How to take care of your skin at 40

Cómo cuidar la piel a los 40

We know that when we reach 40 years old women undergo several changes at all levels and it is part of nature that it is so ... the nice thing will be to live it looking beautiful and feeling good about yourself, accepting yourself in this beautiful stage of life.

And as a friend of mine says: "the fourth season is the best" ????

We also know that most of us take care of ourselves a lot before 40, but others wait until this period when they start to see wrinkles, spots o sagging to start your daily care routines.

Skin problems and imperfections at age 40

There is no doubt that our skin changes over time, but as with our body, with some basic care we can make these changes less obvious and thus help keep us looking younger and healthier.

The most obvious signs of these changes are:

  • Lack of skin hydration
  • Wrinkles
  • Loss of radiance
  • Spots
  • Skin sensitivity

Lack of skin hydration

Skin hydration is a particularly important point for maintaining skin health. A moisturized skin will enjoy a good natural protection, we mean that an incorrect hydration of your skin is the great beginning of skin fragility, tightness, itching, flaking, formation of micro wrinkles and therefore future wrinkles difficult to improve.

Our skin has what is known as epicutaneous mantlewhich functions as a true natural cosmetic made up of different components: the excretion of the sebaceous and sweat glands and cellular remains that originate during the epidermal cell death mechanism. These substances are mixed together to form a light O/W emulsion that protects against climatic agents, mechanical aggressions, different substances such as organic solvents and detergents and microorganisms.

How do you notice that your skin is dehydrated and needs external moisturizing?

It's very easy, you will notice a a clear sensation of tightness after showering and the need to moisturize your skin, especially in winter or if you use any type of facial soap. So try not to use too many soaps if you tend to have this feeling of lack of hydration.

When choosing a moisturizing cosmetic you must take into account the amount of oil in the skin.

If you have very oily skin, we will recommend you better serumsIf you have very oily skin, we recommend serums with a lighter texture, on the other hand, if your skin is drier we recommend creams creams with more unctuous textures.

Hyaluronic acid in cosmetics

A well-known and recognized active ingredient in moisturizing is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acidwhich is used in cosmetics, aesthetic medicine and also in traumatology. A cosmetic formulated with hyaluronic acid is always a good choice to treat skin dehydration.

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural part of our organism, for this reason it has absolute compatibility, there are no reactions of intolerances or allergies.

A correct hydration of the skin ensures us turgor, elasticity, good texture and above all helps to prevent the appearance of superficial wrinkles..

Products containing hyaluronic acid

At Maystar Cosmética we recommend some products formulated with hyaluronic acid:

Caviar Therapy serum with hyaluronic acid
For more oily skins

In the line Hydrovect you will find it in Essential Oxygen Cream. This line is very well indicated for skins with a higher degree of lipidization, i.e. oilier skins.

For drier skins

If your skin is more prone to dehydration or you feel a certain tightness or need to apply moisturizers, we have the following products available Caviar Therapy and within the line you have serum and cream, both with high moisturizing power and very pleasant textures.



There is different types of wrinkles or expression linesAs time goes by, cell division slows down and various skin structures are affected, for example, the structure that supports the skin. This is what gradually causes the appearance of expression lines and fine wrinkles.

On the other hand, the typical expression wrinkles or dynamic wrinkles also appear. gestural wrinkles. These usually appear in facial areas such as between the eyebrows, orbicular area of the eyelids, known as crow's feet, around the lips, called bar code.

We do not mean by this that they necessarily appear at the age of 40, but it is the time when they can begin to be noticed, so prevention is better than cure!

Here we see them in more detail:

Wrinkles between the eyebrows

Wrinkles between the eyebrows are also called worry or anger wrinkles and are a typical gestural wrinkle.

Wrinkles around the eyes

The skin in this area is very thin and we constantly make gestures that affect it, which is why it is an area with a tendency to form wrinkles.

Wrinkles on the forehead

They are also wrinkles of gestural origin and therefore difficult to avoid. They start out very fine and become deeper with time.

