10 Anti-Aging Beauty Tips for Real Women Over 40

Prepare yourself for the aging process as you enter your 40’s and maintain your youthful and glowing skin with these 10 anti-aging beauty tips.

​Aging is an inevitable process and doesn’t have to be as dreadful as many people think. As we get older, the collagen and elastin in our skin reduces, meaning that the appearance of wrinkles occurs and skin blemishes become more noticeable. However, aging doesn’t have to mean that you lose beauty from your appearance.

In fact, it is entirely possible to age gracefully and have a youthful, glowing skin, even well into your 40s. For women, especially, there is a societal preoccupation with aging and the appearance changing. Reduce your anxieties about aging with this article on retaining your beauty and reducing the aging impact in your 40’s.

Here are 10 helpful anti-aging beauty tips for women over 40.

Embrace the changes that happen

Just like with your clothing style, you don’t want to be wearing the same dress that looked cool when you were 20. Your make up routine should alter as your skin does. For some women, over 40 this might mean you need more hydration, for others you might less of a powdered finish. Whatever your skin needs, you should work with it. Just don’t keep trying to apply make up like you did when you were 20 because your skin isn’t going to thank you for this.

Moisturising sunscreen

This is something you should be using at any age, but particularly when you are over 40. The older you get, the more the sun affects your skin and the more it encourages the appearance of wrinkles. Therefore, using a sunscreen with a moisturising base will benefit your skin on multiple fronts. It will prevent the UV from damaging your skin further while adding moisture to your skin and helping it retain a healthy glow.

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Use eye cream regularly

The skin around the eyes is very sensitive and fragile, making it one of the first to start showing the signs of aging. In your 40's, using eye cream regularly helps to remove impurities and create a protective layer. This will keep the skin around your eyes from wrinkling and save those lines for just the moments you are smiling.

Enhance antioxidants in your life

Antioxidants are only going to get better and better for you as you get older. As you enter your 40's, you should really focus on your diet and load up on foods that are rich in antioxidants. These act, to neutralise particles in the skin that cause wrinkles and blemishes. Incorporate more and more foods with Vitamin A and E, as well as drinks such as green tea for more youthful skin even as you age. This will have a positive throughout your whole body and keep your feeling healthier and happier in every sense of the words.

Green tea

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Sleep well each night

One of the best ways to keep your skin looking youthful and beautiful is to get enough sleep. They do call it beauty sleep for a reason. When you have a regular bed time routine and get the required 8 hours a night, your whole body will look and feel better. This becomes more and more important as you get into your 40s so it is really worth investing in sleep for your mental health and skin beauty.


If you used to be able to get away without exfoliating in your younger years and not have any noticeable problems with your skin, that could very well change in your 40's. Exfoliation is highly important as it takes away the dead skin cells and allows new ones to grow. You should exfoliate once a week in your 40’s as your secret weapon to keeping your skin looking younger.

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Use night cream

A moisturising night cream that is jam packed with collagen will help to loosen up the fibres in your skin as your sleep. This means you get less skin crevices and furrows. Look for moisturising creams that have ingredients such as jojoba oil and rose oil for the best results. Apply this about 30 minutes before going to bed for the best results so that it can soak into your skin and not wipe off on the pillow.

Have a glass of red wine

Here is some very welcomed news for women in their 40's! Having a glass of red wine three or four times a week will enhance antioxidants. This is thanks to a component called resveratrol that makes up red wine and helps to fight the signs of aging. In fact, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have the highest levels so pour yourself one of those through the week and enjoy the aging process gracefully.

Use hand cream

It can be easy to think first about your face as this can be the most noticeable signs of aging. However, don’t neglect to tend to your hands and keep them well moisturised. The skin on your hands is also quite sensitive and prone to developing wrinkles. Use some moisturiser on them each night before going to bed to help give them an extra boost for supple and youthful looking skin. The best time to moisturise your hands is when they are still a little bit damp. As part of your sleep routine, give your hands a thorough wash and rough dry, gently moisturise them before going to bed.

Stay hydrated

You should start and end your day with a big glass of water, and drink plenty throughout the day. This will help your body stay happy and healthy, helping to retaining that youthful beauty as you enter your 40’s. The cells in your body need the nutrients from water so that you can sweat effectively and retain a healthy glow to your skin.

Stay Hyrdrated


There are many basic things you can do to maintain healthy and beautiful skin as you age into your 40's. Whatever you find that works best for you, it is important to develop a routine. The more consistent you are with applying creams and moisturises, the more prominent the results will be. Make the most of the aging process and take care of your skin so that you continue to glow into middle age.

Ella Jones

I’m a blogger, shopaholic, and beauty-obsessed blogger from NYC, armed with a Professional MBA from Fordham and a License in Cosmetology from Empire Beauty School in my hometown of Brooklyn. I’m the proud owner of a successful salon and beauty parlor in the city, and I’ve started this blog to share my beauty secrets with you. You can connect with Ella via Twitter or Pickupbeauty or Pinterest or FaceBook