The 5 Skin Care Products You Need in Your 40s
So far we’ve learned that your 20s are about hydration, your 30s about targeting those premature signs of skin aging, so it’s only natural that we discuss skin care in your 40s next. In your 40s, the signs of skin aging become more prevalent. At this point in our lives our skin slows its natural production of oil and its desquamation process. All in all, now’s the time to tailor your skin care routine to include products that can improve skin radiance and moisture, while diminishing the appearance of any wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. We share the 5 skin care products you need in your 40s, below!
Serums are a necessary part of an anti-aging skin care routine. They help to target specific skin concerns and offer a very luxe element to your regimen. We’re fans of Decleor’s Aromessence Iris Rejuvenating Oil Serum. The silky serum is formulated with pure essential oils of Manuka, lemongrass, geranium, rose, concrete of iris, and jasmine. It quickly absorbs to help to tone and energize the appearance of skin and to soften the signs of skin aging.
Dark Spot Corrector
While you should have been layering on the broad-spectrum SPF every day over the years, it’s likely that you made a few transgressions here and there. If those transgressions show on your complexion in the form of dark spots now, it’s time to reach for a dark spot corrector. We love Vichy’s ProEven Daily Dark Spot Corrector. Formulated with micro-exfoliating LHA, Ceramide Bright™ technology, antioxidant vitamin C, and mother-of-pearl, this corrector helps to visibly reduce skin discoloration from sun exposure for a more even, radiant-looking complexion.
Neck & Chest Cream
Sure, you’ve been paying lots of attention to your face all of these years, but did you know that your neck and chest are actually some of the first areas to show the signs of age? If you haven’t already, include a neck and chest cream in your daily routine. Try L’Oréal Paris’ Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm Face, Neck & Chest. This nourishing moisturizer—formulated with calcium and 10 essential oils—is just what aging skin needs to feel hydrated and comforted. With continued use, skin appears firmer.
Anti-Aging Eye Cream
When you’re younger and have a great laugh, those lines that form around your smiling eyes disappear as soon as the joke’s over. As you age, those tell-tale fine line linger for the long haul and begin to be referred to as crow’s feet. Incorporating a targeted anti-aging eye cream into your skin care routine can be hugely beneficial in softening the appearance of these little lines and improving the overall appearance of your eye contour area. We love Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate. Not only does it help to decrease the appearance of crow’s feet and sub-orbital wrinkles, the concentrate helps to minimize the look of dark circles by visibly brightening the eye area.
With age comes a natural depletion in lipids—most notably ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids—in the skin’s surface which causes accelerated signs of skin aging, including skin roughness, tightness, and dullness. Try incorporating a replenishing treatment into your skin care routine like SkinCeuticals’ Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. The cream helps to improve skin smoothness, laxity, and texture. Use twice daily on your face, neck, and chest.