But while you age, it is equally important to support your skin barrier with the right kind of products made using anti-ageing ingredients. Everyone should have a basic skincare routine in place and with mature skin it is even more important to have a routine that is gentle, hydrating and nourishing.
Here’s how I like to go about it-
- Cleanse and Serum it up - Mature skin should be treated with a mild, non-irritating cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin off of its natural oils and keeps the moisture barrier intact. A gentle cleanser like Touch me not is ideal as it soothes the skin and strengthens the skin's barrier against various stressors. After gently removing the dirt and grime from your face, make sure you use a serum of your choice. This should be in sync with your skin type and skin issues if any. I like to use Timeless in both my AM and PM routine for its overall anti-ageing properties.
- Don’t under or over exfoliate - With age, our outer skin becomes thinner and more delicate, so it is wiser to take a minimal approach when it comes to exfoliation. I like to physically exfoliate my skin using Kick Ass body ubtan once a week to gently shed the layer of dead skin and achieve a radiant glow. For my blackheads and whiteheads, I like to chemically exfoliate my skin once in 15 days using Dig Deep exfoliating serum.
- Give yourself a facial massage - Massaging your face is generally a good habit but making it a ritual as your skin matures can do wonders for your skin. Rhythmically massaging your face improves blood circulation, reduces water retention, improves cell turnover and boosts collagen production. I usually use Just Me Elixir, my favourite anti-ageing face oil to massage my face.
- Mask up to optimise it all - Pampering your skin with a hydrating face mask once in a week is a great way to give that extra dose of love and nourishment to keep your skin healthy and dewy. I personally love to use Cacao Lagao as it reduces my skin’s photo damage and gives an almost instant glow! To make the entire experience more effective and luxurious, I always follow it up with Sleepover by applying it all over my face and particularly under my eyes.
Young or mature, all your skin needs is some attention and lots of love for it to glow and thrive. Make sure your fluid intake is regularised and you engage in some or the other form of exercise at least thrice a week.Love,