Just when you thought you were officially done with those undesirable 30’s breakouts, the 40s are the peri-menopausal years where you start noticing the effects of hormonal shifts going on in your system.. 40’s to 50’s is the stage of aging before actual menopause. These are the years when estrogen is slowly starting to decline and because of this, you’ll experience changes in the skin’s texture as well as loss of tone and increased facial hair (peach fuzz), especially on the cheeks and upper lip.
During this decade, you will witness environmental aging from past sun exposure in your younger years which now becomes increasingly visible. Lines around the eyes, between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the mouth are all more prevalent. Brown spots and pigmentation start to appear and around age 45, you can start to notice a loss of volume and tone in the skin. The face will start to form what is known as jowls; sagging skin in the chin, neck and jawline area.
How to deal with your skin changes between the ages of 40-50?
1 || It’s Time To Up Your Beauty Routine
By this time, you surely have established the best beauty routine that works for you.. What you need to understand though, is that you are not allowed to skip any part of it or the effects will clearly show.. Having said that, your routine should not just consist of solely cleansing, toning and moisturizing, you will need to choose more intense eye creams and weekly peels, preferably once weekly, to be able to maintain those, look out for recipes for home-made peels to keep the process consistent..
2 || Now Is The Time To Take Sleep More Seriously
Gone are the days when a hint of concealer used to do wonders, if your quality sleep is disrupted during your 40’s, you will be under the risk of a continuous loss of collagen.. During snooze time, skin inflammation is hindered by the accelerating production of collagen, growth hormones peak as well during sleep which triggers cell tissue repair..
3 || How To Deal With Facial Hair??
As mentioned above, facial hair -a.k.a. peach fuzz- will be another challenging fact of your 40’s.. You will start noticing that it is hard to achieve that desired glow as well as liquid foundation and other makeup products will be hard to blend in… Waxing, shaving, dermaplaning or threading are all options to consider to keep visible hair less noticeable. These are all considered safe methods of hair removal and will NOT encourage increased hair growth.
4 || Believe In The hands Of Professionals!
To boost your beauty results? Get professional skin care treatments. Skin care products at home will play their part but professional treatments like facials, micro-current, lasers and chemical peels all work to give a lot of improvement. Botox and dermal fillers are other options to consider this decade..
5 || It’s Neck Time!!!
Can you hear us loud and clear?? Don’t neglect your neck! Consider pampering your neck as a habit.. As this area is often overlooked it will start to show the effects of aging and sun damage during your 40s. Applying sunscreen generously to the front and sides of the neck is one of the best ways to prevent premature aging.
6 || Kiss Yo-Yo Dieting Goodbye!
As your skin’s elasticity is often related to elastin – a protein produced by collagen- it is important to know that the reason for your safe yo-yo dieting in previous years workingwell is because of the ability of your skin to stretch and snap back into place.. After the age of 40, things will not remain nice and dandy! Yo-yo dieting will definitely affect your metabolism in a way where hormonal imbalances will be a result, cortisol, the youth damaging hormone will prevail, making it impossible for your skin to maintain that youthful look you once were able to achieve, leaving you with the undesired appearance of saggy skin..
7 || Always Consult With Your Endocrinologist
For a deeper dive into your hormone-related concerns that is. This is a special kind of physician who specializes in hormonal issues. Aside from changes in your skin, it’s normal in your 40s to have other disruptions. An endocrinologist can run all sorts of tests to provide specialized help for those who have constant hormone fluctuations. Hormonal breakouts become fewer now that oil production has slowed down but It is still common to get breakouts in your 40s. It’s all hormonally induced—especially if they are hard, cystic bumps that develop deep within the skin and linger for weeks..
8 || Sunscreen Will Haunt You Forever!
You have to get yourself familiar with incidental exposure. That is when you don’t think you’re getting sun because you aren’t out there long enough to actually get a tan. Driving in the car and walking down the street on a cloudy day is still very damaging to your skin. Just because you don’t purposely seek out a tan doesn’t mean you’re not getting the sun’s harmful rays. On days that are spent indoors, you’re still getting the damaging rays coming through windows in the form of daylight. Wear a sunscreen built into your moisturizer, applied to both your face and neck, every day, 365 days a year, rain or shine, inside or out. It’s the easiest and most effective way to slow down how quickly your skin will visibly age.
9 || Adopt An Antioxidant Rich Lifestyle..
The key to aging in a healthier way is to protect your cells with antioxidants. That’s an established fact! So consider loading up with antioxidant everything! Foods and skincare
rich with antioxidants is known as the free radical theory of aging. This theory states that the main reason why we age is that unstable electrons in molecules known as free radicals attack healthy cells and change their composition. These free radicals are very potent toxins that ultimately damage the skin.
Free radicals can come from UVA and UVB rays from the sun, pollution, stress smoking, alcohol, fatty foods and even aerobic repetitive exercise.The good news is that antioxidants found in products (such as stabilized vitamins A, C and E like are incredibly effective at slowing the process of visible aging.
10 || Brighten Your Skin And Your Future!!!
Natural skin brighteners can visibly fade brown spots and discoloration. Prepare yourself for those nasty irregular pigmentation spots and start usingnatural skin lighteners..Researchers have found that when you use a serum containing both vitamin C and E underneath sunscreen, it helps to provide four times the protection of sunscreen alone.
11 || Retinol And Exfoliating Acids Are A Must!
Keeping the skin looking younger longer is all about prevention.. This is where high-performance ingredients like retinol and exfoliating acids come to improve the skin’s texture. So during your 40s is a good time to introduce potent and proven formulas to visibly slow down how quickly the skin shows aging. Smoothing ingredients like peptides, acids, and retinol will help boost cell metabolism, plump skin and stimulate fibroblast to lay down new collagen. It’s never too late to introduce these types of products but the sooner you do it, the better.
12 || Boost Your Glow!
Energy-boosting ingredients such as vitamin B3, rosemary and ginseng allto give the skin a pick-me-up. When applied topically to the skin, these ingredients help allow the skin to accommodate more nutrient-rich blood and oxygen. With continued use, you can get skin that looks radiant from inside out.