Skin care becomes especially important as a woman grows older. Learn about skin care for women in their 40s with help from a professional aesthetician in this free video clip.
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Hello, I'm Kristy Charlier, professional esthetician and today I'm going to talk to you about skin care for women in their forties. As women move into their forties, we start to see the more visible signs of aging, fine lines turn into deeper lines, brown pigmentation, broken capillaries are all evident on the skin. Skin becomes more dehydrated, therefore, a skin moisturizer is crucial to your skin care. A great moisturizer for this decade would be the L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Complete Day Cream. I'm going to apply this product on Eileen. With clean fingers, I'll just grab a pea size amount of product. With a sterile cotton tip to the back of the hands we're going to pat this around the face. This should be used after cleansing and also after an antioxidant serum during the daytime. It has a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF of 18. It also has a Retinol which is a Vitamin A derivative. Vitamin A has been proven to correct DNA damage of the skin and normalize oil production. As we age our collagen elastin fibers start to deteriorate. We want to make sure that we're using products that are going to stimulate and strengthen this area of the skin. Ingredients like Retinol, peptides, Vitamin C and Vitamin B are all skin stimulants that are going to strengthen that area of the skin. Retinol works to normalize skin tissue providing support for that collagen elastin network in the dermis. Whenever using Retinol skin lighteners at nighttime, it's essential that you have a sunscreen in your daily regimen. One final tip is also with your diet, to eat like a diet that's rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, this will help support and nourish the skin from the inside. Also I just want to mention that you should not forgot about the neck, decollete and the back of your hands. So there's some advice for skin care in your forties. I'm Kristy Charlier, thank you for watching.