Fabulous at 40? Here’s how to take care of your skin!

Achieving beautiful skin at 40 is a universal desire. However, as time passes, the skin starts to show signs of aging. Wrinkles deepen, brown spots appear, and the skin becomes thinner, dryer, and loses its radiance: the telltale signs of aging are manifold. But are there ways to preserve youthful skin? And are there active ingredients and skincare routines that slow down skin aging?

The beauty experts at Anne Semonin are happy to answer these questions and offer invaluable tips for maintaining a fresh, plump, and radiant complexion in your 40s.



What causes our skin to age?

Skin aging is unavoidable. It generally starts around the age of 30 as this is when the production of hyaluronic acid slows down. Hyaluronic acid is essential for skin hydration and is the ultimate active ingredient to combat dehydration lines.

Around 40, the skin starts to lose its firm and youthful appearance due to a decrease in elastin and collagen. Furthermore, the cell renewal cycle, which typically takes around 28 days in our 20s and 30s, slows down, resulting in duller, less glowy skin. As we age, pigment spots start to appear due to the uneven production of melanin, a natural skin pigment.

All these phenomena are connected to the natural aging process and internal factors such as physiology and genetics. Behavioral and environmental factors that elevate oxidative stress, including UV exposure, stress, a poor diet (too few antioxidants and too much sugar), sleep deprivation, and smoking (which depletes vitamin C levels) accelerate skin aging even further.

Miracle active ingredients for youthful skin at 40

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent premature skin aging. A healthier lifestyle and daily skincare routine can make a significant difference, especially when using products containing anti-aging active ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is one such ingredient. Hyaluronic acid of a high molecular weight hydrates the skin and improves its elasticity, while hyaluronic acid of a low or medium molecular weight fills fine lines and plumps deep wrinkles.

Retinol is another remarkable ingredient for skin health. It boosts collagen and elastin production, firming the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Its exfoliating properties also help to remove dead cells, smoothen skin texture, and brighten the complexion.

Then there are the skincare benefits of vitamin C, which protects against free radicals, stimulates collagen synthesis, and combats age spots and loss of radiance. Last but not least are collagen and AHAs (fruit acids), which rid the skin of dead cells and activate cell renewal.

The rare ingredients in Anne Semonin anti-aging products

Anne Semonin's commitment to innovation is evident in its pursuit of highly effective yet safe skincare ingredients.

Dheanne Cream , for example, contains wild yam extract from Mexico. This active ingredient is rich in diosgenin, a natural progesterone that improves skin regeneration and boosts cellular functions. This results-driven cream also contains sea retinol, a samphire extract that acts like retinol but doesn't irritate the skin or cause photosensitivity. It therefore suits all skin types and can be used in the morning and evening.

Our Miracle Eye Contour Anti-Wrinkle Cream is another skincare must-have made with antioxidants and active ingredients such as vitamins C and E, buckwheat seed extracts, and red and brown algae extracts. It also contains Niacinamide (vitamin B3) to combat the telltale signs of aging and hyperpigmentation and a peptide that works like Botox by gently reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The best skincare routine and products for youthful skin at 40

Are you seeking ways to preserve your skin's youthful radiance? This simple beauty routine hydrates, tones, and illuminates the skin.

To protect your skin against harmful UV rays, avoid excessive sun exposure and apply sun protection, regardless of the season.

1. Always cleanse and tone the skin. : In the morning and evening, apply Botanical Milk followed by Botanical Toner to remove impurities and traces of makeup. Both products are made with hyaluronic acid and leave the skin feeling fresh, soothed, and perfectly hydrated.

Beauty bonus : Once a week, exfoliate your skin with Resurfacing Peel Mask. The mask combines chemical (fruit acids), mechanical, and biological peels to remove dead cells, refine skin texture, and improve skin radiance. It's the perfect product for those in their forties.

2.Combat wrinkles and lack of firmness : Apply Dheanne Cream on clean skin to hydrate the epidermis in the morning and evening. Then, apply Miracle Eye Contour Anti-Wrinkle Cream .

Beauty bonus : At 40, incorporating a serum into your beauty routine is essential. Apply a few drops of Firming & Lifting Serum with Pure Gold 24K, and hyaluronic acid daily to firm and plump the skin. Alternatively, apply Brightening Serum to reduce the appearance of pigmentation spots, or Tissue Serum,with sea collagen, to tone the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Choose a serum that meets your skin’s needs and your face will thank you!

3.Treat your skin to a face mask : Once a week, use a mask that meets your skin's needs.Night Regenerating Mask plumps tired skin, revitalizing Gel Mask improves skin radiance, Mineral Mask balances the skin, and Cream Mask nourishes and soothes the skin.

Beauty bonus : those with tired, dull skin will love Night Regenerating Mask awith albizia and lindera extracts. Its innovative formula contains hyaluronic acid, a firming tetrapeptide, and black tea for its antioxidant action. The mask, awarded Marie Claire's 2023 Beauty Excellence Award, does wonders for your skin!



Anne Semonin Beauty Tips +++

Massage your face with your hands or a beauty accessory such as a gua sha or jade roller when you apply your products.

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water (1.5 liters a day).

Are you seeking a personalized beauty prescription? Visit www.annesemonin.com or your Anne Semonin spa to discover what beauty routine meets your skin’s needs.

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