When you approach the age of 40, your skincare needs will likely change. If your routine needs a shakeup, there are a few things you can do to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and get your skin looking its best.
While it is never too late to start taking care of your skin, preventative measures and specific treatments can be beneficial. When you implement the following strategies, your face will thank you:
Keep up the Sunscreen
Most of us know that too much time in the sun can result in sunburn or skin cancer. But, did you know the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to premature aging? If you want to slow down the signs of aging, sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses will all help to protect your skin and keep it looking youthful for longer.
The right sunscreen for those in their late 30s and 40s will usually be gentle with moisturizing properties. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to the back of your hands as they can also be prone to sunspots and dryness.
Try Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a wonder ingredient that has become popular due to its ability to rehydrate the skin and reduce the signs of aging. According to dermatologists, the benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin are extensive. This unique product can give your skin an immediate hydration boost to combat dehydrated, dull, and flaky complexions. Hyaluronic acid is different from your moisturizer as it targets the skin’s water content, rather than oils, so you should still use the two products together. Consider using a hyaluronic acid serum at night to target fine lines and dry skin.
Get Your Routine Right
From the time you hit your late 30s, it is a good idea to invest in simple, yet effective skincare products. The right daily routine will depend on your unique skin type, but it should be something easy to follow both morning and night. As your skin ages, it can be more demanding, and a richer moisturizer, eye creams, and lip creams may be required.
Remember, it is easier to prevent the signs of aging than to combat them, so the sooner you start your skincare routine…the better! You can support your efforts from the inside, by drinking more water and reducing your alcohol intake.
Visit a Skin Specialist
Have you considered visiting a skin specialist? There are non-invasive treatments available that can help keep your skin looking plump and youthful.
Get a glow and combat any skin concerns with a deep facial treatment, or try light therapy for a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and dullness.
Light therapy comes in different colors and red light therapy is the most famous for skin concerns. It can be safe to use at home through a handheld device or a red light therapy bed.
The best thing is, when you visit a skin specialist you will feel pampered and have some much-needed “me time”! Whether it is a regular, monthly appointment, or an occasional treat, a trip to the salon will be something you look forward to.
Whether you are turning 40 or have just celebrated this milestone, you may be thinking about how to care for your skin. A specialist will be able to give you expert advice and offer non-invasive treatments to get your skin in balance.
It is easy to maintain your skin at home when you follow a simple routine. Your skincare won’t be complicated if you choose a few key products that match the changing requirements of your skin.