40 is a very tricky age for women. Your biological clock is ticking down and your body goes through so many hormonal changes at that age. Because of all this, sometimes your skin care routine gets hampered in the process. So here is this post with some tips how you can get that glow back and have a flawless skin in your 40s.
Be Gentle with the Products
In your 40s, your skin has probably started to age. You will need products that are mild and gentle on your skin. Harsh products will make your aging skin irritated and very dry.
Aging skin’s biggest concern is dry and flaky skin because of slow production of sebum in the skin which is essential for softness and suppleness of your skin. So invest in a good moisturizer which will cater to your dry skin woes and will keep it moisturized thoroughly.
This is a vitamin A-derivative which helps with skin’s problems like rough spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles extensively. Consult a dermatologist for a prescription suiting your skin type. As too much of retinoid can make skin drier and prone to acne breakouts.
Serums are a way to go
Sometimes moisturization just isn’t enough! Your skin needs something more and a serum could be the answer. Use a serum twice a day, in the morning before your moisturizer and in the evening to nourish the skin.
Are you horrified at the sight of dark circles and under eye bags? Well it’s about time you got yourself an eye cream that will work wonders for your under eye area. Instead of rubbing it, tap the eye cream to boost the circulation around the area and reap the maximum benefits.
Protection from Sun
Isn’t it important for all age groups? UV rays from the sun accelerate skin aging and you don’t want that for you. Do you? Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher to your face and all the exposed body parts. Use sunglasses, hats and full clothes as much as possible.
Exfoliation will help to get rid of dead skin cells, flaky skin and help your skin absorb moisturizing masks and creams. Scrub 2-3 times a week. Do not be hard on your skin. Always use only gentle cleansers and scrubs on aging skin.
Night Time Regime
In your 40s, skin starts getting thinner. It cannot regenerate and heal itself. At night time our skin cells repair themselves. They need a good protectant and taking care of the skin to be at their efficient best. Make sure that you have a night time wrinkle fighting regime and use a nourishing night cream.
And last but not the least be comfortable in your skin. Stay happy, eat good food and drink loads of water.