GUIDE for mature skin care - what to adopt, and what to watch out for

Every period of life brings its own challenges, including when it comes to skin care. Over the years, our largest organ experiences numerous changes of an individual nature. Collagen and elastin levels decrease, dehydration and sensitivity, a feeling of dryness appear, and there are also various phenomena such as hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines. Aging of the skin is, on the one hand, inevitable and completely natural, and you will agree that true beauty comes from the inside anyway. However, quality lifestyle habits and thoughtful, consistent care for mature skin will certainly make a difference and bring a significant sense of satisfaction. Below you will find suggestions on what steps to take, which products to focus on, and what to watch out for.

Introduce gentle cleansing (no soap!)

Every skin needs regular and thorough cleansing, and mature skin is no exception. Quality products will clean the skin of make-up, sebum and impurities that accumulate on it during the day, and will do so without leaving it lifeless, dry and trapped in a feeling of itching and tightness. Of course, the choice of products and the cleaning technique itself depends on the needs. If you wear a sun protection product and make-up during the day, it would be a good idea to clean it first with a make-up remover such as Smilje's Nourishing Milk, and then wash off the rest of the product and smaller impurities with a light and pH-adjusted product such as Smilje's Micellar Foam . In situations where there is nothing left over from morning care on your face, it is enough to wipe the skin with Smilja micellar solution and wash it with lukewarm water.

Facial cleansing

We have already listed all the reasons why soap is not a good solution for cleaning the face , but it is not out of place to remind you that it is characterized by a very alkaline pH value - above 9, compared to the natural slightly acidic pH of our skin. This information applies to all soaps, whether they are synthetic or declared as "natural" - every soap is a soap regardless of the origin of the ingredients it contains (for example, natural base or essential oils), so for this important segment of care it is still much better to choose dedicated cosmetics .

Find care that won't burden you (and time for yourself)

We know, nowadays it is difficult to find your way among all the shelves with cosmetics, and at the same time not to get lost in all the products offered on the market. On the other hand, a wider offer means a wider choice, so the possibility of finding that one product ideal for your skin is much greater. Proper care does not mean that you necessarily have to use two serums, two creams, essence, tonic, oil. One serum, one cream and one oil or just the cream can bring many positive changes for the skin. The most important thing is to adapt that routine to yourself, your wishes and your needs and stick to it. The goal is to feel good about yourself by having your own little grooming ritual.

If the skin is balanced, without significant dryness, dehydration or stronger signs of aging and if it only needs daily care, choose Nourishing cream with green coffee or Extra moisturizing cream Smilje . The rest of the care should only consist of facial cleansing products (as needed) and sun protection products. Don't forget to take care of your neck, décolleté and arms. In case it is necessary, you can occasionally introduce gentle exfoliation into your routine, i.e. such as Smilje Nourishing Peeling - and treat your body skin to dry brushing before showering and body milk.

Try serums (and oils) that will target your skin's needs

In case of significant dryness or phenomena such as wrinkles, fine lines, dehydration of the skin or spots, it is good to enrich the daily routine with more layered care. Serums are products that do not replace the care provided by a classic cream, but with their concentrated formulations and active ingredients they address the specific and immediate needs of the skin.

Peptide Serum P will thus target visible signs of aging and loss of firmness, Vitamin Serum C+ uneven color and texture of the complexion, Vitamin Serum RA acne and damage from sun exposure, while Hyaluron Hydrator 4H will restore much-needed moisture to extremely dehydrated skin of any type (even and in the area around the eyes). On the other hand, it is not a bad idea to "treat" dehydrated and typologically dry skin with a little stronger care in the form of Golden Immortal Oil as the last step of care, since this specific texture will adequately nourish it and prevent moisture loss.

Peptide serum P

Protect your skin from the sun when necessary

A protective factor of 30 in winter and 50 in summer is extremely important for the health of the skin and its fresh appearance in any period of life. We can safely say that regular use of cream or fluid to protect the skin from the sun with UVA and UVB protection is perhaps the best prevention of premature aging of the skin , as well as irritation, hypersensitivity and other skin problems such as hyperpigmentation spots. Also, SPF is often a "condition" for using serum care with active substances such as vitamin C, retinol (retinoids), AHA/PHA/BHA acids. Choose dedicated products. Powders, mineral BB creams and similar cosmetics from the field of preparations in most cases will not provide adequate and complete protection from the sun because they are not applied in sufficient quantity, they are not reapplied during the day, and often such an SPF is sufficient only when the UV index is very low. .

Visit a dermatologist (even preventively)

A dermatologist, whom you should visit at least once a year, will certainly tell you something about the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. In addition to expert and detailed assessment of the condition of the skin and the fact that only a doctor can diagnose chronic skin diseases such as rosacea , in the office you have the opportunity to check the condition of moles. The risk of cancer increases with age and with certain habits, which is why such examinations should be an important part of skin care.