As you age, you may start to notice changes to your skin that weren’t there before. While this is a completely normal phenomenon, there are steps you can take to slow down some of the effects. In today's world, it can feel overwhelming to hear so many different skin care tips and tricks; are you using the right products? Are you applying them in the correct order? For those wanting to combat the visual effects of aging on the skin, time is of the essence.
We have combined our top 5 facial products for mature skin that our top estheticians recommend. At Bare Necessities eBoutique, we only offer brands that are trusted by leading skin care experts and dermatologists.
But before we dive into our product picks, let's look a bit deeper at the causes and effects of aging on the skin:
What Happens to Skin As It Ages?
Aging is a normal process, and there is nothing you can do to completely halt the effects of aging on the skin. Every person’s skin is different, so you may show the appearance of aging differently to another person of the same age. Similarly, lifestyle has a significant effect on the health of your skin and can cause aging effects to appear earlier (such as heavy drinking and/or smoking).
What specifically changes in the structure of your skin that causes the aging effects? Here are a few examples:
- As pigment-containing cells decrease, you may notice age spots or pigmentation appearing on your skin.
- Changes to your facial connective tissue may reduce the elasticity or tightness of the skin. This can cause the skin to sag, particularly near the cheeks or eyes.
- Less oil is produced on the face, especially post-menopause. This can cause the skin to be dry and even itchy/irritated.
As your skin undergoes changes, you could experience visible signs of aging skin, such as:
- Sagging Skin
- Age spots/Freckles
- Pigmentation changes
- Dark undereye circles
- Crows feet/laugh lines
- Skin dullness
This information may seem intimidating or pessimistic, but your lifestyle and genes have a huge part in how these effects may show up on your skin. For those who get adequate sleep, drink plenty of water, do not smoke and eat a healthy diet may not notice these visible signs as early as others. Aging is a completely natural process, and the goal is to age gracefully and as healthy as possible!
To Prevent or Treat Aging Skin?
It is possible both to treat aging effects of the skin while actively preventing (or slowing down) the process as well. There are plenty of products that target skin issues like age spots/hyperpigmentation or sagginess that you may be experiencing right now, while other preventative products (like sunscreen, moisturizers) will help keep the skin at its most healthy day-to-day.
Much like a healthy diet, choosing the right facial products can have an immediate benefit while also setting you up for a healthy future. We recommend creating a full skincare regime that addresses now-problems (such as removing effects of daily free radicals on the skin) as well as later-problems (such as a serum that promotes collagen production).
Top Facial Products for Mature Skin Care
Rhonda Allison Growth Factor Serum
This product created by the popular Rhonda Allison brand is great for those with mature skin to help encourage epidermal growth which increases collagen production - leading to more youthful-looking skin. Antioxidant ingredients stave off inflammation and damage caused by environmental free radicals. This is truly a “fountain of youth in a bottle”. Use this product after cleansing the face in the morning and evening, and apply before your moisturizing step.
Eminence Organics Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer
Any good skincare routine worth its salt should include a high-quality moisturizer, and for those looking to get adequate hydration on top of youth-promoting ingredients, you won’t find a better one than the Eminence Organics Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer. The winner of many skincare awards, this moisturizer contains natural lifting properties that combine with its stem cell technology to provide stunning results.
Eminence Organics Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate
This facial resurfacing product is a fantastic pick for those who are looking to keep their skin smooth and youthful. In addition to removing buildup with its lactic acid complex, the Eminence Organics Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate promotes new skin growth by removing dead skin cells that accumulate from your daily routine. Creating a clean, smooth surface with this leave-on concentrate is integral for maintaining healthy skin that exudes brightness every day.
Eminence Organics Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream
Banish dark circles and puffy eyes for good with one of our favorite eye cream products on the market: the Eminence Organics Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream. Its Smart Collagen Complex promotes hydration and new cell growth in the eye area which creates a more youthful look. Recommended use is for both morning and night application after cleansing and moisturizing the face. And don’t just take our word for it, this revolutionary cream won ASCP Skin Deep Readers’ Choice Awards “Best Eye Product of 2018”!
Rhonda Allison Hand Saver Kit
Think about how hard your hands work - and aside from the occasional manicure (when you have the time!) you probably don’t pay attention to the health of your skin on your hands. This custom-created Rhonda Allison Hand Saver Kit combines three of our estheticians’ top Rhonda Allison picks that are perfect to treat your hands. They include Gentle Jojoba Beads, Therapy E Serum, and the coveted Drop of Essence Hydration Drops.
What is your favorite facial product that helps reduce the appearance of aging? Let us know in the comments!