Caring for mature skin: Active ingredients, instructions & tips
Morning boost for mature skin: The Doctor Mi! Morning routine for mature skin gives your skin an invigorating freshness kick and provides it with the right ingredients for a radiant start to the day.
Radiant, firm skin in the morning
MATURE SKIN: A REVITALIZED START TO THE DAY WITH THE DOCTOR Mi! MORNING ROUTINE
Forever Young! In order to meet the growing demands of mature skin and to care for it as best as possible, a continuous care routine is essential. The use of skin-specific care products helps to counteract aging and restore the skin's elasticity and radiance.
The DOCTOR Mi! morning routine for mature skin supplies aged skin cells with invigorating ingredients and ensures a radiant complexion and a visibly firmer complexion. Our care instructions for every morning show how to create the best basis for a smooth complexion. In addition, you will find further tips that can be easily integrated into your everyday life.
WHY THE MORNING ROUTINE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR MATURE SKIN
Mature skin requires special attention, so you should start by providing it with the best possible care in the morning to prepare for the day ahead. With increasing age, the regenerative processes in the body slow down and the collagen and elastin production in the body decreases, which promotes the formation of wrinkles. There are visible changes in the skin structure:
- It loses its elasticity and seems saggy.
- The complexion may appear pale.
- Fine lines and wrinkles appear.
The natural process of skin aging depends on internal and external factors. The internal factors can hardly, if at all, be influenced as they are strongly influenced by genetic predisposition. The good news, however, is that external factors are easy to control. With simple applications and minor changes in everyday life, mature skin can at least partially evade the signs of the times and appear significantly fresher and more vital than its actual age would suggest. Among other things, the right morning routine for mature skin plays an important role.
EXTERNAL FACTORS OF SKIN AGING
The following external factors have a significant influence on your natural skin aging process.
Healthy skin usually manages to compensate for free radicals and protect them. Free radicals in the epidermis, the upper layer of the skin, are primarily generated by UVA and UVB radiation. With moderate intensity of radiation and moderate duration of exposure, your skin benefits from its natural protective mechanism and remains undamaged. If the radiation continues excessively, the skin is overwhelmed, its natural protection diminishes, and it takes permanent and lasting serious damage.
At night, the skin is in regeneration mode and actively works to repair damaged skin cells. Too little sleep over a long period of time inhibits this endogenous process and makes every skin, no matter whether you are old or young, look tired and sallow.
It is no coincidence that pleasure drinkers, (occasional) smokers and couch potatoes generally do not have good skin: alcohol, cigarettes, too little exercise, excessive consumption of sugar and an insufficient supply of important nutrients damage the skin. An everyday life that largely consists of a balanced diet and regular exercise counteracts the sign of the times and also increases your well-being.
THE DOCTOR Mi! MORNING ROUTINE FOR MATURE SKIN
With just five simple steps, you can give your skin the attention it needs for the day ahead.
Spread a small amount in the morning CLEAN all over your face, including the eye area. Massage the gentle cleansing gel in with wet hands for 2-3 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
After cleansing, spread a small amount of PEEL on dry, cleansed skin. Massage it in with wet fingertips, in a circular motion, for 2-3 minutes. Then rinse your skin thoroughly with warm water. PEEL is a special natural product and, even when used frequently, is not aggressive to your skin. Therefore, you can use it daily for effective care.
Distribute our DAY cream evenly on the face, neck and décolletage in the morning after cleansing. Massage the care in until it is completely absorbed. This gentle day care ensures a pleasant feeling on the skin and enables your skin cells to regenerate optimally during the day.
Then gently tap a small amount of EYE on with the ring finger and apply light pressure on the entire eye area. It is important to let EYE be quickly absorbed and to not rub, as the eye area is particularly sensitive. Start with an application 2–3 times a week and increase it slowly if your skin can tolerate it.
Apply a small amount of LIP on your lips every day and let the care balm soak in. Repeat several times a day if necessary. LIP effectively prevents lip wrinkles, increases the lip volume and intensifies the red of the lips in a natural way.
