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What’s going on? This might be the era where your career gets well and truly established but unfortunately so do a few other things, such as your wrinkles and pigmentation from too many years of sun exposure. ‘Most of my patients in their 40s want to tackle a dull complexion, skin laxity around the mouth, cheek and jaw area and deep wrinkles in areas of repetitive expression such as the forehead, brows, and crows feet,’ says Preema.
What to do: It’s easy to take your foot off the gas when it comes to your skincare, but consistency and continuity are key for making any real kind of change to your complexion so keep at it. And one of the best ingredients that will help your 40-year-old skin do this is glycolic acid. ‘Glycolic is a fantastic resurfacing ingredient. Improvements in ageing, hyperpigmentation, acne, and other conditions can be seen with appropriate resurfacing, especially if combined with other ingredients targeting the other processes involved in the cause of the individual conditions,’ explains Preema. It’s always best to use glycolic acid exfoliants in the evening so your skin isn’t exposed to sun as it peels away the top surface, avoiding the eye area. Treat this with a lightweight, wrinkle plumping eye cream instead. And make sure you treat your skin to a massively hydrating moisturiser, containing SPF, the next day.
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