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How to get younger looking skin naturally [at 40 and beyond]

As a 42-year-old, I get questions daily about my skin hacks. My whole blog is dedicated to this subject. But in this post, I’ll summarize the best advice I can give (in ranking), as short and concise as I possibly can. And refer to more in-depth posts if you want to learn more.

Just to be clear. This post will not give advice about how to look younger with makeup or cosmetic injections. Or other ways to disguise aging.

Instead, this post will only cover the hacks and home remedies that actually makes your skin and face younger. On a cellular level.

Let’s begin!

Hack no 1: Use MORE suncreen

Using sunscreen is not really a hack. It is common sense these days, and most people know it will affect how fast your skin will age. But sadly, most people use far too little of it.

In order to get all the juicy benefits from sunscreen you need to pick one with high UVA-protection. Use more than you think you need. And more often than you think you is necessary.

Unlike UVB, UVA is what causes wrinkles. And UVA is present year round, as well as in the mornings and evenings, and behind window glass.

Nothing ages your skin more than UVA. But using protection will not only prevent future damage. It will also help reverse some damage that is already done. This post will explain how that is possible.

I also recommend my post about sunscreen on cloudy days. You’ll also get my recommendations when it comes to what sunscreen to choose.

How to naturally look younger at 40 and beyond. No botox, no fillers.
My personal tips for how to get younger looking skin at the age of 40 and beyond.

Hack no 2: Beauty sleep

This is my second most important hack for younger skin. Sleep is so underestimated these days. And something that way too many people neglect in order to be as productive as possible.

Well, the skin will suffer for sure when you skip your beauty sleep. And besides getting dark circles under your eyes, your whole face will look more saggy and tired. Aka older than it is.

On the opposite, good quality sleep will make your skin cells plumper, which tightens your skin. As well as give you a natural healthy glow. This will for sure make your face look younger.

Read my post about beauty sleep to learn more about the powerful impact it has on your looks and your health. And how to improve it if you suffer with sleep problems.

Hack no 4: Beauty diet

Eating enough of certain foods will have a tremendous effect on your skin. And just like sunscreen, it will show its best effect long term. But getting the right micronutrients will also have an effect within a short time. Such as just a few days.

Certain carotenoids will for example give you a smashing glow and color. As well as increase the content of hyaluronic acid in your skin cells. Making them plumper.

Read my post about the best beauty diet for short-term and long-term effects to learn more.

Hack no 3: Get a microcurrent device

If you are new to microcurrent, then you must check out this article. This technology has been a true game changer for me and nothing I want to live without.

For example it lift, plump, tighten, and give an instant glow. It also helps your skin produce more collagen and elastin. Which in time makes lines and wrinkles less prominent.

In order to use a microcurrent device you’ll also need a good conductive gel. This post is all about that.

Hack no 5: Adjust your skincare routine

In case you use the wrong skincare products, you may do more harm than good.

For example, some very common ingredients can cause dry and sensitive skin. As well as inflammation. And that will age you faster.

My post about hyaluronic acid may be helpful if you suffer with sensitive or dry skin. Or acne.

Make sure you use skin care products that your skin is comfortable with. My personal choice of cleanser, toner, and cream are all great for sensitive skin as well as anti aging.

I also recommend you add a retinol or bakuchiol product. And/or a vitamin c serum. You can read all my reviews about the ones I prefer for my sensitive skin.

Hack no 6: Exercise

Exercising has an effect on not just your body and brain. It also helps your skin cells to become younger. This post goes inte details about exercising and skin health.

Try making exercise a habit, and your skin will thrive. Just don’t overdo it since stress has the opposite effect.

Hope you find these hacks as helpful as I do! My skin would for sure look a lot different without following them.

I know many clinics recommend botox and other cosmetic injections for youthful skin. But in reality, these methods can age your skin faster and make you look even older over time. Personally, I only recommend natural anti aging treatments.

Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or if you have a hack of your own that you would like to share πŸ™‚

And a final word. Do not forget your hands. This post gives you plenty of tips on how to keep your hands looking young too.

Until next time, love your skin!

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Taihjma

    Really good tips, I definitely learned a few new things that I can do in my skincare routine! Thanks for sharing!😊

  2. Susie

    Hi Ann!

    Love your blog πŸ™‚

    I was wondering if you put sunscreen on your eyelids and the thin skin around the eyes and, if so, you use the same as for the rest of the skin? And the same question regarding moisturizer. Specific eye cream or the same as for the rest of the face?

    Also, I would love if you could give some beauty hacks regarding how to get thicker hair (if you’ve discovered the secret to that too:))

    1. Ann

      Hi Susie! And thank you for your comment πŸ™‚ Yes, I use sunscreen around my eyes and even on my eyelids. Evy is great for that. And to avoid it from getting into your eyes when sweating, you can use a wet cotton pad to remove the excess after 10 minuter. Since Evy stays deep in you skin. For other sunscreens, I still go as close to the eye as possible πŸ™‚

      Regarding moisturizer I do recommend a special eye cream (you find it in my blog) or just nothing at all. At the moment (since that eye cream has retinol, and I am nursing) I just skip eye cream πŸ™‚ But depending on climate you might need one. A regular moisturizer for the rest of the face can be too thick for the eye area but it all depends. There is no strict rule :). It all depends on the cream, your skin, and the climate you live in. Plus, some of the moisturizing ingredients from the face cream will migrate to the eye area too.

      Regarding hair tips, I did crack the code! Or at least for me it was about how to stop loosing hair. I will make sure to include it in a post soon πŸ™‚

  3. Eralda

    I have been obsessed with your posts lately and i have been reading each of them more than twice. For as much as i know about skincare i feel like you are the only person i can trust each word you share here. Please make sure to post more πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ

    1. Ann

      Thank you so much Eralda! Makes me so happy to read πŸ™‚ More posts will come for sure!

  4. Tova

    Helpful, concise post!

    Just letting you know about the typo (left off the E) in the last hack for the word “some” : “For example, som very common ingredients can cause dry and sensitive skin. As well as inflammation. And that will age you faster.”


    1. Ann

      Oops, thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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