Your 4-step beauty routine for mature skin

As we age, our skin has different needs than when we were younger – so it makes perfect sense to revamp our skincare routine.

Age can bring wisdom, more freedom and a greater sense of self – we know who we truly are, and what we do and don’t like.

But also brings changing needs when it comes to our health and beauty.

Hormonal changes can contribute to drier and looser skin, and leave us prone to issues such as age spots.

And that’s why choosing skincare that revitalises mature skin is key.

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect is a skincare range specifically formulated for mature skin.

Here are our four steps for a crave-worthy complexion, whether you’re 55 or 85:

1. Banish age spots

As head into our 50s, hormonal changes caused by menopause can have an impact on our skin, with age spots and sagging among common complaints as oestrogen levels drop.

Studies show soya bean extract can improve the look of uneven skin tone and visible signs of ageing.

L’Oréal’s Age Perfect Classic range is enriched with soya bean extract and contains melanin-block and UV filters to help reduce the appearance of age spots. We love the Age Perfect Day and Night Creams.

2. Soothe dry skin

A natural loss of nutrients and natural oils as we get older leaves skin feeling drier and rougher in texture, as documented by scientists from Anhui Medical University.

Time to turn to the power of bees. Rich in antioxidants, New Zealand Manuka honey is renowned for its skin-loving ingredients, and rejuvenating and repairing properties.

Products like those in the L’Oréal’s Age Perfect Intense Nutrition range, enriched with NZ Manuka honey, will help moisturise and repair dry, fragile skin. Try the Intense Repairing Nutrition Serum.

3. Revive dull complexions

Our number one beauty hack when it comes to age-fighting weaponry in the 65-plus age group is peony extract.

Known to possess both antioxidant and skin-soothing effects, it helps protect the skin by neutralising free-radicals, as shown in a Korean study.

L’Oréal Age Perfect Golden Age is enriched with Peony Polyphenols that  give an instant rosy glow to dull and washed out skin. Our choice – the Golden Age Rosy Day Cream with SPF 15.

4. Tackle dark circles and under-eye bags

While we all wish it were otherwise, the skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than on other parts of our body, and is often the first place to show signs of ageing.

L’Oréal Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream can help hydrate your eye area as well as diminish the look of dark circles and under-eye bags, with continued use over time.

So there you have it. With not much work and just a few tweaks to your daily routine, you can feel fantastic in your skin no matter how may birthday candles you’re blowing out this year!

*This post is brought to you by the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect range