Throughout our lives, we have different goals with our skin. We go from fighting acne in our teens to fighting wrinkles as we age. Once a woman enters her 40s, however, her skin has an entirely new set of needs. During this time, estrogen begins to decline and the skin loses moisture, which can cause skin to thin out and lose elasticity, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles.
Because your skin is undergoing a new set of changes, now’s the time to rethink your skin care routine. Take a look at these tips for keeping your skin healthy and beautiful:
- Moisturize — Your skin needs all the hydration it can get right now. If you haven’t already, you should add a day cream and a night cream to your beauty routine. If you have sensitive skin, this is especially important because dry skin is often more sensitive to irritants. While you’re hydrating your skin, don’t forget to hydrate your body. Drinking enough water can help your skin retain the moisture that will keep it healthy.
- Fight Wrinkles — If you’re one of the lucky ones who hasn’t seen a wrinkle yet, you’ll probably start seeing these lines appear during this time in your life. The loss of estrogen we described earlier causes a decline in skin elasticity, making you more susceptible to wrinkles. If you’re seeing wrinkles around your eyes, try our Eye Repair Gel to help decrease the appearance of those fine lines.
- Cleanse — Your skin may frustrate you more than ever in your 40s. You might think that having wrinkles means you’ll be immune to acne, but you would be surprised. If you’re looking for a way to cleanse your skin while keeping it hydrated, we recommend our Dry Sensitive Skin Cleanser to condition your skin while removing oil and debris.
- Protect — It’s more important now than ever to protect your skin from sun damage. Make sure to apply a safe sunblock to your skin each day to prevent damage from UVA and UVB rays.