We all want to look our best at any age, and like seasons, which require different skincare regimens, the different seasons of our lives also require different routines. Check out these helpful tips to look and feel your best in your 40s.
1. Use a Gentle Cleanser
Choose a creamy cleanser to help keep moisture locked in your skin. Clean your face thoroughly every morning and evening. In addition to using the right cleanser for you, don’t forget to exfoliate once a week to remove that pesky dead skin that contributes to a dull, lackluster appearance. For best results from your exfoliator, use a product that contains both physical and chemical exfoliants. Consider a product with
Drink water all day, every day. Don’t let yourself be thirsty! If you’re thirsty, you’ve already lost important moisture by then, and that moisture is what gives your skin the shine you want. Start and end your day with a tall glass of water (and drink throughout the day – depending on build, the Institute of Medicine recommends 9 (!) glasses of water per day for
Oils. Creams. Moisturizers. All day, every day. Consider investing in the right for
Your body repairs itself when you sleep, so make sure you give yourself ample time to repair the damage of the day. But make sure you’ve washed away all the toxins, dirt, oil, and make-up of the day.
5. Sun Protection
The sun dries out your skin, vastly contributes to wrinkles and discoloration. You need to apply sunscreen every single time you plan on going out into the sun. An SPF of at least 30 is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology.
And lastly, consider in-office treatments! There has been a boom (and boon) of technological advances for skincare and dermatology services. Microdermabrasion, peels, and laser treatments don’t irritate the