Top Bodycare Tips For Mature Skins
A youthful complexion can be attributed to two structural components that are particularly abundant in young people: collagen and elastin. These maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Over the course of a lifetime, our skin undergoes significant changes. With advancing age, elastin and collagen production declines. As a result, the skin begins to lose its firmness, and this initiates the formation of wrinkles and fine lines that we recognise as key indicators of surface-level ageing. The skin also tends to lose moisture and become drier. Young skin is typically vibrant, whereas mature skin can appear lustreless. This further contributes to the development of cutaneous issues such as wrinkles and inelastic skin.
These age-related changes are not limited to the above factors. Over a lifetime, the rate of skin cell regeneration declines, whereas the degeneration of old and damaged cells increases. As a result, dead cells tend to accumulate on the skin’s surface, making it look older. To improve these issues, adopt a daily body care regime to restore skin turgor, improve hydration and support the regeneration of cells.
Common age-related concerns affecting the skin
Mature skin is less capable of fighting the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic changes. This means that the following skin issues tend to worsen with age:
- Wrinkles and fine lines increase due to loss of skin firmness and elasticity
- Skin dryness increases due to loss of hydration
- Signs of ageing linked to fluctuations in hormone levels, especially oestrogen and progesterone in post-menopausal women, typically prevail
- Sun damage occurs due to UV radiation exposure
- Poor skin texture occurs due to the use of chemical-laden cosmetics
- Oxidative stress and inflammation of the skin occur due to excessive consumption of sugars and fats
Product recommendations for mature skin
The use of medical-grade skin care products can avert the onset of early ageing. bea Skin Care’s Advanced System range carries a variety of serums, cleansers and moisturisers that have been formulated with the needs of ageing skin in mind. Their active ingredient combinations enhance the skin’s health and remedy specific issues that are frequently seen in more mature skin types.
2% Retinol Serum with Vitamin E
This serum is a powerful blend of retinol (vitamin A) and vitamin E, a skin-soothing antioxidant. It is particularly suitable for oily and mature skin types, tackling the signs of ageing by replenishing collagen reserves and balancing the skin’s tone.
Advanced Rejuvenating Cleanser
This retinol-based cleanser contains natural acids that are perfect for mature skin. Enriched with organic stem cells and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), this cleanser encourages skin resurfacing by stimulating cell turnover.
Advanced Rejuvenating Serum
This is another ideal product for mature skin types. It’s a peptide-rich formula that addresses skin laxity and is especially suitable for dry skin. The active peptide content of this serum improves skin firmness by strengthening elastin bonds and stimulating collagen production.
AHA Rejuvenating Wands
These are blended glycolic peel applicators enriched with three alpha hydroxy acids that cumulatively reduce breakouts, alleviate hyperpigmentation and lessen the appearance of fine lines.
Solar Defence SPF 30
Regardless of whether your skin is sun-sensitive or not, our Solar Defence SPF 30 affords premium protection and inhibits further UVA and UVB radiation damage. It also corrects uneven skin tones, which makes it particularly ideal for mature skin types with pre-existing photodamage.
Solar Defence SPF 50
In warmer climates, the Solar Defence SPF 50 pffers high-level sun protection as well as skin tone correction. It is ideal for sun-damaged skins with discolouration and hyperpigmentation. Like the Solar Defence SPF 30, it simultaneously protects your skin against harmful UVA and UVB radiation whilst reducing existing photodamage.
Treatment recommendations for mature skin
The long-term use of skin care products goes a long way towards restoring the health and appearance of mature skin. However, when skin ageing concerns are pronounced, combining a home care programme with professional treatments is often the best course of action.
Mesotherapy involves micro-injecting the skin with non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid, alongside natural vitamins and antioxidants, in order to revitalise and rejuvenate the complexion. Mesotherapy is a low downtime treatment that helps the skin look firmer, radiant, glowing and more youthful. It also rehydrates the skin, which loses its natural hyaluronic acid content over time.
Cryopen for skin tag and wart removal
Warts, skin tags and solar lentigines are common in mature skin and can be an indicator of more advanced skin ageing. Our practitioners recommend Cryopen treatments for the removal of these imperfections, which can be combined with other anti-ageing and rejuvenating procedures.
The Cryopen is also suitable for age spots and cherry angiomas, which can also be removed in a quick and painless manner. Blemish-free skin can be achieved with safe and short-lasting treatment sessions with no incisions required.
Dermal fillers are the most efficient means of reducing facial folds and deeper wrinkles. They can be used to treat specific lines, restore lost fullness to the lips and cheekbones and rejuvenate the undereye area. The newer generation of dermal fillers are more geared towards improving the skin’s overall quality, however. These include modern collagen-based fillers such as Nithya (Linerase), ‘skin boosters’ and monophasic dermal fillers, which tend to have a smoother and more natural consistency than particle fillers do.
This is a gold standard treatment for dynamic wrinkles caused by facial muscle contractions around the forehead and eyes. By limiting the specific movements responsible for the development of wrinkles, the skin’s texture will improve over time and there will be less need for frequent injections. This is why anti-wrinkle injections are often cited as a preventative strategy for facial ageing.
They also have other important uses in the treatment of advanced facial and neck ageing. Downturned mouth corners, mentalis muscle strain and prominent neckbands can be effectively remedied with injections, as can hypertrophic masseter muscles that give the face a more square, older appearance.
Treatment recommendations for body rejuvenation
Treatments aimed at improving the firmness of the skin are an important consideration for those who find that their skin’s elasticity has declined as a result of age-related or lifestyle factors.
For those who have lost weight, or have loose skin after liposuction or childbirth, the skin may not retract back to its original state. As a result, it may hang loose or ‘fold’, which causes the affected body areas to appear larger and more distended.
These changes are common in areas of the body with higher levels of fat, particularly the arms and thighs. Skin tightening therapies with radiofrequency and ultrasound technologies are typically performed over several sessions in order to tone up the skin so that it sits more firmly on the underlying tissues.
Like facial peels, body peels are a method of chemical exfoliation. They contain ingredients such as salicylic, lactic, trichloroacetic and glycolic acid, which stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Once applied, these acids break down the bonds between dead and damaged skin cells and reveal a layer of new and healthy skin cells. Different strengths and combinations of acidic peels can be utilised to treat specific age-related skin problems.
Neck, décolléte and hand rejuvenation
It’s easy to forget about the appearance of the neck, chest and hands. As these are just as visible as the face, they are often an indicator of a person’s real age.
Advanced therapies including injectables, peels and ultrasound tightening are available for these areas and are frequently performed on the face in tandem. These complement facial rejuvenation treatments and correct certain issues faced by those with mature skin on the body.
For more information about our products and treatments, contact our experienced team of practitioners.