Common Skin Conditions for Women in Their 40s
As your skin changes over time, so should your skin-care routine!
By the time you reach your 40s, you probably have a skin-care routine in place. But your current regimen might not be optimized for your skin’s evolving needs. To overhaul your process, consider these common skin conditions for women in their 40s.
Sun exposure over time causes the flat, light or dark brown spots known as age spots. To protect your skin from the sun, apply a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 daily. Whether you have diligently applied sunscreen all your life or are attempting to create a new habit, regular application of sunscreen will prevent the formation or darkening of age spots.
It’s important to find the right sunscreen for your skin’s needs. Many hybrid skin-care and cosmetics creams, such as BB and CC creams, offer SPF protection while color-correcting your complexion. Keep in mind that if you’re spending time outdoors, you should wear an SPF of 60 for added protection.
If you do notice sun spots on your skin, there are many treatments you can consider for hyperpigmentation.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As you age, your skin becomes more delicate and less supple, and it produces less natural oil. To meet your skin’s needs, prioritize adding moisture to your skin. Opt for a facial cleanser that moisturizes your skin as it cleans. Additionally, apply a moisturizer to your face in the morning and at night. When selecting a moisturizer, keep an eye out for formulas containing niacinamide, ceramides, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, as these can offer more effective treatment.
Puffy or Dark Skin Around the Eyes
The skin around your eyes has experienced it all: your changing facial expressions, exposure to the sun and other elements, and now, in your 40s, the effects of declining estrogen levels and lowered elasticity. As a result of these factors, the delicate skin around your eyes requires a plan for adding and retaining moisture, firmness, and smooth coloration.
Skin-care products that include peptides, hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamin C, and caffeine can nourish and strengthen the skin around your eyes. Apply your eye cream before moisturizer and sunscreen.
The tips above can prepare you for the most common skin conditions for women in their 40s. Changes resulting from sun exposure and facial movements combined with your body’s changing chemistry make it important for you to develop a skin-care routine that keeps your skin protected, moisturized, and healthy.
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