It’s 10 times 4.
It’s basic Math so I’m sure you know the answer to that. Yes, you’re in your 40s. Time flies too fast, huh? I agree! It felt just like yesterday when I purchased my first moisturizer at 15. What about you? When did you pick up your first cleanser? Your first lipstick?
What about now? Does it feel like your bathroom counter is overflowing with every anti-aging product you can get your hands on?
You really don’t need to hoard, trust me.
I have identified a mere 7 items that will help you glow in your 4-0’s. And some of them don’t even cost a cent!
What you need is to get plenty of sleep. Sleep repairs our body while at rest. It reduces stress levels so it helps in holding aging at bay. It’s also the easiest thing you can do and it’s doesn’t cost a cent.
And you know what else comes cheap? Water. Get a healthy amount into your system first thing in the morning and at the end of your day. Proper hydration will keep you skin glowing and looking amazing. I recommend 24 ounces with lemon upon rising; drink several glasses throughout the day; close out your day with a good 16 ounces of water with lemon before bed time.
Then there’s cleansing. Doesn’t matter if you were just stuck in your room or you were out and covered in dirt and dust all day. You need to clean your skin. Before you doze off at night, get into this routine. All that dirt (especially make up) will cause direct damage onto the skin stripping it of its glow.
Cleansing also includes getting rid of your old skin cells so that the new one will have a chance to shine. This means you also might want to get into exfoliating. Do this gently though. You don’t want to irritate your skin or damage it.
You also need to keep the elasticity of your skin to a healthy level so that it can fight off aging signs. And please let’s welcome — Collagen. I recommend collagen peptides. It’s the protein that is essential in maintaining the youthfulness in your skin. There are many products out there so you must take the time to choose which one is for you.
Now you’re stepping outside to go to on an adventure (or work, or shopping, or a lunch out…) and it’s a must to put on sun screen. At this age we are very much aware that UV rays are really harmful to skin. What most women don’t know is that the effects of the sun can still hurt us even on a cloudy day. These effects age the skin quickly.
Facial moisturizers and eye creams were created for a reason. To keep the skin hydrated. In addition to drinking plenty of water, these products help in locking in moisture as well as keeping environment damage at bay. And if you think you don’t need it because you have oily face, believe me, you still do. Just find a product that is not oil based and your skin will be fine!
There are also antioxidants if you want to step it up further: topical serums and edible ingestibles! Antioxidant serums are more expensive than most common concoctions because they have a higher content of targeted ingredients. Edible ingestible’s such as leafy greens, bright red peppers and purple cabbage give you the internal boost to bump up your external radiance!
So there you have it. Make the move to make that skin glow in your 4-oh!
Till next time,