5 Skin Care Myths That Women Over 40 Should Stop Believing

Age is surely a number but a woman would still want radiant skin that gives no clues to her years. So if you have stepped on the other side of the dreaded forties, it is time to give some extra attention to your skin.

There would be plenty of beauty advice that you can get everywhere, from parents, friends, stylists and the internet. At the same time, there are some skincare myths that you need to avoid believing if you want a great-looking skin during your forties and thereafter. Let us debunk them for you.

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Myth #1: Well moisturised skin keeps wrinkles away

Of course, a good quality moisturiser does a great deal of good to your skin but it cannot keep the wrinkles away alone. There is a lot more that you need to do to keep those fine lines at bay. Healthy eating with lots and anti-oxidants in your diet does the trick and so does drinking lots of water.

Additionally, you need to start pampering your skin with spa and beauty services to keep it supple and youthful. Regular dermatological visits are also warranted after forty.

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Myth #2: Wearing foundation is not good for the skin 

Foundation does a great job at giving your makeup a good finish and concealing the flaws and blemishes. If you have heard that it is not good for ageing skin, this is something that you should not believe at all.

What really matters is using a quality product that works for your skin type. Make sure that the one you choose does not block pores and has a hydrating formula. Also, remove it thoroughly at the end of the day.

Myth #3: There is a perfect anti-ageing routine for women

Even if there are some handy skincare tips that are tried and tested, you cannot nail a perfect anti-ageing routine that is universal. Something that might have worked for your best friend may not be good enough for you. Rather than embracing a one-size-fits-all approach, look for a routine that is tailored for your skin type. After all, your skin is unique and you need to treat it that way.

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Myth #4: Sunscreen and makeup with SPF are the same

Sun protection is the key to preventing wrinkles and premature ageing, which makes it all the more important after you step into the forties. But if you are skipping your sunscreen just because you are using makeup with SPF, you have got your skincare facts all wrong. If you do want to ditch sunscreen, wear a foundation with SPF 30 or higher and repeat application after every two hours.

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Myth #5: Facial exercises can resolve wrinkles

While several women claim that facial exercises can do a great job at eliminating wrinkles, this is just a myth. They might be good for neck tautness but excessive movement of the facial muscles can actually aggravate skin sagging and wrinkle formation. So make sure that you do not try facial exercises without expert advice.

With these myths busted, you will be more informed and able to take care of your skin after forties. Good skincare, healthy lifestyle and expert beauty treatment are the best ways to look youthful and radiant over the years.

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Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications. Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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