Skin Care Tips For Women Over 40

Last Updated on November 26, 2018 by Paula

Skin Care Tips For Women Over 40


Skin care tips are something worth thinking about. Graceful aging is everybody’s objective. We all want to still look beautiful even in our 40s. Choosing the best beauty regime and the right cosmetics is essential to keeping your skin vibrant.

For women, it can be quite stressing when you start seeing wrinkles on your face. The last thing you want is looking old. There are tons of things you can do for healthy glowing skin including surgery. However, not everybody can afford cosmetic surgery which is why the tips below will help you take care of your skin and leave it looking vibrant.

Beauty tips for women over 40

  1.    Exfoliation

It’s recommended you exfoliate at least once a week. As you age, skin regeneration is slower. The skin is more reluctant to shed off dead skin which creates buildup. In most cases, this is what causes pimples.  Exfoliation helps to remove the dead cells which allow nutrients and hydrators to penetrate the skin effectively.

For exfoliation, it’s essential to choose a scrub depending on your skin type and also the season. If your skin is the oily type, a gel-based scrub helps in oil secretion. For dry skin, use a cream-based scrub which will act as a cleanser but also moisturize your skin.

Exfoliation comes in two types: physical and chemical. For physical exfoliators, they make you do the work, sloughing off dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliators use alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) to loosen the glue-like substance that binds the dead skin cells. This allows them to wash away.

Choose an exfoliator that works for your skin.

  1.    Sunscreen

How often do you protect your skin from rays that could potentially harm it? Sunscreen is a compulsory component of your daily beauty routine. It helps in protecting your skin from further skin damage. Invest in a sunscreen that matches your skin type.

Get a sunscreen with SPF 30 and above. SPF will not undo the damage that’s already done which is why you need to use sunscreen as early as possible. A mineral-based SPF sunscreen with ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are the best to protect your skin.

Use sunscreen practically every day as it is a critical requirement. As you apply your sunscreen, don’t forget the neck, it is as important as the face.

  1.    Stay hydrated

It’s probably cliché right now, but I still insist, take lots of water. It keeps you hydrated, removes toxins and most importantly, it helps maintain skin elasticity. This eventually translates to having healthy skin.

In the case that you don’t give your skin enough water, your skin will ultimately become dry and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and becomes prone to wrinkles. So how do you keep the skin hydrated?

  •    Apply a hydrating moisturizer immediately after leaving the shower. At this point, the skin is still porous which allows better absorption.
  •    Drink lots of water. For people who suffer from acne, water is an excellent addition to the usual skin routine. It leaves the skin glowing.
  •    Get products with hyaluronic acid before your moisturizer as they attract water and hold it there.  
  1.    Serums

When you hit 40, your skin can no longer trap moisture as much as before which is why your skin starts drying. Supplementing this with a hydrating serum can bring back the glow. This will help to avoid covering up the dryness with loads of makeup which could cause more harm.

Serums are highly concentrated and penetrate fast as they are designed to saturate the skin with a specific dose of nutrients.

What are your top skin concerns? Get a serum that is ideally suited for you. Anti-aging serums containing vitamin A when used consistently in the evening can help correct the skin texture and reduce signs of aging. They also help retain moisture.

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  1.    Consistency

Sometimes, it can be tempting to try out the latest trendy beauty products that claim to work. However, once you hit 40, your skin is more sensitive. It is essential to get a skin routine that works for your skin and stick to it. Note that, most skin treatments may take a while before you achieve results, be patient and stick to a routine for at least a month to see if it works.


Investing in your skin is the best thing you can do for yourself. Who doesn’t love a glowing skin? The above tips will help you in your journey of skin rejuvenation.

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