2. Use a gentle cleanser
It’s important to avoid harsh cleansers and exfoliators because after 40, skin doesn't hold onto moisture like it used to. I’ve heard women complain that their skin literally cracks from dryness. So, try taking slightly cooler showers. And wash your face only at night. This will help you to avoid stripping away the already-low levels of moisture in your skin.
3. Take special care of the delicate skin around your eyes
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. And one of the best ways to look and feel younger, is to make sure your eyes look sparkly and bright, instead of dull and sunken. To do that, look for an all-natural eye serum that absorbs quickly and feels comfortable all day.
4. Seriously consider trying a face serum (especially if it doubles as a toner)
I know, I know! Who has time for a serum? But I’m telling you, a good face serum can be a miracle worker. Why? As women approach menopause, they can lose up to a third of their collagen. When you lose collagen, your skin loses its bounce-back, moisture and glow. And to make matters worse, you might also experience more inflammation than you did in the past--which means your skin becomes more vulnerable to damage from sun, smoke, and pollution.
So when you’re looking for a face serum, get one that uses plant compounds like soy, genistein, grape seed, green tea, and wild yam. Plant compounds prevent sagging by mimicking estrogen. Your body uses the estrogen to build collagen, which restores younger-looking skin.
5. Moisturize all over
Your skin is the biggest organ in your body. And to help your skin function at its best, you need a moisturizer that helps slough off dead skin cells, while it protects and restores the moisture your skin may have lost.