Itís time to kick it up another notch. Your forties is when your skin loses much of it tightness. It may begin to look dull and your pores may become larger. Blotches, freckles, age spots, discoloration, and changes in skin color may become much more visible. Retinoids, anti-oxidants and alpha hydroxy acids can improve the look of your skin and your 40ís would be a good time to begin using them. Of course itís essential that you continue using a thick moisturizer and eye serums on a daily basis.
Home microdermabrasion kits are also an option that can result in a smoother more even appearing skin texture and tone while rejuvenating your skinís texture and color.
Changes in your skin have reached high gear. Menopause has assisted in the loss of Estrogen which is what has given your skin its elasticity and kept it hydrated, however since those estrogen levels have diminished, you will begin seeing wrinkles form around your eyes, drooping eyelids and expression lines around the mouth and forehead.
Begin using anti-aging or wrinkle reducing formulas such as vitamin A (Retinol) or Glycolic acid products. Retin A has proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture, skin tone and color, as well as your skinís hydration levels.
Glycolic acid will trigger new formation of collagen to plump cells and reduce wrinkles on the skinís surface. Postmenopausal women can also use a cream containing progesterone that may improve skin elasticity and firmness.
By age 60 all types of collagen are significantly below their youthful levels. There are, however wonderful hydrating creams that contain Alpha Hydroxy acids (Glycolic acids), soy, green tea and retinol (vitamin A) which your skin will need now that it is drier and showing major signs of age. The alpha Hydroxy acids will help reduce droopy skin and the retinol will reduce your fine lines.
Your skinís texture will become visibly less smooth and you will most likely begin to see age spots. Youíll appreciate the early care youíve given to your skin because the signs of aging will be minimal, however, if you havenít started early youíll clearly notice the effects of neglect.
While itís never too late to take care of your skin the damage you already have will be difficult to reduce without special medical treatments such as botox or perhaps surgical procedures. All the above should continue to be applied but it is wise to consult your physician on advanced treatments.