Are you looking for a nighttime skincare routine for mature skin?! Well then, you’ve come to the right place!
As we age, our skin changes. As a result, the skincare products and routines that worked well for us in our younger years might not be as effective as we get older.
In this blog post will share my nighttime skincare routine for mature skin, including ten pro-aging tips to help keep your skin looking young and healthy.
Aging well is about taking care of yourself from the inside out, and your skincare routine is a vital part of that!
So read on to learn more about taking care of your skin as you age.
The best nighttime skincare routine for mature skin!
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Double cleanse your face.
Start by double cleansing your face. Trust me on this one.
Double cleansing at night is so important! Double cleansing is key to a good nighttime skincare routine for mature skin. We’ve got to do everything we can!
Double cleansing helps remove the sunscreen, make-up, and grime from the day, giving your skincare products a better chance of working.
First, cleanse with an oil-based cleanser and then a water-based cleanser.
I know it may seem like an over-kill, but I promise it’s worth the extra step!
I use Cliniques to take the day off balm (heavenly!), followed by Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser. Cerave is a great drugstore brand popular with all the beauty gurus.
Related Article: Double cleansing. What it is and why you need to do it
Tone and Clarify skin
Back in the day, I was a make-up artist for Clinique.
And fell in love with many of their skincare products. Still to this day, I swear by clarifying lotion #2. I have tried other toners and clarifying lotions, but I always go back to my old stand-by.
When my skin is on the dull side and needs extra exfoliation, I reach for this toner from The Ordinary. It contains glycolic acid and does the trick without over-drying my skin.
Apply Serums for mature skin
Serums are highly concentrated formulations designed to hydrate, tone, and renew your skin’s appearance. Many serums for mature skin also contain powerful antioxidant ingredients that fight against harmful free radicals and protect your skin from further damage.
Whether you’re looking for a lightweight serum that absorbs quickly into your skin or a thicker formulation that provides extra nourishment, plenty of serums are designed specifically for mature skin.
So if you’re ready to take your skincare routine to the next level, consider adding one of these serums to your regimen today!
These are a few serums I currently use as part of my nighttime skincare routine for mature skin.
Love, love, love my serums!
Use Retin-A (The skincare holy grail!)
Retin-A is The holy grail of skincare for mature skin. So if you are 35+, you got to do yourself a big favor and get yourself some Retin-A pronto!
I use it 2-3 times a week after serums and before moisturizer.
Retinol products available over the counter are also effective in treating the signs of aging. But nothing touches prescription-strength Retin-A.
When we are talking moisturize- I’m talking about your entire body. Since I live in Arizona, I am lotion-obsessed.
The truth is Dry skin= older-looking skin.
There are so many moisturizers on the market that they can be overwhelming. I use Cervae’s PM lotion and Clinique’s Moisture Surge.
They both work great and are super affordable, which is a major plus these days.
As I’ve shared many times -I’m lotion obsessed.
I have an aversion to dry skin. So, in addition to moisturizing the heck out of my entire body, I also do dry brushing at least three times a week. Dry brushing helps my skin shed those dead skin cells to absorb the moisturizer better & stay silky smooth.
Dry Brushing has many health benefits, including helping combat cellulite!
Related article: The benefits of dry brushing
Skincare for your hands
Hands can give our age away faster than anything. So I wrote an entire blog post about aging hands and how to make them look and feel younger.
Bottom Line: When applying sunscreen, serums, and moisturizer to your face-do, don’t forget your hands!
At nighttime, apply an emollient hand cream that contains Retiods whenever possible. This one is my all-time favorite!
Related article: Treatments for aging hands
Skincare for your feet:
Don’t forget to give your feet some love!
Give feet a good scrub every single day! I have a pumice stone in the shower that I love.
I love, love, love these deep moisturizing foot masks. In just 30 minutes, your feet will look and feel like new!
You can also slather a nice thick coat of lotion or Cerave healing ointment on your feet and put on some thick socks overnight. Try and do this at least once a week, and you will be amazed at how much softer your feet are!
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Most people are familiar with a good skincare routine: cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
But there is one crucial step that is often overlooked: exfoliation.
Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells, which can build up and cause the skin to look dull. In addition, it can help to unclog pores and prevent breakouts.
Exfoliation can leave the skin feeling soft, smooth, and glowing when done correctly. There are several different ways to exfoliate the skin, including scrubs, peels, and masks.
However, it is essential to be gentle; over-exfoliating can damage the skin. Exfoliate once or twice a week as part of your regular skincare routine for best results.
Check the humidity in your home.
It’s dry here in the low desert. So we run a humidifier in our home to keep the humidity levels just right. According to Mayo Clinic, the ideal humidity level in your home should be between 30% and 50%.
The correct humidity levels in your home can help with sleep, skin, and many other health concerns.
A bonus is my plants love the extra humidity too!
Get your beauty sleep.
Beauty sleep is natural. A good skincare routine is super important, but sleep may be the closest thing to a fountain of youth.
Our bodies repair themselves and recover while we sleep. The key is to get 7 to 9 quality hours each night. I know that sometimes that is easier said than done.
Tips + tricks for a better night’s sleep:
- Try to head to bed about the same time each night
- If you use a screen before bed, wear blue light glasses
- Try keeping the temperature in the room nice and cool
- Try a sleep meditation to help you drift off to dreamland
Water is the #1 healthy habit on everyone’s to-do list.
To keep skin looking young, vibrant, and healthy, staying hydrated throughout the day is essential. Adequate water intake can help plump up the skin, while dehydration can cause fine lines and wrinkles to become more pronounced.
Water helps flush out toxins from the body and may even give you that coveted radiant glow. So if you want your skin to look its best, be sure to drink plenty of water every day.
Whether you prefer cold water or a glass of warm tea, staying hydrated is key to keeping your skin looking its best.
So start drinking up today and enjoy the health benefits of a glowing complexion!
Related article: How to drink more than enough water
Take a good multi-vitamin to cover all the bases and add the necessary supplements you need to help keep your skin supple, your bones strong, and your brain and body age well.
After consulting with my dr and doing a ton of research online, I take what some call an un-Godly about vitamins and supplements.
Related article: The best supplements for women over 50+
I’ve got all my vitamins and supplements organized in one of those handy dandy organizers (like older adults use). I take my supplements twice daily.
I take some of my supplements in the morning with breakfast, and then I take my nighttime supplements at bedtime.
The best nighttime skincare routine for mature skin!
There you have it! The best nighttime skincare routine for mature skin: 10 pro-aging skincare tips!
Aging skin needs a different nighttime skincare routine than younger skin. What works for someone in their 20s may not be the best solution for someone over 50.
Do you have a nighttime skincare routine that has worked well for you? Let us know in the comments below!
Until next time,
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