Skin Care for Your 20s, 30s and 40s

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By the time we reach our 40s, we’re usually more comfortable in the skin we’re in, but what if you want that skin to look a little younger? Now’s the time to start thinking about stronger products and in-office procedures that can help turn back the clock.

At this age, you want to step up your skincare regimen. Dermatologist Dr. Beer sees the 40s as the decade to start renovating your skin. “This typically involves products and procedures that complement each other,” he explains.

What to do: There’s a wide array of in-office procedures that deliver results with little to no downtime. Dr. Beer suggests Fraxel laser treatments, chemical peels and Intense Pulsed Light along with products that help keep the skin optimally hydrated and protected.

What to use: If you’ve been using Retin-A or a similar product for some time, Dr. Beer recommends starting a stronger concentration for this decade. “Eye creams and repair serums are essential as well, and I advise using them at night to help your natural repair cycle,” he says. Lierac Diopticreme Anti-Wrinkle ($34, contains antiaging botanicals to help improve the eye area.

LieracAge-specific issue: To give your skin repair a jump-start, try a kit like RoC Multi Correxion Skin Perfecting System ($39.99,, which takes the guesswork out of creating a rejuvenating skincare routine by including your cleanser, day cream and night cream.

RoC Skin Perfecting System

Since older skin loses elasticity and moisture, makeup artist Kimara Ahnert recommends finding a good foundation that provides good coverage and hydration. To set foundation, use a large fluffy brush for a dusting of translucent powder.

Must-know info: Ahnert says it’s time to leave the dark lipstick colors behing. “Instead, find a nicely pigmented moisturizing lip color, or opt for a sheerer formulation.

makeup for your 40s

Left: Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Comfort Pressed Powder ($50, Right: Lancome Le Rouge Absolu Reshaping & Replenishing Lip Colour SPF 15 ($26,

Former magazine editor and go-to gal for all things beauty, Paige Herman-Axel is a freelance writer based in Delray Beach, Florida. Check out her website,

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