Although it is difficult to put an age to when a skin is classfied as 'mature', generally this is when a rapid decline in collagen, elastin & oil production occurs therefore sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, sagging & dryness is much more prevalent. It is also a time when women may be going through menopause.
Menopause can be a time of different and challenging experiences for each woman. As well as physical symptoms such as hot flashes, sleeping difficulties, headaches and weight gain (to name only a few!). There can also be emotional changes to deal with.
Menopause not only affects a woman’s inner workings, but also her skin. She can become more prone to sun damage, experience adult acne, and develop age spots on her face, hands, chest and neck.
The change in hormone levels, combined with slower activity in the ovaries, accounts for many of the symptoms associated with menopause. The decline in estrogen brings a decrease in collagen and thickness of skin. This effects skin’s hydration and elasticity. Fine lines and wrinkles may become more prevalent due to redistribution of fat throughout the body, and the skin can also become very dry, sometimes even irritated as the body loses its ability to maintain moisture levels.
B-Estradiol stimulates the glands during reproductive years, but as this slows and thick sebum-producing testosterone becomes more apparent, the result can be oily-looking skin.
It is important at this time to boost your skincare regime, to ensure your skin stays as soft, hydrated and supple as possible.
Choose skincare that is enriched with rejuvenating Vitamins A, C and E, along with other ingredients that plump, nourish, hydrate, soothe and smooth the skin, to keep the complexion healthy and youthful.
Vitamin A will help with cell renewal, hydration and fine lines, while vitamin C assists with collagen production, clarity and moisture. Vitamin E is well known for its moisturising and healing properties.
Packed full of vitamins, plant botanicals & essential oils, the Almond Cleanser, Moisturiser & Papaya Toner are simple three step daily skin care products that are a must for effective maintenance of a healthy skin & anti-ageing prevention.
Another important way to help to look after mature skin is to turn down the heat in the shower. Unfortunately, hot and steamy water can dry out the skin. Additionally, it is important to wear a sun block every day, including the grey days.
Skincare routines for those experiencing menopausal symptoms should include gentle cleansing twice a day to help clear away dead skin cells and using serums at night time, which are full of antioxidants to help restore moisture and thickness to the skin (Recommended: Certified Organic Argan Oil, Vitamin C Serum, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, and Vitamin E & Flower serum with evening primrose).