Center for Plastic Surgery
1945 Old Gallows Road, Suite 400
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 560-2850
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Center for Plastic Surgery
5550 Friendship Blvd, Suite 130
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 652-7700
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

6 Skincare Habits You Can Start in Your 40s


As you may have heard before, starting out a consistent and effective skincare routine in your 20s will help you maintain a youthful, vibrant glow well into your later years. But if you’ve only realized the need for a good skin care regimen in your 40s, fret not. There’s still plenty of time to pay closer attention to your skin and give it the love and nourishment it deserves!

Here are seven habits to incorporate into your daily routine:

Use Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants which protects the skin against damaging UV rays. It has skin brightening and firming effects and supports collagen production. Look for skincare products containing vitamin C serum like our CPS Brightening C Serum.

If you want to reap the full benefits of your new skincare regimen, why not try skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion? It strips the skin of dead skin cells and lets the vitamin C serum absorb well into your skin, along with other products you choose to apply. You can also opt for J-Plasma which tightens the skin’s tissue to make the skin look more youthful.

Exfoliate at Least Twice a Week

Mature skin can appear drab and lifeless and pores can become even more emphasized. As you get older, skin cell turnover is not as fast as it was during your younger years, so exfoliating is important! Our CPS Advanced Retinols can help you achieve brighter, radiant, and more evenly toned skin with regular use.

If you’re already dealing with fine lines, wrinkles, acne, blemishes, acne spots, and sun-damaged skin, skin treatments including chemical peels, HydraFacial and UltraPulse CO2 laser skin resurfacing can effectively address these issues.

Put On Sunscreen Daily

It’s never too late to wear sunscreen in your 40s. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30+ or higher on your skin daily to prevent sun damage while keeping your skin looking bright and youthful. Our non-tinted and tinted CPS sunscreens provide broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays while hydrating the skin and addressing signs of aging.

It also helps to schedule an appointment with a skincare specialist if you are bothered by the signs of sun damage and aging. Microneedling can minimize the appearance of scars, blemishes, age spots, and more while Intense Pulse Light™ (IPL) Treatment can correct uneven pigmentation with brief pulses of highly concentrated light.

Moisturize Regularly

The skin gets dull, dry, and flaky with age. Applying products with moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acids and antioxidants like the CPS Hydration Booster, which can help quench dehydrated skin and keep it moisturized all day. Meanwhile, having specialty facials every now and then ensures that you have healthy, glowing skin all throughout the year.

Apply Retinol at Night

Vitamin C works best in the morning while retinols actively boost collagen synthesis and fight wrinkles while you sleep at night. The CPS Enriched Retinol Eye Cream improves the tone and texture of the skin around the eyes by increasing elasticity, firmness, and moisture.

Stick To A Regular Day and Night Skincare Routine

Establish a skincare routine to protect your skin during the day and repair cell damage at night. Ensure that you have the right skincare ingredients for your skin type and condition. Sensitive skin calls for gentle products such as our CPS Gentle Antioxidant Soothing Cleanser. A skin specialist can help build the appropriate skin care regimen for you.

Whatever the age or skin concern, experiencing treatments such as HydraFacial, microneedling, and J-Plasma, can all offer necessary benefits that other options may not.  Contact us for a complimentary cosmetic consultation via our website or call us at 855.419.6830.

Comments are closed.