The most commonly used remedy to treat this type of wrinkles in the upper third of the face with excellent results is botulinum toxin, whose commercial name is Botox. The disadvantage is that it becomes a very expensive treatment since it must be applied every 4 or 6 months.

Neck wrinkles

The skin of the neck and décolleté are the most neglected areas, although it should not be so, because the neck has a very thin skin and tends to wrinkle very quickly, so we recommend special care.

In this area is very well indicated the RadiofrequencyRadiofrequency, a treatment with apparatus, to treat skin flaccidity, which is applied in aesthetic centers and aesthetic medical centers.

Recommendations to prevent and treat wrinkles

Although medical treatments have excellent and immediate results, it has been more than proved that the continued use of cosmetics is very beneficial to prevent wrinkles and promote the good care of your skin.

Depending on the type of skin you have, especially in the degree of fat, look for creams that mainly moisturize.

Oily-prone skin

If your skin tends to be oily, we recommend our line Cellular Expression Vitamin Cwhere you will find basic active ingredients to improve the appearance of your slight wrinkles. Formulated with Vitamin Canother essential active ingredient in cosmetics, it is a great antioxidantIt is a great antioxidant, with the power to combat the formation of free radicals and fight against wrinkles.

Dry skin

If, on the other hand, you have drier skin, we recommend Caviar Therapy, this line has a high moisturizing power due to the presence of squalene y hyaluronic acid in its formula, two classics of today's cosmetics.

Another very effective line for treating wrinkles in dry skin is Synergy Lift, which has as its main function to moisturize and provide an optical lifting effect. tightening effect skin, in addition to containing highly moisturizing active ingredients and with lifting effect.

Synergy lift spf 15 cream - lifting effect

Loss of radiance

Undoubtedly with the passage of time the skin gradually loses its luminosity. This is mainly due to a change in the superficial microcirculation of the skin, in addition to some changes in the behavior of the most superficial layer of the skin, the epidermis, and its renewal.

To treat the loss of luminosity it is interesting to take into account the application of stimulating cosmetics..

We can achieve cutaneous stimulation in several ways, for example:

  • by applying a moisturizing cream with pinching or typing, to achieve dermal activation and thus stimulate the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis.
  • by performing a mechanical exfoliation once or twice a week. and then apply our usual cream.

The skin is very grateful for this type of stimulus, so it is important to start as soon as possible to do it, because in a short time the skin will look much better.

For this we recommend the Cellular Expression Vitamin Cbased on ascorbic acid or vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant and is widely used in the world of cosmetics, as it helps prevent skin aging, avoiding the formation of Free Radicals.

In addition, it has the power to give luminosity to the skin, a very important aspect as a sign of youth.


The spots on the skin are mainly due to the stimulation of the epidermal pigment called melanin. This pigment is different according to the race and the sun is the factor that acts in its stimulation, producing tanning and often very unsightly and difficult to solve skin blemishes.

The skin is an organ with memory, with this we mean that "remembers" the exposure to the sun that you have done throughout your life.So at the age of 40, it is likely to show some traces of those trips to the beach without sunscreen and perhaps little care, which we have all done when we were young, thinking that our skin would always remain intact.

Nowadays there are 100 times more warnings about sun exposure, but a few years ago the sun was only a source of health, which we believe is totally correct, but we should always take our desired sunbathing with caution.

To this we must add the pregnancies which also favor the appearance of melanic spots, called melasma, which over time may also have left their mark.

This type of spots are located on the forehead, cheeks and are activated in a notorious way every summer with sunlight.

Another factor that influences this mechanism is the intake of hormones, such as, for example, the contraceptive pillswhich together with the sun become an explosive fusion in the appearance of melanic spots.

It is also true that there are skins that stain more than others and skin type is something that is inherited, so we will have to accept the type of skin we have and adapt the care accordingly.

