By now, you should have a consistent skincare routine. At this point, your skin will begin to change as you enter perimenopause (the phase before menopause). This means for the first time since your teens, your hormones are beginning to shift quite dramatically, affecting both your mood and your skin. Your skin starts to get thinner from a loss of collagen, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Pigmentation is also more likely to be showing at this stage, and consulting with a dermatologist, as well as applying SPF daily, will be your best defense for treating it.
Our Top Tips:
1. Start hydrating: At this stage, the molecules in your skin that retain moisture are breaking down, which means your skin is likely to be dehydrated. You should use a hydrating mask once or twice a week for extra moisture. Look for products containing natural humectants like aloe, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin, as these will draw water to the surface of your skin (plumping your skin), while also delivering nutrients and moisture deep in the dermal layers. Switch from a drying foam face wash to richer cream cleansers and cleansing oils.
2. Use an eye cream: You should pay extra attention to your eyes and apply a high-quality eye cream every morning and evening. Look for an eye cream that contains anti-aging ingredients like retinol and hydrolyzed collagen, as these will help strengthen and smooth the skin around the eye. It should also contain peptides, as peptides boost collagen production, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Eat plenty of protein: This will help your body build strong collagen and elastic tissue. Remember beauty starts from within!
Ingredients to look for: Retinol, hyaluronic acid, almond oil, and rose oil, which are rich and hydrating, while vitamin C, and green tea awaken and brighten the skin.
Check out these great products for skin care in your 40's:
|Hyaluronic Acid Serum||Anti Aging Moisturizer with Peptides & Tea Extracts||Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid|