The Ordinary Anti Aging Routine
With aging comes wisdom, but it can also bring wrinkles, age spots, and dry skin. To help prevent these signs of aging, Dermatologists recommend the following skincare routine for people in their 40s.
Anti Aging Skincare Routine
As part of any ordinary anti aging skin care routine, you will need the following items:
- A gentle cleanser
- A quality Moisturiser
- Eye Cream
Use A Gentle Cleanser
Use a gentle cleanser to wash your face every day. A cleanser with hydrating ingredients can help prevent dry skin. Cleansing daily will also help to remove dirt, oil, and makeup that can clog pores and lead to blemishes. This is an essential part of your skincare routine.
What Does Cleansing Do?
A quality face cleanser will help to:
- Gently cleanse your skin
- Remove makeup
- Unclog pores
- Prevent dryness
- Moisturize your skin
Use A Quality Moisturizer
Choose a quality moisturizer that is right for your skin type. If you have dry skin, look for a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid or glycerin. These ingredients will help to bind moisture to the skin.
If you have oily skin, look for a moisturizer that is oil-free and non-comedogenic. This type of moisturizer will help to prevent breakouts without making your skin feel oily.
Benefits Of Moisturizing
The main benefit of moisturizing the skin at any age is to prevent dryness. A good moisturizer will:
- Help to keep your skin hydrated
- Prevent fine lines and wrinkles
- Make your skin softer and smoother
Use An Eye Cream
In your 40s, you may start to notice dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles around your eyes. To help with these concerns, use an eye cream that contains retinol or peptides. These ingredients will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Retinoids are a type of vitamin A that can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Dermatologists often recommend them for people in their 40s who want to reduce the signs of aging.
What Are Eye Bags?
Eye bags are a common sign of aging. They occur when the fatty tissue that normally supports your eyelids begins to sag. This can happen because of:
- Fluid retention
How To Use An Eye Cream
To use an eye cream, apply a small amount to the area around your eyes. Gently tap the cream into your skin until it is absorbed. Do not rub the cream into your skin, as this can irritate the delicate skin around your eyes.
Apply Sunscreen Daily
To protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, apply sunscreen daily. Look for a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher and is broad-spectrum. Broad-spectrum sunscreens will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
Reapply sunscreen every two hours when you are outdoors, and more often if you are swimming or sweating. This will help protect against sunburn which is damaging to the skin.
Best Sunscreen For Older Skin
If you have older skin, you may want to look for a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These ingredients will help to reflect the sun’s rays away from your skin.
To get the most out of your sunscreen, follow these tips:
Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin. Don’t forget to apply it to your neck, ears, and hands.
Use a generous amount of sunscreen. Most people only apply 25-50% of the recommended amount.
Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you go outside. This will give the sunscreen time to bind to your skin.
Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you are swimming or sweating.
Make sure your sunscreen is not expired. Sunscreen expires after three years, so check the expiration date on your bottle before using it.
The best way to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is to apply sunscreen every day. Look for a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30
Should I Have A Morning And Night Skincare Routine?
Yes! It’s important to cleanse your skin in the morning to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup that has accumulated overnight. It’s also important to cleanse your skin at night to remove any impurities that have built up during the day.
In the morning, use a gentle cleanser and apply sunscreen before you start your day.
At night, use a gentle cleanser and apply a retinoid cream if you are using one.
The bottom line is that in your 40s, it’s important to use a gentle cleanser, quality moisturizer, sunscreen, and eye cream. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet such as the plant-based diet to help keep your skin looking its best.