Mature Skin Care

How our skin changes as we age

While you can certainly have dry skin at any age, you’re even more likely to if you’re in your 50s or older. This is because the sebaceous glands that make oil for our skin get smaller as we age and make less. Our skin also naturally becomes thinner as we age, with a weaker defensive barrier and is may become more vulnerable to external aggressors. As if that wasn’t enough, our skin may become drier as we age.

Why moisturizing is so important 

Moisturizing is a vital step in any skin-care routine to keep skin looking healthy and elastic. Moisturizers help trap water in your skin, helping to restore and maintain the skin barrier. But I’m sorry to say, the moisturizer that worked so well in your 20s and 30s, may not meet the same needs your skin has by the time you hit your 40s and 50s. You’ll find you may need to moisturize more frequently.


Tips to caring for mature skin

  • Drink lots of water and eat foods rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that help restore and retain moisture (like blueberries, oranges, salmon and sweet potatoes).

  • Use gentle skin care products to cleanse and moisturize your skin.

  • Limit your bath or shower to 10 minutes, avoiding hot water and harsh, drying soaps.

  • Apply moisturizers in the morning and at night, or immediately after bathing to help trap moisture in the skin.

  • Look for hydrating ingredients like glycerin, mineral oil, and dimethicone that help maintain the skin barrier.

  • Use a humidifier at night to add moisture back into the air.

  • Choose fabrics like cotton that are kind to your skin.

  • Protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Wear sunscreen every day, all year long.

  • Refrain from smoking. Smoking dries the skin and contributes to premature aging.

  • Drink alcohol in moderation. Alcohol has a dehydrating effect on the skin.


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