5 Tips for How to Have the Perfect Skincare Routine In Your 40s
by Shari Azama |
It's not about having 20s skin in your 40s. It's about having the healthiest and most glowing skin no matter what stage of life you're in.
With age and a little thing called "living life", our skin gradually starts to lose its elasticity, produce less oil and antioxidants, and become drier and more sensitive. But these bodily changes don't mean that skincare is now useless — it simply means that it's time to adjust your skincare routine to your body's changing needs if you want to maintain strong, healthy skin.
If you're in your 40s or beyond and want to ensure that your skin has the best chances of maintaining its vibrant, healthy glow, then check out our five tips below on how to have the perfect skincare routine in your 40s:
Since your skin is beginning to dry out more quickly, you want to do everything you can to help it maintain its moisture levels. You may even want to reduce the frequency of your cleansing to just once a day, depending on how dry your skin is.
2. Switch to a thicker moisturizer
If you've been using a lighter moisturizer, try switching to a thicker moisturizer. As you age and your skin starts to produce less oil, moisturizing becomes increasingly important, both on your face and body. It is especially important to apply a heavier moisturizer at night time, because your body loses a lot of water as we sleep.
3. Protect your skin from the sun
You've probably heard this a million times already, so here it is for the million and one-th time: protect your skin from UV rays both when you're both outside and inside, and even when it's cloudy. You can also wear UV-protection clothing to help further protect your skin from the damaging UV rays.
UV rays damage skin cells and cause your skin to lose its elasticity, which then leads to more fine lines and wrinkles. That's why it's so important to protect your skin from the sun at all times.
4. Use topicals that contain nourishing vitamins
As we age, our bodies produce less Vitamin C and E, which causes our skin to become more vulnerable to ultra violet radiation and pollution. Using a topical treatment like Vitamin C or a moisturizer that contains this essential vitamin will aid in boosting collagen levels, brightening the skin, improving areas of hyperpigmentation, and smoothing out wrinkles.
Dermatologists recommend using the topical vitamin product retinol, which is made from Vitamin A, to increase collagen, boost your skin cell turnover rate, remove sun-damaged skin cells, and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Yes, yes, we all know that exercising is a key part of leading a healthy life, but how exactly does it contribute to having healthy skin, you ask? Consider this: over time, the loss of muscle mass and bone density will show up in facial sagging, cheekbone and eye hollows, as well as in brow droops.
Regular exercise will reduce the loss of muscle mass and bone density, so if you want to avoid having the aforementioned features in your later years, then it would only help to incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine.
Regardless of where you're at in your personal skincare journey, the most important thing is to pay attention to how your skin is changing over time so that you can adjust accordingly. If you're unsure about which Yu-Be products are right for your skincare needs, try taking our Skin Quiz!