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6 Skin Care Essentials You Need to Use in Your 40s

Jessie Quinn
Writer and expert6 years ago
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skin care in your 40s

If our 30s are a time to start thinking about anti-aging skin care products, our 40s are a time to get serious about them. According to Dr. Heather Rogers, board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon, “By our 40s, our skin turnover rate has slowed to more than double that of our early 20s (45 days vs. 20 days on average). Our healing from scrapes and acne takes much longer [and by now] we’ve had plenty of time in the sun and pollution to damage our skin’s DNA, increasing our risk of cancer and breaking down of our skin’s collagen faster than we can replace it.” In addition, “Wrinkles appear in areas of the face with the most movement, [such as] the forehead, between the eyebrows [and] around the eyes and mouth.”

While all of this may sound a little scary, fortunately there are things you can do to make this seem less intimidating. Up ahead, we share Dr. Rogers' must-have skin care products for your 40s.

    Jessie Quinn
    Writer and expert
    View Jessie Quinn's profile

    Jessie Quinn is a writer and editor with work published in NYLON Magazine,,,, and more. She is a graduate of Academy of Art University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Journalism. Originally from Los Angeles, she currently resides in Brooklyn—her home for the last five years. In Jessie’s free time, you can find her creating content for her beauty blog, Hair Skin Kale, testing out DIY beauty recipes, exploring her neighborhood, or binge-watching episodes of Friends. Her background in fashion has taught her that beautiful skin never goes out of style. Follow her on Instagram.