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Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy! How to Slow Aging in Your 40’s

how to slow aging

20% of Americans are a part of Generation X, meaning they’re between the ages of 38 and 53. 22% of Americans are Baby Boomers, meaning they’re between the ages of 52 and 72. 

And while there are many benefits to growing older, most of us want to look great and retain our youthful good looks. Part of growing old gracefully is keeping skin looking healthy. 

But it’s not always easy to know how to do that. We want to help you look your best for years to come.

Keep reading to learn how to slow aging in your 40s and beyond. 

Why It’s Important to Learn How to Slow Aging

Staying healthy isn’t just about looking great. It’s about feeling great both in how your body feels and how your mind feels.

And if you feel you look old, you may begin to think of yourself as old. That thought process can help accelerate your aging process

Protect Your Skin Against the Sun

As you age, it’s important to continue protecting your skin against the sun’s UV rays because it ages our skin much more rapidly. 

Here are a few ways you can do that:

  • Avoid direct sunlight as much as you can between 10 am and 2 pm. 
  • Apply a sunscreen that is an SPF of 30 or higher every day
  • Cover up by wearing wide-brimmed hats, long sleeves, and pants

You should also protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. 

Eat Healthy Foods

One of the best anti-aging treatments you can do for yourself is by eating real food.

Fruits and vegetables have plenty of vitamins and minerals that can help you maintain a healthy weight and keep you looking young. 

Quit Smoking

Smoking not only causes cancer, but it also destroys your skin in various ways such as:

  • Dull and dry complexion
  • Loss of firmness
  • Premature lines
  • Wrinkles

You may also end up with leathery skin if you don’t quit. 

Get Plenty of Rest

Your body needs enough rest to function properly. And not getting enough sleep ages you more quickly because of the lack of sleep causes your cells to age more quickly.

You should also aim to sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side can cause lines to form on your cheek and cause wrinkles. 

Stay Hydrated

Water is a natural anti-aging tool. It’s also a great way to keep your body and skin hydrated. You’ll also help your organs and energy levels. 

Staying hydrated means your skin holds onto moisture. This is important as you age since your skin stops retaining as much moisture as it once did. 

And skip the straw as it can give you fine lines around your mouth. 

Use the Right Products for Your Skin

Some of the best anti-aging treatments are skincare products such as:

  • Retinoid or retinol creams
  • High-quality vitamin C
  • Sunscreen with an SPF or higher
  • Moisturizers

Look for moisturizers that are fragrance-free, formulated for sensitive skin, and contains hyaluronic acid. 

Schedule A Visit

Get regular facials, use medical grade skin care products, and get a skin check every year!  Ask a Glo Medspa skin care expert how we can help your skin look healthy in your 40’s. Contact us to schedule an appointment so you can keep looking your best.