Aging is an inevitable process. As much as you wish to remain young forever, your skin has started taking its toll by the time you are in your raring forties. From dull, dry skin to visible wrinkles, there are more skin concerns to battle than ever before. What you need now, is a vigorous, tailor-made skincare routine for your 40s so it can be a fabulous time in your life.
GENTLE EXFOLIATION IS THE KEY
By the time you are in your thirties, the natural process of cell renewal and collagen production begins to decline. So, what happens when you reach your forties? Your skin is drier, skin barrier is depleted and you may experience dull skin tone owing to the build-up of dead skin cells. This is a good time to transition from chemical to physical exfoliators to slough off the dead skin cells.
Gentle exfoliation on a daily basis will help you achieve bright, and smooth skin. At this age, physical exfoliators may be unforgiving on your skin. So, you can try a gentle one like the Klairs Youthful Glow Sugar Mask that has a low pH of 7. It comes with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, and jojoba seed oil, hydrating elements like grapefruit extract and raspberry oil, that cater to your antioxidant needs. You get all the nourishment as the mask gently removes dead skin cells from your skin to reveal a youthful glow.
OPT FOR HYDRATING MOISTURIZERS
By 40, the hydrating hero Hyaluronic acid also begins to diminish from your skin. This leads to loss of volume, dehydrated skin and aging lines. It’s the perfect time to add a moist, and rich hydrating serum/ampoule to your skincare routine.
The Cosrx Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule is a great option. It comes with vitamin B5 or Panthenol as key ingredient, and contains Hyaluronic acid in different molecular sizes. This enables deeper penetration to improve skin elasticity, and gives long-lasting hydration for a plump, and younger-looking complexion.
USE RICH ANTIOXIDANTS & SUNSCREEN
No matter what your age, your skin can’t do without antioxidants and sunscreen. You need the antioxidants to fight off free radicals, to prevent aging lines, dark spots and skin cancer too. Our all-time favourite, is the Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop that contains 5% vitamin C, mild enough even for sensitive skin.
And do not ever skip the sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun. Skip these, and you will age much faster than you ever expected. As your skin gets drier at this age, go for a lightweight, and hydrating sunscreen like the Skin & Lab Dr Vita Clinic Fre C Sun Lotion that protects your skin from the harmful UV rays. It is packed with multi-vitamins to nourish the skin, and comes with the antioxidant power of vitamin C, while Salvia Hispanica Seed oil and Houttuynia Cordata, aids in skin soothing and providing deep moisturization along with the sun protection.
INDULGE IN AN EYE-CREAM
By this age, the inevitable happens, so your eye area will not look the same as before. You will notice that the eye area looks much softer than they used to be. This is a good time to indulge in an eye cream with retinol, or peptides to improve the fine lines around the eye area. We recommend the Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream, that is enriched with 72% snail secretion filtrate and five types of peptides, and niacinamide. They help to restore the skin elasticity around your eye areas, to give it a firm and brighter look.
INVEST IN A NIGHT CREAM
When the night comes, all your skin needs is some rest and lots of pampering. You can pamper your skin with a rich, nourishing night cream like the Dear Klairs Fundamental Water Gel Cream to soothe and deeply hydrate your skin.It comes in a gel-like texture, infused with Jeju Green Tea water and Panthenol to deeply hydrate and moisturize the skin. For product review, go here.
Every decade brings with it its own set of skin miseries. By 40s, you have to face the declining collagen level as the cell turnover slows down with time. While no single product or any anti-aging ingredient can miraculously turn back time, or reverse aging, you can age gracefully. To counter your aging concern, you need to build a robust anti-aging routine by the time you are in your thirties, and amp up your routine according to your skin concerns. We cannot halt the aging process, but Yes! The right products can help, delay the signs of aging.
Are you in your forties and contemplating an anti-aging skincare routine? We can help you build one, if aging is your concern. Write to us or share with us your aging concerns in the comments below.