Skin care is a cause of concern for most women from a very young age. This only gets worse with age. Women worry about their skin type, wrinkling and even which products to use for their skin. The best part is that with the great scientific advances in skincare, women can look as vibrant in their 40s as they did in their 30s and 20s. In most cases, especially for aging skin over 40, you have to trial and error with anti-aging products until you find one that is just perfect for you. This can be harmful to your skin over time and even have adverse future effects.
Dry Skin At 40
This is a very common problem for women over 40. Scientifically, this can be explained as follows: progesterone and estrogen production in the body slows down as we age. As a result, les sebum or oil is produced by your skin. Sebum is normally responsible for keeping your skin looking and feeling supple and soft.
Moreover, the skin renewal process slows down slightly causing your complexion to appear less radiant and dull.
Signs Of Aging Skin
When you are in your 40s, here are some signs to look out for on your skin.
• Larger pores
• Loss of skin firmness
• More visible dullness on your skin.
Taking Care Of Your Skin
Taking that your skin at 40 requires more specialized care, there are a number of tips and tricks for skin care. These range from homecare remedies to which products are best suited for skin at this age. Here are some examples to keep you looking radiant and amazing.
As earlier mentioned, dry skin is one of the most prevalent conditions at this age. Therefore, you can:
1. Apply a moisturizer with a broad spectrum SPF of up to 15 very morning.
2. Use a serum for moisturization or spot treatment. You can apply this twice a day, in the morning before using your moisturizer and in the evening after washing your face. You can also look out for hydrating ingredients like Niacinamide or N-Acetyl Glucosamine which exfoliates your skin while also minimizing the visibility of the hyperpigmentation and also glycerin which hydrates your skin by drawing moisture from the air into your skin.
You also need to cleanse away impurities often. Choose a cleanser that effectively exfoliates the skin’s surface to remove the dead skin and unblock your pores. This will help your skin look and feel fresh.
Eye creams are perfect for reducing the visibility of hollowing around the eyes and the appearance of fine lines. You can dab the cream on using your ring finger, from the inner corner then to the outer corner. Tap lightly to give an immediate circulation boost around the area applied.
Note that nighttime is the most important as it is the time your skin starts to repair itself. Therefore, moisturizing with peptides at night is of utmost importance. This not only speeds up the skin cell turnover but also reduces the appearance of fine lines leaving your skin looking moist and bright!