5 Skin Care Essentials Every Woman Over 40 Should Be Using

If you have been disciplined with a skin care routine that hasn’t changed in years, know this — skin care regimens don’t age well! Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Douglas Key explains how to see effective reversals in skin firming and wrinkle reduction. It’s vital to transition your daily skin care standard with age.

The Genetic Factor

Though everyone ages differently, our genes mostly govern the course. This process, known as intrinsic aging, reveals aging skin development is consistent from one person to another. Though the number of skin cells, pigment cells, and oil glands does not decrease over time, their integrity and functionality decrease with age. The skin layers get thinner, the pigment becomes irregular, elastin and collagen production decrease and lose their structural ability. The oil glands produce less oil, subcutaneous fat diminishes, and our facial bones resorb and cave as well. The results include uneven pigment, hollowness, sagging skin, and more wrinkles.

A+ Skin Care

But there’s also good news. Smart and effective skin care can work wonders on reducing the signs of aging and enhancing skin quality and health. We encourage our patients to take the next step in combining at-home skin care with in-office treatments to literally turn back the calendar on your facial beauty. Here are five steps Dr. Key recommends.

1. Sunscreen (SPF 45 or Higher)

Quick-absorbing and light Ultra Shield SPF 50+ offers a daily broad-spectrum safeguard against damaging UVA and UVB rays. Antioxidant-rich, elegant formula blends flawlessly under your makeup with no white residue left behind. Its water-resistance makes it ideal for outdoor lifestyles and is suitable for all skin types.

2. Retinol

SkinMedica Retinol Complex 1.0 rejuvenates skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines. It is appropriate for all skin types and can be preconditioned with Retinol Complex 0.25.

3. Antioxidant Serum

Intense Defence Serum uses botanical sources of vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. It is clinically proven against the top serums to deliver anti-aging results by diminishing wrinkles and fine lines when used once or twice daily.

4. Peptide Serum

TNS® Advanced+ Serum improves the appearance of skin texture, tone, fine lines, and coarse wrinkles. It is also the only growth factor product that addresses sagging skin with visible results in only two weeks.

5. Gentle Exfoliator

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser gently scrubs dead skin away to improve skin tone and texture. It is appropriate for all skin types.

The Bottom Line

Dr. Key recommends focusing on quality, not the number of products you use, paying particular attention to science-driven at-home treatments with results-oriented formulations. Getting started is easy. Partner with a board-certified dermatologist to help you on a journey of skin health and beauty.

Our office carries the following brands: SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals, and Epionce. We offer a customized approach to find the right in-home treatments for your skin type. Give us a call, schedule an appointment for a free consultation, and get started on a healthy path!

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