Dermatologist Guided Basic Skincare Routine for Women In Their 40s

Feb 12, 2021
12:43 A.M.
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Our skins change over time. With age usually comes the loss of firmness, dryness, and fine lines and as such, our skincare regimens should adapt to our concerns.


It's important to have a holistic approach to your beauty including your diet and many less-stress moments. With every changing decade of your life, your skin starts to change. By the time you touch forty, chances are you're starting to notice some new this and thats.

To meet the plummeting collagen and hydration that comes with forty beautiful years of life, dermatologists recommend the following skincare practices:



Dr. Palm recommends to "In Style" using a cleanser that offers gentle exfoliation and anti-aging benefits. This can help combat the appearance of a dull complexion. Try: Kinship's Naked Papaya Gentle Enzyme Cleanser ($22)

Alternatively, for skin that's particularly dry, you may want to consider something with ceramides, glycerin, and vitamin E. These will help bring moisture to your skin. Try: Bioderma Sensibo Foaming Gel ($13.99), or Dove White Beauty Bar with Deep Moisture ($6.27)



To repair and protect, look for a serum rich in antioxidants, like vitamin C or E, or epidermal growth factors to help stimulate collagen production, says Brooke Jackson, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to "O Magazine."

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic ($166), is highly revered by dermatologists. Alternatively, Obagi Professional-C Serum ($91.44), which contains ascorbic acid is also ideal.



“To be most effective, apply your moisturizer after your anti-aging serum. Dot your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and then rub in a circular upward motion both morning and night.”

Says Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital to "Today."

Drunk Elephant's Protini Polypeptide Cream ($68) contains nine peptides, growth factors, and amino acids to improve the skin's texture. Dr Frank recommends Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer ($59).



Sunscreen is recommended long before your forties but it's never too late to clutivate thev habit of adding SPF to your routine. However, in your forties you should be looking to for zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and iron oxide on the label.

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 ($32) is an award-winning sunscreen containing zinc oxide. And for something with a bit of a tint, Colorscience Sunforgettable Powder ($69).

Nighttime Treatment


Jackson tells "O Magazine" that it's worth spending a bit of time into your nighttime regimen including regular use of retinoids.

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream helps to remove dead skin to brighten the undereye area. Like all retinoid products, it sjould only be used at night to avoid sun sensitivity.

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