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Skincare after 40

As a woman in your 40s, it sometimes seems impossible to find the ideal beauty skincare routine to maintain clear, attractive skin. When we are not experiencing difficulty from acne flareups, we are combating dry skin and potential wrinkles. Ongoing beauty skincare is the only way to achieve beautiful skin once we have reached and passed the forties milestone.

Cleansing Your Skin

Forty-something beauty skincare starts by cleansing your skin twice every day. When you forget to wash your face at night and leave your makeup on, your pores become clogged and your skin is unable to properly rejuvenate itself - and this is key at our age!

Use a gentle cleanser with no alcohol or harsh detergents and warm water to wash your face. Gently rub your face dry with a soft towel made from natural fabrics. Never rub or use hot water because this can irritate your skin.

The Three-Step System

Many skincare regimes from well-known brands use a three-step system of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing because it is the most effective. After you cleanse your face gently, a toner is used to remove excess oil and unclog your pores. Once your pores are fully cleansed, a light moisturizer is applied to your face. For best results, this beauty skincare routine should be done once in the morning and once before bed.

For your forty-something body beauty skincare, a gentle body wash works well to get rid of dirt and grime from the day. Your body should be cleaned once a day. After taking a shower or bath, it is important to apply a body moisturizer to your skin while it is still slightly damp to seal in the moisture. You should periodically exfoliate the skin on your body to unclog your body pores and to make sure that any body treatments you are using (e.g. anti-cellulite creams, etc.) do their job successfully.

Do not exaggerate!

While regular cleansing is key in a successful skin care program, do not overdo it. When you wash your face or shower more than twice a day, you can strip your skin of essential oils making it overproduce sebum to compensate for the loss. The result can be dry skin or dry skin with breakouts. 


Choosing the right skincare products

There are good and bad ingredients in skincare products. You should always avoid stringent products that contain alcohol, such as toners and cleansers. Your beauty skincare regime after 40 should include moisturizers that do not contain heavy oils that clog.

Everyday skincare ingredients that are beneficial for your skin include aloe vera, witch hazel, chamomile, green tea, and Vitamin E.

Choosing skincare products with the wrong ingredients can be a recipe for disaster that may result in breakouts, dry patches, clogged pores, or even an allergic reaction. The best beauty skincare routine in your 40s is the one that works well for your type of skin. It may take some trial and error, but with a bit of knowledge and advice from a beauty expert, it should be easy to have healthy, young, good-looking skin all the time.

Read more about beauty in your forties.

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