Getting older can be a joy to many, but the physical attributes of aging can have you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin sometimes. If you can relate, you aren’t alone.
Your skin goes through some major changes after the age of 40 and if your routine isn’t keeping up, you’ll need to add these small tweaks to make sure your skin stays vibrant, healthy, and wrinkle-free!
Wear SPF Every Day
I can be exhausting hearing about sunscreen so often but it really is the holy grail to keeping skin youthful. Nothing can damage your skin more than sun exposure and it also happens to be the number one cause of brown spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. If you rely on using SPF once a day, you’ll need to keep reapplying throughout the day to avoid damage. Dermatologists suggest re-applying every hour and a half you are out in the sun.
Wearing sunscreen will help protect against wrinkles and dark spots – which in a recent survey, were the top complaints that women over 40 had about their complexion. Wearing sunscreen will help protect you and you can deal with any existing dark spots by applying a vitamin c packed topical treatment to them twice daily.
Did you know that most of the foaming cleansers you purchase from the drugstore are really just a byproduct of soap? Soap is terrible for your skin and can cause irritation, redness, and dryness. It also is known to mess with the moisture barrier in your skin and disrupt the natural oils your skin needs to fight wrinkles and dryness.
Instead of hurting your skin with foams and soaps, switch to oil cleansing ASAP. Research everywhere is proving that it is the best and safest way for you to be washing skin – especially skin over 40. As you age, you naturally lose moisture in your skin which makes wrinkles look worse. With an oil cleanser, it will clean your skin but also deliver a dose of hydration that will leave your skin soft to the touch. Most people can feel a difference after the first use when they switch to an oil cleanser!
Skip The Needles
After the age of 40, it can be extremely tempting to turn to botox and injectables to help combat aging skin. Sadly, this option is as dangerous as it is expensive and is not a great option for most skin types out there. If you are looking for great results and have considered filler and botox, opt for some of the newest skincare ingredients that are showing the same kind of results without the pain and price tag.
Some examples of these ingredients are Matrixyl Synth 6. This powerful cosmeceutical ingredient is one of the strongest available in the skincare world and one of the hero ingredients in our best-selling Repair & Release Cream. When scientists tested Matrixyl Synthe 6 in a study, they found that application resulted in a skin lifting effect between 28-77%, a decrease in wrinkle volume by 31%-100%, and a decrease in wrinkle depth between 16%-62% in just 2 months of use. With results like that, you’ll never need to consider botox or fillers again!