They say that life begins at 40. While that may be true, your skin on the other hand may not feel just as young as you think you are. With this realization, it’s time to change and update your beauty products to attend to what your skin really needs at this stage in your life. Scroll down and check what you have to replace from your 30s regimen.
From the past two decades, we’ve instructed you to lay off the exfoliators so as to not scrape off the natural oils of your face. Now, with collagen production slowing down, more dead skin cells stay on your face. And to avoid pore clogging due to piled up dead skin cells, you have to gently exfoliate.
Origins GinZing refreshing scrub cleanser, P1135, Rustan's
Hydration is key!
As your skin is more prone to dullness and dryness in your 40s, it’s important to keep your skin nourished and hydrated. Add serum in between your toner and moisturizer to lock in moisture. Concentrates like this get absorbed by the skin faster.
Fresh Rose deep hydration face serum, P2700, Sephora.com
Lather on SPF.
This might be the only constant thing to have on all your skin regimen through the years. Harmful rays of the sun will dry out and damage your skin, deepening fine lines around your face. At this point, however, don’t settle with just UVA or UVB protection. Make sure your sunscreen has a broad spectrum protection with lots of antioxidants in it.
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Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging Triple Defense Shield Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50, P3890, Shangri-La Mall Plaza
Hoard collagen-infused products.
As mentioned above, collagen production slows down at this point in your life. So try to use products that are infused with collagen, be it your eye cream, moisturizer, or serums. Consider collagen as your best friend!
L'Oréal Collagen Moisture Filler, P450, Rustan's
Mask the night away!
Let your skin regenerate overnight. Top off your night skin care routine with masks that are loaded with moisture-retaining ingredients like glyscerin, hyaluronic acid, as well as healing ceramides, antioxidants and natural oils.
L'Occitane Divine cream mask, P6330, Rustan's