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All You Need To Know About Skincare In Your 40s

It involves more than just anti-ageing creams

By Ria Bhatia  June 30th, 2021

Our skin is constantly changing after our late 20s, which makes it supremely crucial to switch up our routine as and when required. We all are aware of the highly endorsed anti-wrinkle under eye creams for mature skin, but there’s a lot more that goes into maintaining the skin’s health while it experiences the natural process of ageing.

Dullness, loss of firmness, pigmentation, reduced glow, crow’s feet and fine lines are the commonly faced concerns. Is it a subject of worry? No. However, it can have a pernicious effect on the appearance of the skin. While it’s always good to develop a regimen in your early 20s, it’s never late to start. Here’s how you can:

1. Add Retinol To Your PM Routine

 

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Retinol tops the list of anti-ageing ingredients. It boosts collagen production and fights wrinkles and fine lines. The vitamin A derivative is gold for ageing skin as it improves texture as well.

2. Don’t Skip Vitamin C

 

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Ageing skin often looks dull, loses its radiance and becomes home to pigmentation. Trust vitamin C, your best friend, for its antioxidant benefits. It brightens skin and reduces dark spots.

 3. SPF Is Everything

 

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SPF is for all ages and skin types! Sunscreen prevents sun damage which can lead to premature ageing. Also, your anti-ageing treatments and products will only work when you use them with sunscreen.

 4. Switch To A Gentle Cleanser

 

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As we age, our skin slows down the production of sebum, leading to dry and dehydrated skin. It’s time you ditch the harsh and soapy face cleansers and pick something that is gentle and doesn’t strip off the natural moisture. 

 5. Exfoliate Twice A Week

 

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Maturing skin tends to get thicker and looks dull and lifeless. This happens because the dead skin cells don’t shed as fast as they would when we were younger. It needs a little nudge from chemical and physical exfoliators to reveal bright and healthy skin. 

 6. Use Moisturiser Daily

 

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To protect and improve the skin’s barriers, it’s important to hydrate and moisturise. Mature skin tends to be drier and needs some TLC in the form of emollients. Look out for ingredients such as glycerin, vitamin E, ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

 7. Hydrate With Hyaluronic Acid

Speaking of hyaluronic acid, it’s the ultimate hydration booster and an important ingredient to add to your beauty kitty. Dehydrated skin looks saggy and dull. HA restores the lost water content from the skin to make it firm and plump.

8. Hello, Eye Creams

 

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Will under eye creams vanish dark circles and wrinkles? Probably not. They’re not miraculous. But a good under eye cream with ingredients like collagen, peptides, and retinol will definitely control darkening, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.