Our skin is ever-changing. It responds to the weather, our genetics, climate, hormones and, of course, our age – with the most noticeable skin transition taking place as we progress into our 30s and 40s. At this point, the skin is more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles, initially around the eyes and mouth, later developing throughout the face; this is largely down to a decrease in lipids and cell renewal, both essential to keep skin youthful and plump.
We’ve already delved into the benefits of using Retinol skincare, shared facial exercises for firmer skin and nutritional tips for 30+ skin, so in this article, we’re going to reveal our top tips for cleansing mature skin using our brand-new Retinol+ Anti-Ageing Renewing Cleanser and Reviving Tonic Lotion.
Step 1: Cleanse
Added ‘hydration’ can sound a little daunting if you’re secondary concern is excess oil, but the good news is, our new Retinol+ Anti-Ageing Renewing Cleanser is oil-free (making it a suitable choice for oily skin types) but packed with hydrating ingredients to keep skin looking and feeling quenched and plump.
In addition to our hero anti-ageing ingredient – Retinol, our new cleanser has also been boosted with Hyaluronic Acid, renowned for replenishing hydration beneath the skin’s surface, bursting beads and Fruit AHAs.
The advanced combination helps to re-energise the skin, tackle fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a smoother, more even toned complexion… all before your leave-on products even gets to work.
Cleansing tips for mature skin:
- Use lukewarm water to cleanse the face – anything hotter can strip the skin of moisture.
- Take extra care when cleansing mature skin, especially around the eye region (as this is the weakest skin on your face). Avoid dragging motions – use gentle circular movements to remove daily dirt and grime instead.
- Make sure to cleanse the neck and décolleté as well as the face. After all, the neck is one of the earliest areas of the body to show the signs of ageing, so it’s important to pay close attention to it.
Step 2: Tone
Traditionally used to remove excess oil, makeup and dirt, toners have evolved over the years and can now also provide targeted solutions due to a combination of high-performance ingredients. As they do not need to be removed from the skin like a cleanser and can therefore be treated as a leave-on product, toners support your follow-up products in tackling your primary skin concerns.
Our new Retinol+ Anti-Ageing Reviving Tonic Lotion is no exception. While Retinol helps to promote a firmer complexion and tackle wrinkles, an expert blend of Aloe Vera and Glycolic Acid combine to soothe and exfoliate the skin simultaneously.
Toning tips for mature skin:
- Apply toner either in the AM or PM. If you’re using our new tonic lotion and your skin is feeling too stripped initially, try using it every other day and allow the skin to adjust (as with any acid-based products, the skin can initially feel a little more irritated than usual but this should subside).
- Ensure the eye area is thoroughly cleansed as part of your first cleanse, as we advise against applying toner to this sensitive skin to avoid added irritation.
- Apply toner to the skin with a cotton pad and sweep gently across the face, down the neck and décolleté. Where possible, opt for a biodegrable or reusable cotton pad to reduce waste.
To find out more about our Retinol+ Anti-Ageing range, expertly formulated with mature skin in-mind, click here.