Skin Goals: Smoothing and Plumping
Skincare in your 30s was easy, right? Luckily, your 40s only require a minor tweak of your existing skincare routine.
Since we want to stimulate collagen production at this age, we’re adding growth factor products to maintain elasticity. Hello, firm skin! Instead of sifting through endless pricey products, talk to your derm first; they’ll know where to start.
In the meantime, no b.s. has got you covered with the perfect skincare tips to give you a boost.
Biggest Skin Sin
Many women tend to go overboard with products and procedures to overcompensate. It’s expensive and might end up doing more harm than good.
Talk to your dermatologist before you cause possible damage or irritation to your skin.
Your Must-Have Products:
By specialty product, we mean an eye cream or skin brightener. For uneven pigments, try a peel or microdermabrasion.
If you were the #1 tanner in your 20's (please tell me you used sunblock), talk to your derm about skin resurfacing or laser procedures to brighten hyperpigmentation and correct sun damage.
Also, use a daily moisturizer that contains antioxidants, like Vitamins C and E. If your skin tends to be acne-prone or oily, go for lighter products to minimize breakouts. When in doubt, just remember G.R.A.S.S.
No B.S. Product of Choice:
Retinol Night Cream
Step 1: Cleanser
Step 2: Retinol
Step 3: Growth factor
Step 4: Specialty product
Step 5: Moisturizer with antioxidants
Step 6: Sunblock