“Life begins at forty” recites a famous aphorism. But while it is true that wisdom, experience and refinement are gifts acquired at the dawn of this turning point, it is equally well known that after the age of forty the skin begins to manifest new, specific needs. Here’s how to embrace this wonderful season of life, and all the secrets to take care of your skin in your forties.
Forty, fifty, sixty and beyond: not just figures but wonderful milestones, to be celebrated without anxiety but with joy and gratitude. To face these second youths with the right spirit, all it takes is to reserve for body and spirit – skin included – a series of specific treatments.
One of the first habits to update is undoubtedly the skincare routine. Scientific studies in fact point out that starting from the age of 27 the skin already begins to age, progressively decreasing the production of collagen and elastin, two fundamental elements for a youthful and toned appearance. It is after the age of forty then, also aided by the onset of the menopausal phase, that the production of these substances undergoes a further deceleration: in fact, the hormonal change makes the skin less luminous and less responsive to the fight against free radicals caused by external factors such as pollution, sun exposure, and toxins.
The result? A dull complexion, and the subsequent loss of tone. Be careful not to get alarmed, because with the right precautions it is easy to treat them and to enjoy truly amazing results.
How the skin changes after the age of forty
After our forties, there are many different signs of aging that begin to appear. Some of the most common? Small, café-milk-colored spots that show up on the backs of the hands, face and décolleté, as well as wrinkles and expression lines and a general loss of tone.
But what really happens to the skin after the age of forty? As we have already seen, in this age group the production of elastin, which is responsible for skin tone, tends to gradually decrease. Also, fewer cells are formed in the skin, and those that already exist shrink: this contributes
the thinning of the skin layers, and makes it more difficult to retain moisture and maintain an optimal level of hydration. The collagen fibers in the dermis also gradually lose more and more elasticity, leading to the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines.
Lastly, slower circulation reduces the skin’s supply of nutrients and ability to detoxify, contributing to a dull, uneven complexion.
A seemingly apocalyptic scenario, but there is a simple and effective solution: to adopt a skincare routine based on active ingredients such as peptides, antioxidants, vitamins and natural acids to provide the skin with all the tools it needs to regenerate and immediately appear more hydrated, radiant and youthful.
Skincare after the age of forty.
For these reasons around 40 adopting a proper morning and evening skincare routine can really make a difference. In the morning it is essential to protect the skin from damage from sun exposure, but also from pollution and all the exogenous factors that could cause the formation of free radicals.
The ingredients to look for at this stage are peptides, hyaluronic acid, Vitamins and antioxidants. In the evening, on the other hand, it will be necessary to cleanse the skin and provide it with all the tools and targeted actives it needs to regenerate and renew itself while sleeping. For example, proteins, oils and vegetable butters that can plump, even and rebalance the skin. Like those contained in the Aeqium Face Cream, packed with highly effective functional substances to hydrate, nourish and plump the skin.
It contains a unique pull of moisturizing, antioxidant, soothing active ingredients that stimulate collagen production and provide the facial skin with all the nutrients it needs to regulate its hydration and regeneration process on its own. Its comprehensive anti-aging action works in the hydrophilic and lipophilic districts of the skin thanks to the HLC4 complex, which combines the hydrophilic properties of hydroxytyrosol, double molecular weight hyaluronic acid, and Niacinamide with the lipophilic properties of vitamin C.