People often say that life begins at 40, and while it may be true, your skin might not feel as young as you think you are. With this realization, it’s time you switch into beauty products and practice a few tricks that could cater to your skin’s needs at this stage in your life. Here are some changes you need to make from your 30s beauty regimen.
- Moisturize Your Skin Regularly
Since your skin is more prone to dryness and dullness in your 40s, it’s crucial that you keep it well-hydrated and nourished. Simply adding a hydrating serum in between your moisturizer and toner application allows your skin to quickly absorb and lock in moisture, thus keeping signs of skin dryness from showing up.
- Practise Gentle Exfoliation
We’ve long been instructed to lay off exfoliators so as to avoid scraping the natural oils off our face. But now that your body’s collagen production is starting to slow down, more dead skin cells will likely stay on your face. To keep these skin cells from piling up and clogging your pores, ensure that you exfoliate your skin regularly, but do it as gently as possible.
- Lather a Good Amount of SPF
Perhaps this is the only beauty trick that should be constantly included in your skincare regimen. However, you should no longer settle with just getting UVA or UVB protection at this point in your life. Aside from having a broad spectrum protection, you should also ensure that the sunscreen you’re using is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Use Collagen-Infused Beauty Products
Collagen production slows down as you reach the age of 40, so consider switching your beauty products into those that are infused with collagen, be it your moisturizer, serum or eye cream. At this point in your life, you should start thinking of collagen as your best friend.
- Make Great Use of Facial Masks
Allow your skin to regenerate overnight after a long day of work and exposure to dirt. Do this by topping off your night-time skincare routine with facial masks loaded with moisture-retaining ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, glycerine, healing ceramides and antioxidants.
Switching up your skincare regimen is crucial as you age. Doing this allows you to perform beauty tricks that better cater to your skin’s changing needs. So be sure to put these tips to work so you’ll enjoy that youthful-looking complexion even at the age of 40.