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As we age, our skin undergoes a number of physiological changes. These changes can affect the overall quality and appearance of our skin, but with the right skincare routine, we can help to improve and maintain the health of our skin.

One of the changes that occurs as we age is a decrease in cell turnover. This can make our skin look dull. Additionally, there is a decrease in oil production, which can make our skin look dry. There are also changes in nutrient exchange between the top layer and deeper layers of the skin, as well as a loss of collagen and elastin. Hormonal changes can also affect the skin, such as becoming estrogen deficient during menopause.

In addition to these changes, there are also things happening deeper than the subcutaneous layer of our skin. Our fat pads migrate downwards and our bones are absorbed with time, causing us to lose some of the structure in our face. All of these things are happening to our skin, but we can focus on improving the top layers – the dermis and epidermis – with an effective skincare routine.

Building a Mature Skincare Routine

Step 1: Cleanser Use a hydrating cleanser to offset dryness in mature skin. Simple hydrating cleansers can bring hydration to the skin without stripping away natural oils, which have decreased with time.

Step 2: Apply Retinoids Retinoids increase collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production, and also thicken the skin which has become thinned with time. They also help with the stratum corneum that looks thicker and more dull due to decreased cell turnover. Retinoids can do a lot for mature skin and their benefits are clinically proven.

Alternatively, using Versatile™ – Radiance Booster Lotion can also help improve cell regeneration due to its active ingredients, which are also clinically proven.

Tip: Tretinoin is one of those long-term ingredients that you could use most of your life. It gets better with continued use.

Step 3: Exfoliation Exfoliation is one of the most highly recommended skincare steps for mature skin. It has to be balanced with the application of retinoids.

Tip: Use retinoids Monday through Friday and exfoliate on the weekends. Alternatively, you can create a mix and match routine based on your skin’s tolerance.

Exfoliation becomes more important as your facial skin ages. When your skin cells turn over less quickly, you get a buildup and disheveled stratum corneum. Exfoliating regularly and consistently can help with texture, turnover, pigmentation, collagen growth, and more.

If you want to know what kind of exfoliant to use, you may connect with our customer care for a free consultation and product recommendation based on your individual skin needs.

Tip: One major thing that happens with aging skin is that it becomes more dry. Remember to use Versatile™ – Radiance Booster Lotion with your exfoliant to moisturize your skin at the same time.