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Beauty, Other Fancies | August 9, 2017

HOW TO: SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR MATURE SKIN

skin care products for mature skin

 
It’s not that long ago when the only thing I used for my skin was Nivea. You heard that right. The one and only Nivea Cream and I’ve used it for probably 2 decades. Simply because my skin is so sensitive that I couldn’t use any other product (so I believed). Stepping into a drugstore and getting asked if I wanted samples, I always said ‘no thanks’ knowing that my skin wouldn’t love it anyway. I don’t know whether my thyroid disease is to blame for that but after a while I just accepted it. But then comes a time when you think your skin needs more care and you just want to do a bit more anti aging-wise. So I began a little bit of research on YouTube. You know the drill. I think having stopped sunbathing at the age of 17 helped a lot for me to get away with using Nivea only for so many years.

 
 

About 4 months ago I completely stepped up the game and am using serums and Retin-A though the Retin-A seems more of a love-hate-relationship. Not only am I using products from the outside but also from the inside and have to say my skin seems to love the products. Here’s what I’m using.

 

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1. Cleanser

 

First of all I want to stress again how important it is to properly cleanse your skin. No matter how late it gets at night, the make up has to come off. And a good cleanse in the morning is no less important. I’ve been using the ‘Signature Cleanser’ from Facetheory for some weeks now. You apply it to your damp face, rub it in, leave a minute and rinse with warm water. skin care routine for mature skin
 

 
 

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2. Facetheory Regena C20 Serum

 

I love vitamin C serum. I was using the one from Timeless for some months but then discovered that it contains gluten so I had to change to the Regena C20 from Facetheory. If you don’t have any problems with gluten, you will be totally fine using the one from Timeless (you find their website here). A vitamin C serum will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and built collagen. It also helps reduce dark under eye circles. Make sure you buy a 20% vitamin C serum, you won’t have the same effects if you go below that. I’m using it in the morning and at night but started using it at night only. Keep the serum in a dry and cool place as otherwise it will oxidise very quickly and is no longer good. About 8 drops should do it and don’t forget to use the product on your neck, chest and hands as well. We can’t forget these areas when we talk about ani-aging. skin care routine for mature skin

 

3. Timeless Coenzyme Q10 & Matrixyl Synthe’6 Serum

 

These two serums are a great addition to the vitamin C serum. Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant and provides the cells to build collagen and elastin. It also contains hyaluronic acid to minimise lines and wrinkles. I love this serum and my skin does too as it’s really moisturising. The Matrixyl Synthe’6 Serum contains hyaluronic acid as well as powerful peptides that boosts skin rebuilding. I use both serums at night, using my vitamin C serum first and then apply the Coenzyme Q10 and the Matrixyl Synthe’6 serum. Don’t forget to use the products on your neck, chest and hands. skin care routine for mature skin
 
 
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4. Retin-A & Retinol

 

Let’s move on to the beast in my skin care routine. It’s a love-hate-relationship but I think the product is necessary. According to experts anti-aging isn’t complete if you don’t use Retin-A. People with acne used to be treated with this it but meanwhile it’s THE anti-aging product. You usually need a prescription for it (you can get it over the counter in Mexico though). Retin-A is a form of vitamin A and is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, boosts collagen and speeds up the cell renewal. The upper layer of skin is released and brings forth the younger looking skin beneath. You can get Retin-A in 3 strenghts: 0.025%, 0.05% and 0.1%. You should start with the lowest dosage and work your way up as the effect can be very strong. I’m using the 0.05% product and doubt that I will ever get to 0.1% since my skin is too sensitive for it. skin care routine for mature skin

 
 

You use the Retin-A at night after you cleansed your skin. Wait 20 minutes for your face to thoroughly dry and then apply the product (only use a peasize amount). I’m using the product only once a week (and when I use it I don’t use vitamin c!), preferrably on a weekend because I know that my skin will start to peel like crazy. This will usually start about 3 days after having applied the product and that way I know that I will look alright on the weekend to come and that my skin won’t be too flaky. I use an exfoliator once or twice a week to get rid of the flakiness. Applying make up will be difficult on those days but once you know it, you can cope with it. When using Retin-A avoid exposure to sunlight as your skin will become very sensitive. Also use a good SPF. skin care routine for mature skin

 
 