In the last step of your morning routine, apply 1–2 pumps of SERUM as a finish.
By the way: The effectiveness of our care routines can be seen in our before and after comparisons of our test subjects. Let yourself be won over by the DOCTOR Mi! medical skincare prodcuts and achieve visible results in just a few weeks.
OTHER TIPS TO CONSIDER FOR THE MORNING ROUTINE
The DOCTOR Mi! morning routine for mature skin provides your skin with ideal care for the day. Here you can find more tips that will make your complexion appear smoother and more radiant:
- Drink enough water and / or unsweetened tea as soon as you get up: This not only wakes your mind, but also your skin and metabolism.
- Incorporate antioxidants into your daily diet: Spinach, paprika, broccoli, berries, nuts and vegetable oils such as almond or rapeseed oil will help you look fresh in the long term. You can find more nutrition tips for healthy skin in our blog post "The best foods for healthy and beautiful skin".
- After washing, lightly pat your skin dry with a soft towel and avoid any rubbing to protect it and also prevent wrinkles.
- Regular workouts, long walks or cycling to work? Definitely! The increased blood circulation also makes mature skin look plumper and rosier.
- Don't forget to take care of your neck, décolletage and hands too. The skin is particularly thin in these areas and is therefore prone to wrinkles and age spots. Product residues from the palms of the hands can also be used on the palms of the hands to give them an extra dose of attention and to protect them from unwanted pigmentation.
MATURE SKIN: MAKE-UP SPECIAL
At a young age it is the imperfections that need to be concealed, at an older age it is the wrinkles and lines. With these special make-up tips for mature skin, you can achieve better make-up results and keep your skin healthy.
- Take care of your skin before applying make-up
Sticking to your morning routine before applying your make-up will help you create an optimal basis. DAY with 1% TECMi!® Retinol is ideal as a moisture-retaining base. In addition, do not forget to apply cream with sun protection factor 50+ on your face, neck and décolletage before you do your make-up.
- Less is more
Unfortunately, make-up cannot remove wrinkles either, so you should refrain from using too many layers, use liquid foundation sparingly and work it in well. The additional application of blush on the cheekbones, for example, makes you immediately look fresher. Bronzer, on the other hand, conjures up a fine tan, so even mature skin looks like it has been kissed by the sun.
- Regularly take a make-up-free week
Allow your skin to rest. By taking a make-up-free week, you are giving your skin a time out, in which it can come to rest and regenerate even better. In addition, you establish a recurring ritual that encourages you to focus on yourself even in stressful times.
FAQ: FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MORNING ROUTINE FOR MATURE SKIN
Here you will find specific answers to the frequently asked questions on the morning routine for mature skin.
Can Retinol smooth out existing wrinkles?
Retinol is the only scientifically proven anti-aging ingredient. It stimulates the formation of new collagen and at the same time has the ability to trap free radicals. This combination leads to a reduction of existing wrinkles and prevents new ones. With a daily integration of products that contain Retinol in sufficient doses, such as the DOCTOR Mi! day care DAY with 1% TECMi!® Retinol, you will achieve optimal results in smoothing existing wrinkles.
Can I also do the morning care steps in the evening?
The needs for your skin change from day to night, especially with mature skin. We therefore recommend our evening routine for mature skin. The cell renewal process at night is essential for mature skin to achieve a fresh appearance. However, this requires other product formulations and sometimes other active ingredients that you should only use in the evening.
Are all "anti-aging" products suitable for mature skin?
Mature skin is a general term and is defined by various characteristics that show up differently for each skin and are differently pronounced. So there is mature skin, which is also impure, or mature skin, which tends to have pigment spots, for example. Regardless, there are ingredients like Retinol that are also suitable for mixed skin characteristics and have a positive effect on the various skin structures without irritating the skin.
Does a sun protection factor inhibit the effect of previously applied products?
Quite the opposite: The use of the sun protection factor 50+ acts like a protective shield that fends off free radicals triggered by UVA and UVB radiation, which lead to permanent skin damage and harm the skin structure. In this way you effectively protect your skin from unnecessary aging and protect it optimally.