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It’s true what they say, once you hit 40, a whole lot of things change. Now don’t get me wrong, my 40’s are LIT. I’ve never felt more alive and more sure of myself than I do at this moment. However, I’ve had to make some adjustments with how my body works. Now there are more fine lines, more silver in my hair and supplements have become a part of my morning routine. My skin is doing something new almost all the time as well. Essentially, I’m starting fresh with my skincare routine and adjusting to the newness of it all. Here’s some of my healthy skin care tips for those of us over 40.
GOOD HYDRATION IS KEY
My current skincare routine includes lots and lots of hydration. I’ve had dry skin all my life, but with my current skin, I’m noticing that I’m a little oily in some areas that I haven’t been before. Now, I use products that are ideal for combination skin. I spend a good portion of my coin on serums and other treatments that penetrate the skin. My current obsession is Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I received a sample of this through PR and have been loving it as my night oil. It’s lightweight and soothing. The evening primrose oil is fantastic and keeps my skin moisturized without leaving it oily.
For me, adding a hydrating eye cream to my routine has been a game changer. Keeping my under eye area hydrated results in supple skin texture. Also, this makes wearing under eye concealer set better without it settling into fine lines. Currently, I’m using and loving the Origins Ginzing Vitamin C & Niacinamide Eye Cream. This cream has caffeine in it so it helps with de-puffing the under eye while hydrating. A little goes a long way, so this cream is totally worth the splurge.
BY ALL MEANS, EXFOLIATE
Lastly, no matter what stage you’re at in your skincare, exfoliation is absolutely essential. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. As you age,skin cell turnover is a little slower, so making sure I exfoliate a couple times a week. Exfoliating helps eliminate dull skin, unclogs pores, and reduces the look of dark marks from hyperpigmentation and acne scars. Not sure where to start, check out my Beginners Guide to Exfoliation here. Hands down, the best skin exfoliator for me is the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.
Regardless of what stage you’re in with your skincare, the key is good care and consistency. For me, I’m getting to know my skin as it ages, and adjusting to the changes that I see. Let me know in the comments what you’re using on your skin. Has your skin changed much as you’ve aged? I want to hear from you!