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Once you enter 40s you start worrying about your skin as blemishes appear and creases have started increasing. It’s often said, “Invest in your skin, it's going to represent you for a long time!”  We will guide you on how to sail this sea of unknown. A daily skincare routine is all you need. By now you have noticed wrinkles on your skin, some dark spots, and skin generally appears to be uneven and less radiant. To regain that radiance you will want to follow simple steps mentioned below.

Some heavy science simplified just for you on why your skin is misbehaving as you have reached 40 and beyond. In your 40s estrogen levels reduce, which hampers fibroblast and melanocytes. Estrogen manages firmness, smoothness, elastin, and collagen of your skin. As skin releases limited estrogen it results in uneven, freckled, and wrinkled skin. So let’s get to the point on how to cut the damage! A daily day and night routine is the key.

Morning Skin Cleansing:

Every skin routine's first step is cleansing. As we age, natural oil production reduces, hence hydrating cleansing oils and a quality cleansing cream with milk base works wonders. Gently massage cleanser on your skin in a circular motion to get rid of dust, bacteria, and dead skin. Massage is key — it will increase collagen to even the skin tone and boost natural oil. As the skin’s natural oil production is reduced, morning cleansing works as a booster.

Tone It:

A toner with rich hydration is a must for your beauty regime. Toner must have peptides to hydrate the skin and natural botanicals to support nourishment. Toner that includes ingredients like aloe vera, ginseng, and glycolic acid will help in balancing skin.

Exfoliate:

It’s no rocket science that exfoliation is important. Skin is building up thin layering day-by-day, so it’s time to support it with more soothing lactic-acid infused exfoliation. Exfoliating three times a week is advisable as it encourages new skin growth, reduces dark spots, increases glow, and boosts skin cells. Exfoliation is very important. Harshness will damage the skin so gentle massage is very important. Proceed with caution! 

Add Antioxidant Serum to your routine:

As antioxidant food is important for better health it's essential to add an antioxidant serum to your skin routine too! Pollution is on the rise so it will be useful to include products that include amino acids, like Vitamin E, C-rich antioxidants, copper, and fruit enzymes. This will improve collagen. We have also noticed fake antioxidant serums are booming in the market, so do your thorough research before adding an antioxidant serum to your routine.

Eye Cream:

Under-eye skin is the most delicate skin of your face and the first place to show signs of aging! I know you are worried about your dark circles, so why not make it a habit to include eye cream in your routine? First and foremost change the products that you used in your 30s and use ingredients like ferulic-acid rich retinol cream, which is full of antioxidants that give better results!

Brightening Agent:

You are worried about those dark spots, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. In your 40s and beyond, using products full of Vitamin C, Retinol, azelaic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid will help in maintaining hormonal balance. This will improve estrogen levels and clarity.

Night routine of retinol:

You may ask, Why choose serum? A serum is lightweight and consists of smaller molecules that are easily absorbed into your skin. If you haven’t added a serum to your routine run for it, it's super beneficial and more accepting for your skin. The skin is getting thinner so you will notice creases. As creases are more visible than ever, using retinol to boost the collagen level will be helpful. Do keep in mind retinol should have 0.3% to 0.5% retinol serum to start off. Once your skin is used to it gradually increase retinol percentage to 1%

Moisturizing tip:

Great skin takes discipline! As you age you have started noticing wrinkles and dry skin. This is the result of reduced estrogen level. Hence skin moisturizing is very important. So make it a ritual to do it every morning and night. The pro tip would be to include Hyaluronic acid in your skincare regime. Heres a bonus tip, start using thinner products first then progress with heavy base products! The thinner the product better the penetration.

Mask it up:

With aging, recovery slows down. Adding face oil is essential. Use face oil at night as your pores open. Using oil will help penetrate further hence the result will be optimal. As we are doing so much during the day on our skin it is important to let it relax. Using a hydrating mask once a week will work wonders. 

Conclusion:

Older skin doesn’t bounce back as it did in our 20s or 30s, so swear by the skincare routine. As dermatologists suggest, skincare needs to be changed and evolve with age, so finding your optimal skincare routine is the key! Some care will help you maintain that glow and radiance so the earlier you start with careful attention, the better result you will get. 

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