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Into our 40s and 50s: skincare tips

Into our 40s and 50s: skincare tips
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When we get to our 40’s and 50’s, we can still have beautiful skin – wrinkles and lines don’t make us less beautiful, because looking good is not necessarily about looking younger.

Our faces start to change; slower cell turnover, and less collagen and elastic production mean skin tends to be drier, looser and crinklier. Bone starts to decrease slowly, and the way our skin sits on our jaw, forehead and cheekbones changes.

Being old and having a lovely face is the ideal scenario for most of us, though looking around, you can see that is largely down to genetics and a lifetime of face care.

We all know that skin ages when it comes in contact with UV rays, which is almost impossible to avoid in Australia. There isn’t much we can do to undo that damage, but we do have new and improved options to improve the quality of the skin, like radiofrequency treatments to increase collagen production and tighten skin, and injections/fillers to hydrate, plumping out key areas and actually improving your skin over time. Both options leave your complexion looking smooth and supple.

But there’s more. We have so many ways to make your skin sit on your face better, smoothing out lines and softening your features – looking good, not looking good for your age. These treatments are non-invasive, giving you bang for your buck.

In between your treatments, taking care of your skin can make all the difference in terms of how long treatments retain their full effects. Naturally not everyone wants or needs treatments, so here are some tips for taking care of your skin at home no matter what.

  • Use gentle, dermatologist-approved products – you never need harsh anything on your face
  • Avoid fragranced products
  • Try retinoid products or those containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and antioxidants
  • Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise – the skin loses some of its natural oil production as we age, allowing more fluid to evaporate off our skin, causing dryness – reapply during the day
  • Use sunscreen – don’t damage your skin cells any more

Make the most of what you’ve got. 
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