How to pick the right moisturiser for mature skin?
July 13, 2016
A moisturiser is the most essential part of a daily skin-care regimen. They come in all shapes and sizes in attractive bottles. By the time you turn 30, you have had a long relationship with moisturisers and you know which one works for you and which one doesn’t. However, 30s’ skin is not the same as 20s. You need to go hunting for a new moisturiser as per the new requirements of your skin and we are here to help.
Here’s your guide to pick a moisturiser for mature skin:-
Understand your skin type :-
Moisturisers don’t come with one-size-fits-all tag ! We all are blessed with different skin types and tones. The choice of moisturiser should be according to your skin, because a mismatch can lead to acne, excessive dryness, clogged pores and early skin changes. To know your skin type, click here.
For Dry Skin :- Use heavy, oil-based moisturiser, rich in lipids
For Oily Skin :- Use light, water-based moisturiser
For Combination Skin :- Oil/Water based moisturiser, that is light and non greasy
For Sensitive Skin :- Should have soothing ingredients like aloe or chamomile, without any fragrance or dyes
UIt is great blessing to opt for a moisturiser that’s rich in antioxidants as it can fight wrinkles. Active plant extracts helps in nourishing your skin and keep it glowing.
Understand the label and ingredients :-
If the label says the product has 100% natural moisturizers, don’t mistake it to be chemical free.
The labeling can be tricky and confusing but as a rule of thumb, in case of moisturizers, look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), glycerin, shea butter, alpha hydroxy acid, jojoba, almond, coconut, sesame, and olive oil. These ingredients have a tendency to draw and retain water in the skin, making it moist which is a must for mature skin.
Understand the requirements of skin as you grow :-
Our skin undergoes radical changes as we enter our 30’s. So even if the skin type is dry and you have been using an oil-based moisturiser till now, it is time to look for moisturiser that does multiple tasks, like fighting wrinkles and smoothening fine lines, boosting collagen production and maintaining skin elasticity.
It should also have:-
Antioxidants like green or white tea, pomegranate or vitamin C, A&E, that help fight free radicals which break down collagen proteins in the body.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), which penetrate the skin and remove dead skin cells to make way for new ones.
Apart from these, a moisturiser must have a UV protection formula in it. Its best to go for SPF 30 with broad protection.
Thickness:- Moisturisers also vary in their thickness, from light to heavy. It’s best to try and see which one suits your skin the best.
Lotions are lighter and can be used by anyone
Cream based moisturisers are good for dry skin
Petroleum based moisturisers are good for extremely dry and mature skin
Serums are lightweight and can be used on specific spots in the skin
We hope that these tips will help you in picking the right moisturiser for your maturing skin.