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As women approach 40 their skincare regimen needs to be assessed. Even though aging occurs gradually and sometimes it is hard to notice the slight changes, especially when we fall in love with a product that we use for years, swear by it and refuse to realize that times have changes, and so have we.

dry skin women over 40

It is very important to be on top of what is available on the market and moisturize should be our number one priority. While we all dream about a quick fix, or better yet a miracle in a bottle we have to give up our unrealistic obsession with flawless skin. Life takes over, wrinkles happen; aging is a natural and beautiful process that is inevitable to everyone.

Instead of concentrating on how many wrinkles you have embrace yourself for all that you achieved, for everything you have learned and for all that is still ahead. Now after you are done embracing, lets move on to enhancing. To downplay some of the natural effects of aging follow those simple steps, and enjoy your beautiful features, and remember the best is yet to come!

You Can No Longer Afford to Have Direct Sun Light. It's bad for you;get over it

If you are still smoking, your skin will have irreparable damage
Your skin will be dull and gray. Just imagine yourself with grey hair and grey skin. If you haven’t put down that cigarette of yours yet, don’t come crying to me.

You are what you eat.
Vegetable and Fruits are good, Meet and Dairy is bad. Learn to live with it I did.

Most of all diseases are caused by stress only syphilis is from pleasure.

Your face is your treasure, wash it twice a day and moisturize it.
NEVER go to sleep with make up on. I don’t care what time you are climbing into your bed.

Your décolletage is in immediate need of attention, so is your neck, your hands,elbows and heels. Remember MOISTURIZE.

If you have the urge to touch your face, think twice. If you still have the desire, go wash your hands.

Your make up has not meant to last forever, you are over 40 how old is that Channel eyes-shadow of yours?

Exercise your abs, work out your legs, and don’t forget your jaw muscles.

WATER, 10 glasses a day will keep plastic surgeon away.
Water with lemons, water with cucumber, plain water and herbal tea is your goal. Stay away from carbonated and sugar drinks.

Take care of your skin and your soul the rest will take care of itself.

And don't forget to share what worked for you.

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      Mom4boys wrote Sep 5, 2008
    • Wow that is some goo dinfo well now that I do sell avon I do use the stuff I sell my eyes are so much better and my skin is soft  



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      Carine Nadel wrote Sep 6, 2008
    • I just know I go through a lot of product from Bath and Bodyworks-shea butter, hand cream, face moisturizer and eye cream are my mainstays of life



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      Kathy Palomo wrote Sep 6, 2008
    • I am so glad you started this site. It is fab.



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      Cheryl Phillips wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • I am a huge water drinker!! I have never smoked and am not much of a drinker...a nice glass of wine if I’m out to dinner is enough for me. I do notice that stress plays a big part in how skin looks!!
      I’ve been naturally oily all my life—good and bad. Keeps the skin nice but I do get an occasional break out when it’s crabby week!!
      I am not a big dairy fan...I hate milk, take calcium supplements and eat tons of dark green veggies.  

      Great tips!



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      Angelina Peterson wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • My co-worker uses a cucumber mask (puree the cucumber in a blender and adds a egg) I have not used it yet, Have you?
      she LOVES it



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      Yana Berlin wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • Ladies, are you ready for the best kept secret???

      OLIVE OIL.

      Splurge on a bottle Virgin Oil, from Traders Joe or Costco, and every night before you go to sleep just cover your face with olive oil, and don’t forget you neck.

      Keep me posted on how this works for you.

      Yana



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      Carine Nadel wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • Yana, my grandmother used to do this wonderful tip all the time.  Plus she also rubbed it on her hands and then put gloves on while she slept.
      Woman died at about 78 and still had barely a wrinkle on her face.



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      Amy L. Harden wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • I have heard this tip also Yana...a make-up artist friend of mine told me that Olive Oil...First Cold Press is the best to do this with.  I have oily skin in the first place on my face that is...can’t apply this there...but everywhere else I can.

      The other important thing about older skin IS...EXFOLIATION!
      ...Exfoliate...exfoliate...exfoliate...especially if you are oiling, creaming, buttering up your skin on a regular basis.  Get rid of that dry skin first...then apply...



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      Valexand wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • i have thyroid disease,which includes dry skin as a symptom, as well as being over 40-i swear by Olay in shower body lotion with shea butter. the absolute best thing i’ve ever found!



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      Leeann wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • I have always had nice skin. I work at it. lately i have been under stress. My skin looks tired. How can I get the glow back?



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      Carine Nadel wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • try one of those home buffing/exfoliating programs.  I used both MD Skin and Philosophy-both work quite well.



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      40licious wrote Sep 7, 2008
    • I can help you there!  Hi my name is Delfine and I happen to be a skin health expert w/ Kate Somerville in Houston Texas exclusively in the Neiman Marcus store.  We have a product called Quench 24/7 a fantastic serum that gives you back that glow  by locking moisture in your skin cells for 24 hours!  I can bet you probably don’t have the right exfoliating treatment or moisturizer for your skin type either.  Those are the 3 most important products to use for your skin plus a great eye cream. Just let me know if you would like me to send you samples and information on the right products to use on your skin.  You will love the results!  I promise.



