By the time we reach our 40’s, we face a whole new dilemma about our skin. We start to notice that our skin is not as smooth anymore. There may be a bit more lines and wrinkles. Some areas may already be drier compared to when we were still in our 20’s. A lot of things change at this point in life. It’s the stage where we have already experienced so many things in life in terms of relationships, careers, and lifestyle. At this point in time, our skin care has also evolved so many times.
At this stage in life, our skincare routine should start to focus on promoting elastin and collagen to keep our complexion plump. The production of both our collagen and elastin starts to slow down by the time we were in our mid-twenties and now that we are already in our 40’s, it is high time that we focus on this. You can never be too old to take care of your skin and even at this point in life, you still can slow down the aging process of your skin. So long as you know exactly how to do it and the products you need to use at this age, you can definitely achieve a younger-looking skin – just like before!
Here the ultimate skincare routine in your 40’s.
First step: Cleansing
The best cleanser for your 40-year-old skin during the morning and evening is something that is gentle. You will definitely need something that will not strip off the natural oils from your skin but something that is powerful enough to remove dirt and impurities from your face. Cellcosmet Gentle Cream Cleanser makes a perfect cleanser to use for your skin as it is suitable for all skin types and all ages. Moreover, it is specifically formulated for those who have delicate skin. By the time you are in your 40’s, you should aim for gel or cream cleansers such as this one as they are gentle to the skin.
Second step: Toning
Toners help remove excess dirt and traces of makeup and oil from the skin, but more importantly, they correct and balance the pH level of your skin. It acts as a double cleansing step and also pretreats your skin before you are moisturizing it. This prepares the skin and makes it become more receptive to the subsequent products you are applying. Now, a lot of toners contain strong ingredients and sometimes, there are toners that contain alcohol. You need to avoid products that contain alcohol in them as it can easily dry up your skin. At this point in life, find a product that is gentle but still does the work. Cellcosmet Activator Gel is the perfect product that serves as pretreating skin care. It does not contain alcohol and is suitable for all skin types and ages!
Third step: Moisturizing
Moisturizing your skin is always the most important step you should never skip. And since we are at the age which needs more focus in boosting the moisture in our skin, adding more products in our regimen is something we should consider. Before using serums, moisturizers, and face creams may sound too much but in your 40’s, this is a necessity.
As our skin produces less sebum in our 40’s, our skin is more vulnerable to a lot of environmental aggressors such as pollution. This is why we need a product that contains anti-oxidants and is far more concentrated to help boost the hydration in our skin. The best serum in your 40’s should contain collagen-boosting peptides and should have antioxidants to combat external aggressions. Cellcosmet CellLift Serum is an ultra-smoothing plumping serum that is specially formulated for women from age 30 and up. It’s plumping, hydrating, and densifying serum that will guarantee a revitalized skin with just a few uses.
Depending on your skin type, find a moisturizer that’s going to help lock in the moisture in your skin. If you are more on the oily side, find a light moisturizer that is water-based to avoid having excess oil on the skin. On the other hand, if you are on the dry side, find a moisturizer that has thicker and creamier consistency that will ensure your skin is deeply moisturized
The best face cream in your 40’s is something that has more concentrated formulation. You will need a revitalizing cream that can work as an intensive treatment for you all day. Cellcosmet Concentrated Day is the perfect day cream for women from age 35 and up. And at night, pair it with the Cellcosmet Concentrated Night to ensure a 24-hour revitalizing action in the skin. This revitalizing cream is the perfect anti-aging face cream at this stage in your life.
Fourth step: Sun protection to maintain ultimate skincare routine.
Now that you have applied a boost of hydration to the skin and has locked in the moisture, you need to end it with good sun protection. Now that you are in your 40’s, you are definitely going to realize how important it was to apply sunscreen in your early twenties. And it shouldn’t stop now that you are in your 40’s. Always apply sunscreen even when you don’t see the sun because the UV rays are always lurking and cause damage to the skin. Our skin is more vulnerable now so we want to make sure that we are all covered.
Skin care is not just for the younger generation. That one is for sure. As we grow older, our skin care routines and products changes and over time, we learn a lot of things. At this age, we have now accumulated so many experiences in terms of taking care of ourselves better. Invest in good skin care products because vanity aside, we all deserve to feel our best. And as they say, life starts in our 40’s. We better look good and feel good about it.