Skin Care for Mature Skin: 9 Best Mature Skin Care Tips

We all want beautiful, healthy-looking skin, but as we get older that can be more difficult to achieve. The aging process can have a negative impact on the appearance of our skin and how it reacts to the environment, our skin care products, and more. That doesn’t mean you can’t look fresh-faced—you just need to focus on skin care centered around mature skin.

The best skin care for older women usually focuses on elements such as hydrating, boosting collagen, and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. But how do you know what to use? We’ve outlined some high-quality skin care treatments that can specifically address the unique needs of mature skin. Additionally, we’ve highlighted a few tips you can incorporate in your daily routine that can help you nurture and even revitalize your skin.

If you want to look and feel your best, keep reading or use the links below to go straight to the section that best answers your question.


How Does Skin Care for Mature Skin Differ?

As women age, their skin goes through various changes. What worked in their twenties usually no longer works after age fifty. With so many new products today, some women are uninformed about the best skincare for older women.

Common skin care issues for mature skin

Mature skincare typically takes an entirely different approach with specially formulated products that target the skin concerns associated with aging skin.
For example, as you get older, the skin loses fat and becomes thinner. It is not as smooth as it once was. Ridges, bumps, and wrinkles appear more noticeable. Discoloration beneath the eye sockets appears darker. Veins and bone structures are more visible. Abrasions take longer to heal, and exposure to the sun can result in dryness, age spots, wrinkles, and cancer.

4 Must-Haves for Mature Skin Care

If you’re trying to curate your skin care routine to best care for mature skin, here are a few essential types of products and treatments you need to have in your medicine cabinet:

Mature skin care essentials

1. Mineral Sunscreen

The sun can do severe damage to one's skin at any age. However, once a woman reaches fifty and beyond, that impact can be much more noticeable.

To help safeguard your skin, sunscreen must be applied every time you go outside and must be reapplied throughout the day. It also doesn’t hurt to use makeup with SPF, which also helps protect against the sun's damaging UVA and UVB rays. You should use enough sunscreen to provide thorough coverage to all exposed areas.

To help you find a safe, protective sunscreen here are some of the best mineral-based sunscreen products offered by Colorescience.

This lightweight mineral sunscreen is for all skin types. You can omit foundation because it comes in four skin-evening tints, hydrates the skin, and protects it with EviroScreen™ Technology. This technology is your best defense against UVA/UVB, Blue Light, pollution, and Infrared radiation. It is packed with advanced antioxidants that nourish and hydrate the skin. The product has SPF 50 and provides broad-spectrum protection. Because of its high SPF factor, it also helps to prevent sunspots. The product is water-resistant, non-nano, and 100% cruelty-free.

This powerful mineral protective skin shield protects an SPF of 50 in a convenient powder form that can be worn by itself or applied over makeup. This sunscreen features a brush to make application quick and easy.

This is a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an IVA protection rating of PA****. Its water resistance means it has to be applied less often. The product's attractive container comes with an easy applicator that is compact enough to carry in your purse and is very easy to use with a tap, a flick, and a quick application.

Achieve a warming, pearlescent glow with this brush-on shield protection by Colorescience. No other sunscreen product can give the skin a highlight or full luminosity coverage while nourishing and protecting the skin against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It also protects against blue light and the infrared radiation. This product comes in a compact size with an easy-to-use brush attached. Brush a little on your forehead, eyes, shoulders, and collarbone for a natural-looking glow.

Whichever formula you prefer, you can’t go wrong with one of our high-quality mineral sunscreens.

Woman applying eye serum treatment to mature skin

2. Collagen-Boosting Treatments

Pep Up® Collagen Boost Face & Neck Treatment is a Colorescience product that helps increase collagen production and skin elasticity—which are highly desirable for those with mature skin. However, all skin types can benefit from this face and neck treatment. It protects skin from the sun's harmful rays and helps prevent wrinkles. This treatment can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles as it enhances the skin's tone and texture. The result is a healthier look of rejuvenation.

3. Moisturizing Treatments

The combination of the lower production of natural oils combined with sun damage can lead to mature skin being dryer. That means it’s increasingly important to prioritize moisturizing skin care.

Additionally, the American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends that people with dry skin take brief showers and baths, and apply moisturizer afterward. They also advise avoiding products that can dry the skin further, such as lotions that contain alcohol or products that contain artificial fragrances. Colorescience carries a line of high-quality moisturizing skin care treatments and sunscreens specially formulated to hydrate the skin without added scents or other harmful ingredients.

One such product is the Colorescience Hydrating Mist. Spritz this gentle hydrating mist over your face to moisturize and soothe it. It helps your makeup stay on longer and beautifully revitalizes your complexion. Easy to use, this product can be used throughout the day as needed. The product is vegan and is free of any parabens that can harm the skin.

Another skin care treatment you may want to try is the All Calm® Multi-Correction Serum, This serum not only improves skin hydration and retains moisture. It also features a BioSolace® complex that helps eliminate skin redness due to irritation. This is a lightweight serum that helps soften and renew the texture of your skin while providing a luminous glow.
This product is:

  • Tested by a dermatologist
  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Non-comedogenic

4. Under-Eye Cream

The delicate skin under and around the eyes is generally more prone to dryness than other parts of the face. Lines and wrinkles appear quickly due to continual eye movements and squinting. These problems can be addressed by using a gentle, effective eye cream specially formulated to treat this area.

One treatment to consider is Colorescience’s Total Eye® 3-in-2 Renewal Therapy SPF 35. This treatment is formulated for the tender skin under and around the eyes. This under-eye cream visibly lightens the appearance of dark circles beneath the eyes, helps eliminate puffiness, lessens fine lines, and helps keep wrinkles in check.

There are several tints to choose from, ranging from light to deep brown. It is easy to apply, and the compact container is small enough to stick in your purse.

Skin care routine tips

5 Tips to Improve Your Skin Care for Mature Skin

Need some actionable steps for how to start caring for your mature skin better? Here are a few tips that you can start doing now:

  1. Protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen and not spending too much time in direct sun. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat can help protect the delicate skin on your forehead, nose, and cheeks.
  2. Keep your skin clean by using a gentle cleanser free from harsh chemicals. Depending on your skin type, you may need to wash your face once or twice a day, but typically, most people should at least wash their face at the end of the day to remove all the pore-clogging debris.
  3. Moisturize after cleansing. As we mentioned, keeping your skin hydrated is of the utmost importance if you want your skin to look and feel as healthy as possible.
  4. Get plenty of sleep. Doctors recommend from 7-8 hours of sleep per night for adults, however, do what feels best for you.
  5. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Staying hydrated internally plays a significant role in the health and appearance of your skin.


Combining these tips with skin care treatments made for mature skin can help you achieve the complexion you desire.

Practice Good Skin Care for Mature Skin

As you can see, skin care is imperative with aging. However, there’s no one way to practice the best skin care for mature skin, but there are some key elements that can help you tackle the most prominent challenges for mature skin.

With dermatologist-recommend skin care like Colorescience, you can improve how you care for your mature skin. From wearing your mineral sunscreen on your face every day to using treatments that address dryness, under-eye puffiness, and other skin care concerns associated with mature skin. Find the right treatments that you can incorporate into your routine to help address your most pressing skin care needs.