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Skin Care for Your 40s

Often, it’s during the 40s that people start to get serious about skincare because this is the decade noticeable changes appear on the skin. If you’ve skimped on skin care until now, it’s not too late to start.

Changes You May See

Loss of skin tone is the most obvious change you’ll see during this decade. Your skin is starting to look and feel more lax. The sun damage you’ve incurred in your youth is starting to show as uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Sebaceous glands are producing less oil than they used to.

Sebaceous hyperplasia is another common skin issue that often appears during this decade. These bumps look alarming, but they’re harmless. They are caused when the sebaceous gland swells. They can happen anywhere but most often appear on the face.

Key Ingredients This Decade: Vitamin C and Collagen 

Because those oil glands have gotten lazy, and the epidermis is thinning out, your skin probably feels drier than it has before. To help combat dryness you can afford to exfoliate 2-3 times a week and look for moisturisers that contain more nourishing ingredients. Collagen boosting ingredients help replenish moisture in the skin, plumping cells and making the skin look firm and smooth.

Products to Add to Your Routine: Serum

If the signs of ageing are bothering you, consider adding an anti-aging serum to your daily routine. Those containing vitamin C and antioxidants will help protect your skin and can revitalise your complexion.

Tips for Your 40s

  • If dry skin is a problem, switch to a more emollient moisturiser and drop the astringent for a non-drying toner.
  • Be on the lookout for milia. These pesky white bumps often pop up in the eye area and unfortunately can be trigger by use of heavier eye creams. If they’re a problem, make sure to use a noncomedogenic brand.
  • Consider chemical resurfacing. Superficial chemical peels can be done at your local skin spa or salon and will give your skin an immediate boost. A series of treatments can help fade hyperpigmentation, reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, and generally smooth and brighten your complexion.

Treatments for you 

CACI NON SURGICAL FACE LIFT

ELEMIS BIOTEC FACIAL

ELEMIS PRO-COLLAGEN AGE DEFY

ELEMIS DYNAMIC RESURFACING PRECISION PEEL

Dermaplaning 

Recommended Skincare 

Early 40’s – DYNAMIC RESURFACING

Lack-lustre complexions can increasingly mask the vibrant skin that lies beneath them. Use the ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing range with patented Tri-Enzyme technology to reveal fresher, brighter skin and restore even skin tone, whilst helping boost the natural exfoliation cycle

Early-Mid 40’s – PRO-COLLAGEN ANTI-WRINKLE

The rich marine and plant actives in the world renowned Pro-Collagen formulations work to delicately smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin appears plumped and refined.

ULTRA SMART PRO-COLLAGEN

Introducing ULTRA SMART PRO-COLLAGEN, a range of uniquely engineered treatments that support the natural scaffolding within your skin, cleverly mimicking the resilient appearance of younger skin.