How To Make Mature Skin Glow
Aging is a privilege. It really is. We should be happy and proud that we made it as far as we did. That’s why I have a problem with the whole “anti-aging movement”. Instead, I prefer the term aging gracefully. So if your mature skin is looking a bit dull at the moment, there is no need to look for a time machine. There are many different ways to make mature skin glow, and we will go over the most convenient ones.
In order for your skin to glow, you first have to get rid of the dead skin cells. Glycolic acid will be your best friend! This AHA is known for its strong anti-aging effects. It’s not only a great way to exfoliate the skin, but it also boosts your skin collagen production. So it’s basically a win-win. There are numerous products out there that contain this ingredient, from toners to serums. We would suggest using it only at night, as any AHAs make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
Now that you got rid of your dead skin cells, you have to give your remaining ones an antioxidant boost. The one antioxidant with the most clinical research is without a doubt vitamin C. Good old L-Ascorbic acid is known to boost our skin’s collagen production, while also improving the efficiency of our SPF. Vitamin C serums that contain at least 10% of pure Ascorbic acid will make your skin glow pretty much instantly. However, as magical as this ingredient sounds, there are also many downsides to it. Vitamin C is incredibly unstable and chances are that your serum will oxidize before you have the chance to finish it. Other antioxidants that are more stable include Niacinamide, Coenzyme Q10, Resveratrol, and Vitamin E.
Don’t underestimate the power of sunscreen. A chemical sunscreen with different UVA and UVB filters will, in most cases, give you an instant glow. That is simply because of the way that these SPF filters work. They have to reflect light in order to work properly, so your skin may end up looking extra dewy. But not all sunscreen will do this. As I already explained, this is more common for chemical sunscreens, as mineral SPF works in a different way. In addition to that, you also have sunblock that is specifically formulated to have a matte finish. However, if your sunscreen is on the oilier side, it could even look like you are wearing a full-face highlighter.
Now that your skin is looking like a glazed donut, it would be a complete waste if you would use a matte foundation and setting powder on top of it. Instead, rather go for a glowy makeup look with a dewy foundation and powder only on the T-zone. Also, whoever said that mature skin shouldn’t use highlighter had no idea what he or she was talking about. Definitely add some highlighter on top to make your skin glow to the gods. Remember, less is less in this situation.
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