Depigmenting mask - to eliminate dark spots

Depigmenting cosmetics

At Maystar Cosmética we have a line specially designed to improve spots of melanic origin, Whitening Carewhich, in addition to improving the color of the skin due to the presence of vitamin Cimproves its pigmentation as it contains in its formula Kojic Acid y Satsuma Mandarin (a plant extract), which helps to slow down the release of melanin.

Obviously, the daily use of a photoprotector is essential for the prevention and care of the skin, for this we recommend the line Sun Supreme Careline, with high protection SPF 50 and color, with medium protection SPF 30. with anti-aging active ingredientsor with high protection and moisturizing active ingredients to keep the skin protected and hydrated.

Skin Sensitivity

Skin sensitivity is an increasingly common problem.

People with sensitive and intolerant skin have a very reactive skin type that reacts with redness, hyperemia and itching, in general very annoying and visible symptoms.

Sensitive skin is different from allergic skin, although the symptoms are very similar, the reaction times are different, since in sensitive skin the reaction is immediate and in allergic skin the reaction is delayed.

Factors that cause a high skin sensitivity

Sensitive skin is a multifactorial problem and depends on several causes:

  • Cosmetics and toiletriesThere are many cosmetics that are not well tolerated by certain types of skin. Their formulas may contain active ingredients that are not suitable for sensitive skin, such as resorcinol, alpha hydroxy acids, alcohol and some other substances. There are also cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion or mechanical exfoliation, chemical peels or lasers that affect this type of skin.
  • Environmental factorsEnvironmental factors: cold, sun, wind, pollution, air conditioning are major triggers of skin reactions. All these factors directly affect the skin. amount of water in the stratum corneum, the superficial zone of the skin, which increases sensitivity, as the skin's protective function is somehow lost.
  • DietFood: foods such as spices, alcohol, coffee and spicy foods, etc.
  • Abuse of personal hygiene productssuch as detergents, excessive showers, shaving.
  • Exposure to different chemical products such as organic solvents and detergents.
  • Own factors for example, in fair skin, with phototypes 1 and 2, which react very badly to sun exposure, burn easily and find it very difficult to get a tan.
  • Psychological factorssuch as stresswhich have a major impact on the skin as an aggravating factor of reactive skin.

Recommendations for sensitive skin:

  • That you keep the skin very well moisturized with. effective cosmetics.
  • Always moisturize the skin all over the body after showering, and the face in the morning and before going to bed.
  • Use lukewarm water and do not take long showers.
  • Always use cosmetic products without perfume, dyes, alcohol, and ideally for sensitive or hyper-reactive skin.
  • Try not to expose yourself too much to the sun, as it is a great irritant for the skin. Use sunscreens with high SPF and we recommend that you protect your face with a hat or parasol in addition to sunscreen.
  • Avoid, as far as possible, stress and fatigue, these are factors that, although it may not seem so, have a great impact on this type of skin.

Factors that can affect your skin


Cellular agingYes, our cells do age, this is due to the presence of Free radicals which oxidize different parts of healthy cells, producing oxidative stress and altering all cellular structures, DNA, membranes, proteins and lipids. This is how aging occurs in our skin.

How can we compensate for this cellular damage?

Antioxidants are nature's way of providing cells with an appropriate defense to slow down chronological aging. These important micronutrients make our body able to resist aging caused by daily exposure to pollutants.

Antioxidants are able to break the reaction of Free Radicals, this means that they slow down skin aging and oxidative stress in a very simple way.

Can we provide antioxidants from the outside?

The way to compensate for this natural aging of our organism is by introducing the use of antioxidants through cosmetics or food.


Environmental pollution and contamination is one of the most influential factors in this aspect, as it directly affects our health and therefore our skin.

In figures, it is chilling, 90% of the population lives in environments that exceed the pollution limits established by the WHO.

