12 Must-Do Skincare Routines for Mature Skin

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Wrinkles don’t have to be your boogeyman. With simple routines everyone can do at home, you can greatly reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging, like fine lines and dark spots.

You need discipline and a few simple tricks to ensure your skin receives the best vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients that gently nourish your mature skin.

Once you have a routine that works for you, you won’t ever obsess over wrinkles again. Let’s take a look at the best routines you should start incorporating into your regimen today.

Exfoliate Dead Skin

DIY brown sugar face scrub

Exfoliating your skin at least once a week is important, but you should do it more often for best results. Exfoliating helps remove dead cells, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your skin more radiant.

Scrubs are easy to make at home and don’t require specialized ingredients. Try using baking soda and coconut oil for a quick scrub, but be mindful of exfoliants like sugar and salt that are too harsh and may damage the sensitive skin on your face.

Use a Gentle Cleanser

Lemon balm and lavender micellar water

You should cleanse your skin every morning and night with a gentle balm. Avoid harsh chemicals and pick a gentle cleanser like micellar water that doesn’t dry your skin and prepares it for your moisturizer.

A gentle cleanser can make your skin look plump before applying your moisturizer or anti-aging hydrating cream.

Moisturize Your Face

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You should moisturize your skin every time you cleanse it, especially after using a scrub. Mature skin needs lots of moisture to mitigate fine lines and wrinkles. Look for products that contain vitamin E, argan oil, and unctuous nut butters like shea butter.

Alternatively, make your natural moisturizer for mature skin with natural oils and luxuriate in a divinely scented cream that also keeps wrinkles at bay.

Use a Face Roller

mature women using a face roller

Face rollers are usually made of “healing stones” — namely amethyst, jade, or rose quartz — that help reduce irritation, redness, and discoloration. You shouldn’t use face rollers on their own. Always use them with skincare serums to gently massage those into your skin.

A rolling massage is great for mature skin because it improves blood circulation, lessens creases, and reduces puffiness. It also delivers moisturizing and hydrating serums to your thirsty skin.

Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

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You may have heard about using a silk pillowcase to prevent tangles or frizz if you have wavy or curly hair. However, it goes further than that. Silk prevents sleep lines from forming on your face when you’re asleep — giving new meaning to the expression “beauty sleep.”

A silk pillowcase is also gentle on your face and promotes relaxation, so using one as part of your mature skincare routine can’t do any harm.

Apply Squalane Oil

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Squalane oil — not to be confused with squalene oil, which our skin naturally has — is an oil found in olives. It’s ideal for mature skin because it fights free radicals, hydrates the skin, improves collagen production, and increases skin elasticity.

In addition, squalane oil also reduces the appearance of fine lines. It also enhances the intake of other skincare products, which is a win-win if you add it to your homemade face serum alongside rose oil or aloe vera.

Use a Wrinkle Cream

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A wrinkle cream is not a new concept. People have always tried to minimize the look of their wrinkles and lines. You can always use store-bought creams with ingredients like castor oil, vitamin E, and argan oil.

You can also take things into your own hands and make a homemade wrinkle cream. Our recipe combines argan and avocado oils, calendula, and lemon essential oil to tackle the pesky 50% of wrinkles that aren’t the result of your genetics.

Apply Eye Cream

mature women using moisturizer

The skin around your eyes is one of the most sensitive and line-prone on your face and needs special attention. As a result, your eyes are the first part of your face that show signs of aging and need extra care.

Once again, ensure your eye cream has hyaluronic acid as one of its first ingredients. Alternatively, try our green tea and cucumber eye gel recipe that combines cucumber hydrosol and green tea to soothe your eyes and tighten the skin.

Hydrate Your Skin With a Face Serum

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A face serum is the best way to ensure you’re protecting your face from the effects of aging. Use it twice daily and pick an anti-aging serum with powerful ingredients like vitamin C if browsing at the store.

Our rosehip and camellia mature skin serum is a healthier option. It combines the naturally occurring vitamin C in rosehip with squalane and camellia seed oils for the best nourishing and hydrating effect on mature skin.

Combat Hyperpigmentation


Hyperpigmentation is a phenomenon scientifically proven to occur due to the aging process. Much like wrinkles, you can’t cure it, but you have effective ways to reduce it.

Ingredients like carrot seed essential oil and primrose oil can reduce the difference between the darker spots on your skin and the rest of your face. If you want to tackle things with a DIY project, here’s a simple recipe you can make to reduce hyperpigmentation.

Detox Your Skin With a Face Mask

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Depending on your skin type, you may need to use a face mask more frequently, but the rule of thumb is to use one once a week. 

Also, ensure the ingredients are suitable for mature skin because some face masks — like those containing vitamin C, glycolic, or salicylic acid — can be harsh on sensitive, mature skin. Instead, use calming ingredients that leave your skin feeling renewed and soft.

Hydrate From the Inside

Chamomile tea

Hydrating from the inside doesn’t miraculously become necessary when we grow older. Instead, getting enough hydration helps us maintain hydrated, plump skin at any age.

However, it’s important to pick drinks packed with ingredients that help prevent wrinkles and sagginess, like matcha, peppermint, nettle, and chamomile. When infused in tea, these ingredients brighten your skin, reduce inflammation, and keep you hydrated inside and outside.

How To Make DIY Face Cream: New Recipe For 2024

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Here’s how to create your own natural, homemade face moisturizer! Each time I take a pass at this formula, I do my best to improve it. New ingredients, new benefits, new skins! Or at least that’s my mantra. Say goodbye to expensive store-bought creams & hello to a natural, healthy glow!
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Effective Homemade Wrinkle Cream That Works!

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This DIY wrinkle cream recipe is fantastic; it’s one of the first overnight creams I ever made. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought creams, it’s much gentler on your skin and often far more effective.
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How To Make A Natural DIY Face Serum For Glowing Skin

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I use a DIY face serum to age gracefully and achieve radiant, firm, and hydrated skin. It’s very intensive and highly concentrated. If you use it under your face cream, it will help it penetrate the skin. It will also boost hydration by forming a barrier to reduce water loss.
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Author: Roxana Loomes

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Expertise: Skincare, beauty and DIY, health and wellness


Roxana is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She has an English degree from Michigan State University and has been a writer for over six years, specializing in health and wellness. Roxana loves trying beauty recipes that use natural ingredients for her own DIY projects. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outdoors and makes great meals for her family.

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