Follow these simple steps on how to keep your skin young and fresh after 40. Blogger Diana Smith is sharing with us her top secrets on how to achieved this.
Now that you’re in your 40s, you have started noticing that a simple wash and go treatment is not enough to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful. Now you need some more help from cosmetic products and more time to dedicate to skincare. Here are some great ways to nurture your skin and retain the youthful and fresh look. Take a look!
How To Keep Your Skin Young And Fresh After 40
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
If you’ve noticed your skin getting drier, that’s completely normal after 40. The molecules that trap moisture in your skin start to diminish at this age, so it’s harder to keep your skin moisturized. Only hydration is not enough, but in order for other products to work, you need to ensure your skin is properly hydrated. In order to moisturize your skin, you should think about using serums and lotions with hyaluronic acid.
If your skin all of a sudden looks dry, dull and has an uneven texture, there’s a reason behind it. In your 40s, the outer skin layer will usually become thicker and drier because your cells can’t be replaced as quickly as before. When you start noticing such changes, you can try exfoliating to remove dead cells from the surface of your skin. But, you should be careful not to over-exfoliate. Make sure not to exfoliate to the point where you start seeing irritation. This chronic irritation can cause and accelerate aging of the skin, so be careful how much you do it. It’s better to use some physical exfoliants such as sugar scrub, because they’re milder and easier to control. If your skin still looks dry and dull, you can try gentle chemical exfoliants, but stop exfoliating as soon as your skin starts feeling irritated.
5 Easy Steps How To Keep Your Skin Young And Fresh After 40
Treat wrinkles and fine lines
Unless you’ve been living in a cosmetic salon, you’re bound to have some wrinkles and fine lines in your 40s. It was scientifically proved that some agents such as retinoids and vitamin C reduce fine lines and wrinkles and slow down, even prevent to an extent, the creation of new ones. Some other agents that are not so backed up with scientific proves are lipoic acid and copper derivatives, just to name a few. The only way to test whether they’ll work on your skin is to give them a try. Some people react very well, some don’t.
Start using richer sunscreens and antioxidants
Remember what we talked about skin dullness and dryness? Here’s another way to prevent that. Make sure to always use antioxidants and sunscreen to boost collagen production and keep age spots and skin cancer at bay. Even though you probably have your favorite products for that, they might not be right for you anymore. Your skin always changes and so should your go-to products. Forget about oil-free products and replace them with the ones that are thicker and creamier. Also, opt for moisturizers with an SPF, such as the ones from Ultraceuticals, which will prevent harmful UVA and UVB rays from causing premature aging of your skin.
Top Tips How To Keep Your Skin Young And Fresh After 40
Address pigmentation problems
Uneven skin pigmentation, like age spots and blotches, are very common after you turn 40. They are usually caused by increased production of melanin, the dark skin pigment. Most of the people can take care of this problem by using various topical skin lightening agents. Most of these agents slow down the production of melanin and reduce age spots and blotches, so if you’re experiencing such problems, give them a try.
Now, you should try incorporating these products into your daily beauty routine and soon you will start seeing amazing results.
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