The Best Skin Care Tips For Your 40s

How to Have Great Skin in Your 40s

Woman in her 40s
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When it comes to our skin care needs, every decade brings new challenges for how to best care for your skin. When you are in your 40s you can be dealing with dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne all at the same time! Just what products and skin care routine is best for your skin during this decade? Keep reading to find out how to keep your skin looking youthful, healthy, and glowing in your 40s and beyond.

Your Skin Care Routine 

In your 40s, your ideal skin care routine does not have to complicated or long. The right skin care routine and the correct skin care products will ensure that your skin will look and feel great.

  • Be sure to apply an antioxidant serum each morning. Apply this product directly to your skin after cleansing. A little bit goes a long way. An antioxidant serum will protect your skin from the sun and pollution while also helping to repair and revive your skin. It's that extra level of help that your skin needs on a daily basis in order to look youthful. Serums with Vitamin C are great because Vitamin C not only helps to rebuild collagen in the skin but also brightens the skin as well. Try Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, which is pricey but worth the investment in order to keep your skin looking young.

Must Have Product

By the time your are in your 40s you need to be using a retinol daily. Why? Retinol is your secret weapon against skin aging. This fabulous skin care ingredient prevents skin sagging by boosting the collagen and elastin in your skin. It smooths your skin so fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. In addition, it repairs sun damage and fades dark spots. Lastly, it can clear up the occasional breakout and prevent new ones from appearing. This skin care ingredient is a true multi-tasker and a must have for every woman in her 40s. If you add just one new product to your skin care routine while you are in your 40s, make sure it's a product with retinol in it. Try La Roche-Posay Redermic R Anti-Aging Concentrate Face Cream with Retinol or Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer.

Don't Neglect Your ...

Many times people invest a lot of time and effort into caring for the skin on their face that they forget the skin on the rest of their body. When this happens your face may look young but the skin elsewhere on your body shows your real age. This is particularly true about the skin on your hands and neck.  So be sure to give those areas of your body lots of TLC too. Don't forget - all the skin care products you use on your face can be used on your neck and hands as well.

Lead A Healthy Lifestyle

Our skin reflects the general health of our entire body.  By leading a healthy lifestyle you will keep your skin looking youthful for longer. Don't smoke, eat healthy foods, and practice self caring techniques like meditation. The more you care of your body and soul, the better your skin will look.