Our natural sebum levels diminish as we age, which can lead to drier, duller skin. Fortunately, with the help of mother nature (and Kindred!), we can restore your hydration and collagen levels to feel plump, firm and nourished.
Of my clients with mature skin, the requests I get from them most regularly are that they want better texture, to improve or prevent pigmentation, increase hydration levels and stimulate collagen production.
In the studio
Microdermabrasion works wonders on mature skin, as it encourages the production of new skin cells, which leads to a brighter complexion. You can read more about microdermabrasion here. I also use lymphatic massage to improve collagen production and drain away any toxins that aren’t helping! Exfoliation with an enzyme (instead of a scrub) is an absolute luxury for skin that needs to be handled with care and sensitivity, and you can read more about why here. I also use healing oils, vitamin C brightening products and hydrosol-based serums, which you can replicate at home.
Repair, Protect and Nourish at Home
Vitamin C and coenzyme Q10 are wonderfully repairing ingredients. I use Emerald Elixir, Vitamin C Serum and Daily Dose on all my clients who need their skin repaired gently, as all those products use vitamin C and coenzyme Q10. They are also beautifully nourishing, which we’ll get to.
For best results, I recommend the following as a daily routine (morning or evening): oil cleansing, followed by a powerful serum packed with Vitamins A, C and E, followed by a rose mist (and a cup of tea). I then use the Revive Oil (or the Gold Balm, if I’m going all out). I massage the oil in to bring the blood to the surface and encourage blood flow, which goes a long way in rejuvenating your complexion. If your skin is dry, I recommend finishing with a nourishing moisturiser.
Mature skin care addresses the need to replenish low moisture reserves. Antioxidants such as vitamin C, alpha-lipoic-acid, coenzyme Q10 and Echinacea extract can slow down and improve environmental ageing and free radical damage. They are all good, protective ingredients for ageing skin.