For many women, reaching 40 feels like a very significant point in their lives. You’re just old enough to not feel like a spring chicken any more (or maybe you’re lucky and you still do!) but you’re not over the hill in ANY way, shape or form. Many of us go through physical changes around this age and often, the skincare routine we’ve enjoyed up to this point may no longer feel like it’s doing us justice.
With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some of the changes that we think you could be making to your skincare routine from 40 onwards, to make the most of your complexion.
The older your skin gets, the harder time it will have holding on to moisture, which might mean that your regular moisturiser just isn’t cutting the mustard any more. Jan Marini Age Intervention Face Cream is designed to give the skin an intense dose of moisture, while the active ingredients help to revitalise and restore the appearance of youthful skin.
When you’re younger, you often have the tendency to be a little bit tougher on your skin because your complexion is slightly more robust. However, ageing skin starts to become more delicate over time, so opting for gentler products is the key to keeping your face looking fresh. Jan Marini Age Intervention Gentle Cleanser gets rid of all traces of daily dirt and make up and is even gentle enough to use on skin after facial peels.
We’re all aware of how damaging the sun can be to our skin, speeding up the ageing process more than almost anything else with too much exposure. This means that protecting your 40+ skin from the sun is more important than ever, so adding a facial SPF to your routine (if you don’t already have one) is essential. Decleor Anti-Pollution Hydrating Fluid SPF30 would be our recommendation as it will also add moisture and protect your skin from ageing free-radicals in daily pollutants.
Ageing skin often needs a little more exfoliating than younger skin to avoid that papery, powdery appearance that the complexion often develops over time, but it needs to be super gentle. Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator uses ultra-sensitive jojoba beads to gently remove dead skin cells, leaving skin softened and more radiant after use.
Gone are the days of your early twenties where you could stay out until the early ours and still be at your desk, bright eyed, by 9am. Older bodies need dedicated rest and recovery time and sleep is probably one of the most important things you can do to ensure your skin stays in good condition. Give your skin a boost of intense nourishment while you sleep by applying Elemis Superfood Night Cream before bed.