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4 Life-Changing Skincare Hacks Every Woman Over 40 Should Know To Look 10 Years Younger

November 7, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

You want your skin to look and feel smooth and as fresh as possible, regardless of age. Having great skin doesn’t mean trying to look 18 – it means working with what you have to bring out your very best.

Here are four life-changing skincare hacks every woman over 40 should know to look 10 years younger.

sleep

Learn to sleep on your back


If you’ve always been a stomach or side sleeper, now is the time to make a switch to sleeping on your back. Sleeping any other way puts pressure on parts of your face and can cause wrinkles and a faster loss of collagen in one area of your face. Luckily, there are pillows that can help train you to sleep on your back.

hands

Apply sunscreen to your neck and hands


You probably already know you should apply sunscreen daily to your face to prevent sun damage, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles. But it’s just as important to spread a bit of sunscreen on your neck and even your hands, which are exposed to the sun more than you think (including when you are driving).

cream

Give products time to work


There’s a reason why clinical studies on skincare products show results after several weeks or months: it takes time for effective ingredients like retinol and peptides to prove their worth. Instead of switching products after two weeks, stick with one for awhile.

eye cream

Don’t forego eye cream


Eye cream isn’t a marketing gimmick designed to steal your money, we promise. With that said, finding one that can decrease under eye bags and smoothen fine lines requires paying attention to ingredients. Invest in creams that contain caffeine or skin-tightening albumin, found in egg whites. One to try: Eyes Eyes Baby, which firms up your eye area in minutes (even when you’re running on four hours’ sleep).

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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