skin type and age, cleansing is an essential part of your beauty regimen. You need to remove dirt, excess oil, bacteria, skin care products, and other impurities from your skin to keep it healthy. Cleansing also prepares your skin so that it can absorb vitamins and nutrients more effectively. Make sure to use a gentle cleanser from Dermalogica such as Dermalogica's UltraCalming™ Cleanser to prevent damage and preserve the skin barrier.
Mature skin cannot replenish itself as well as before. Dead skin cells are not as easily replaced by new ones making the skin look dull and uneven. To get rid of dead skin cells, you’ll need to exfoliate. However, avoid harsh physical exfoliants such as bead cleansers and sugar scrubs. The skin layer of mature skin is thinner and the blood vessels more fragile, so the skin becomes more susceptible to bruising and sagging.
The ideal exfoliants for maturing skin combine microscrubs and chemical exfoliants that contain AHAs such as Dermalogica daily microfoliant. These remove dead skin cells and fade pigmentation without causing harm. Try the Daily Superfoliant, which resurfaces skin, deep cleanses, and detoxifies pores. For nourishment and protection while exfoliating, use the Multivitamins Thermafoliant.
Another effect of aging on the skin is the thinning of the subcutaneous fat layer. As this layer shrinks, the skin becomes less smooth and plump. It also diminishes the capacity of the skin to absorb nutrients from skincare products. To reverse this, you need the best anti-aging serum that contains potent yet safe ingredients. Typically, a serum has higher concentration of active ingredients than a moisturiser. It can give you the extra boost in nourishment your mature skin needs.
Great options for ageing and skin repair are the Multivitamin Power Serum with its microencapsulated vitamins and the Phyto-Nature Firming Serum that also acts as a skin tightener.
As we age, our skin sebaceous glands become less active and produce less oil. While you might think less sebum is good, too little of it makes the skin dry, flaky, and itchy. To keep skin hydrated, use a rich moisturiser with water-binding humectants. Apply Super Rich Repair once or twice a day to soothe dry skin, replenish lipid barriers, and regulate hydration. You can also use Biolumin-C Gel Moisturizer for a mix of hydration and brightening effect.
The sun is the primary culprit for premature signs of aging. Even if you do not spend that much time outdoors, you still get exposed to UV rays. This is why skin experts recommend the daily use of broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF30 or higher. Get the best protection from harmful UV rays by applying Dermalogica AGE Smart™ Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 at least 30 minutes before heading out. Aside from powerful sun protection, this anti-ageing moisturiser also hydrates skin, neutralises free radicals, and promotes collagen production.
Aside from these five basic skin care needs, you can also use specialised products that target more specific needs. For the best under-eye cream, get the Age Reversal Eye Complex with retinol microspheres, peptides, and extracts that reverse signs of ageing and strengthen delicate eye tissues. For prepping your skin for makeup, use the SkinPerfect Primer with SPF30, which gives nourishing protection while creating a flawless finish.
Upgrade your skincare routine with Dermalogica’s AgeSmart. Aside from having only the safest and natural ingredients, all products in this range are formulated by scientists, using the latest technology to ensure maximum efficiency and optimal results. Discover more from Dermalogica here.