Should you have very sensitive skin, don’t use Retin-A on your neck and chest. I’m using a retinol product for these areas (the one from CeraVe) and it’s great. skin care routine for mature skin
 

 

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5. Bio-Extracts Rich Cream with Boosts

 

In May I went to London and got introduced to the brand Bio-Extracts. I really love it especially because you can combine the products according to your skin’s needs. My skin is usually very dry which is why I use the rich cream as a basis. In addition to that I use 3 boosts: the Anti-Wrinkle Boosts, the Hydro-Boost and the Glow-Boost. You can choose between 3 creams for your skin and 9 boosts in total to tailor it for your skin (you can find the products here). You get the best results when you just take one pump from the jar and add one splash from the boost you think your skin needs that day. You can interchange the boosts, for example use the Glow one in the morning and the Anti-Wrinkle one at night. Blend the mixture with your fingertips and apply to your face. It’s a perfect moisturizer with a lovely scent and I use it after my serum at night or after I applied my vitamin C serum in the morning.

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6. Rejuvenated Collagen Shots and H30 Night Repair

 

Last but not least my care from the inside. I started using the Collagen Shots and the H30 Night Repair capsules from Rejuvenated about 6 weeks ago. Collagen Shots is a dietary drink. At night before you go to bed you mix the powder with water. The drink helps build collagen and also helps reduce the appearance of scars. They simply look paler and smoother. Adding the H30 Night Repair capsules is great. They contain calcium, magnesium and vitamin C, stimulate cellular renewal and give the skin a younger looking appearance. As a teenager I used to have many spots in my chin area and developped scars and I feel that the products really help this area to look a lot smoother.

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What do you think? Does that sounds very overwhelming? I know it can but I’ve been so used to this routine now and think it’s great for my skin. If you need more information, I can really recommend 2 YouTube channels: Angie of Hot and Flashy and Nadine Baggott of The Beauty Know It All; both are doing an amazing job in explaining it all to us non-experts.

Comments

thelifbissue43

Yeah, I guess so. That’s why it’s always great to know what works best for you.

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Ruth Mortimer

Oh, I feel tired after reading your new beauty regime. I have often thought how lovely your skin looks Kirsten. Northern European women often do. Sadly, coming from NZ, my skin has been out in the sun too long (in my younger days) and now I have sunspots which I cover up with concealer. I use to have lovely fine skin, but I ruined it in the sun in my quest to look like a sun goddess! I am exaggerating somewhat, but we do have such deadly ultra violet (?) rays down here. Many people develop melanomas. I cleanse at night, and use a good moisturiser under my foundation in the morning. It all looks good when finished. I am 64 and am on a benefit so can’t afford to buy expensive cosmetics. I agree it is important to look after your skin. I am sorry you have had to go through life with your health issues. xx

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thelifbissue43

Hahah I bet (sorry). I think it actually sounds a lot worse than it really is. Compared to how many products the ladies use I mention in the post (I linked their YouTube channels), I’m not too bad. And I really do love my serums. At the end of the day, you get used to the routine and if you found the products you love, it’s great (and the good thing is that the serums I use aren’t that expensive compared to the creams out there with outrageous prices). I know, NZ must be so hard with the sun. I’m almost glad that I had the worst sunstroke during my days in Egypt when I was 17 because that was the time when I started to avoid sun bathing. And thank you, I really found a great specialist for my thyroid years ago and she’s helped me a great deal.xx

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Ruth Mortimer

Well, you look great. I went to replace my mascara yesterday and am trying to move towards more ‘organic’ style cosmetics lately. I spoke to the cosmetics lady about my diminishing eyelashes – thinning and disappearing – most disappointing. She recommended a serum which has worked for her and she looked a similar age to me. However, I have kept it in mind, but it is in expensive. Around $NZ62 and another $85. However, she found her problem did return. I must look up online and see what I could naturally to help myself. Perhaps it is my age, or stress or something. xx

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thelifbissue43

Aww thank you Ruth. I know what you mean, I have terrible eye lashes, very thin and short but I was born with it, it’s terrible. I once used a serum that I got for free and have to say it really worked great but you are right, it is indeed very expensive and it worked for the time I used it but as soon as I stopped using it, the lashes went back to how they were before. Maybe you can really find something natural online. Good luck and if you do, share it, please.xx

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