How to care for mature skin – here are the key principles

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A young and natural look is everyone’s dream. Everyone wants to look great all their life. But as we age, the signs of aging become more and more visible. What can be done to ensure that our skin always looks flawless?

None of us can avoid aging, it is a natural process. Skin aging is one of its signs. The most visible is the aging skin on the face. Of course, the rate and signs of aging are uneven, often depending on many external factors, but also personal predisposition. But it is important to choose the best skin care for you and your needs

When should you change your skin care?

One of the first symptoms you will begin to notice is dry skin. Dry skin should get our attention because as we age, the body’s water levels begin to decrease, and as a result, the amount of water in the skin also decreases, so it dries out more often than before. In addition, the level of NMF, which is the natural moisturizing component of our skin, decreases in the cells. Aging skin does not secrete sebum – characteristic for young complexions – thus, it no longer stores water and loses its hydrolipidic barrier that lubricates, softens and protects against water loss. Therefore, mature skin is often associated with dry skin

The second characteristic of aging skin is less resistance to injury, infection and irritation. Why? The skin’s natural protection is sebum, which ceases to be produced with age. In addition, dead skin accumulates on mature skin because cell activity decreases up to three times, and thus wounds take longer to heal. The third feature of mature skin is the appearance of discoloration. They appear because the skin has fewer melanocytes, which are epidermal cells that produce melanin, a pigment that protects against UV radiation. Consequently, aging skin becomes less resistant to sunlight. The last symptom most often associated with mature skin is wrinkles. They appear because the skin begins to lack collagen, which is responsible for its elasticity. When we see the first wrinkles, we often start to change our skin care, but it is worth doing it at the first symptoms, then we can delay the appearance of wrinkles

What can be done to take good care of mature skin?

Mature skin must be treated completely differently than mature skin. It is important to change the daily care, washing gels, toners, creams. You need to make sure that your skin gets proper hydration. If you haven’t used scrubs before, start now. They will help you in removing dead skin. You need to take care of your skin every day, only regular treatment will bring the desired effect. One-time application of even the best mask or cream unfortunately will not give anything. Before you apply the cream, first thoroughly cleanse your skin. Remove makeup with milk or makeup remover. When washing your eyes, put cotton balls to them and hold for a few seconds. During this time, the liquid will begin to dissolve your makeup, then wash it off in circular motions. Never rub your skin hard. It is best to use reusable bamboo swabs to avoid mechanical damage. Be sensitive and gentle to her

Then wash your face with a facial cleansing gel or foam. Rinse off gently with warm water. Use a scrub every two days. Later, apply a tonic or hydrolate to balance the pH of your skin. If you don’t have a toner in a spray bottle, pour some on your palm and then pat it in gently. Don’t pour it on a cotton ball. You will waste a lot of product. Finally, pat on a cream tailored to your skin. Make sure it is a moisturizing cream and avoid mattifying creams. Apply the cream in several places on your face, and then pat it in with your fingers. It is important not to rub it in. A patted cream absorbs better and works better. Don’t skip the eye cream either. It is important that it must be a separate product, because under the eyes our more delicate skin, for which the face cream may be too heavy

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