Skin Care Tips for 40-Somethings

The 40s can be a tough decade for the skin. Effects of sun exposure, environmental damage and other pollutants can become more noticeable by this time, making skin look dull and lifeless. At the same time, collagen and elastin deficiencies lead to loose, sagging skin and the formation of facial creases. Now is the time to step up your skin care regimen to address these issues and prevent future problems. New Visage has skin care tips for 40-somethings that will bring back your healthy glow and restore your youthful vitality.

Refresh Tired Skin
By the time you celebrate your 40th birthday, your skin has taken a beating. Exposure to the elements day in and day out can lead to a complexion that has lost its luster. Refresh your tired skin with home treatments containing essential ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids or retinoids. These professional treatments can also give skin the lift it needs:

  • Chemical Peels
  • IPL Photo Rejuvenation
  • Pixel Perfect Fractional Laser Resurfacing
  • Microneedling using the Dermapen

Firm Up Loose Skin
In our younger years, our bodies produce ample collagen and elastin to maintain a strong underlying structure for the skin, giving skin its soft supple appearance. As we get older, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, resulting in skin laxity and the formation of some types of facial wrinkles. Hydration becomes especially important at this time, using products that contain hyaluronic acid regularly. Professional treatments designed to address skin laxity include:

  • Accent XL Skin Tightening
  • Ultherapy
  • Microneedling using the Dermapen

Say Goodbye to Facial Wrinkles
Probably one of the most concerning issues at this time of life is the appearance of facial wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles caused by certain facial expressions begin to form around the forehead, between the eyebrows and in the outer corners of the eyes. Other types of creases develop between the nose and mouth and the mouth and chin. Using products at home with retinol and peptides will help to keep wrinkles at bay a bit longer and minimize their appearance when they do appear. Professional treatments like these are also highly effective at smoothing away those telltale signs of aging:

Botox/Dysport/Xeomin (for dynamic wrinkles)

Dermal Fillers (for wrinkles on the lower half of the face)

Pixel Perfect Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Chemical Peels (like the Obagi Blue Peel)

Turning 40 can be a traumatic experience for some, but you don’t have to take the passing of years without a fight. The right skin care regimen, combined with high-quality professional treatments, will keep you skin in top condition throughout these middle years. To learn more about caring for your skin at any age, contact the staff at New Visage at 252-808-2NEW.