As if fall disappearing into gray skies and cold weather isn’t enough, the lack of humidity in the air and blasting central heat makes winter the worst time for your skin. Plus, mature skin demands more than younger skin. Combating winter weather should be coupled with reducing the signs of aging.
Mature skin can have some of the following characteristics:
- Roughness and/or dryness
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Irregular pigmentation
In the winter, dryness and roughness can become more pronounced, as can the other negative aspects of mature skin.
What is Mature Skin?
Mature skin is just a stage in the life of your skin. As you get older, your skin composition inevitably changes. As skin ages, it begins to change in several ways.
Aging skin doesn’t produce new cells at the same rate as it did when it was younger. Skin’s dermis becomes thinner because of the loss of collagen and elasticity. Additionally, skin begins to show the signs of exposure to the elements. Pores often become larger. The sun’s toll also becomes more pronounced, often producing freckles, age spots, and wrinkles. Someone who spent a lot of time in the sun will have more problems with discoloration and wrinkles than someone who did not.
While heredity plays a factor in how your skin ages, there are definitely lifestyle choices that will make skin age differently or faster, including:
- Cigarette smoking
- Lack of exercise
- Sun exposure
- Exposure to cold weather
- Alcohol consumption
- Not getting enough sleep
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and the one that is your line of defense against the outside world. Certain lifestyle choices will affect your skin in different ways. But consider not smoking or drinking in excess, wearing sunscreen, getting enough sleep and fluids, and moisturizing.
Caring for Mature Skin in Winter
Cold weather is harsh on your skin, as are central heaters or space heaters. The lack of moisture in the air coupled with dry homes and offices can lead to pronounced signs of aging. This winter, why not put up a line of defense?
DMAE is extremely beneficial for aging skin. Besides being a great anti-inflammatory, DMAE is a precursor to acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that makes muscles contract and tighten under the skin. DMAE can help release more acetylcholine, keeping skin firmer for longer.
For topical solutions for mature skin in winter, nothing can beat neuropeptides. Neuropeptides have almost instantaneous, visible results. In clinical trials, neuropeptides showed instantly more radiant and glowing skin. Neuropeptides also increase firmness and tone and decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, veins, and capillaries.
In the winter, moisturizing is key. For mature skin, choose a moisturizer that will not only protect your skin from dry weather but will help to stop and even reverse the signs of aging. Doctor Perricone‘s Neuropeptide Facial Contour has skin tightening properties as well as being an excellent moisturizer for winter. Cold Plasma Perricone reviews discuss ingredients such as phospholipids that help lock in moisture and direct needed nutrients to specific parts of the cell membrane.