We’ve put together a list of 15 things every woman over 40 should know, there are a few basic things you should pay attention to. Your life will be a little different during the 40s and being aware of these facts will illuminate your life path and help you to manage a life full of joy, peace, and satisfaction.
15- Love yourself and solve most of your problems
By loving yourself first, you will be able to overcome most of the problems you go through. You will also realize that nobody else is loving you until the moment you do. Then you can deep dive into your problems and resolve them.
14- Smoothen the texture of your skin
You need to smoothen your mature skin to show the radiance and highlight your natural beauty. the concealer and the foundation will be an essential part of your makeup routine. You can use a good serum to fill in the fine lines as well.
13- Make sure that the beauty makeup products don’t dry your skin
The beauty makeup products you buy should not dry your skin. This is another excellent reason to go ahead with light products. Such products can deliver the best possible results to your skin without causing harm at the end of the day.
12-Use cream-based skin care products
Along with age, the collagen production of your body has slowed down. Along with that, oil production has reduced as well. Therefore, you need to make sure that you are using skincare products that come in the form of creams. Then you can hydrate your skin and provide it with a unique dewy glow.
11- Don’t try to Please Everybody
When you get older you will realize how much time you wasted trying to please people that don’t deserve your time and attention, instead focus your energy and love for people that matter the most for you and who really love you, life is too short to please everybody
10- Keeping close attention to your health is essential
When you’re in your 40s, you should get a physical once a year at least, Breast exam and mammogram are a must once you turn 40, and you should repeat the test every 1-2 years, staying updated about your health condition is the best way to avoid unpleasant surprises and above all you will be aware in very early stages if you get ill
9 –Remain active
While you use skin care and hair care products, you need to focus on remaining active as well. There are few effective physical activities, which you can do during the 40s to remain active. Yoga and jogging are an excellent choice and a perfect example of a workout you can do anywhere. You should never forget to be active daily.
8 – The 40s is your time, you make your own decisions
Women over 40 have more experience and wisdom so they know exactly what they want, a bit of advice from a friend or related could be appreciated but you can make the right choices on your own, so you won’t be doing something just because of someone told you, instead you will do it to feel fulfilled.
7- Anti-aging products should be in the top of your skincare routine
In your 40s anti-aging skin care products must get your attention if it’s not the case already, in the top of scientists recommended products, Vitamin C and retinoids are supported by years and years of clinical trials and research
6- Protect your skin
When you are going out, you need to apply sunscreen. This is one of the most important things that you must do to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. This can help you maintain healthy and beautiful skin, it will also help to reduce the emergence of sun damage, blemishes and dark spots
5- Accentuate your eyes
Black eyeliner is a beauty weapon that you can use to accentuate your eyes effectively. As a result, your eyes will look more youthful and enhance their beautiful shape. The eyeliner will also help to protect your eyes from harmful rays
4- Opt for healthy choices
You need to make sure that you are going for healthy choices as much as possible. Starting from choosing food(prefer vegetables, fruits, and vegetable-based products, and avoid as much as a possible animal, processed, and very sweet products), to adopting well-being habits(regular physical activity) and avoiding unhealthy practices ( smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc…), and don’t forget when choosing skincare or haircare products to select those made of natural ingredients.
3- Embrace aging, it’s inevitable
Beyond spending money and time on skincare creams and serums, you must be proud of your age and all the experiences and challenges you have been through because it defines who you are today and what you are going to become in the future, don’t forget that you’re only 40 years old, you still have a long run and very important projects to accomplish.
2- Now you know who your real friends are
As women, we have been through different stages of friendship in school, high school, college, work, mom groups, etc, in your 40s you are smarter and friendship is no longer based on popularity or nice feelings toward someone, instead, your friends will be people who support you when you need them, who you have fun with and also in your back when you have hard times, they advise you when you do something wrong, and support you to achieve your goals, in your 40s you will definitely understand who your real friends are.
1- You don’t have to be perfect
A lot of women strive for perfection especially in young age, and sometimes very high expectations might lead to huge frustration and hurt our self-esteem, but now as we get older, we get wiser and you will recognize over time that imperfection can be beautiful in most cases, and you don’t need to put unnecessary pressure on your shoulders, just be yourself and you will live happily and fulfilled.