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Skin Care for Aging Skin: How to Address Dull Skin, Age Spots and More

It’s time to give your skin care routine an upgrade for the better.
October 27, 2023

With aging comes wisdom, comfort within yourself and a new outlook on your beauty routine. Your face tells a story, and that’s not something you should ever feel the need to hide or conceal. But as you live more life and grow wiser, you may find that your skin looks and feels different. 

All this means is that an adjustment is needed to your skin care routine so you can continue to look and feel your best. Consider it  a new act of self care, from using rejuvenating night serums to switching out your moisturizer for a rich, hydrating night cream. Keep reading as we share how to address seven of the most common skin concerns, and how to approach skin care for aging skin.


What Are the Signs Of Aging Skin?

Your skin goes through quite a few changes as you get older, which can be markers that your skin is aging. According to the Mayo Clinic, your skin can become thin, less elastic, more fragile and the fatty tissue just below the skin can decrease, which leads to loss of plumpness. They also share that the production of natural oils can start to decrease, which can lead to dry skin.

How to Address 7 Aging Skin Concerns

Aging brings about no shortage of new problems, including as it pertains to your facial skin. Below, we’re breaking down what to do if you’re dealing with seven common aging skin concerns.

1. Dull Skin

Known as one of the first indicators of aging skin, dullness can start to develop as you get older. You see, as your skin naturally ages, it can start to lose its radiant glow. While this has much to do with natural skin cell turnover slowing down, it can also be caused by not using moisturizing products in your daily skin care routine.

What to do: The key to managing dull skin is to exfoliate and use hydrating products that boost radiance. Exfoliate a few times a week with L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum; it contains the alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, to buff away dead skin cells that can sit on top of your complexion, contributing to dullness. Follow up with a rich, hydrating moisturizer, like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Cream, Antioxidants, which contains antioxidants to repair the skin while you sleep. 

2. Dark Circles

Known to often be hereditary, dark circles can also appear due to lack of sleep, insufficient hydration, and thinning skin under the eyes. As your skin matures, the skin under your eyes becomes thinner, which causes the blood vessels underneath to become more prominent and lead to a darker hue.

What to do: If you’re not already applying eye cream daily, now is the time to start. We recommend L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Anti-Aging Eye Cream Treatment to target five signs of aging at once, including dark circles, puffiness, under-eye bags, crow’s feet, and crepiness.

3. Dry Skin

Dryness tends to become a problem once your skin’s natural oil production slows down. And the thing with dry skin is, it can actually lead to a variety of different issues, including peeling, redness, scaling, and itchiness — all of which can be an absolute pain to deal with, literally.

What to do: If you’re currently experiencing dryness, boost your skin with instant moisture with a hydrating skin serum, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this serum absorbs instantly to replenish the skin with long-lasting moisture, and aids in hydration retention so your skin gets hydrated and stays that way. 

4. Wrinkles

The Mayo Clinic shares that although fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of aging, sun exposure, pollutants, smoking and genetics also play a role in their development. Managing your wrinkles in the early stages is key to preventing deeper sets of lines from appearing over time.

What to do: Incorporate a moisturizing cream into your routine, such as L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer, that has a formula with potent anti-aging ingredients. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, Pro-Retinol, and vitamin C, this moisturizer visibly reduces wrinkles, firms, and brightens the skin in one week. 

In the morning, pair that moisturizer with SPF, like L’Oréal Paris Bright Reveal Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily UV Lotion, to protect against UVA and UVB rays that contribute to aging and burning. 

5. Crow’s Feet

Between the skin around your eyes naturally thinning and less natural oil production, crow’s feet are likely to appear as your skin matures. Since your eyes move constantly, repetitive expressions can also cause the wrinkles to become more prominent. While this common sign of skin aging may have begun to show as early as in your mid to late 20s, it’s likely that the lines will deepen as you continue to age.

What to do: To help minimize the appearance of crow’s feet, we recommend trying L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum. Made with caffeine, which depuffs and hyaluronic acid, this serum quickly absorbs to hydrate and depuff tired under-eyes. Massage it onto the skin with the metal ball applicator to depuff, visibly brighten and reduce crow’s feet. 

6. “Eleven” Lines

The vertical lines found in-between your eyebrows and above your nose, also known as your “elevens”, mimic the shape of the number they’re nicknamed after. Often caused by the natural way your face moves when squinting or frowning, these lines can be more noticeable with more life lived. Luckily, you can minimize the appearance of this particular type of wrinkle by using plumping skin care products. 

What to do: Give your skin the TLC it needs with L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which keep the skin intact, this lightweight cream deeply hydrates the skin to plump fine lines and strengthen the skin barrier. 

7. Age Spots

One of the most common aging skin concerns is the development of dark spots. Whether you spend a lot of time tanning or are not as diligent with wearing sunscreen as you should be, you can develop age spots over time. The key to reducing your risk for age spots is to use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of 30 or greater, daily. 

Along with that, including an anti-aging spot remover, like a niacinamide serum, can also help reduce the appearance of age spots.  

What to do: Apply the aforementioned Bright Reveal Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily UV Lotion daily before applying makeup. We also recommend introducing L’Oréal Paris Bright Reveal 12% [Niacinamide + Amino Sulfonic + Ferulic Acid] Dark Spot Serum into your morning and night skin care routines to fight stubborn dark spots. Niacinamide is shown to brighten the skin, which can help to lighten spots and create an even tone. 


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