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Mature Skin - Characteristics and Care

When the skin becomes drier and thinner and develops more wrinkles, you can speak of more mature skin. There is no fixed age indication for this, as ageing can vary greatly from person to person.

 

Characteristics

From the age of 25, skin cell division starts to slow down and the first signs of skin ageing become visible, often in the form of fine lines around the eyes. As we get older, cell division slows down further and further, so the skin takes more and more time to recover. The skin also produces less sebum and slows down blood flow and cell activity. This reduces the skin's ability to retain moisture and eliminate waste products.

Especially after menopause, this process is accelerated because of the decrease in the hormone oestrogen. The amount of collagen in the skin then decreases by 30% over a period of about five years.

So when the skin becomes drier and thinner and develops more wrinkles, you can speak of more mature skin. There is no fixed age indication for this, as the age at which ageing occurs can vary greatly from person to person. Skin condition, lifestyle and skin care all influence this.

 

Care

  • Cleansing: Cleanse your skin morning and evening with a mild facial cleanser. All our facial cleansers are suitable for mature skin.
  • Serum: Always use a serum before applying your face cream. A serum contains many active ingredients that act effectively on specific skin problems such as wrinkles, lack of hydration, sallow complexion and pigmentation spots. Always leave the serum on for at least a minute before applying your face cream. All our face serums are suitable for mature skin.
  • Eye contour care: Always use a special care for your eye area. The skin around the eyes is thinner, more sensitive and drier than the rest of the face. There are fewer sebaceous glands and skin ageing becomes visible here first.
  • Day cream: Use a day cream for mature skin every morning.
  • Night cream: Use a night cream every evening.
  • Peeling: Scrub your skin regularly; from 30 years 1-2 times a week, from 40 years 2 times a week and from 50 years 3 times a week. Always use a mild scrub when doing this.
  • Face mask: Use a nourishing face mask 1-2 times a week.

 

General Advice

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Stop smoking: smoking slows down blood flow so waste products are not disposed of properly which results in a dull and sallow complexion.
  • Do not drink alcohol or drink as little as possible, as alcohol has a drying effect.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat healthy, fresh and varied food; eat as little sugar as possible. Sugar speeds up the ageing process of the skin.
  • Avoid unnecessary stress.
  • Get plenty of exercise (preferably outdoors).
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