There are a lot of perks that come with getting older (despite what the media will have you believe!). Any savvy 40-something will tell you, sure you might have a couple more greys than you did a few years ago, but in turn, you have much, much more— like knowledge of your own self-worth, a fantastic sense of humor, and confidence you probably didn’t have back in your twenties. In fact, one might even say that the forties are in fact, the new twenties.
Of course, there are some perks that come naturally with youth, like soft, wrinkle-free skin for instance. Sometimes it’s really easy to feel like there is nothing you can do once your skin starts aging but the truth is, you don’t have to just accept those little annoying fine lines, without putting up a little bit of a fight. With a little maintenance, the right skincare products, and regimen, and of course, some TLC, you can have that beautiful, soft, supple skin that you desire, even in your forties and beyond.
There are a couple of reasons why you need to give your skin some extra TLC as you start to get older. Our body begins to stop producing many of the hormones that helped keep our skin looking young and radiant. This means we start to experience increased dryness of the skin, which of course means, more fine lines and wrinkles as the skin loses hydration. Our skin also begins to look duller and less vibrant because skin cell turnover also slows with age. And of course, 40+ years of life means 40 years of sun exposure and other environmental factors that can cause your skin to start to look aged.
Luckily, there are products that can combat these signs of aging (no botox required!). And you don’t need to be over 40 either! Taking good care of your skin from an early age means you get a little bit of a headstart so you are well prepared when your body and skin starts aging. The trick is to invest in high-quality products that will nourish your skin and give it the love it deserves. So why wait? Start showing your skin some love today!