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Skin In Your 40's & 50's

As we approach our 40s and 50s, our skin goes through some changes that can leave us feeling like we're in a midlife crisis. Rest assured, because there are plenty of things you can do to help your skin look and feel its best. So grab a glass of wine (or two) and let's dive into what happens to our skin as we age and what we can do about it.

First and foremost, our skin loses its elasticity as we age. This means that those fine lines and wrinkles that we once saw as no big deal, are now starting to become more prominent. Our skin also becomes thinner, which can make it more prone to bruising and damage from the sun. And speaking of the sun, UV damage can be a major issue in our 40s and 50s, as it can lead to dark spots and uneven skin tone.

So what can we do to combat these changes? Let's start with some at-home remedies.

1.   Wear sunscreen religiously

I know, I know. You've heard it a million times before. But seriously, wearing sunscreen every day is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Not only does it protect you from the harmful effects of UV radiation, but it can also help to prevent more fine lines and wrinkles.

2.   Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise

As our skin loses its elasticity, it can become drier and more prone to wrinkles. That's why it's so important to keep it moisturised. Look for a moisturiser that's rich in hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides.

The Comfort cream from O Cosmedics is my Favourite; This product is a godsend for dry skin looking to fight ageing! It is infused with V8 Peptide Complex® and a rich blend of Poly-Unsaturated Essential Fatty Acids (Omegas 3, 6, and 9) that work together to deeply hydrate your skin and strengthen its natural barrier function. With its 360º hydration factors, it provides long-lasting moisture to combat water loss and improve skin nutrition, ultimately resulting in reduced fine lines and wrinkles.

3.   Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating can help to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, which can leave your skin looking brighter and more radiant. Just be careful not to overdo it, as too much exfoliation can actually damage your skin.

Get ready to reveal a brighter, younger-looking you with this professional-grade at-home peel! With its powerful 14% biomimetic Lactic Acid Complex, it gently exfoliates, hydrates, and refines your skin, reducing fine lines and revealing a smoother, more even-toned complexion.

4.  Retinoids

Retinoids are a form of vitamin A that can help to promote cell turnover and stimulate collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With 3 levels of retinol actives in the clinic, we are bound to have the right one for you.

             Potent Retinol Serum

               Retinol Concentrate
                        Retinoic Oil

Now let's move on to some professional treatments that can help to address specific concerns.

1.   Botox and Fillers

If you're bothered by forehead lines or crows feet, or lack of volume in your mid and lower face, Botox and fillers can be a great solution. Botox works by temporarily paralysing the muscles that cause wrinkles, while fillers can help to plump up areas that have lost volume.

2.   Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a great way to address issues like dark spots, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. They work by removing the outer layer of skin, which can help to reveal smoother, more youthful-looking skin underneath. 

3.   Advanced Skin Needling

This treatment triggers the body's natural healing response, which leads to an increase in collagen and elastin production. This increase in collagen and elastin helps to plump up the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone. Advanced skin needling is a non-invasive, low-downtime treatment that can be customised to suit individual skin concerns and can provide long-lasting results

4.   Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

Radio frequency treatments use electromagnetic waves to stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

Now that we've covered some of the treatments and products that can help to address ageing skin, let's talk about some other things you can do to help your skin look and feel its best.

  • Get plenty of sleep - Getting enough sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being, but it can also have a big impact on your skin. When you're sleep-deprived, your skin can look dull and tired, and you may be more prone to breakouts.
  • Eat a healthy diet - Eating a diet that's rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein can provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and vibrant. Foods that are high in antioxidants, like blueberries and spinach, can also help to protect your skin from free radical damage.
  • Stay hydrated - Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. When your skin is dehydrated, it can look dull and dry, and you may be more prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Manage stress - Stress can have a negative impact on your skin by causing inflammation and triggering breakouts. That's why it's important to find ways to manage your stress, whether that's through exercise, meditation, or spending time with loved ones.
  • Exercise regularly - Exercise is great for your overall health, but it can also have a big impact on your skin. When you exercise, you increase blood flow to your skin, which can help to nourish your skin cells and give your skin a healthy glow.

So there you have it. A comprehensive guide to what happens to your skin in your 40s and 50s, and what you can do to help. Remember, ageing is a natural part of life, but that doesn't mean you can't look and feel your best. So go ahead and indulge in that glass of wine (or two), and treat your skin to some much-deserved love and care. Cheers!

Meet Elle, Senior Therapist at Complete Skin and Beauty Albany Creek! With 16 years of experience under her belt, she's an expert in all things beauty, from treatments to training and coaching multiple clinics to success. While she's achieved countless milestones throughout her career, her true passion lies in helping her peers become the best therapists they can be. After taking a year off for maternity leave, she returned to Albany Creek, eager to dive back into her passion for sharing knowledge and helping her lovely clients feel absolutely fabulous.

Senior Therapist
Complete Skin & Beauty Albany Creek