The best cleanser for mature skin

Written by luanne kelchner

A good skin care regimen is important at any age, but the more mature your skin becomes, the greater the need for quality skin care. Quality cleansers and moisturisers provide the skin with moisture that may be lacking and can help to prevent fine lines that are caused by dry skin. Mature skin requires a gentle cleanser that will protect the skin from harsh ingredients that dry out the skin.

Non-Soap Cleansers

Non-soap cleansers don't contain any of the harsh ingredients found in regular soap bars. Read the labels on the cleansers in the store to find a product that's a cleanser and not soap. These cleansers are sometimes called beauty bars or facial cleansers.

Choose a body wash that doesn't contain soap. These are gentle for cleansing your whole body, not just the face. Those with sensitive skin can use these products as well. Look for products that don't contain any fragrance or colouring ingredients. These ingredients may smell great, but they can be very harsh on your mature skin.

Exfoliants and Toners

Exfoliation is necessary as the skin matures and ages. This part of your skin care regimen will remove dead skin cells and encourage new growth. As the skin ages, it becomes more difficult for the body to produce new, fresh skin cells. Exfoliation products don't have to be used every day to receive the good benefits of getting rid of dead skin cells. Scrubbing mature skin with rough sponges is not recommended, as it can lead to skin damage.

Use a toner to give your skin a deep pore cleansing, but use a gentle product that's made for dry skin. The harsher ingredients that you find in oily skin toners will strip away the natural oils in mature skin and leave it vulnerable to drying and fine lines.

Moisturising Cleansers

Choose a good moisturising cleanser as your skin begins to become excessively dry. Older skin requires heavier moisturisers, some of which can be included in your cleanser. This shouldn't take the place of your facial moisturiser or heavier night creams.

Keep your skin protected from environmental damage by always wearing sunscreen when you spend any time in the sun. Choose a moisturiser that has sunscreen in it so that you don't forget to include it in your mature skin-care regimen.

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