Problems caused by pollution and environmental contamination on our skin:

  • Eczema on the skin: in recent years, the number of individuals suffering from this problem has tripled and, practically 100%, live in highly polluted places.
  • Oxidation of skin cells: the skin ages before its time.
  • Wrinkles at early ages: The attack of the free radicals takes its toll very early on very young skins.
  • Acne: It does not cause it, but it does make it worse. The particles in suspension can penetrate our pilosebaceous orifices and obstruct them. To avoid this, the daily cleansing is indispensable.
  • Dehydration: skin dehydration is the most visible and immediate symptom of skin subjected to high levels of pollution. By applying moisturizing cosmetics we stop this symptom.

It is really difficult to give advice to avoid this type of damage, but what we do recommend is a diet based on antioxidants and a daily intake of water. Undoubtedly, we are what we eat in all aspects and the skin acts as a mirror in this sense.

Try to avoid processed foods, hormonal animals, sweets, too much dairy. Focus your diet on vegetables, fruits, lean and organic meats, carbohydrates, legumes, etc. Drink water every day and try to maintain your ideal weight.


Skin allergy is a mechanism in which the immune system intervenes. This happens when our body comes into contact with a substance that is "rare", known as an allergen. Our system then produces a substance called an antibody, which fights the "unrecognized" substance.

It is often difficult to distinguish between sensitive skin and allergic skin. Mainly because the lesions that appear on the skin are very similar. and only a medical specialist can make a good diagnosis of the problem and thus improve these symptoms so unsightly and annoying that appear.

The lesions that appear on the skin can be inflammation, tightness, itching, scabs, vesicles, etc.

Types of allergenic substances

  • Perfumes and fragrances: these substances appear in a great many cosmetic products, e.g. shampoos, lotions, make-up remover wipes, household cleaning products, etc. Always try to buy fragrance-free products.
  • Nickel: is a metal present in costume jewelry, some pieces with gold and piercings, that is why many of the allergic reactions are mainly in the ears. Nickel can also be present in watches, clasps, eyeglass frames, buttons, belts, bra fasteners, etc.
  • Latex: it is becoming more and more common to find this type of allergy, because it is increasingly used in different products. For example, in gloves, clothing, hair bands, condoms, and many other products.
  • Hair dyes: one of the substances in the chemical composition of the dye that produces more allergy in this type of cosmetic is PPD (paraphenylene diamine), so it is convenient to check well the dyes we use, both at home and at the hairdresser's.
  • Fabrics and textiles: with fabrics what generally occurs is skin sensitivity, but not allergies.
  • Cosmetics: in most cases it is a fragrance or preservative allergy. The most common are formaldehyde, parabens or thimerosal. The important thing is to stop using them and keep an eye on the chemical composition of the new cosmetic.
  • Topical medicationsOne of the most allergy-producing substances in topical medications (ointments and antibiotics) is neomycin. For this reason you should always communicate it, although doctors always ask us about it before prescribing any medication.
  • Sunscreen: sometimes some of the substances contained in sunscreens may react when you are exposed to the sun. For example: PABA (parabenzoic acid), benzophenones, oxybenzone, salicylates, cyclohexanol.
  • Household products: the most allergenic products are those containing adhesives and solvents. For example, paint thinners, liquid charcoal for lighters, or nail polish remover for nail polish.

The allergy can manifest itself as a simple reddening of the skin or sometimes cause vomiting or even breathing difficulties.

Daily skin care at 40

There are 3 basic steps we cannot skip if we want to take good care of our skin:

1) Facial cleansing

We should perform it twice a day. In the morning and at night.

How to choose our hygiene cosmetics

If you apply make-up, always choose a light emulsion that you can apply with a gentle massage and remove it with damp cotton pads.

You can also choose a soap sydneta type of "soap-free soap" with a pH lower than that of a normal soap and therefore more gentle on the skin, which cleanses deeply, but with the risk of leaving the skin feeling tight and in need of moisturizing.

2) Moisturizing

Fundamental step to keep the skin protected, turgid, beautiful and also remember that it is the main way to prevent the formation of micro wrinkles.

If you have the oily skinIf you have oily skin, choose serum and very light emulsions and if you need to apply moisturizing cosmetics, due to a feeling of tightness, apply cream cosmetics or directly serum and then cream.

