Ah, the 40s. The age where you start to feel like you’re finally getting the hang of life, but your skin has other plans. While your mind may feel young and vibrant, your skin is here to remind you that you’re not as young as you used to be. This sounds very upsetting, but there is a solution for everything. Be cool, accept things you can’t change, but do everything you can to make a positive impact (on your life and on your skin).

Skin changes when you hit 40

Things are changing all the time. While some aspects of our lives are changing for the better with our age, some things sadly change for the worse. Skin in the 40s experiences various changes, such as a decrease in collagen production, more visible fine lines, and wrinkles, sagging skin, the skin may become dry or oily, it can become acne prone, one may face an increase in pigmentation, or skin becoming more sensitive.

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Loss of collagen

One of the most common changes in the skin at the age of 40 is a decrease in collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps to maintain the structure and elasticity of the skin. Collagen seems to be present everywhere when educating about skin and it is because it is so crucial for us. According to the doctors, your 40s is when you really start to see major changes in the firmness of your skin

Less elastic skin and more prone to wrinkles

A decrease in collagen production has further consequences on our skin. As the levels of collagen decrease, the skin becomes less elastic and more prone to wrinkles and sagging, while the wrinkles become more visible. Now, you might ask yourself what are normal wrinkles at 40. 

What is a wrinkle

Wrinkles at 40

As you know, there are several groups of wrinkles and there are different wrinkles for different age groups. At 40 you will likely see the formation of static wrinkles – those are the ones that are present even when your face is perfectly still. The areas in which you develop these wrinkles are heavily influenced by the shape of your face, genetics, and talking patterns.

For instance, some people are prone to “the 11s” because they furrow their brows, while others develop so-called “marionette lines” because they often hold tension in the lower half of their faces. Whatever the trouble is, you need to exercise your face muscles. Time is not reversible, but you can strongly impact on further developments. If you are not prone to surgery and you are looking for a non-invasive daily routine that will plump up and rejuvenate your skin, FOREO BEAR might be just the thing you’re looking for as it is clinically proven that you will see visible results after 7 days.

Dry or oily skin

One day, out of nowhere and with no sign or warning your skin can become drier as the oil glands become less active. Another vicious cycle starting, dry skin can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture. Now, it can go the other way around. If you are asking yourself: “Why is my skin so oily in my 40s?”. Your skin might become oily due to an overproduction of sebum by your sebaceous glands. Sebum excess can happen due to various reasons. One of them, especially at the age of 40 can be hormonal fluctuations linked to perimenopause, genetics, increased stress, pregnancy or a wrong skincare routine. 

Where is that glowing, youthful complexion you once had

You might also notice that the glowing, youthful complexion you once had is no longer there. Remember, skin thins and dries in the 40s due to estrogen decrease, which means more moisturization is needed during this decade. By keeping your skin moisturized, you will keep it closer to glowing. In addition, hydration products can be pushed deeper in your skin layers with devices that are using hyper-infusion technology like FOREO UFO 2.

In addition, hydration products can be pushed deeper in your skin layers with devices that are using hyper-infusion technology like FOREO UFO 2.

Increase in pigmentation and age spots

Another common skin change that occurs at the age of 40 is an increase in pigmentation. As it is not enough, it can further result in age spots, uneven skin tone and a dull complexion. Next up, the dreaded age spots. These little buggers are caused by years of sun damage and can pop up seemingly out of nowhere. They may be small, but they can be mighty annoying. UFO 2 and its green LED light can help you with several troubles connected with unwanted effects from the sun.

Skin becoming more sensitive

In your 40s the skin may become more sensitive to environmental factors such as sun exposure, pollution, and harsh skincare products. Therefore, you have to make sure we are taking all steps necessary to protect the skin from those factors.

Hormonal acne

And let’s not forget about the joy that is hormonal acne. Acne doesn’t care about age. Yes, that’s right. Just when you thought you were done with acne, it decides to rear its ugly head once again. Thanks, hormones! Today there is an arsenal of treatment options for acne that depend on the type of acne you are dealing with. LED light therapy is one of them and FOREO ESPADA is a device that can, accompanied by ESPADA Blemish Solution, be your way out.

FOREO ESPADA is a device that can, accompanied by ESPADA Blemish Solution, help with breakouts and acne.

Face change by age

While it is a known fact that our face changes all the time (as the rest of our body), most people begin to notice a shift in the appearance of their face around their 40s (followed by their 50s). Some will notice already in their 30s, but let’s say that in their 40s it is pretty much inevitable to see it. As we lose facial volume, the contour of the face changes and all the nasty such as shift downwards starts occurring.Skin becomes loose and sagging, bones lose their mass and muscles their strength.

Taking care of yourself in 40s

For starters, remind yourself that skincare doesn’t imply using products or treatments. It is closely connected with the way you live and with habits you have. Make sure you’re staying hydrated and eating a healthy diet. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your skin looking plump and hydrated, and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. You can’t achieve beautiful skin without a proper sleep, hence give yourself a ‘treat’ of plenty of sleep, that will rejuvenate your body and your skin. Body workout has only positive impacts on your skin health, so that one should be the part of your winning formula.

Best skincare routine for 40s

Following your general habits, make sure you’re using a good moisturizer and sunscreen every day. Moisturizer can help keep your skin looking and feeling soft, while sunscreen can help prevent any further damage from the sun. Remember that your skin needs to be perfectly clean to be able to absorb the very best ingredients from skincare products you use.

Dead skin cells can create a dull complexion and act as a physical barrier to skincare. LUNA™ 4 is the most gentle LUNA™ ever made while providing tailored cleanse, based on skin types and problem areas. Be aware of your skin’s current needs, they might be changing and constantly adjust your skin regimen. 

LUNA™ 4 is the most gentle LUNA™ ever made while providing tailored cleanse, based on skin types and problem areas.

The most personalized facial

UFO 2 offers you the most personalized facial there is. In short, there is a LED light treatment for different problems you are facing. With UFO 2 you can experience numerous benefits like: improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping reduce acne breakouts, boosts collagen production, purifying the skin, etc. There is a wide selection of Farm to Face masks that pair the UFO 2 and again it’s up to use the one you need for a specific need.

T-Sonic Technology: the Closest Ally to Your Skincare Routine

Are you looking for a skincare routine that will actually make a difference? If so, you should consider adding devices with T-Sonic technology to your regimen. This technology, which is patented by beauty-powerhouse FOREO, is present in all of the brand’s products. Thanks to it, you can enjoy deep cleansing, stimulation of microcirculation, and, of course, smoother skin and a brighter complexion. Let it be your plan to beat the aging process and don’t let the changes happening in your 40s rule your life!

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