The condition of skin varies with age from person to person but generally speaking the natural response to aging is similar. At forty, collagen in the skin starts to break down. The skin looses some of its elasticity and vibrancy. Fine lines start to become more prominent around the eyes and mouth. As menopause passes oestrogen levels drop and with it so does the skin. By sixty wrinkles are deeper and discolouring more evident. In essence as time goes by the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, becomes more fragile and we need to take better care of it.
To counteract the maturing process, it's helpful to use skin lifting and firming moisturisers. Facial oils
are great for aging skin as they replenish the dryer areas and often include rose hips which contain antioxidants
and essential fatty acids - well known for their anti-aging, line reducing properties.
Vitamin A has been proven to decrease the effects of sun damaged skin. As it naturally decreases in our bodies with age, using products high in this vitamin A, in addition to using SPF for UV protection, will at least slow damage caused by the sun.
Exfoliate with a brush or scrub regularly to remove dead cells and improve skin texture. Take care to make broad strokes towards the heart to help remove toxins from the upper layers of the skin by increasing circulation in your lymphatic system. The same goes when applying cellulite and moisturising crèmes.
And a final tip many women forget to apply moisturiser to the neck and décolletage. This area, along with the hands, is often one of the first areas to show the clocks ticking so try not to forget these areas in your daily routine.
Three of our favourite products for mature skin are:
Energy Sensation Moisturiser
Pure Organic Rose Hip Oil
Rosa Fina Radiance Anti-Ageing Day Cream
by Barefoot Botanicals