It's a truth universally acknowledged that our skin changes as we get older because of things like sun exposure, sugar consumption and age.
If you’ve ever wondered what causes those gradual changes in your complexion, it comes down to a few different things. When you're young, your skin cells renew themselves every month in a sort of natural exfoliation process. But as your skin matures, this process slows down, leading to a build-up of old skin cells that can dull your complexion. Your skin also stops producing as much sebum, which prevents dryness, and collagen, which is responsible for keeping those fine lines at bay.
Fortunately, a good skincare routine anchored by the right moisturiser will keep your skin radiant and supple long into your twilight years. Here are our favourite Alpha Keri options for hydrating mature skin.
1. Aloe Soothe Cream
This replenishing cream is one of the best moisturisers for older women. It’s designed to repair dry skin thanks to its key ingredient – aloe vera. As a medicinal plant that’s full of vitamin A, C and E, aloe vera stimulates collagen production, which improves the skin's texture and minimises the appearance of wrinkles.
In a 2009 study, thirty women over forty-five who took aloe vera gel supplements for ninety days saw their wrinkles improve significantly by the end of the trial, proving there's a strong link between aloe vera and skin elasticity. Just apply a thin layer to your face after applying your cleanser and oils every day. Aloe Soothe Cream can be used as part of your morning and evening routines.
2. Aloe Soothe Lotion
This product pairs perfectly with Aloe Soothe Cream and should be used as a body lotion after a bath or shower to lock in moisture. It’s even proven to triple your skin’s hydration after the first application*!
*Average 10 subjects with excessively dry, itchy skin
3. Super Hydrating Intensive Cream
Abrupt weather changes, friction from your clothes and the hormonal changes that come with age can all contribute to dry skin around your elbows, knees and heels. This rich and nourishing cream is specially formulated to target these problem areas, where the skin is thicker and there aren’t as many oil-secreting glands. It also provides 24-hour protection, so you can apply it at the start of the day and focus on more important things.
4. Super Hydrating Moisturising Lotion
If you find that your skin is particularly dry and you'd like an extra-nourishing body lotion, then we suggest our Super Hydrating Moisturising Lotion. It contains lanolin oil, a natural ingredient that is derived from sheep's wool, which is famous among dermatologists for its ability to trap moisture and rejuvenate damaged skin.
Everyone can keep their skin soft, smooth and healthy with the right products. It’s all about establishing a regular routine and sticking with it, because consistency is the secret weapon that will make your skin more resilient.
Find these Alpha Keri products (and even more!) at your nearest Chemist Warehouse store.