Skin Care

I Feel Like My Mature Skin Is Tearing

Skin ageing changes both the skin's appearance and structure. Losing density is one of those signs of ageing that can start from as early as 25. It is inevitable and a normal side-effect of the skin's ageing process. Over time, the production of collagen and elastin; which are both responsible for the skin's youthful appearance; is reduced and, as a result, the skin loses its suppleness and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid, found naturally in our body, becomes more scarce and is of a worse quality, meaning that the extracellular matrix loses some of its density. The face starts to sag, the contours of the face are less supported and the skin becomes thinner.

Between 30 and 80, the speed at which our cells regenerate is slashed by 50%, which results in the thinning of the living epidermis layer. The dermis layer will also lose up to 50% of its cellular history as well as a significant amount of its capacity for collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid synthesis. On top of this reduced thickness of the skin, its function as a barrier is also weakened. The result: mature skin is faced with the problem of fragile, very thin skin which can sometimes look like it might tear.

To deal with a loss of density and increasingly fragile skin, you need to step it up a notch with your beauty routine! Use a cream that's extremely moisturising morning and evening to get back both comfortable and smooth skin. Also, go for skincare that's enriched in either hyaluronic acid to help fill the creases that are gradually starting to form and will help reduce wrinkles, or in calcium whose strengthening properties will reinforce the skin's barrier, or pro-xylane to bring some volume back to the face.

The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Anti-Aging Day Cream contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid that helps reduce wrinkles and also re-plumps the skin with moisture. The Revitalift Filler Anti-Ageing cream is also enriched with Fibroxyl plant extract which is known for its firming properties. The Anti-Ageing Day Cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, giving you plumper, bouncier skin and fuller-looking contours.

The main objective your anti-ageing skincare should be to restore the comfort of skin that is smooth and dense as well as fighting against skin ageing. By making a few swaps in your skincare products and using products that are specially formulated for mature skin, you can protect your skin’s density and elasticity and strengthen your skin’s barrier.