Maturing skin undergoes a lot of changes and it becomes increasingly important to take care of it to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance. For those with mature oily skin, it can be even more challenging as excess oil production can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. In this article, we take a look at what mature oily skin is, which ingredients work best for it, how to build a skincare routine for it, and answer some frequently asked questions about caring for this skin concern.
What Is Mature Oily Skin?
Mature oily skin is a skin type that is characterised by excess oil production, visible signs of ageing, and a dull complexion. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin slows down which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. At the same time, the sebaceous glands continue to produce oil, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
To properly care for mature oily skin, it is important to find skincare products that address both the signs of ageing and excess oil production. This can be achieved through the use of specific ingredients and a consistent skincare routine.
Which Ingredients Work Best For Mature Oily Skin?
There are certain ingredients that work best to address both excess oil production and signs of ageing. Here are some of the top ingredients to look for in your skincare products:
Retinoids, such as retinol and tretinoin, are a type of vitamin A that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They work by increasing collagen production and speeding up cell turnover, which can also help to unclog pores and reduce excess oil production.
Zinc PCA is a powerful ingredient that can help control oil production and unclog pores. It works by mattifying the oil that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Zinc PCA can also help to maintain skin hydration levels and promote skin healing.Niacinamide
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is an ingredient that can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also regulating oil production. It works by strengthening the skin barrier and reducing inflammation, which can lead to a more youthful and radiant complexion.Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a type of molecule that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent ingredient for hydrating mature oily skin. It can help to plump up fine lines and wrinkles while also regulating oil production.
How To Build A Skincare Routine For Mature And Oily Skin
When it comes to building a skincare routine for mature oily skin, it is important to focus on products that address both the signs of ageing and excess oil production. Here is a step-by-step guide to building a skincare routine for mature oily skin:
Step 1: Cleanse
Start by cleansing your skin twice a day with a gentle cleanser that is formulated for oily skin. Look for a cleanser that contains ingredients to help unclog pores and regulate oil production. Our Purifying Cleanser is a gel consistency that when lathered with water becomes a foam to deeply cleanse the skin and remove oil and impurities from the skin.
Step 2: Tone
After cleansing, use a toner to help balance the pH of your skin and remove any remaining impurities. Look for a toner such as the Purifying Toner, that contains ingredients such as Zinc PCA to help regulate oil production and improve skin texture.
Step 3: Treat
Next, apply a treatment product that is formulated to address your specific skin concerns. For mature oily skin, we recommend our Overnight Retinol Powerbalm as this product helps to speed up cell renewal, which will help to unclog pores, reduce sebum production and accelerate collagen production to help with fine lines and wrinkles.
Step 4: Moisturise
Finish off your skincare routine with a moisturiser that is formulated for oily skin. Our Purifying Day Moisturiser is formulated with Zinc PCA to control oil production and mattify sebum whilst also containing skin hydrating Vitamin E to protect and nourish skin.
Step 5: Protect
During the day, it is important to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. Sometimes those with oily skin prefer not to use another product on their skin that will add more shine and cause their skin to produce more oil. That’s why we formulated all our daily moisturisers with an SPF30 so that not only is your mature oily skin getting the much needed hydration from the product, it is also getting sun protection.
Top Tips To Maintain A Healthy & Flawless Mature Skin
In addition to following a skincare routine, there are some other tips and tricks you can use to maintain healthy, flawless mature skin.Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. Aim for at least eight glasses a day to hydrate skin from the inside out. Even though skin may be oily, mature skin can still suffer from dehydration, so it is crucial to ensure your water intake helps to minimise the risk of dehydrated skin.Eat a Healthy Diet
Eating a healthy, balanced diet can also help keep your skin looking its best. Look for foods that are rich in antioxidants, like berries, leafy greens, and nuts. Try to avoid processed foods and sugar as these can increase oil production and also damage collagen production.Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise is not only good for your overall health, but it can also help improve circulation and boost collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles in mature skin.
FAQ for Mature Oily Skin
How often should I exfoliate my mature, oily skin?
It is generally recommended to exfoliate your oily skin once or twice a week. Over-exfoliating can lead to irritation and damage to the skin barrier, which can worsen signs of ageing and excess oil production.
Can I use a face oil if I have oily skin?
Yes, you can use a face oil if you have oily skin, but it is important to choose the right type of oil. Look for lightweight, non-comedogenic oils such as jojoba oil or squalane that can help to regulate oil production and hydrate the skin without clogging pores.
Do I still need to use a moisturiser if I have oily skin?
Yes, even if you have oily skin, it is important to use a moisturiser to help hydrate your skin and maintain a healthy skin barrier. Look for a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser that is formulated for oily skin.
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