3) Sun protection

This step is no longer treated as a cosmetic issue, it is a basic step for the health of your skin. Remember that the sun can cause serious skin health problems.

If your skin is fragile in the sun, either because it turns red or because it stains easily, the use of a sunscreen every day is essential.

Weekly skin care at 40

We will explain what to do if you want to take even more intensive care of your skin. By applying this protocol two or three times a week, your skin will improve noticeably.

1) Cleansing with your usual cosmetics

2) Mechanical exfoliation

If your skin is very sensitive we can recommend you our enzymatic peeling Optimal Renewal, very gentle on the skin.

If, on the other hand, your skin does not respond with signs of sensitivity, you can apply a peel of the type Purifying exfoliating gelfrom our line Oil Balance Care, a mechanical exfoliator or a scrub. A few gentle circular movements for one minute will be enough to achieve a good progressive result.

3) Massage

We recommend a stimulating massage with your usual treatment cream until the product has fully penetrated, as long as your skin is not reactive. If your skin is reactive, it is better to apply it with gentle strokes or small pinches, this way you stimulate the dermis, which is where the skin's support is located.

4) Mask

Masks are a cocktail of active ingredients. We recommend that you use them according to your needs, if you need to moisturize your skin, you can choose the Optimal Renewal mask. Especially if you have sensitive or reactive skin, as it is formulated with epidermal growth factors that help the skin to regenerate and provide resistance to external aggressions.

Another interesting option is the Cellular Expression Vitamin C Brightening Mousse. A mask with a pleasant mousse texture that will provide light and hydration. We recommend that you use it for a shock treatment for your skin by using it for seven nights in a row, apply it, massage it lightly and go to sleep! In the morning, cleanse your skin as usual (you will see that there are no traces left) and continue with your routine. We assure you that in 7 days your skin will be much more illuminated, hydrated and glowing.

5) Cream or Serum?

Yes, you can apply just a serum or a cream or if you prefer both, first serum and then cream. This will depend on your skin type and your hydration needs. For example, if you notice a lot of shine in the T-zone, it is better to apply only serum and if you have more need for hydration only cream, on the contrary, if you have a skin with a tendency to dryness, the application of both will fully cover your needs.

And to finish this protocol, as always we recommend the use of your sunscreen, so you can avoid blemishes and many other unsightly aspects produced by the sun.

beauty flash caviar therapy ampoules

Flash Effect Routine

Finally we offer you a protocol Flash Effect "Flash" for an important event:

  1. Clean your skin on a regular basis.
  2. Perform a very gentle exfoliation with the enzymatic peeling of the line Optimal Renewalline, mixing it with Anti-ageing Micellar Water of the same line, apply and leave on for a few minutes, then remove with a damp sponge or washcloth.
  3. Make a massage with Revitalizing Illuminating Cream of the line Cellular Expression Vitamin C. It has a perfect texture for a perfect stimulating massage.
  4. Apply a thin layer of the Vitamin C Illuminating Mousse Mask. Leave it on for a few minutes and before removing it, gently massage it in to finish its action. Remove excess product.
  5. Instant Beauty Flashfrom the Caviar Therapy. With caviar extract and moisturizing agents, it produces a long-lasting lifting effect for a radiant day.
  6. Apply your makeup and....

And shine!

Here we show you how to apply the Illuminating Mousse Mask:

5 tips for a healthy body

You have to keep in mind that the basic care of your skin will not only depend on the use of cosmetics, there are other super important factors that will help you have a healthy body, these are some of them:

  1. Try to make your diet healthy. Eat 5 times a day, but healthy!
  2. Do some sportat least 2 times a week.
  3. Drink waterno more than 2 liters per day.
  4. Try sleep no less than 7/8 hours a day.
  5. And use a good cosmetics hair, body and face cosmetics

We hope our tips will help you to face this new stage, and remember that 40 is not years if your skin is healthy and well cared for. ????