Skin care in my 40s is a completely different ball game than skincare in my 30s.
It’s not the “frying” of the chicken. It’s just me trying to get attention again. 🙂
Let me start from the beginning.
The skin-neglect I enjoyed in my erratic 20s simply would not fly in my 30s and 40s. Things began to change so quickly, I couldn’t ignore. It’s something else!
Let’s face it. Middle age changes your skin, right? As your skin matures, you’ll notice decreased elasticity, some discoloration and more. I’m not writing to depress you (or myself for that matter). But, in order to learn how to take care of our skin in our 30s and 40s, we simply must know exactly what changes are likely and create strategies to combat them.
The skin elasticity issue is difficult to fight. Sagging skin results from a host of factors including genetics, how gently you handle your skin and even your sleep position.
Nature is always best
However, today, we will focus on solutions. The good news is they do exist and don’t involve Botox or fillers. Can I get a cyber hi-five for that news?
Nature has provided great resources to remedy common skin problems associated with aging. For example, WebMD praises the benefits of the entire class of B vitamins to maintain skin plumpness and health.
I rank vitamin B as a miracle nutrient. I use it as a topical about 3 times a week, especially under my eyes. It is a thick oil, but goes on smoothly when mixed with lighter oils or creams. What I like best is that it’s fast acting. I saw dark spots begin to lighten after only a few weeks of use. Likewise, my skin texture seemed visibly smoother.
Niacin is another B vitamin attributed to boosting skin plumpness. You find it in fish such as tuna varieties, salmon and more. You’ll also reap it’s benefits when you eat turkey, chicken and pork. My favorite sources of niacin is peanuts and avocados.
Vitamin K too!
The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology published findings to confirm Vitamin K will reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles. Doctors from the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo found Vitamin K was most effective when combined with vitamins A, C and E.
Products like Organic Skin Care Vitamin K Serum Night Cream Packed with Phytonutrients Daily Facial Vitamin K – From Queen Bee
is a good bet because it has all these elements.
Read more information about in the book “Get Glowing Skin: The Skin Care Guide” by Dawn Foster. She also prints this research.
A Skincare Planning Tool
Are you ready to build your healthy skin plan?
I’ve found a worthwhile tool for you! I found a great free tool for forty-something skin care. Thanks @WebMD! Click To Tweet
Check out the WebMD Skin Evaluator to create your skin care strategy in your 30s and 40s. Don’t wait. Begin caring for your skin now in the proper ways.
The Evaluator is quick, easy and provides useful tips for caring for your skin now and in the years to come. It actually persuaded me to return to facial toner again. Besides, it was nice to have a few minutes to think about myself.
Here is how the Evaluator works:
1. You complete the quiz-type assessment questions. Don’t worry; they are rather speedy and stress-free.
2. It calculates your results based on your answers and gives tips for skin care, finding the right makeup, selecting anti-aging products and more.
Ready to try it? Visit the Web MD skin evaluator by clicking this link:
Tell me. What natural ways do you care for your skin?
Sources I referenced:
Aging Changes in Skin by Medline Plus