The famous saying goes age is nothing but a number. Your skin might disagree with that one.
Each year, without even trying, we wreak more havoc on it. Sun exposure, the environment, and even stress are gradually taking their toll on our skin. Millions of different anti-aging products and treatments have been developed to try to reverse the damage, but knowing which ones will work for your unique skin condition can be tricky.
Age is an important factor in helping determine the appropriate skincare routine for you. If you’re in your 40’s, this is the decade where we start to see sun damage showing up as hyper-pigmentation. Our skin also gets drier and we tend to experience some loss of volume.
Here are a few tips, and products, you can incorporate into your skincare routine to help combat these changes.
For Sun Damage
Aim to both repair and protect your skin from sun damage. To repair, opt for serums rich in antioxidants like vitamin C or E, which fight free radicals that cause discoloration, and help stimulate collagen production. Pair this with a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF to defend against future damage.
We recommend: Ossential Advanced Radical Night Repair – Formulated with a 1% retinol concentration that targets UV-damaged, aged skin more effectively than any other anti-aging treatment.
For Volume Loss
You may have noticed in your 20s and 30s that the lines around your mouth, forehead and eyes were only temporary; they disappeared dissapeared as you made certain facial expressions. In your 40s, these lines can become static so it’s important to incorporate more volume and collagen boosting ingredients like peptides into your skincare routine.
We recommend: Phase II Anti-Aging Programme – A moderate treatment for the reduction of early or significant signs of environmental and chronological aging.
For Dry Skin
Estrogen levels in your 40s can cause your skin to become dryer. This simply means you should look at adding more moisture to your skincare routine, and avoid any drying cleansers. Look at using a non-foaming cleanser in combination with a gentle exfoliator to remove dead or flaking skin. Pair this with an anti-aging moisturiser with retinoids and peptides, which help rebuild collagen. Your ideal moisturiser should also have a high level of hyaluronic acid to help your skin maintain it’s moisture levels.
We recommend: Offects Hydrating Cleanser – Cleanses without disrupting the skin’s moisture barrier.
Zo Skin products are developed for physicians and their patients and are only available through medical distributors. If you are looking for them on the Sunshine Coast, we carry them at Inject Skin Clinic.