It might be difficult to determine what your skin requires to be as healthy as possible especially when we are dealing with mature skin. We are inundated with marketing hype for various skincare and cosmetic products, as well as everyday advice from social media influencers and other beauty gurus in order to deal with mature skin.
As we can read the reviews online, many people tend to use tightening cream or face and neck lift to make their older skin look younger and more radiant. However, according to what is said in this article, there are simpler ways to help your mature skin stay plump, hydrated and young.
Face washing should be done twice a day
If you want to help your mature skin to look younger, or have oily skin or your skin is prone to breakouts, make face washing part of your morning and evening skincare routine. In a study that solely focused on face washing, participants were invited to wash their face once, twice, or four times a day over a period of six weeks. The acne lesions of individuals who cleansed their face twice a day improved significantly by the end of the research. The volunteers who simply cleansed their faces once a day experienced the most pimple growth. Therefore, it is recommended that you wash your face several times a day not to have mature skin.
Make Use of a Gentle Cleanser
Most drugstore aisles are stocked with a variety of facial cleansers. So, it could be difficult to choose the one that is best for you especially when you want to help your mature skin look better. When it comes to finding the "greatest" cleaner, the more expensive one is not always the best choice for mature skin.
According to 14 research studies, no matter what sort of cleanser you use, there was not much of a difference in skin outbreaks. Cleansing bars and antibacterial soaps were among the products studied, as were cleansers containing alpha and beta hydroxy acids. While this may be discouraging, if you have invested a lot of money in a high-end cleanser, the lesson here is that keeping things simple is probably better especially for mature skin.
A gentle cleanser with few chemicals and no fragrances can be just as effective as the more expensive ones for older skin. Please note that for older skin it is a good idea to choose fragrance-free cleansers.
Use an Acne-Fighting Product
Many topical medicines can help fight acne. Knowing the type of acne that you have is crucial for selecting the most effective treatment for mature skin. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggests the following treatments depending on the type of acne you have:
ü Acne with comedones (blackheads and similar bumps). Look for retinoids in products such as adapalene gel.
ü Acne that is not severe. Topical benzoyl peroxide, alone or in combination with a topical retinoid, can help treat mild acne.
ü Acne that is inflammatory. The use of a topical dapsone 5% gel is suggested, especially for adult females with mature skin.
ü Scarring from acne. Acne and acne scars can be reduced with azelaic acid treatments.
ü The AAD suggests using a combination of benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, or adapalene gel to treat multiple forms of acne at the same time.
Note that changes in your hormones and stress level can cause acne for older skin. Cleansers with benzoyl peroxide and glycolic acid can be helpful.
Use a Moisturizer
What role does a moisturizer play in maintaining clear skin and helping mature skin to be radiant? Moisturizers, like cleansers, do not have to be pricey or include exotic chemicals to help older skin. Instead, search for a noncomedogenic moisturizer that won't clog your pores. If you have oily skin, "lightweight" moisturizers may be the best choice for you to avoid a greasy, heavy feeling. Moisturizers with ceramides are suitable for mature skin.
Using pure hyaluronic acid serums can be useful as well, especially for older skin. They can help the mature skin stay plump and hydrated.
Dead skin cells can be removed using exfoliation. These cells can clog your pores and cause breakouts if they stay on your skin for too long. A buildup of dead cells on your face can make your skin look dull and dry, resulting in older skin. The following exfoliating techniques may aid in the removal of dry, dead skin and help you treat mature skin:
ü A salicylic acid mask with 2% salicylic acid
ü A glycolic acid mask or lotion with 10% or less glycolic acid
ü A motorized face brush
Once or twice a week, exfoliation with chemical exfoliants like masks or lotions is enough. Use physical exfoliants, such as scrubs or brushes, three or four times per week. Exfoliation cannot be very useful for mature skin or older skin which tends to be dry and sensitive.
Makeup that Won't Clog your Pores is a Good Choice
According to a study done in 2013, people who use cosmetics are more likely to experience skin outbreaks, resulting in older skin. Make sure your cosmetics are skin-friendly by doing the following:
ü Use items with the words "noncomedogenic" or "oil-free" on the label.
ü Before applying cosmetics or skincare products, always wash your hands.
ü Take off your makeup before going to bed or doing exercise.
ü Weekly, wash your makeup brushes and sponges.
ü Never forget primer, especially for mature skin.