Anti-Aging Skincare Routine in your 40s
As we continue to age, our skin will also age with us. With aging also comes with lack of collagen production, which more often than not, will start to deplete at the age of 30. With the depletion of collagen, comes skin laxity or also known as looseness in the skin, as well as lines and wrinkles. Apart from age, there are numerous factors that can affect skin laxity such as your lifestyle, genetics, diet, sun exposure, as well as stress.
Now, you may be wondering what solutions are there so that you can ether prevent or treat skin laxity and wrinkles to achieve a more youthful looking appearance.
Although surgery is available, a lot of individuals would rather opt for non-surgical routes, treatments, or even products that can assist with the anti-aging process.
We’ve said it before, and we will say it again – BOTOX IS YOUR FRIEND!
It can definitely be noted that a lot of individuals may be opting for preventative Botox, starting as early on in their 20’s. Although, don’t fret, as Botox can also help alleviate any wrinkles or looseness well into your 30’s an 40’s if you decide to go down this route later on in life.
Let’s face it, as much as we would like to reduce our facial expressions to prevent any lines and wrinkles forming, life isn’t the same without laughing and smiling, or even frowning. Botox is a great solution as it helps prevent the muscles in your face from moving, allowing less wrinkles and lines to appear.
During your appointment, our licensed nurse injector will address any concerns you have may have, and numb the areas that need to be treated. They will then take a small needle and inject the botulinum toxin to the areas of concern.
The great thing about this procedure is you will be able to notice results in 1-3 days, and the bonus of it all is the zero downtime!
Although Botox is great at preventing lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers are used to replace any lost collagen in the skin by injecting hyaluronic acid. The fillers provide plumpness to the skin, and eliminate any lines and wrinkles, by adding volume to areas that appear more hollow. The filler is added in a similar fashion as Botox, where it is injected by a tiny needle in the area that needs to be treated.
Radiofrequency is a great technology to restore the lost collagen in the skin, as it applies controlled radio waves the areas that you would like to tighten. It works by delivering heat and radiofrequency to the deep layers in the skin. The heat from the devices contacts that collagen in your skin, which will tighten the skin, and overtime product new collagen and elastin. The great thing about the treatment is that it requires zero downtime and results can be seen after one treatment, although some individuals may want multiple sessions.
Apart from treatments, your skin still needs a consistent skincare routine to assist with looking more youthful. Skincare routines can be difficult to cumulate as everyone’s skincare routine is different, however, the main products you should never skip out on is a good serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen!
Serums are great to apply morning and night as they penetrate deep into the layers of the skin as they are very thin in consistency. There are numerous options out there, although we recommend checking out the few below:
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum: This is probably one of the best known serums in the market as it can minimize the signs of aging, and support the skins ability in producing more collagen. the added hyaluronic acid allows your skin to remain hydrated for up to 72 hours, and the antioxidants helps protect your skin against environmental assaults.
Biossance Squalane + Retinol Night Serum: Retinol is such an important step in your skincare routine, as it can help with wrinkles and fine lines, as well as discoloration. The great thing about the Biossance serum is an encapsulated retinol + retinal, which stimulates cellular turnover, and the added squalane ensures to keep your skin hydrated and nourishes as retinol can cause some skin discomfort when first using the product.
Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen® Serum: Another very popular serum, especially since its collagen gold, this serum formulated with patented Alguronic Acid to address visible signs of aging, as well as the Active Vegan Collagen which helps condition the skin to plump and improve the look of texture and plumpness in the skin.
In order to seal in all the goodness, we always recommend going in with a moisturizer twice a day after cleansing your skin. Whether you have oily or dry skin moisturizer is your best friend.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration: Sometimes simplicity is the best. This ultra rich moisturizer is great for individuals who experience extremely dry or dehydrated skin. The added shea butter and allantoin help soothe and hydrate the skin.
Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer: This lightweight moisturizer is great for those who experience oily skin, as it is a lightweight gel-cream. The moisturizer combines signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to visibly improve skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.
Sunscreen is perhaps the most important step in your routine as this ultimately protects you from the sun, which can be the leading cause of aging. Its important to apply the correct amount as well as thoroughly apply it not only to your face, but as well as your neck and chest. sunscreen can be tricky, as it can cause acne, although the market has certainly introduced some great options.
BEAUTY OF JOSEON – Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotic SPF50+ PA++++ – 50ml – This is probably one of the most popular sunscreens out there as it is lightweight and effective, and causes zero white cast. not only this, the price tag is extremely affordable! Use code SHOPMANDYP for 15% off your purchase at StyleVana!
Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 PA+++: Not only does this sunscreen provide protection, it provides a serious glow as well! Need a no makeup day? Slap on this sunscreen and be on with your day as it provides a stunning radiance to the skin.
Summer Fridays ShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen: Not a fan of the glow? Don’t fret as the Summer Friday’s sunscreen may be the calling to your prayers. The sunscreen leaves a nice soft natural-looking finish to the skin without the greasy look. A great option for all our oily skin girlies!
Surgery is great for individuals who opt to go down that route, although for a lot of people, the downtime is just far too long! With Botox, fillers, Thermalift and the correct skincare, you can look ageless in minutes without the hassle of taking time off. Give us a call to speak with of our nurses to see what anti-aging procedures may be for you!