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Wrinkles in Your 40s? Here's an Effective Skincare Routine You'll Stick To

With consistency and patience, you'll address those wrinkles in no time.

If you're experiencing wrinkles in your 40s, you're not alone. So much so, that people spend more than $50 billion each year in the United States on products to prevent aging, according to Medical News Today. Wrinkles come with aging, and just like paying bills, we don't like them, but they're still going to happen. Relax, because although they're a natural part of life, we're here to share a no-nonsense skincare routine that will target wrinkles in your 40s. So put on a smile, and let's get started. And next up, don't miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Don't think of this kind of self-love as a chore, consider it part of your lifestyle

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It's essential to make your skincare a priority, especially if you want to look younger. Although routines aren't always easy to stick with, it's important to keep your eye on the prize when it comes to caring for aging skin. Don't think of this self-love as a chore, consider it part of your daily lifestyle. With consistency and patience, you will address your wrinkles in no time.

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As you head into your 40s, you lose skin elasticity at a rapid pace

woman in her 40s skincare for wrinkles

Wrinkles are folds or creases that develop naturally in your skin as you age. They typically start to occur on the facial areas, but appear wherever you get the highest amount of sunshine. Your arms, the back side of your hands, neck, and face are common parts (via Medical News Today).

We reached out to Dr. Azza Halim, a leading, board-certified multi-specialist physician to learn everything you need to do to achieve an excellent skincare regimen and address wrinkling. "When we get into our 40s, we tend to notice rapid decline in skin elasticity as a result of hormonal effects on our skin as estrogen levels start to decline," Dr. Halim tells us, adding, "Also as we lose fat support in our faces as well as bone loss and tissue laxity, then the lines and wrinkles start to form." It's very beneficial to begin a good regimen that's appropriate for your age.

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A gentle hydrating cleanser, eye retinol cream, and peptides are key

facial skincare products for wrinkles in your 40s

When it comes to products, Dr. Halim suggests, "Always use a gentle hydrating cleanser such as CeraVe Hydrating Wash followed by an eye serum and hydrating face serum in the morning. Once all absorbed, then sunblock is a MUST to prevent photo damage which contributes to premature aging as we know."

As far as a solid nighttime process, Dr. Halim recommends using "a thorough cleanser such as ZO Gentle Foam Cleanser that is for all skin types and is a cleanser/toner in one. Then, apply an eye retinol cream and also face retinol with moisturizer." Although the steps may sound involved, they will actually be very easy to follow. Dr. Halim also recommends exfoliating once each week to generate glowing, healthy skin.

We also chatted with Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, a leading, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, who is a major fan of using peptides to target wrinkles. "I like to recommend peptide creams that help lead to firmer skin. Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of crucial proteins like collagen and elastin. They have both serums and creams," Vasyukevich says.

Here's the best skincare regimen for aging skin in your 40s

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1. CeraVe Hydrating Wash
2. SkinBetter Instant Effect Gel EYE
3. The Ordinary "Buffet" Peptide Serum
4. EltaMD Sunblock

1. ZO Gentle Foam Cleanser
2. SkinBetter AlphaRet
3. ZO Intense Eye Crème

Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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