Embracing Aging Naturally: Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
We believe that there is true beauty within embracing ageing. While you can’t exactly stop the beautiful process of ageing, there are things you can do to care for your skin. With the help of her Mother, in this editorial our Beauty Editor Taylor guides us through the self care rituals and organic products designed to best care for mature skin.
The Beauty of Embracing Ageing
Something I’ve always admired about my mother is her ability to age so gracefully. She’s always taken great care of her skin, not just for aesthetic purposes but because she has always valued self-care. For the most part, we only look as good as we feel. At the end of the day, confidence means more than any wrinkle or line. To me, wrinkles are proof that you’ve lived, you’ve grown, you’ve smiled and experienced all that life has to offer.
In today’s society, there is so much emphasis on maintaining certain beauty standards and keeping ‘young’ skin. There is a stress on both women and men – of course, social media does not help. While some turn to cosmetic surgeries and injections (to each their own), there is true beauty within embracing ageing.
As we age, our skin changes. Like our mind it matures. The skin thins, becomes dryer, rougher, retains less water, and produces less hyaluronic acid. All of which leads to skin that is more susceptible to irritation and takes longer to heal. So, one must be gentle with their skin. Wrinkles are in part genetic; however, diet, environmental stressors, and personal care of the skin play a huge part in the formation of wrinkles.
While you can’t exactly stop the beautiful process of ageing, there are things you can do to care for your skin.
I believe that regardless of skin type or age, if you live in a city and or wear makeup, it is key to double cleanse. When it comes to mature skin, the two cleanses offer you more opportunities to massage your face, which help to increase blood circulation and collagen production. Both help to tighten the skin, prevent new wrinkles, and smooth existing lines. Start with the Inlight Beauty Organic Face Cleanser, which is a balm to oil consistency that when removed with a cloud cloth, will remove impurities and makeup.
The Albiva Nourishing Cleanser is a beautiful second cleanse, packed with vitamins, squalene, and aloe to thoroughly cleanse while pumping the skin full of hydration. Mature skin is susceptible to acne too, so make sure you are properly cleansing. No one wants the pollution and makeup of the day sitting on their face while they sleep.
Serums are an essential step in most skin care routines, but especially for mature skin. Since the skin stops producing as much hyaluronic acid as it ages, the skin is often left dry and with a rougher texture, which can make wrinkles appear worse. The Albiva Repair Revitalise & Contour serum is a superhero product. It works with phytoceramides to counter wrinkles by repairing the skin’s protective barrier and boosting hydration. This serum is full of vitamins and antioxidants, which help to plump the skin and aid the skin’s natural deference system against pollution and stress.
The area around the eye is different from the rest of the skin. It is very thin, so it needs some special attention. The Bjork & Berries Natural Eye Cream is one of my favorites because it contains paracress, an ingredient known as nature’s own Botox. It helps to fill in fine lines, while also brightening and deeply hydrating the area. A daily essential. If you wake up with puffy, tired eyes, keep this product in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
Daily Creams & Oils
I am not a single moisturizer kind of person. I believe that everyone’s skin needs something different depending on the day and the concern. Everyone needs an oil and a cream. The Costa Brazil Anti-Aging Face Oil is my favorite choice for mature skin types because it is full of fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and E. Between the omegas, antioxidants, and vitamins, this oil is a true skin boost. It leaves the skin hydrated, radiant, and firm – what more could you want?
For a cream, my go-to for anti-aging is the Cosmydor Anti-Wrinkle Cream. It contains one of my favourite ingredients, Prickly Pear (check out the article here), which is an incredible oil for aging skin as it increases cell turnover and boosts hydration. This product uses prickly pear along with sesame oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil, which all moisturize and soften the skin. A great choice if your skin has a rougher texture.
Popping on a face mask three times a week is a great way to treat your skin to some more concentrated ingredients. The Irene Forte Pistachio Face Mask is fantastic for all dry skin types but especially for mature skin. It plumps and hydrates while helping to restore moisture levels, which is essential for older skin that lacks moisture naturally. It contains antioxidants like olive oil and rice fractions along with aloe to make sure the skin is calm. For best results, use this mask overnight a few times a week and wake up to deeply hydrated skin thanks to pistachio, pumpkin seed, and avocado oil.
Gua Sha is like a natural botox for the skin. Instead of freezing the muscles in the face like Botox, Gua Sha massages the muscles to release tension. My mother has been using a Gua Sha for three years now every single day, and she swears it is her natural facelift. Not only does the practice lift the face but it also increases blood circulation and collagen, leaving the skin plumper. Massaging the Gua Sha gently around the brows, not only relieves tension but helps to lift saggy and tired eyes. With this practice you want to make sure your skin is nicely oiled, so pop on your daily or nightly oil and start at the neck working upwards and outwards throughout the entire face.