Three Common Skin Care Issues in Your 40s and How to Address Them

iStock_000020383481MediumHopefully, by the time a woman hits her 40s she is comfortable in her own skin. But that doesn’t mean she should neglect the outward appearance of her skin.

Age spots

Age spots are the result of exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds. The pigment in the upper layer of the skin that gives your skin its normal color is called melanin. UV light exposure accelerates the production of melanin, creating a tan that helps protect deeper layers of the skin. Age spots appear on areas of frequent exposure when melanin becomes clumped or is produced in particularly high concentrations. There are several ways to lighten brown spots and prevent further progression of hyperpigmentation. Topical treatments containing retinoids can help lighten slightly darkened spots. Chemical peels and laser treatments are more involved treatments.

Volume loss

If you’re lucky to evade facial volume loss in your 30s, you may not be that fortunate in your 40s. Sunken cheeks, nasolabial folds, and thinning lips are common consequences of facial volume loss, which is a natural byproduct of aging. Facial fillers work extremely well in restoring volume loss.

Dull skin tone

Dead skin cells shed easily when you’re still in your 20s and 30s. However, the shedding process slows by the time you hit your 40s resulting in dull skin tone and texture. You need skin exfoliation. Our Obagi Nu-Derm System® and chemical peels have helped many women in their 40s improve their overall skin tone.

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