How To Choose the Best Moisturiser for Mature Skin
Mature skin may be more prone to dryness than younger skin, but that doesn’t mean it needs to look wrinkled, lined, or aged. With the right moisturising routine, it’s possible to improve the appearance of dry or crêpe skin and reduce the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Here, we share some key facts to consider when choosing the best body moisturiser for your mature skin’s needs.
As you age, your skin ages with you. And this applies not just to the skin on your face, but the rest of your body as well. One of the best ways to support your skin as it ages is by using an optimised skincare routine.
As the name implies, all moisturisers hydrate your skin and help with moisture retention. But moisturisers formulated for mature skin do more than just that. The right body lotion or cream can also supply mature skin with targeted anti-ageing ingredients, soothe the skin, and help support its natural protective barrier.
In this skincare guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know when choosing a moisturiser for mature skin. We’ll explain what mature skin is, common signs of mature skin, and the types of moisturiser that help support smooth, soft-feeling skin.
What concerns does skincare for mature skin target?
Whether you’re putting together an anti-ageing skincare routine for 30s, 40s or 50s skin concerns, there are several visible signs of ageing that can be targeted regardless of age. CeraVe products are designed to help manage a range of different skin concerns that tend to show up more in mature skin. Let’s take a look at some of these key ageing skin concerns.
Fine lines and wrinkles
Collagen and elastin are the proteins responsible for your skin’s plumpness, bounciness and elasticity. As you move through the ageing process, your body’s ability to synthesise these proteins gradually decreases, leading to fine lines and wrinkles aligned to your facial expressions.
Also known as dark spots or sunspots, it’s no surprise that age spots are a visible result of cumulative sun exposure. The effects of day-to-day UV exposure add up over time, which is why sunspots are associated with mature skin.
We know that skin tends to become drier with age, but do you know about the difference between dryness and dehydration? Dry skin lacks natural oils, while dehydrated skin lacks water content. This can happen with mature skin because the skin barrier is more likely to be compromised.
Skin can end up looking dull due to a build up of dry skin, dehydration or uneven pigmentation, all of which are more prevalent in mature skin.
Skin redness can become more common with age, as the skin’s ability to comfort itself is decreased. Redness can also be linked to dry skin.
How ceramides fit into your anti-ageing skincare routine
You can think of ceramides as the secret weapon in your anti-ageing regime. These natural components of your skin help form the moisture barrier, allowing your skin to keep itself hydrated and locking out external aggressors to minimise the effects of free radicals. Using products containing ceramides can help top up your skin’s natural supply, which declines with age. This in turn helps your skin be more resilient against other signs of ageing. Read our guide to the benefits of ceramides for skin to learn more
Which ingredients are found in anti-ageing products that work?
Choosing anti-ageing products that make a difference can be a confusing process but knowing which ingredients to look for will help you make an informed choice. These ingredients are known to promote youthful looking skin.
Salicylic acid: This exfoliating acid can help visibly minimise fine lines and mange dull and rough skin.
Retinol: This form of vitamin A achieves powerful anti-ageing benefits by speeding up skin cell turnover and stimulating collagen synthesis. The result is reduced appearance of wrinkles, plumper skin and minimised blemishes.
Vitamin C: The benefits of vitamin C for skin come from its antioxidant properties and ability to inhibit excess melanin production and promote collagen. Using this ingredient can help address dark spots and lines as well as minimising free radical damage.
Your CeraVe skincare routine for mature skin
Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe’s skincare products can form a highly efficacious anti-ageing regimen for 50s, 40s, or 30s skin. Read on for our recommended day and night routine.
Cleansing your face every morning and night is essential, but it’s easy to overdo it when your skin is on the drier side. Avoid stripping your skin of its valuable natural oils by opting for a gentle facial cleanser formulated with hydrating ingredients.
Our CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is enriched with hyaluronic acid ceramides to help hydrate your skin and support its natural barrier even as it washes away dirt and impurities. If your skin is feeling rough, try our CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser. This gentle salicylic acid smoothing cleanser softens dry, rough and bumpy skin without stripping your complexion. Gently massage your chosen cleanser in circular motions on wet skin before rinsing thoroughly.
The skin on your eye area is thinner than the rest of your face, making the area especially vulnerable to signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. That’s why your eyes should be a major target of your anti-ageing skincare routine in your 40s or ideally as early as possible.
Our CeraVe Eye Repair Cream supports the skin around your eyes with a Marine & Botanical Complex, three essential ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. Apply in small dots patted around your eyes.
Seal in your serums with an ultra-hydrating facial moisturiser. In the morning, opt for our CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion with SPF 15, formulated with sun protection to minimise further ageing effects from sun exposure.
At night, our CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion is your best night anti-ageing cream option thanks to its intensely hydrating properties and ability to support the skin’s natural barrier. Apply each facial moisturiser liberally over your entire face and neck as needed.