Don’t you all wish that your skin stays supple and tight even when you age? It can be a little dismaying to suddenly see tell-tale signs of ageing as you start nearing 40s. All the skincare routines that you’ve loved and trusted for so many years suddenly don’t seem to work.

But taking care of your skin and preventing signs of ageing, is not just possible, but also quite simple. Here is a list of everything your dermat would have liked you to know before you reach the big 4-0!

Everything your dermat wants you to do before you turn 40

The earlier the better!

It is never too early to start caring for and improving your skin, but it is always better to start early. Properly caring for your skin in your 20s and 30s increases the chances of your skin being tighter, firmer and less wrinkled by the time you reach your 40s.

Everything your dermat wants you to do before you turn 40

Include in a solid CTM routine

A good CTM routine is the cornerstone of great skin, and one you should seldom skip. Use products that work for your skin type and apply them religiously.

Everything your dermat wants you to do before you turn 40

Say hello to Vitamin C

Dermatologists agree that vitamin C is full of antioxidants and is an important ingredient in skincare products you should use in your 20s and 30s. It helps prevent pigmentation and boosts collagen levels to support better skin health in your 40s.

Everything your dermat wants you to do before you turn 40

Slather on some sunscreen

Any dermatologist will tell you over and over again that daily application of a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more is the ultimate tool to preventing future damage to your skin and delaying signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Everything your dermat wants you to do before you turn 40

Get your hands some retinol

Just like vitamin C, retinol is a great skincare hero that should be a part of your night time skincare routine. This vitamin A derivative is a great way to start preventing the appearance of wrinkles and boosts collagen production.