Anti-Ageing Skin Care Routine for Mature Skin

It’s perfectly natural to notice visible signs of ageing on mature skin, but if you’re finding your fine lines, dry patches and dark spots particularly cumbersome, it might be time for a more targeted skincare approach. The days of an all-in-one wrinkle cream are long gone; now, there are a wealth of nurturing anti-ageing products that can help refresh your skin and bring back your dewy glow. From cleansers to serums, moisturisers and more, Garnier is here to demystify some of our favourite anti-ageing ingredients and give you the tools to kickstart your skincare routine for mature skin.

Signs of mature skin

Before you begin curating your mature skincare regime, let’s take a look at some of the common signs of ageing:

  • Diminished skin elasticity
  • Dark spots or other pigmentation
  • Fine lines
  • Deeper set wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Dull complexion
  • Increased dryness

While signs of ageing on the skin are a normal part of getting older, they can also be exacerbated by sun exposure, a lack of hydration and other lifestyle factors like smoking, stress and lack of sleep. However, with a holistic skincare approach, you can work towards getting these lifestyle factors under control and minimising the appearance of ageing skin.

Skincare for mature skin

When we age, our skin’s natural collagen production slows down. Collagen is important in maintaining skin elasticity, volume and moisture. So, how do we respond to idle collagen production? Well, the best skincare for mature skin includes products that are formulated to boost hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Skin dullness and pigmentation are also common concerns for mature skin. It’s no secret that sun damage can intensify visible signs of ageing, so consistent use of broad-spectrum SPF is key. While SPF can do a lot of the heavy lifting, products that even your skin tone and brighten your complexion can lend a helping hand too. To simplify your anti-ageing skincare routine, we’ve compiled some of our favourite tips for mature skin.

Illuminating cleansers

Cleansing is a key skincare step to remove makeup, dirt and other impurities, and prepare the skin for products that follow. Garnier’s Vitamin C Cleansing Water is a hypoallergenic cleanser that gently removes makeup while cleansing and brightening the skin. This cleanser is enriched with micelles to easily break down dirt molecules without the need for scrubbing. Since vitamin C is the hero ingredient in this cleansing water, it works to illuminate dull complexions and target discolouration for mature skin types.

Hydrating and brightening face serums

Incorporating a face serum into your mature skincare routine can boost hydration and diminish the appearance of fine lines. To help target signs of ageing, you’ll want to look for serums that both attract water and retain moisture to keep your skin looking plump and supple. The Skin Active Hyaluronic Aloe Hydrating Serum is formulated with the triple-threat combination of aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and glycerin to penetrate up to 10 layers of the epidermis for enhanced hydration. Apply a few drops to freshly cleansed, slightly damp skin for efficacious hydration.

Eye cream and moisturiser for mature skin

When hunting for the best moisturiser for mature skin or the best eye cream for mature skin, it’s worth seeking out products that hydrate your skin, seal in moisture and also brighten your complexion. Hydration and radiance harmonise together in Skin Active Vitamin C* Brightening Eye Cream. Niacinamide, caffeine, vitamin C and banana powder unite in this eye cream to minimise the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, crow’s feet and under-eye puffiness.

For added luminosity, consider a daily face cream with vitamin C like Skin Active Vitamin C* Brightening Glow Jelly Moisturiser or 2-in-1 Garnier Skin Active Vitamin C* Brightening Serum Cream with SPF15. As well as its notable brightening properties, vitamin C is renowned for helping to protect skin against free radicals that contribute to premature visible signs of ageing.

Revitalising face masks

In addition to following a regular anti-ageing skincare routine, face masks are a great way to bolster hydration and reenergise tired or dull-looking skin. Whenever you feel that your mature skin is looking a little lacklustre, use a sheet mask after cleansing. Garnier has an extensive range of face masks and eye masks to give your skin the lift it needs. Designed to energise sun-damaged skin, the Fresh Mix Tissue Mask Vitamin C can stimulate collagen production and even out skin tone. The Hydra Bomb Hyaluronic Acid Green Tea Anti-Ageing Eye Sheet Mask is targeted specifically for mature skin to refresh the under-eye and visibly plump fine lines and wrinkles.

Prioritise SPF

Adequate sun protection is essential for all ages, but it’s easily one of the most valuable anti-ageing skincare products in your arsenal. While vitamin C plays an important role in defending your skin from free radicals, a broad-spectrum sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection is your most effective tool against sun damage. SPF should be applied as the final step in your skincare routine and reapplied throughout the day as needed. Garnier’s lightweight, blendable BB Cream Anti-Ageing Light SPF 25 and BB Cream Anti-Ageing Medium SPF 25 is your answer to makeup and sun protection. This BB cream colour-corrects, illuminates, hydrates, firms and smooths your complexion, protecting your precious skin while giving it an enviable, youthful glow.

If your mature skin is on the sensitive side, explore our tips for supporting sensitive skin.