Your 40s are the moment when you tend to see signs of deeper wrinkles and lines, pigmentation can arise and skin can be drier. I’m going to be talking about the specific needs of your skin in your 40s and the anti-ageing skincare that can support it.
How Skin Ages in your 40s
In your 40s, the impact of your earlier lifestyle can begin to show in the skin as your skin naturally starts to slow down its processes. It is also when hormonal changes around the menopause can begin to have their impact on your skin.
This means your skin in its 40s has very specific needs if it is to look its best. One of the major steps here is to invest in products that not only slow down the aging process but also help to reverse some of the main signs of aging.
I’m going to explain some of the most common skin concerns and give some of my best recommendations for keeping your skin looking fresh and radiant in your 40s.
Lines and Wrinkles
Lines and wrinkles develop as a result of Collagen and Elastin breaking down, leaving skin less plump and taut. Most women will see these first signs of aging around their eyes, because your eye contour tends to be thinner and therefore more vulnerable to ageing. Laughter lines around the lips and nose are also common.
One of the best ways to help minimise any lines is by using Vitamin A or Retinol based products. These not only help with slowing down the ageing process but also help to build up Collagen to keep your skin plumper. Look for products containing Retinol like the Vichy Liftactiv Advanced Filler, which can be used to target specific lines and concern areas.
Another great way to achieve a more youthful and fresh complexion is by getting a chemical peel, which removes the outer most layer of your skin. Make sure you get this done by a certified dermatologist to be safe and get the best results.