8 Skin Care Tips for your 40’s from Real Women
Here’s how 8 real women take care of their skin!
Nicole says – “I did everything wrong when I was a teen – I grew up in Miami and we’d coat ourselves in baby oil and lie out on sheets of Mylar. Now, I’m really good! I apply sunscreen and a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum daily and a prescription retinoid cream five days a week – just a pea-size drop on my face and neck. They’re worth the splurge but everything else I use comes from the drugstore.”
Lori says – “I’m a spinning instructor, so two to three times a day I get soaking wet with perspiration, blasting out toxins from every pore of my body. I wipe down with cleansing wipes after every class, and I stash them in the fridge so they’re ice-cold. Getting really sweaty and then cleaning it all off is my magic combination.”
Kristen says – “Twice a day I cleanse my face and moisturize with Clarins products, which I’ve been using since I was 17, and every third or fourth day I apply a prescription retinoid under my eyes. I run a lot and always make sure I’m wearing at least SPF 40. I also drink a ton of water, very little alcohol, and eat healthy foods – I think it helps keep my skin looking fresh.”
Tiffany says – “I wash my face with Dove soap and apply Prevage night cream before bed. Every once in a while, I’ll switch it to Retin-A. And I’m very careful about going out in the sun. I make sure to wear at least SPF 15 on my face every day and, at the beach, I put on huge sunglasses and a giant hat.”
Gina says – “My number-one secret is good sleep. I put my little ones down at 8:30 or 9 p.m., kiss my older one goodnight, and go straight to bed. If I don’t, I wake up with dark circles or bags. I wash every day with a foam cleanser, then apply Pond’s cream, which the women in my family have used for years.”
Yvette says – “Healthy living is my secret to good skin. I don’t smoke or drink alcohol or soda, and my husband and I like to exercise. Otherwise, my routine is very boring: soap and water. I do like to use an anti-puff rollerball eye cream – I usually have that with me. Also, my grandmother is 90 and has passed down a few all-natural remedies, like using aloe on your skin.”
Valerie says – “I never use soap on my face – my 92-year-old grandmother taught me that. To take off my makeup, I put a little baby shampoo on my finger, wet it, and gently wipe around my eyes. Every once in a while, I mix baking soda and water together and use it as a mask to get rid of blackheads.”
Suzanne says – “I use basic soap and moisturizer and, before bed, I slather on a night cream. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect eye cream, but I have yet to find it! It’s okay though – a few little laugh lines and crow’s feet that I have don’t really bother me. You have to own it and embrace them.”
If you’re in your 40s and looking for some anti-aging tips, they some of these and let us know how you make out.
Stay tuned next week for skin care tips for women in their 50s!