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The Best Skincare Routine For Women In Their 40s

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When you reach your 40s, it’s normal to notice more obvious aging changes like volume loss, deeper fine lines and wrinkles, duller and thinner skin, pigmentation issues, sun damage, and lax skin. 

Some of the most common aging changes during the 40s decade include:

  • Deepening of the nasolabial fold
  • Volume loss in the cheeks
  • Marionette lines
  • Early signs of jowling
  • Under eye bags
  • Muscle banding in the neck

How can you support your skin to restore a youthful appearance and prevent these aging signs from worsening?

An Advanced Skincare Routine For Your 40s

An advanced skincare routine in your 40s includes investing time and money into purchasing medically-backed products and minimally invasive maintenance treatments that will be worth it in the long term.

Medical-Grade Skincare Products

In your 40s, you should use more effective skincare products with pure ingredients that can make a significant difference. Medical-grade skincare products are a necessity for anti-aging at this point. What makes these products so different from the products you can pick up from your local drugstore? 

Medical-grade skincare products have support from scientific research and lots of it. These products go through several stages of studies to ensure they are formulated specifically to give you the best results possible. All medical-grade skincare products are under FDA regulation to ensure safety and effectiveness and contain 99.9% pure ingredients.

Some of our favorite medical-grade skincare product lines that we highly recommend using regularly in your 40s include:

Skinceuticals® – Established in 1997 in America to improve skin health by producing products to help reduce signs of aging, prevent future damage, and protect your skin.

Revision Skincare® – With Revision Skincare products, you can maintain youthful-looking skin instead of letting aging take its toll.

Neocutis® – Known for its impressive wound healing technology based on extensive research out of Switzerland, Neocutis has been on the market for over 15 years. Neocutis products support natural healing by stimulating collagen and elastin.

Obagi Medical® Products – Formulated by dermatologists to help minimize signs of aging such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and dark spots.

Develop A Treatment Plan With An Aesthetic Physician

If you are serious about fighting aging changes, you should partner with a skincare professional to develop a treatment plan of minimally invasive treatments tailored to you. To customize this plan just for you, you’ll first meet with this professional to discuss your goals and allow them to assess your skin. Common aging signs during this decade include sun damage, deeper wrinkles, and volume loss.

Sun Damage Treatment

Treatments that address a wide range of aging signs through sun damage, such as melasma, rosacea, pigment irregularity, and skin laxity, include:

To reduce your need for the sun damage treatments listed above, try to avoid sun damage in real-time by not using tanning beds or laying out in the sun to tan and wearing sunscreen any time you have the possibility of being exposed to the sun, even if it’s just for a short amount of time.

Wrinkle Prevention

Neuromodulators freeze your facial muscles to limit movement, help prevent the development of expression lines, and prevent wrinkles from becoming worse. Often called “muscle relaxers” or “wrinkle relaxers,” neuromodulators block specific signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract to fight fine lines from forming. We recommend returning to an aesthetic office every three to four months for regular Botox treatments in your 40s since this is the decade wrinkles typically start to deepen and become more visible.

The most popular neuromodulators on the market include:

Wrinkle Correction/Volume Restoration

Since your 40s are the decade volume loss progresses more rapidly, it’s vital to be on a regular treatment plan for injectable dermal fillers. Wrinkles that were mild lines in your 30s become deeper and etched into the skin in your 40s. Dermal fillers both restore volume where it’s lost and fill in fine lines.

Dermal fillers we offer here at HerSpace MedSpa include:

The Importance Of Skincare In Your 40s

The 40s are the decade when aging begins to take a toll on your skin if you don’t take action. Unfortunately, drugstore products can only do so much with long-term skin health. We recommend following the advanced routine described above to help prevent further signs of aging.

If you’re a woman in or approaching your 40s and interested in having your skin evaluated by a skincare professional to set up a customized treatment plan, please contact us.