If you have wrinkles in your 40s, you’re not alone. So much so that people spend more than $50 billion every 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 will still happen. Relax, because while they’re a natural part of life, we’re here to share a no-frills skincare routine that will target wrinkles in your 40s. So smile and let’s get started. And then don’t miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong, Toned Arms in 2022, the trainer says.

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It’s essential to make your skincare a priority, especially if you want to look younger. While routines aren’t always easy to follow, it’s important to keep an eye on the price when it comes to caring for aging skin. Don’t view this self-love as a chore, consider it part of your everyday lifestyle. With consistency and patience, you’ll be treating your wrinkles in no time.

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Wrinkles are creases or creases that naturally develop in your skin as you age. They usually start to occur on areas of the face, but show up wherever you get the most sun. Your arms, the backs of your hands, your neck, and your 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 get a great skincare regimen and fight wrinkles. “As we reach our 40s, we tend to notice a rapid decline in skin elasticity due to the hormonal effects on our skin when estrogen levels start to drop,” Dr. Halim tells us, adding, “Our faces as well as bone loss and tissue laxity, then wrinkles and fine lines begin to form.” It is very beneficial to start a good diet appropriate for your age.

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When it comes to products, Dr. Halim suggests, “Always use a gentle moisturizing cleanser such as CeraVe Hydrating Wash followed by an eye serum and a hydrating face serum in the morning. Once everything has been absorbed, sunscreen is a MUST to prevent photo damage that contributes to premature aging as we know it.”

As for a solid overnight process, Dr. Halim recommends using “a deep cleanser such as ZO Gentle Foam Cleanser which is suitable for all skin types and is a cleanser/toner in one. Then apply a retinol cream for the eyes and also retinol for the face with moisturizer.” Although the steps may seem complicated, they will actually be very easy to follow. Dr. Halim also recommends exfoliating once a week to generate glowing, healthy-looking skin.

We also spoke with Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, a dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon who is a big fan of using peptides to target wrinkles. “I like to recommend peptide creams that help firm the skin. Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of crucial proteins like collagen and elastin. They have both serums and creams,” explains Vasyukevich.

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Day:
1. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
2. SkinBetter Instant Effect EYE Gel
3. The Ordinary “Buffet” Peptide Serum
4. Elta® Sunscreen

The night :
1. ZO Gentle Foaming Cleanser
2. SkinBetter AlphaRet
3. ZO Intense Eye Cream

Alexa Mellardo

Alexa is the associate editor of Eat This, Not That!’s Mind + Body, overseeing the M+B channel and bringing readers compelling stories about fitness, wellness and self-care. Read more