Aging is something none of us can control. As we age, our skin is bound to become dry and show wrinkles or spots. Any skin that has been exposed without care to the sun and natural elements over long period of time is called a mature skin.
People also have habits like smoking, unhealthy diet and drinking which plays a factor in determining how old their skin will look like. So if you have mature skin and want to care for it properly, then two things should be on your list —- replenishing and preserving the moisture of the skin. Once that is done other signs of aging like dullness, wrinkles and dehydration will be easy to manage. Now here are some points you absolutely have to follow to achieve these two goals.
Don’t go out in the sun unless you have to. When you do, don’t forget to put on your sunscreen first. Select one that has a SPF factor of 30 or more. Also, try to avoid the time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun is at it’s peak. If that is totally unavoidable, do wear a hat.
If you see brown spots or any kind of growth on your skin, don’t forget to consult your doctor or dermatologist. It can be sign of something more like cancer. But the good news is, if detected early, there is a 95% chance of overcoming it.
While treating and caring for your mature skin, be sure to use only the gentlest cleanser, toners and soaps. Go for products that don’t have any sudsing agents, are chemical free and non-alcohol based. You can liberally use products like petrolatum and lanolin. Natural products like evening primrose, rose hips oils, pomegranate seed and avocado are also great choices.
Using mild soaps for cleaning and taking less baths will help you to protect your mature skin. Don’t use hot water while taking a bath as that dries up skin; instead soak yourself in warm water. After you bath, be sure to apply a good moisturizer on the damp skin to entrap the moisture of your skin.
To slow down the signs of aging, you have to regularly replenish the moisture content of your skin. For that, select a moisturizer that has anti-oxidants as well which will help to repair age-worn skin. But remember to keep it simple; don’t use multiple products or use it in excessive amount as that can further irritate and damage your skin.
There are skin cells that don’t shed easily. To remove them, you have to use an exfoliant. Exfoliating regularly will remove all kinds of invisible skin flakes as well as dead skin cells which are the reason for the roughness and dullness of your skin. After you exfoliate, moisture can easily nourish your skin.
Apart from maintaining a skin care regime, you have to fortify yourself with right food to get that glow back to your mature skin. For that, make sure your diet is rich in foods that have high amount of vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. These help to improve elastin content as well as collagen of your mature skin. These nutrients are present in organic vegetable and fruits. Have them as fresh as possible to get all the nutrients from them.
Moisturizing your skin has to be done from inside as well. So make sure you drink at least eight to ten glasses of water every day. Refrain from caffeinated drinks and carbonated drinks. Instead, try green tea which may have caffeine but also has so many other beneficial items that it is great for your health.