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Our 6 Step Mature Skin Care Routine

Developing mature skin is a natural process and many of us love to embrace this beautiful side of ageing.However, some of us spend time trying to stay looking young and prevent ageing for as long as possible. Read our experts’ advice on what is mature skin and our recommended products for your skincare routine.

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What Is Mature Skin?

As the years pass by, production of sebum in our skin reduces and this can cause our skin to go through various different changes, resulting in mature skin. Natural aging of the skin starts at around 30-35, but it is different for everyone. Some of the main characteristics of mature skin are:

  • Decreased elasticity and flexibility: As we get older, the skin's collagen production decreases, meaning our skin can start to sag and have decreased elasticity. 
  • Thinner: A clear characteristic of mature skin is that it loses its plumpness. We can experience loss of volume and less definition to facial contours. 
  • Less hydrated: Dry skin is caused by water loss and reduced natural oils produced in the skin as we mature. 
  • Wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles are the most common sign of mature skin and these can start showing in your 20s and 30s. They are caused due to the reduced elasticity and dryness of the skin. 
  • Hyperpigmentation: This is a sign of mature skin as hyperpigmentation can be caused from sun exposure and aging in general. 

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What Can Cause Mature Skin?

It’s important to remember that your age is not the only factor determining whether you have mature skin. Although it is important, mature skin can develop at any age depending on other external aggressions. 

Skins metabolism: Just like our digestive metabolism, our skin has a metabolism that slows down as we age. This metabolism regulates the rate of cell and collagen production as well as repairing damage from UV rays and ageing. As this metabolism slows down with age, our skin can become more mature. 

Sun exposure: Exposure to UV rays can cause premature ageing by reducing the elasticity of the skin, causing leathery skin, wrinkles and sunspots. In order to reduce damage to the skin from sun exposure, make sure every day you are applying sunscreen, even on days when the sun is not shining. 

Poor diet: Mature skin is accelerated when it is deprived of nutrition. Having a poor diet can affect your skin more than you think. Eating foods with fatty acids, found naturally in olive oil, can protect your skin against inflammation - and eating lots of vitamin C can help collagen production. Try Florena’s Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream that contains fermented olive oil as a great moisturiser for mature skin. One of the most important parts of a healthy diet is to keep your skin hydrated by drinking lots of water. 

Smoking/Drinking: Drinking alcohol dehydrates you and prolonged dehydration can lead to under-eye wrinkles. Drinking alcohol also reduces your quality of sleep which can make the under-eye wrinkles worse. Smoking can also increase the speed of which your skin matures as the nicotine reduces collagen production, causing your skin to sag and age.

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Mature Skin Care Routine

For those of us who want to slow down the natural process of ageing, it’s important to have a mature skincare routine, designed to minimise and prevent wrinkles. Take a look at our step by step essential skin care routine for mature skin. 

Step 1: Cream cleanser - This is your sign to switch out a foam cleanser to a cream or gel cleanser. Cream cleanser better than foam as it helps hydrate the skin, removing the excess oils and leaving the necessary ones. Florena’s Milky Cleanser which is formulated with nourishing oils is perfect for everyday use to naturally cleanse your skin. Have a look here to find out how to cleanse your face

Step 2: Toner - The next step in your mature skin care routine is to apply a toner. Think of toner as an extra step of hydration for the skin. It can help to replenish any moisture lost from washing and drying the skin. Florena’s Cleansing Tonic is a natural face toner that is perfect for adding hydration back into the skin. 

Step 3: Moisturiser - You need to be moisturising your skin twice a day everyday. Florena’s Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream is the perfect moisturiser for mature skin as it is enriched with hyaluronic acid and fermented olive oil, to effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles. To perfectly complement Florena’s Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream, our Antioxidant Night Cream is essential for hydrating and restoring skin overnight.  

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Step 4: Face oil - Face oil is essential in a mature skin care routine as it can regulate the sebum production in our skin and help complement our faces’ natural oils. They lock in all the moisture from the products before. Florena’s Regenerating Facial Oil is the perfect 100% natural oil for mature skin. It’s enriched with fermented argan oil to maximise hydration. 

Step 5: Face masks - Face masks can be a great way to add extra moisture and revitalise your skin. Florena’s Firming Face Mask uses natural fermented ingredients to help visibly plump and firm the face.

Step 6: Sunscreen - Always apply sunscreen at the very end of skincare routine and make sure to apply it everyday. Sunscreen blocks out harmful UV rays which accelerate the aging process in our skin. 

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Can You Stop Mature Skin?

There are ways of slowing down the process of mature skin, such as using anti-ageing skincare products, maintaining a healthy diet and sunscreen. However, there is no natural way to stop skin maturing altogether, because after all it is the natural, beautiful way of life! 

See below Florena’s Products for a Mature Skin Care Routine.