How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 40s

Although it is never too late to start with a proper skincare routine, establishing it early will save you a lot of trouble later. Prevention is more effective than correction, so that is why it is crucial to have good skincare routines in your 20s, 30s, so your 40s will be thankful. 


Incorporating good skincare habits in the morning and night when you are in your 20s or 30s means that by the time you reach your 40s, your skin will be healthier, tighter, and glowing. While there are some products you should use, like anti-wrinkle or brightening ones, small steps in the morning or evening can make your skin look even better. Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, or 40s we have all guides that help. 


Exfoliation is Important 

Try to exfoliate your skin at least two or three times a week. Mature skin in your 40s knows to become dull, and that is all because it thickens. That is simply because our skin cells are not replacing at the same speed as before. Dead skin cells that form on the surface make the skin look textured and a bit dull. 


Fortunately, there is a way to make your skin look great again. Whether you use physical or chemical exfoliators, make sure to use them two or three times a week, and choose them according to your skin type. 

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Use Vitamin C

Antioxidant vitamin C is one of the most important ingredients that you should start using before your 40s. That is how you will stop the collagen from losing and prevent any dark spots on the skin. 


Since vitamin C has brightening powers with firming effects as well, it is the best to use in the form of a serum. Our Mighty Punch serum is enriched with natural sources of vitamin C and niacinamide. It is excellent for mature skin. 


Pick Hydrating and Gentle Cleanser

Like in all other periods of life, cleansing your skin before bed and in the morning is something that you can’t simply avoid. According to all dermatologists, cleansing your skin before bed won’t only take off the residues of the day- makeup, pollution, and dirt. It also helps in not getting your pores clogged, which you certainly don't want in your 40s. 


When you get into your 40s you can switch a gel to an oil cleanser. They are much more gentle to the skin and can be perfect in a double cleansing routine. 


Protect Your Skin

As we grow older, our skin tends to become drier, flakier, and with a tendency to look dull. Meaning, you should protect it with a good moisturizing layer. Buying a good moisturizer doesn’t mean you should spend a fortune. Instead, look for certain ingredients. 


Lipids and hyaluronic acid are two crucial ingredients to look for. Lipids will lock the moisture, while hyaluronic acid makes the skin look plumper - also by holding water. 

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Don’t Skip Sunscreen

Even if you aren't wearing sunscreen daily, it is never too late to start. It is an anti-aging product that will also prevent sun damage. Believe it or not, the sun is responsible for more than 80% of visible signs of age on our faces. Fortunately for us, this damage can be prevented and also made less visible.

 

Many sunscreen formulas can appear thick and oily. That is why most women are avoiding these creams, and we get it. That is why we created this formula that you can wear daily, with broad-spectrum SPF 50. This moisturizer is great for all skin types and all ages. 


Incorporate Retinoid Into Your Skin Care Routine

Hand by hand with vitamin C, retinoid is one of those ingredients you simply need to try in your 40s. Just as vitamin C is perfect for the morning, retinol is perfect to try throughout an evening routine. Some dermatologists even suggest using retinol from your 20s, but we assure you - it is never too late to start. 


Retinol or vitamin A will work on reducing fine lines and boosting your collagen production. That is why it is perfect to use during the night. Many studies have shown that the constant use of retinol in skincare can visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines in 12 weeks.