Mature skin

Mature skin

Mature skin is prone to wrinkles and pigmentation marks. The skin maturity and skin aging process is, on the one hand, preprogrammed and irrevocable (intrinsic), advancing at an individual speed, and, on the other, accelerated by external (extrinsic) factors, such as UV light. This has a greater effect on fair-skinned people (sun types I and II) and is restricted to the areas exposed to light. With increasing age, the skin’s synthesis of collagen decreases generally, causing the connective tissue of the entire body to lose firmness.

In the areas exposed to light, daily UVA radiation also plays an important and facilitating role. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin (deeper than UVB rays) and damage the elastic fibers (= elastin fibers) of the connective tissue in addition to the collagen fibers. This causes deeper wrinkles than intrinsic skin aging. With light-induced skin aging, changes in pigmentation also occur (brown marks caused by a local increase in melanin, and flat age spots, white marks from non-pigmented “pseudo-scars”, red marks from dilated vessels).

Mature skin is often dry, thin, sensitive, pale, and extra-sensitive to light, as well as being susceptible to delayed wound healing. The ability of the skin barrier to regenerate is considerably reduced. 

 

Dermacosmetic care:

Basic, dermacosmetic care is particularly important for aging skin that is frequently thin, dehydrated, low in oil and prone to wrinkles. The care prevents crack formation and brittleness which would lead to further moisture loss from the mature skin. Moisturizing and lipid-restoring care products are therefore particularly suitable.

A maximum of compatibility should also be ensured for skin cleansers. Washing lotions that are gentle on the skin’s protective acid mantle, can be recommended. Shower or bath oils based on borage oil, for example, which is very rich in gamma-linolenic acid, are also suitable for cleansing (please note the risk of slipping or falling). In the case of dry skin, showers should be very short and not too hot since showering for a longer period has a greater dehydrating effect on the skin. As an alternative, baths with bath oils can be taken instead. After bathing, a lipid-restoring care cream should be applied to the skin to maintain the latter’s oil and moisture levels. This effect can be intensified with products containing urea.

Today, there are numerous active ingredients available to guard against premature skin aging. Their focus should be on protecting the skin against UV radiation (see above) and dehydration. Special sunscreen products should be used to protect sensitive skin against light (please refer also to the “Sun protection” section in this Glossary). Permanent use of day creams containing chemical light-protection filters should be regarded critically, since these may cause unnecessary stress to the skin when there is not much sun or on days spent indoors, for example.

Day care should offer protection against free radicals (e.g. with vitamin E or ectoin) and dehydration (e.g. with urea, aloe vera, ectoin or hyaluronic acid). The skin’s immune system is supported by ingredients such as thermal water rich in minerals, or zinc.

Regeneration of the skin primarily takes place during the night. For this reason, the use of rich night creams that boost the regeneration functions of the skin with panthenol, biotin or vitamin A, for example, is recommended.

 

DADO SENS care recommendation:

  • Day and night care:  

REGENERATIONE

  • Supplementary anti-aging care:

Ectoin Anti-Aging Fluid

  • Sun protection:

Sun Cream SPF 50 or Sun Lotion SPF 30