In your 40s, your skin cell turnover rate halves to around what it was in your 20s, meaning that wrinkles will have started to appear and that your skin is probably looking a little less radiant. This is why having a thorough skincare regime in order to keep your skin well hydrated and thoroughly nourished is so very essential.

In addition to getting enough sleep and being mindful of how you react to stress, we’ve put together some important skincare habits for you to adopt in your 40s.

Sunscreen
 

Sunscreen

As you age, your skin’s sensitivity to the sun increases as well. As a result, it becomes quite imperative that you always wear SPF, and when in the sun for prolonged periods, wear a hat and don shades as well. You can always opt for the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Lotion that blocks up to 97% of the harmful UV rays of the sun so as to keep your skin looking youthful.

Day cream
 

Day cream

During the day, it is also extremely important to prevent any damage to the skin caused by those free radicals that your sunscreen can’t really block.  Use an antioxidant rich cream, such as the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Crème, which replenishes and moisturises your skin, making it fairer and giving it an instant glow.

Night cream
 

Night cream

It is quite important to choose a night cream that has anti-ageing benefits. Such creams help boost skin cells while also delaying the skin’s ageing process. The Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Night Cream is infused with precious real gold, as well as the vitamins A and B3, providing your skin with amazing anti-ageing benefits.

Exfoliator
 

Exfoliator

Exfoliating your skin helps remove dead skin cells and brings newer ones to the forefront, thereby causing your skin to look youthful and radiant. The ‘Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant’ provides your skin with a non-abrasive exfoliation treatment that stimulates cell renewal with the help of natural fruit enzymes by removing dead skin cells in order to improve skin texture.

Eye cream
 

Eye cream

When it comes to eye creams, especially if you’re in your 40s, reach for one that targets specific ageing issues such as fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. Try the ‘Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum’ which maximises night-time skin repair so as to help minimise fine lines and increase your skin’s luminosity.