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Keep Skin Looking Good in your Forties and Beyond

How to Have Your Best Skin in Your Forties

As you reach your forties, it’s only natural for your skin to show a few signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. But don’t worry – there are several steps you can take to ensure your skin remains healthy and beautiful for many years to come. If you’re in your forties and seeking tips on how to keep your skin looking great, read on for some helpful advice.

Increase production of collagen and elastin

In your 40s, your skin’s production of elastin and collagen begins to slow down. Your skin may appear full and plump, but as we age, we start to see some volume loss. Facial fillers like Juvederm can help stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, making them important for anti-aging.

It’s also important to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis using peptides as well as applying retinoids regularly. Our skin’s cell turnover substantially decreases, which causes dryness, dullness, and fine lines and wrinkles. The use of retinol is essential for reviving the process and revitalizing the skin.

We also lose moisture and are less hydrated as a result of the additional layers of dead skin cells. In order to rehydrate and plump the skin, it may be time to transition from oil-free products to creamier, thicker humectants and occlusives containing ceramides and hyaluronic acids, depending on your skin type. 

Exfoliate

In your 20s and 30s, skin cell turnover is relatively swift, so you may have been able to get away with exfoliating less often. But now that you’re in your 40s, skin cell turnover has slowed down, so you may need to exfoliate more often to keep your skin looking its best. Exfoliating helps to slough off dead skin cells and reveal the brighter, smoother skin underneath. It’s an essential step in any skincare routine and one that can help to keep our skin looking youthful and radiant.

Chemical peels are an excellent step. Not only do they offer a deep exfoliation, but they also help to improve skin tone and texture. And, bonus, they can even help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Regular Hydrafacials, scrubs, and other exfoliants are a great way to keep your skin looking its best in between professional peels.

Drink lots of water

You should make sure to get in a good amount of water every day for optimal health. It benefits your skin, your organs, and your energy levels. Nurse Brittney Jasien, a Nurse Injector and Laser Expert with Glow, says that drinking plenty of water is important because “hydrating internally can help to keep your skin looking plump and hydrated.” Not only does water benefit your skin, but it is essential for the proper functioning of all of your organs. It can also help to increase your energy levels, as dehydration can leave you feeling fatigued. So make sure to drink up! Your body will thank you.

Hydrating internally can help to keep your skin looking plump and hydrated.

Take care of your neck

As we age, it’s important to take care of our skin from head to toe – and that includes our necks! Nurse Ragan Gaskin, a master Nurse Injector with Glow, advises, “Don’t forget your neck – make sure to put sunscreen on it every day, and also moisturize it.” By taking these simple steps, you can help keep your skin looking young and radiant for years to come.

Use the same serum, moisturizer, and other nightly skincare products on your neck as you would on your face. Your neck will reveal your age, the amount of time you spent in the sun when you were younger, and any other skincare missteps you may have made if you neglect its skin in favor of your face.

Consider laser treatments

Nurse Ragan also recommends considering laser treatments to prevent visible signs of aging or to take care of your skin in other ways as you age.

“In your forties, I suggest a combination of IPL and chemical peels,” explains Nurse Ragan. “These treatments will minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores. IPL (intense pulsed light) improves all pigmented skin conditions, including sun damage, rosacea, broken capillaries, and melasma. IPL treatments can also brighten your skin, making it appear younger. Chemical peels will exfoliate and remove damaged skin cells. Skin resurfacing, when done correctly, is a great way to remove dull, dry skin, revealing a more radiant complexion.”

If these are the kind of outcomes you want, you should book a complimentary laser consult to learn more!

If you're interested in learning more about how to care for your skin, we can provide you with customized advice based on your individual skin type.

Join us for a complimentary consultation! To get the best possible routine for yourself, make sure to have a skin care expert lead you in the right direction. They not only know the ins-and-outs of your skin, but they also understand the science behind the products and treatments they recommend. 
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