It’s possible to have great skin at any age, as long as you take the proper steps! In your 40s, you’re biggest skin care mistakes start to reveal themselves. Below we’ve shared a few of the most common skin care mistakes people make in their 40s and how to correct them.
You should never get too comfortable with your skincare routine. Over time, many people notice the skin care products they used to know and love just aren’t working for them anymore. Sound familiar? Relax, this simply means it’s time to switch up your skin care products. Start by adding more antioxidant-rich products to your daily routine. These products are a wonderful way to protect your skin from stress and free radical damage, which accelerate the aging process. As you age, your skin doesn’t retain moisture as it used too, so try switching to a richer lotion or cream to hydrate your skin.
Sun exposure is the leading cause of aging skin. Unfortunately, you can’t reverse existing skin damage, but you can protect your skin and improve its appearance. The best way to do this is to choose an appropriate SPF product. Find a good moisturizer or foundation that features SPF, a minimum of 30 is optimal.
You should always wash your makeup off at the end of the day, regardless of your age. Washing your face is essential to removing dirt, oils, makeup and other debris from your skin. Free radicals cling to your skin and cause damage while you sleep, which ultimately ages your skin over time. No matter what, wash your face every night. Your skin will thank you!
Your skin reflects your lifestyle choices. A poor diet, lack of sleep and a sedentary lifestyle will show up on your face sooner or later. Healthy choices in your diet and a regular sleep cycle will keep your skin glowing. Moderate physical activity increases blood flow and replenishes the cells in your skin with nutrients!