Here’s How Your Show Extra Love To Your Skin In Your 40’s
Your maturing skin needs that little extra something to fight the skin aging process and decreasing skin strength.
When you hit your 40’s, your skin needs little extra care. You believe you follow a good skin care regime. You are regular with your face wash and moisturizer; and for your body you are done with soap and lotion routine.
It’s the easy path, but your plus 40 skin needs more as skin’s natural aging process slows down collagen production, reduces skin elasticity and increases dryness. The change in hormones and drop in collagen production tends to make the skin very dry and sensitive. So, you need to add extra moisturiser and collagen building actives into your skin to give it all the help you can.
Give a little bit more attention – from top-to-toe. Here are 5 easy-to-follow beauty steps that address the less-welcome landmarks of your wiser years without stressing your skin or schedule. Having great skin can’t get any easier than this:
MAXIMIZE YOUR MOISTURIZER
As you hit your 40’s, skin starts to get drier, so for an instant moisture boost that also tones up the skin, apply a thick layer of moisturizing night cream after cleansing your face at night. Keep it on for 20 minutes or so before gently massaging the product in. It acts as a repairing mask and helps to heal skin damage. Add a skin regenerating and anti-ageing serum to your regime. Look for products with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and natural actives that promote skin repair.
TONE YOUR FACE
If your skin is starting to lose its healthy glow, a serious midweek facial treatment with a scrub and a mask is the easiest way to revive your skin. It also helps the skin to absorb topical serums and creams more efficiently.
Use a scrub at night once a week to get soft dewy skin. Exfoliating at night allows your skin to work extra hard as you sleep, and repair damage. Also, at night your skin has less chances of getting irritated since there are no outside pollutants to worry about. Gentle peeling scrub is a good option as in your 40’s skin tends to get dry and sensitive, easily prone to irritation. Use a light hand to apply your scrub. Start with the periphery of the face and move your fingertips slowly in small circles.
After using a scrub, treat your face to a good mask. Masks help tone the skin, and wipe away fine lines. It gives your face an instant face lift. Choose a mask that suits your skin’s current need.
TREAT YOUR EYES
Your eyes are a dead give-away of your lifestyle – decades of smiles, sleep loss and all the days you forgot to wear sunglasses. A targeted regimen with products designed for this delicate skin can minimize crow’s-feet, crinkling and dark circles. Look for specialized under-eye creams that help to lighten dark circles, up collagen production, and reduce puffiness. Moisturising the under-eye skin in circular motion takes away dryness. It’s important that the tiny capillaries under the eyes be stimulated. This massage is to help reduce lines and wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. Let your eye cream absorb for at least 30 minutes before bed. Gently wipe off the product before you hit the bed.
SOOTHE YOUR BODY
Flakes are fine for breakfast—not so much when they’re speckling your thighs, elbows, or knees. Cream will only get you so far, soften the skin, but if you want to glow, you have to scrub. The top dead layer of the skin often blocks the moisturizer to penetrate effectively into the skin. Look exfoliators with natural enzymes and fruit acids to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells without much harsh scrubbing. Go for all over exfoliation twice a week to ensure that your arms, shoulders, back, legs stay soft and supple.While you scrub, pay special attention to elbows, knees and upper arms. A scrub helps release ingrown hair from your legs and arms. Exfoliating is most effective (and least aggressive) on wet skin, so get scrubbing at the end of your shower.
REPLENISH SKIN FROM INSIDE
No one plans a week of junk food. But when time gets short, you indulge, and all that shows up on your skin as extra sebum, or adult acne, or redness. So use Sunday to feed your skin from within. Blend a green smoothie and plan ahead. Drink antioxidant fruit infused water daily to keep skin hydrated and protected from inside. Load up on soup and salad twice or thrice a week as a way to detox your skin. Keep single-serving packs of fruits, veggies, nuts, and other healthy finger foods that you can carry with you anywhere. Pick dinner and lunch recipes that combines anti-oxidant-rich vegetables, essential minerals with protein and healthy fat. See your skin glow.