The best natural, organic anti-aging skin care products are seldom found at the supermarket or even at your local health and beauty aid store because the best natural products for mature skin are made by Dr Hauschka, a German company that is very fussy about who they let sell their products to. More about about Dr Hauschka and how they differ from other skin care products below. First, let’s look at what happens to our skin as we age.
From the age of 35 our skin starts getting thinner, it loses it’s ability to absorb nutrients and it loses collagen. Our skin becomes loose and less elastic, we start getting facial wrinkles and we begin our quest for the skin care products that will slow this process down.
From the age of 45 the process speeds up and, by the time we are 50, these is no escape – we have wrinkles! The tips on our skin care page help keep skin healthy and clear, but what else can be done and are there effective natural ways to take care of mature skin?
Dr Hauschka’s all natural range of skin care for mature skin
The gentle holistic approach behind Dr Hauschka skin is perfect for mature skin. It’s all about balance and many of the recommendations go against what most of us consider good practice. For example:
- No moisturizing at night because it interferes with the skin’s natural nighttime functions. When we sleep our skin regenerates, it balances oil production and gets rid of impurities. Moisturizing at night gets in the way of these functions and the skin becomes dryer and less able to care for itself.
- Applying oil to oily skin because the skin will produce more oil if the skin is dry and less if it is balance. Products that dry the skin trigger the sebaceous glands to make more oil!
- No harsh scrubbing (forget the micro dermabrasion!) Scrubs and exfoliants can strip the skin of it’s natural protection and cause skin to age prematurely.
This might seem counter intuitive at first, but really it does make perfect sense.
What is amazing about the Dr Hauschka products (and this is where it gets almost spiritual) are the ingredients. Each one plays a very specific role. There are no trendy ‘tip-ins’ (e.g. 0.05% of a botanical just so that it can be listed on the label) – every product is carefully formulated and produced with the best quality ingredients. They have been studying the effects of plant and mineral extracts on skin since 1935 and each ingredient is chosen for its ability to stimulate and support a balanced, toned and radiant complexion.
Dr Hauschka is simply the best quality skin care available.