As we age, the skin naturally becomes more fragile and sensitive and the signs of cellular aging deepen our features.
We start to notice this particularly around the age of 45, which coincides with hormonal changes, particularly a drop in estrogen which is responsible for our skin’s luminosity. Moreover, collagen fibers decrease over time, and skin cells struggle to produce them. This is when the skin appears drier, rough, wrinkles, and furrows are deeper. Moreover, it becomes more difficult to mitigate despite your efforts; and pigment spots are more numerous. What can you do to slow down the effects of time?
Your first defense against signs of aging is sticking to an effective skincare routine.
1. CLEANSE WITHOUT HARSH INGREDIENTS
Start using a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser. With age, the epidermis becomes thinner and more fragile. It is important to clean the skin gently to get rid of its impurities without disturbing your barrier mantle.
2. SERUMS THAT HELP REVEAL RADIANCE AND MOISTURE
Serums are excellent vehicles for squeezing in extra active ingredients into your routine. For dry and mature skin, serums rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C and Astaxanthin can make a big difference in your skin health.
3. YOUR SKIN IS PROBABLY THIRSTY
Moisturizing twice a day is a must for mature skin. Your skin needs nutrients, water, and lipids to maintain its natural barrier, prevent dehydration, and prevent further signs of aging.
4. REPAIR WHILE YOU’RE SLEEPING
Don’t underestimate the time you spend snoozing- nighttime is an excellent opportunity to repair, nourish, and improve the health of your skin. Use a rich moisturizing cream before bed and incorporate anti-aging ingredients like bakuchiol.
5. EAT YOUR COSMETICS
Micronutrients are imperative to maintaining skin health at all ages. Antioxidants from fruits and vegetables, collagen, fatty acids, and other vitamins are key in supporting your skin and fighting signs of environmental damage and stress. Consider supplementing your diet with the necessary nutrients you may be lacking.