Just like any other organ in your bodies, the skin's activity slows down with age. The blood flow to the skin cells, collagen synthesis, and the skin’s photoprotective properties are at full throttle only when you are young. A slump in these skin functions causes progressive wrinkles, dryness, and spots. All these and other deterioration signs and symptoms are an indicator for mature skin.
Mature skin commencement
Mature skin is a skin defect or disorder sparked mostly by age. The signs of aging skin are visible and can be quite embarrassing especially for women. What's worse is that everyone must go through them.
Although the time for commencement depends on the predisposing factors around the subject, some may experience the first signs when they are only 20 years of age. Sadly, there’s no other remedy besides concealment for mature skin. Foundation is the most appropriate way for this.
Although the primary contributing factor is age, mature skin may also be caused by:
- Any hormonal changes that you are going through
- Exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as extreme cold and sun heat for long hours
- Inadequate rest
- Any medications that you are on
- Toxicity in the blood due to drugs such as tobacco and alcohol
- Poor dieting
There’s no reset button when it comes to mature skin
It is almost impossible for anyone to maintain the skin of a 10-year-old after hitting a certain age. Everyone's skin must age eventually. However, it can be stopped from aging prematurely, especially around the face, by living a healthy lifestyle right from the start.
Mature skin cannot be restored. The best thing you can do is to display its wholesomeness naturalness without attempting to change it. Choosing the right foundation is actually the first step for this approach.
Choosing the best foundation for mature skin
Theirs is no one-fit-for-all day-to-day remedy for mature skin. Each skin type has its own set of requirements. For instance, People with dry, shriveled skins will require more oily creams than those whose skins are naturally oily.
There’s a matching foundation for every skin tone and complexion. Finding one that works for the two can be a daunting task when you are alone. This is because there are thousands of proven over the counter and prescription brands in the market. A professional or just a friend comes in handy in helping you make the right choice.
Let’s have a quick look at the several types of makeup foundations that we have in general and which one is the best for mature skin.
- o Cream foundation
This is an initial term for all those foundations that come in liquid form. There's a choice for an oil-based formulation, oil-free, waterproof and many others. These will also be looked at in detail in this article. To apply a layer, you simply use a brush and wait for a few minutes for it to dry. This type of makeup is a high recommend for all dry skin types.
- o Tinted moisturizers
These are ideal for people with skin that only has minimum damage such as slight redness around the cheeks. Its main constituent is a hygroscopic-like powder that has the ability to suck in oils from the skin without drying it out. This type of foundation is best for people with sweaty, oily skin. However, tinted moisturizers do not provide adequate sun protection. Use a high-quality sunscreen with at least SPF 40 especially during summer.
- o Sheer glow foundation
This is probably the only type of foundation that works for every type of skin. Its simple application and almost-real results after application make this type of foundation a top choice for many. Most of them contain SPF meaning that you get additional sun protection.
- o Oil-based foundations
These are an excellent choice for anyone who has extremely dry skin. They add moisture while concealing any lines and wrinkles at the same time. You should restrain from using these when traveling and on a very hot day.
- o Oil-free foundations
These are the complete opposite of the latter- made with water; not oil. Due to the absence of an insoluble emulsion, they tend to dry up very quickly.
- o Stick foundations
This type of foundation may be your best choice if you are a person who is always on the go. This is because you do not have to worry about spills either on your handbag or clothes- they are entirely manageable.
Compared to the other types of foundation, the result after an application is a little more compact. This makes them ideal for covering extremely reddened areas or any scars. You can also apply them to only the affected areas leaving the normal areas to a cream moisturizer foundation. However, this type of foundation isn’t an option for mature skin.
- o Powder foundations
These are almost similar to stick foundations. The two are always confused with each other. It is best for people with oily skin.
- o Organic foundations
These are filled with minerals that enhance the overall health of the skin. They are ideal for those people with sensitive skins and other conditions that make the skin irritable such as extreme acne.
- o Shimmer foundations
You can use these to add a little gleam especially around the eyes and the cheeks.
- o Waterproofed foundations
These are made to last longer on the skin without being affected by the ambient humidity or sweat. However, these are a bit heavy, and you might need a makeup remover. If you have mature skin, they may damage it further because they cause blackheads after clogging up visible-to-the-eye pores.
- o Foundation primer
This type of foundation fills up wrinkles, lines, and pores perfectly. They work so well, especially on mature skin. Apparently, this is the most sold type of foundation in the market.
- o Air-whipped foundations
These are cream foundations, but with air whipped in. This enhances the smoothness and also improves the density of the product. It is the best option for dry and mature skin. It is also the best choice for you if you are always afraid of caking up with your foundations.
Tips for success
- Go with the season-oily foundations are best for the cold seasons
- Always test before buying