Aging is a process that can be uncomfortable for some. As you age, your skin care routine should change with you. Certain skin issues can pop up at any age and concerns will change with each decade. How you age can be affected by genetics, ethnicity, and how well you care for your skin. It is especially important to start taking care of your skin in your 40’s. Here are some skin care tips for women in their 40s:
People start to notice the appearance of aging in their 30’s and 40’s. Discoloration, wrinkles, and even acne can start to come up in your 40’s. If you aren’t already using anti-aging skin care products, you need to start.
The best ingredients to look for are vitamin C and retinoids. Retinoids or products that contain vitamin A can help stimulate the production of collagen, one of the most important things in anti-aging. It can also prevent and treat wrinkles and even treat acne. Vitamin C has similar benefits but it can also help treat acne scars and sunspots.
Don’t cake on the makeup. As you age, you might want to put on more makeup and concealer but it can actually make you look older. Makeup can go into creases and make them more noticeable. If you do wear makeup, make sure to cleanse properly before you go to sleep.
Make sure to use a serum and a moisturizer. Use an antioxidant serum after you cleanse and then finish up with a moisturizer that works with your skin type.
Also, you should exfoliate. Dead skin cells can make wrinkles more prevalent. It can also help get rid of dull skin.
Don’t forget to use sunscreen. Even if you worshipped the sun when you were younger, you can prevent further damage from the sun by wearing sunscreen daily. You should also wear sunglasses to prevent lines around your eyes.
Stay hydrated and get enough sleep. Those two things can not only give you a healthier body and mind but can also do wonders for your skin.
Lastly, use eye cream religiously every night. The skin around your eyes is the most delicate and the thinnest layer of skin. You need to treat it well. If you are unsure of what products to use, talk to your dermatologist.
What are your favorite skin care products to help you feel young and beautiful in your 40’s?
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