How to Have Beautiful Skin Through the Ages: 40s

If you’re in your 40s, the time to start maintaining your youthful, glowing skin is right now.

This June, Allure Medical Spa is excited to offer skincare recommendations and specials for new and current clients between the ages of 40 and 49. Kelly, Allure’s owner and a longtime nurse, is adamant that once you hit your 40s, it’s time to get serious about ditching your over-the-counter products for a real, medical-grade regimen that can defend your skin against dark spots, wrinkles, scarring, and other signs of aging that will  become harder and harder to get rid of.

In short: “If you’re not doing it now, it’s past time to start—but it’s certainly not too late,” says Kelly.

Learn more about Kelly’s good, better, and best skincare recommendations for her clients in their 40s—and take advantage of the specials she’s offering for each regimen through the end of June if you’re between 40 and 49!

Rejuvenation, Sun Protection, and Retinol

✔ Jan Marini C-Esta® Vitamin C Serum
✔ Marini Physical Protectant
✔ Marini Luminate® Face Lotion MD

For women and men in their 40s, Kelly says it’s well past time to commit to a few standard skincare products that cover the basics, and there’s nothing better on the market than Jan Marini®. Kelly’s recommendations for a good skincare regimen use Jan Marini’s best products to cover three main benefits for your skin: essential rejuvenation and hydration, a fierce sun protectant, and a medical-grade retinol cream that’s gentle on the skin but powerful on stubborn fine lines and sun spots.

For hydration, rejuvenation, and ultra soft skin, Kelly recommends Jan Marini’s C-Esta® Face Serum, which is loaded with antioxidants and—of course—Vitamin C. “Vitamin C is really great for boosting collagen production while antioxidants are great for rejuvenating damaged skin,” says Kelly. “Plus, this product has an absolutely amazing citrus smell that you won’t be able to get enough of.”

She also recommends a powerful SPF—Marini Physical Protectant— that can stand the heat and minimize sun damage to your skin during the long summer months. “Sun damage is the driver of all those fine lines, dark spots, and uneven skin tones we start to get in our 30s and that really settle in during our 40s,” says Kelly. “Especially with all the damaging UV rays you’re about to experience this summer—even on cloudy days!—you need an SPF you can trust is actually going to do the job.”

Finally, Kelly recommends the Marini Luminate® Face Lotion MD, an aggressive yet soothing face lotion that contains trans Retinol. “The retinol in Luminate is a trans retinol, which means it’s already broken down into a usable form for your skin,” says Kelly. “That means whereas most retinols can cause sensitive skin reactions, Luminate doesn’t cause any irritation or dryness.”

With a prescription-grade retinol, you’ll be able to fill in lines and wrinkles, fade scarring, and even out your skin’s pigmentation over time much better than any over-the-counter product.

A Retinol-Based Skincare System and Microneedling with PRP

✔ Jan Marini® Skincare Management System
✔ Microneedling with PRP

For an even better skincare regimen in your 40s that surpasses the basics, Kelly recommends upgrading to the Jan Marini® Skincare Management System. It contains all three products in Kelly’s good skincare regimen, plus a daily bioglycolic face cleanser that helps turn over new skin cells and an ultra-hydrating night cream. “The full skincare management system truly includes everything you need for exceptional, balanced at-home skincare,” says Kelly. “I’ve used it for years and now I look better at 35 than I did at 28!”

Kelly also recommends adding on a key treatment—microneedling with PRP—to boost collagen production, reduce pore size, and smooth out fine lines and age spots. “If you’ve ever been thinking about getting microneedling, now is the time to do it,” says Kelly.


Kelly microneedles for her clients using either synthetic growth factor or PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Her process is simple: she starts by cleaning the skin, applies a growth factor, and needles it in gently with a pen. The treatment is virtually painless, and though it may cause a slightly sunburned, tight sensation for a few days afterward, it creates a glow that lasts for months.

Both types of microneedling are effective in smoothing out your skin, but Kelly recommends the PRP version for her clients in their 40s because it utilizes plasma from your own body, which is separated from your blood during the treatment. “Your plasma actually has eight different growth factors (or stem cells) in it, so microneedling with PRP can be up to eight times more effective than the synthetic,” says Kelly. “That’s why it’s perfect for my clients in their 40s who come in and need to have a little bit more damage undone than my younger clients.”

While the PRP treatment was made popular by Kim Kardashian (remember her “vampire facial”?), Kelly says a bloodied face isn’t an accurate depiction of the treatment because plasma is actually a clear-ish gold color. “You won’t leave here looking like the living dead,” laughs Kelly. “It’s just not that way.”

What you will get is smoother, brighter skin that takes years off.

A Skincare System, Microneedling, and IPL Facials

✔ Jan Marini® Skincare Management System
✔ Microneedling with PRP
✔ IPL Facials

Kelly’s recommendation for a skincare regimen you can’t beat in your 40s includes the Jan Marini® Skincare Management System, microneedling with PRP, and photofacial treatments that use an intense pulsed light (IPL) system. Photofacials are ideal for breaking up the melanin and darkened skin pigment that women and men start to see in their 40s; they also help reduce pore size, rosacea, and other minor skin conditions and imperfections.

“What I like to do for my clients in their 40s is start them off with an IPL treatment to break up their skin’s melasma and sun damage, which comes to the surface of the skin and looks a little freckly. Then, as it fades off, microneedling with PRP comes in to target the pigment remaining on the surface of the skin and inject more collagen production into it so your skin’s health can get back to where it should be.” — Kelly

Kelly’s best skincare regimen tackles your 40s’ toughest skin problems below the surface of the skin, on the surface of the skin, and at home.

Get Started Today

When you book your appointment at Allure, don’t forget to ask about a FREE consultation that uses Allure’s Reveal® Imager Technology to reveal damage lying underneath the skin. Kelly and the Allure team use the Reveal® technology to quickly and painlessly snap ultraviolet photos of your face, which reveal brown spots, redness, underlying acne, and more. Plus, when you get started with a Jan Marini® Skincare Management System, microneedling, and other treatments offered by Allure, the Reveal® images can serve as great before-and-afters to help you see first-hand how your skin is improving over time.

Ready to get your free consultation, schedule your first microneedling session, or purchase the Jan Marini® Skincare Management System (or all three)? Get an appointment on the books at Allure today—we can’t wait to see you!

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