The key to maintaining youthful looking skin is a good skincare routine coupled with skincare products that actually work. Adding products with skincare actives are vital to aging skin, and essential to any anti-aging skincare routine in your 40s. Developing a good anti-aging skincare routine now will keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Here are some products that help optimize skin health and fight against premature aging. These suggestions are of general ingredient classes and can be helpful regardless of skin type or skin concerns. Overall these types of products can improve almost all skin types and address general concerns.
MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
Hyaluronic acid draws water to the skin by binding water to skin cells, and is able to hold 1000 times its molecular weight in water. Hyauluronic Acid helps improve hydration and skin turgor. The body's natural reserve of hyaluronic acid declines as we age. That's why it's important to incorporate it into our skincare routine.
Vichy Minéral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster contains hyaluronic acid, as well as glycerin. Daily use of this serum will increase hydration and plump the skin.
Peptide Based Eye Cream
Peptides help to repair and rebuild damaged cells by triggering skin cells to produce collagen and elastin, slowing down the aging process and increasing firmness. Adding a peptide eye cream to your morning routine is a good way to slow down the signs of aging, strengthen the skin barrier, build collagen, and also improve skin elasticity.
Elemis Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream combats fine lines, improves elasticity, and reduces the look of fatigue. For best results, use both morning and evening.
Neck creams are a great addition to any anti-aging skincare routine, especially if you are experiencing slackness or have crepey skin. Using a neck cream will improve the texture and quality of the delicate tissue in the neck.
Revision Skincare Nectifirm contains a potent cocktail of peptides, plant extracts and biotechnological ingredients that target mature aging skin. If you’re looking to turn back the hands of time without a neck lift, this is the answer. This product improves crepey skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also firms the neck and jawline, giving a more lifted appearance.
The use of sunscreen on a daily basis will take your skincare routine up a notch. The damage caused by UV rays cannot be seen immediately. It’s after years of sun exposure, that we see the damaging effects that UV radiation has let behind. Implementing a zinc or titanium based SPF to your routine will boost skin protection.
EltaMD UV Facial SPF 30+ Sunscreen is a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UBA rays. It contains 7% zinc oxide, and works well on normal, dry, and combination skin types.
EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINE
Vitamin C, B, E And Ferulic Acid Serum
Antioxidants protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radials and environmental aggressors. Regular use of antioxidants can improve hyperpigmentation, and reduce fine lines.
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum contains 15% pure vitamin C, 1% vitamin E, and 0.5% ferulic acid. This anti-aging serum protects against environmental aggressors, brightens the skin, increases firmness, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Using a resveratrol serum or any highly hydrating serum assists in hydrating the tissues. Resveratrol reduces the visible signs of aging, improves skin texture, and increases hydration.
Caudalie Resveratrol-Lift Instant Firming Serum has been clinically proven to be two times more effective than retinol. Formulated with reveratrol, hyaluronic acid, and vegan collagen, this product visibly lifts, firms and moisturizes the skin.
Retinol Based Night Cream
Never underestimate the power of a good night cream. Invest in a cream that contains actives and helps hydrate the tissues while you sleep. Using a retinol based night cream will help to smooth fine lines, reduce pore size and decrease blemishes on the skin.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream targets the signs of aging by using a time released retinol and retinol booster to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains niacinamide and dipeptides to strengthen the skin while you sleep, giving a firmer and more lifted appearance.