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Let’s crack the secrets to get amazing skin in your 30’s 40’s 50’s
Skin in your 30’s is still soft and supple, but uneven pigmentation from sun exposure or pregnancy may start or appear. Small expression lines form around your eyes, forehead and mouth. Your skin may feel drier, thanks to a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin.
And the effects of stress( late work nights, the demands of small children show up In the form of acne, puffiness and dark under eye circles. Here’s how to minimise the changes and keep your skin looking at its best.
By day: in the morning use a gentle non drying Ph balanced facial wash. Follow with an antioxidant rich lotion with minimum SPF of 15 to help protect you throughout the day from UV damage.
At night: wash your face before bedtime no matter how tired your are . As makeup can cause break outs by blocking the dirt and oils in your pores.
Sloughing dead cells will brighten your complexion and enable ingredients to penetrate better. Use a low concentration glycolic or Alpa hydroxyl acid exfoliation two nights a week if you have dry skin, three nights a week if your skin is oily.
Your body: the skin on your hands and chest is often is exposed to sun and wind, making it prone to age spots and wrinkles early on. Before going outdoors, slather both areas with a hand cream that contains sunscreen and a pigment lightening ingredient to prevent or combat age spots. Make sure you cover up whenever possible.
In your 40’s
Your face now: acne is less of a problem, and skin still has a nice glow in your 40’s, pinch it, and it won’t spring back as quickly. Skin loses its plumpness and moisture, transforming a girlish look into a more mature appearance.
By day: switch to a cream cleanser with ingredients like urea glycerine and petroleum to seal in moisture and yeast or algae extracts to brighten dry skin. Spot treat specific skin conditions like excessively dry areas or redness flare ups with moisturising serum then follow up with an SPF moisturizer that contains reparative ingredient like retinal to improve fine lines.
Women as skin becomes even drier in your 40’s a primer helps to hydrate and prep your face so make up goes on smoothly and lasts all day. Use an opaque concealer to cover brown spots and redness around the sides of the nose. Follow with a reflecting foundation to soften lines. And cot lips with a lip plumper to add fullness.
By night : exfoliation is still necessary, but your more delicate skin needs a less irritating treatment. In the evening apply a cream with exfoliating polyhydroxy acid. Which gently removes dead cells. Before going to bed, apply an eye cream that includes silicone primer and retinol.
In your 50’s
Your face now : chances are, gravity is taking a bit of a toll resulting in some sagging and wrinkles. As you age, brown spots look darker and may appear more frequently. Your forehead and jawline starts to droop, and the upper corners of the mouth may turn down so see less of your teeth when you smile.
As the hormonal changes of menopause set in, women may also notice thinner, drier skin. Thankfully there are some simple ways to stay Moisturizerd and have healthy glowing skin anyway.
By day : use morning cream cleanser, apply a serum with hyaluronic acid after cleansing for an instant moisture surge