In continuation from yesterday’s blog post about skincare in your 30s, today we are going to focus on how to best take care of your skin while in your 40s. Things women started to notice happening in their 30s are happening more rapidly in their 40s. While everyone’s skin is different, women commonly report dryness, dullness, and a loss of plumpness in their skin.
Not to worry, there are many products you can try and things you can do to help you age gracefully, because let's be honest, that is what most people say is their goal. Now is the time to get richer, at least where your products are concerned. When light lotions used to do the trick for hydrating, now you may want to consider thicker lotions and creams to help moisture sink deep into the skin. By changing the texture of your method of moisturizer you can help your skin achieve that glowing and dewy look that is so commonly associated with youthful skin.
While in your 30s the cell turnover in skin begins to decrease, and that continues into your 40s. Exfoliation is now more important than ever, because the build up of dead skin cells makes skin look dull, and it also draws attention to any lines and wrinkles on the skin's surface. Exfoliation encourages cell turnover and will help the skin appear bright and smooth.
Around this age women start to notice changes in the texture and look of the skin on their neck and chest. Not only is it important to make sure you sunscreen these delicate areas, when you are putting on your creams and serums on your face make sure you apply some to these areas as well. It seems like a no-brainer but old habits die hard and sometimes it doesn’t occur to women to apply product to these areas too.
Also, don’t forget the usual golden rules of skin care: drink lots of water, get lots of sleep, and never skimp on the SPF. Which reminds us, we have some sunscreen products in the works that will be total game changers. We can’t wait to get them in your hands and on your faces (and neck and chest too).