As your body matures, its needs change. Your favorite skin care routine, which has taken care of you since back when you were still worried about pimples in High School or prepping for that entry level job interview, may not be holding up as well as it used to for mature skin.
That is because, as your body ages, your needs change.
During your teenage years, your pores created a lot of beneficial oils, called Sebum, to retain moisture in order to keep your skin soft and smooth. Whenever your pores became clogged, you got a zit.
Now that you have matured, your body does not generate as much Sebum as it used to. This means that you will get much fewer Zits, but it also means that your skin is not receiving the beneficial oils needed to retain moisture.
You may find that your skin begins to dry out much more easily than it used to. This is especially prevalent in areas such as your knees, elbows, and in areas that received a lot of sun throughout your life.
Luckily, there is one simple step that you can take to alleviate discomfort from dry skin. Moisturize. Adding a moisturizing cream to your daily skin care routine can greatly reduce dryness and discomfort in mature skin.
The dreaded W word. No one wants to think about it, but Wrinkles are one of the most dreaded and most obvious signs of mature skin.
Wrinkles are caused by the Elastin in your skin breaking down with age, and a natural reduction in the production of Collagen.
While there is no way to restore the production of Collagen, you can use an anti-aging Collagen Cream to supplement your skin’s natural Collagen levels, temporarily restoring firmer, smoother skin. While it is not permanent, it does reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and restores a more youthful skin tone.
Additional Considerations for Mature Skin
In addition to expanding your daily skin care routine, there are a few more things that you can to improve the quality of your mature skin.
First and foremost, it is important to drink plenty of water. Your body needs water to stay hydrated, and if you do not drink enough, your skin will dry out. This will reduce regularity and contribute to dry skin. It is recommended that you drink at least 6 glasses of water each day, and more if you live in a very hot location, or if you sweat a lot from a very active lifestyle.
In addition, it is important to protect yourself from the sun. During Summer months, it is important to stay out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day, to avoid heat stroke. If you have to go out, it is important to apply Sun Screen, as well as to wear a loose, airy long sleeved shirts and long skirts or pants to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun.
With a few simple changes to your daily routine, you can look and feel your best.