it’s never too late to start caring for your skin, yet the earlier you develop a regimen, the better.
But there is so much skincare advice in the world, that distilling the most important habits to take on before 40 can be tricky.
I find many of my clients, go on the defensive when it comes to ageing gracefully, I recommend embracing your 40’s, and not following the crowd.
Our skin naturally starts to lose its lustre, and our skin’s moisture levels start to dry out.
Troublesome fine lines that started to show up in your 30’s will now form into crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and furrows between the brows.
- Hyper Pigmentation
- Loss of elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
- Sensitivity, redness
- Broken capillaries
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Crows feet
- Thick, sallow skin
These are just some of the skin conditions that present themselves on the skin as we age, which can be distressing for many.
But the real secret to ageing gracefully is to keep inflammation in your skin to a minimum, which can lead to premature ageing.
Skincare tips in your 40’s
Make sunscreen the centrepiece of your routine: We have said it before, and we will never stop drumming it home: If you incorporate one anti-ageing skincare product into your everyday routine, let it be sunscreen. “It’s never too late to begin wearing a daily SPF. Even if you have been a lifelong sun seeker, you can always prevent further sun damage.
Keep skin moisturised: Skin gets dryer as we age, so get in the habit of protecting its moisture barrier early. The effective moisturising ingredients we recommend, including moisture-trapping lipids, and ceramides which mimic the natural lipids in the skin that keep it soft and supple. Fortify barrier repair is one such product, that contains skin-identical ingredients that deplete over time.
Become a label detective. Use sophisticated products with intelligent ingredients, source effective anti-ageing ingredients with no hidden nasties, that can lead to inflammation, which we att the Naked chemist believe is one of the leading causes of premature ageing
Get your beauty sleep: During the night our bodies are at rest, this is the time your skin gets the most benefit from active ingredients, so make sure you are introducing active ingredients found in cosmeceuticals into your night routine.
Quench damaging free radicals: Look for antioxidant-rich products, which help to reduce signs of premature ageing. C+ complex and Glo antioxidant complex both help reverse any damage done by free radicals and combat the visible signs of ageing.
Hydrate: Humectants, such as Hyaluronic Acid and Urea are a great choice for mature skin, they keep skin visibly hydrated, and help plump out the skin’s tissues. Quench hydrating water this formula is full of lovely hydrating ingredients to keep your skin moist and plump.
Exfoliate: Maturing skin thickens, becomes dull, drab, and lifeless, and pores become accentuated, this happens because cellular turnover slows down and dead skin cells don’t shed as fast the older we are. Regular gentle exfoliation is recommended, with gentle formulas that won’t irritate the skin and cause micro-tears in the skin that can undermine the barrier.
Hopefully, by following these skincare tips in your 40’s, your skin will continue to have that all over youthful glow for many years to come.