Decade by Decade: Skincare for Your 40’s

29 Sep

40s skincare

Finally, it’s time to talk about skincare for your 40’s. Yay! This is my decade, and I’m excited to write about it. We’ve already talked about the skin aging process along with the best skincare for your 20’s and 30’s, so be sure to catch up on those blogs.

My 40’s were when I started to feel true empowerment. I learned how to say “no” and I began to find the balance between work and my personal life.

The 40’s represent a time when a lot of skin care changes happen. There is a major decrease in cell turn over and renewal at this time. Your skin loses 1/3 of collagen, which exaggerates the appearance of wrinkles while reducing the plump appearance of skin. The total amount of decrease depends a lot on how much sun exposure you’ve had throughout life and how you continue to take care of your skin.

Nourish your skin throughout this decade with these 40’s skincare anti-aging necessities:

Update Your Exfoliant

Update your exfoliant to one using hydrating gel based acids and non-acids with a retinoid. These ingredients will increase cell communication and encourage skin cell turnover and growth.

Pila recommends: Skin Script 2% Retinol Exfoliating Scrub

Continued Sun Protection

Remember that sun exposure is one of the main causes of premature aging, so always wear a little SPF a day.

Pila recommends: Suntegrity Sunscreen

Monthly Facials

Due to continuing of soft tissue loss, slowing of cell turn over, and a decrease in cell permeability which causes water loss, hydrating treatments are a MUST. Get at least one facial a month to maintain that important hydration.

Pila recommends: The Oxygen Facial

A Hydrating Eye Cream

The skin in the 40’s becomes dryer and thinner throughout the whole face and the first wrinkles around the eyes occur. At this age, use an eye cream to give your skin the nourishment and hydration it needs around that delicate area.

Pila recommends: Skin Script Peptide Eye Cream

Rich, Nourishing Products

The moisturizer and other products I recommended in your 20’s may not be enough anymore. You need to advance to something more hydrating. Extend the benefits from your facials and dramatically transform the way your skin looks and feels with these 3 nourishing anti-aging products from Intraceuticals:

STEP 1: Rejuvenate Daily Serum

STEP 2: Rejuvenate Hydration Gel

STEP 3: Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream

Remember that Beauty Is Health

As we head into the 50’s skincare blog, remember that taking care of your skin starts with taking care of yourself. Beauty is health. A healthy body is key to maintaining vibrant, beautiful skin. Get enough sleep, exercise, and healthy food while maintaining a positive mindset. Embrace life, and you will never be more beautiful.