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      Pharmagirl wrote Sep 8, 2008
    • Great tips Yana.  

      In addition to your healthy eating tips, I’d like to suggest essential fatty acids as found in nuts, fish, flax seed. They are necessary for heart and neurological health in addition to skin healt. Studies have shown that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can help to alleviate dry skin as found in conditions such as eczema.  

      Sharmani
      www.pharmacymix.com



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      Meri Cain wrote Sep 9, 2008
    • Great tips ladies.
      There are so many thing that will contribute to the health of your aging skin, good or bad,but always remember that whatever you put on your skin, it will be obsorbed into your body. Read your labels and go to....  

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      and see if what you are putting on your skin is safe and healthy.
      -Meri


      Momogirl, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 18, 2009
    • This is awful and I’m so very sorry you are having to confront this at this jucture in your life, Jen. I want to say something, anything, that will make it better and I know that there are no words. I, like the other women here, offer an ear, a shoulder and support.

      I’m glad you decided to take time for yourself.



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      Mztracy wrote Apr 18, 2009
    • the olive oil works!!!
      also jenz has a gr8 product at her mary kay
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      Mztracy, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Robinesque wrote Apr 18, 2009
    • Cocoa Butter(Palmers‘) is just glooorious!!!



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      Mjmurphy wrote Apr 18, 2009
    • ok, Olive oil is on my grocery list now



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      Sarayu wrote Aug 10, 2009
    • Hello Ladies,

      Yana is correct.  Olive Oil works!  It’s the best kept secret...until now.  

      SaraYu



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      Rose Nino wrote Aug 22, 2009
    • Nutritional Cleansing works wonders for skin, hair, nails, and weight loss (side benefit with this product).  

      Roseestatic
      Your Isagenix Respresentative



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      Geralyn Schulkind wrote Sep 23, 2009
    • I will be 57 in October....love my Arbonne Anti aging skincare!!  The products work if you use them!



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      Sarayu wrote Oct 19, 2009
    • Hello ladies,

      The Olive Oil really, really do work.  I’ve been using it for years.  And Yana is right, it is the best kept secret.  I have no wrinkles and never smoked.



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      Sarayu wrote Oct 19, 2009
    • You look Amazing!



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      Sbcass wrote Feb 25, 2010
    • I will add olive oil to my beauty routine. Ladies with oily skin still need to moisturize!



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      Bozz wrote Mar 30, 2010
    • “_we have to give up our unrealistic obsession with flawless skin. Life takes over, wrinkles happen; aging is a natural and beautiful process that is inevitable to everyone. Instead of concentrating on how many wrinkles you have embrace yourself for all that you achieved, for everything you have learned and for all that is still ahead._ ”

      I think this is the most important part of this message. The terrible fear that women have of (gasp)"ageing" is what we need to be addressing first. It's not like it's humanly impossible to turn our thinking around - I know what it feels like to LOVE the wrinkled face of my mother, my grandmother, I know what it feels like to admire a lovely looking older woman (NOT because she's managed to stay young looking but because she's beautiful in her AGE, her wisdom , her experience her concern throughout her lifetime and it all shows ON HER FACE, HANDS and BODY and she is beautiful because of it not in spite  of it. This is what we should be striving for, that's where the peace lies, in my opinion, not in still hankering after that 'lost flawlessness of youth' because society tells us our only value lies there.



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      Veronica Cromer wrote Apr 1, 2010
    • Dry Skin and Women Over 40

      Hi Yana, nice article.  I would have to say I have had dry skin more since I hit 40 well sorta I guess it depends of change of weather usually it is during seasons of winter, spring and some summers. Now it’s not all the time that I may go though dry skin, I have the habit of always moisturizing  due to having sensitive skin.
      So, what I use is Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Lotion, Hypoallergenic Moisturizer. Works Great!! Can’t use fragrances only on some parts of my body. I just love to have at least a certain scent I would go crazy if I don’t have just a little. Regards, to water I try to have plenty of it.......since I workout and also add it after I have had a meal.  

      May you enjoy your week and weekend.

      Veronica happy



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      Tina Legault wrote May 15, 2010
    • I agree with everything, especially the part about sunning and skin damage. I cringe everytime I see a young teenager talking about going to the tanning salon. My God I wish they could fast forward 20 years and see themselves.

      But i do have to take issue with the dairy part being bad for you...yogurt especially greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, vitamin D, calcium and the priobotics helps with digestion.



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      Linni wrote Jul 12, 2010
    • heartheart



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      Tmas3500 wrote Jul 13, 2010
    • I noticed my regular Moistuizer wasn’t working but I couldn’t find much on skin care for women over 40. Thanks



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      Sssoft wrote Sep 13, 2010
    • My father had a pharmacy when I was a child (I’m now 50). The pharmacy used to sell rosewater & glycerin. I heard that glycerin attracts moisture, while other products just protect moisture from leaving.



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      Karen Boyd wrote May 17, 2013
    • Coconut oil is fantastic - just use it in the shower and then dab dry.  It’s great!

      Sometimes it’s solid in the jar - just take a handful and rub!



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