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March 28, 2021

How To Treat Your Forty-Year Old Skin Using Clay

How To Treat Your Forty-Year Old Skin Using Clay By Barbies Beauty Bits

As you age, your skincare routine will need to change. As what you did in your 30's will not cut it in your 40's. While 40 may be the new 30, your skin requires even more attention during this decade despite how young you feel. And there is one secret anti-aging ingredient that has slipped under the radar for too long: clay.

So if you want to find out how to pamper your forty-year-old skin using clay skincare products, continue reading.

Aging Is A Fact Of Life. But Looking Your Age Is Not
I did not come up with that, but it is one of our favorite skincare quotes. Changes are inevitable that will take place in our skin over time. For starters, our forties represent a time for many changes in our skin and will call for a different skincare regimen. For example:

  • The collagen loss that started in your 30s has accelerated, and the elasticity of the skin decreases. Both can lead to the start of fine lines, like those pesky 11's between your eyes or those crow's feet starting to show around the eye area.
  • Reduced volume of hyaluronic acid, responsible for retaining water in the dermis, this is a  cause for dry, dull, lackluster skin.
  • Sebaceous glands produce less oil as you age. Resulting in dry, wrinkled skin.
  • Free radicals start doing damage to fatty tissue, DNA, and proteins in the skin, causing oxidative stress.

Skincare Is Like Dieting. You Have To Invest Time And Effort. There Is Not Magical Cure
Yes, while there is no magic wand to stop the clock, there is a surprising skincare ingredient that can help your skin look more youthful, which is clay.  I say surprising, as most people think of anti-aging key ingredients, like stabilized vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and retinol. But not clay. When most think of clay in skincare, they think of a clay mask or a scrub used for those with oily skin or acne. But the truth is clay skincare products come in many different types. Some can even refine your skin's surface so that aging skin looks more radiant, nourished, and smooth.

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Why You Should Use Clay In Your Skincare Regimen
The use of clay for topical healing and internal medicinal uses traces back to ancient history. Clay as medicine has been referenced as far back as ancient Rome.

Fast forward to today, clay is still being used, but a lot more in skincare because of its anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties helping your skin to look more youthful and glowing by:
  • Detoxifying And Purifying The Skin
  • Regulating Sebum Production
  • Rejuvenating The Skin
  • Improving Skintone
  • Oxygenating The Cells
  • Unclogging And Shrinking Pores

How To Use Clay In Your Skincare Routine
Now that you know about the many benefits that clay can have to promote youthful skin in your forties, check out some cruelty-free clay skincare products you should be using from Zion Health. I was first introduced to this brand when trying to find an aluminum free natural deodorant, that actually worked. And now I am sharing some of their amazing all natural skincare products! Aside from helping with anti-aging I also love that these products are all vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and gluten-free. 

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Anti-Stress Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
One sure way to aging skin is stress. When we are stressed, there is an increase in our cortisol levels (stress hormone). And with the days of COVID, more people are exposed to more stress. Many will start to see these telltale signs associated with stress: pimples, redness, inflammation, dullness, unevenness, and we can't forget about bouts of MASKNE~ With a growing list of stress-induced skin problems, it’s time to upgrade your skincare routine and indulge in a masking experience that is specifically targeted to reduce inflammation, eliminate blemishes, and other skin issues brought on from stress.

Unwind from the grind by treating your skin to a much-needed escape with this ancient clay deep pore cleansing mask. This mask utilizes clay and willow bark-sourced salicylic acid (2%) to exfoliate the skin on a superficial level to cleanse pores, regulate oil production, and combat acne. Furthermore, this vegan clay mask is excellent at helping to fight the signs of aging with powerful ingredients like:

  • Green Tea Extract helping it to combat free radical damage and collagen breakdown.
  •  Cucumber Extract contains rejuvenating proteins, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, promoting cellular turnover.
  • Glycerin the secret ingredient to defeating hydration. It is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture from the air into your skin's top layer and holds it there!

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Hydration Is Key
No matter your age, a hydrating moisturizer is always a must. For your 40s, you need to be using a paraben-free mineral moisturizer with soothing extracts and anti-oxidants to hydrate, promote collagen production, balance PH, brighten skintone, and fight the visible signs of aging.

I suggest Zion Health's Mineral Moisture Daily Lotion enriched with Ionic Clay Minerals and more than 57 Trace Minerals to help balance your skin's Ph!  An unbalanced PH can cause premature aging~ and I sure do not want that. 

Best Hydrating clay face mask by Barbies Beauty Bits

Zions Hydrating Vegan Mango Clay Mask
Renew and protect your skin in a matter of minutes. This hydrating clay mask is ideal for those whose skin is producing less oil. In your forties, you'll want to preserve your skin's natural hydrating functions and encourage moisture retention. This all natural clay mask offers a detoxing and strengthening experience by providing an array of vitamins and fatty acids to smooth complexion and uncover its natural radiance.

Aside from Mango butter, that helps prevent the buildup of damaging free radicals. This mask has some nourishing paraben-free ingredients that I love: Shea Butter, for starters, is a proven moisturizer that fights dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles without clogging pores. This mask also contains

  • Glycerin
  • Two oils
  • Three different clays
  • More than 57 trace ​​​​minerals that are calming and clarifying agents to help stimulate skin cell renewal and perfect pH levels.
review on zion health clay masks by barbies beauty bits

Brighten The Skin With Pumpkin And Red Clay
If you are looking for a way to perk up that dry, dull skin, red clay is here to the rescue. While we've seen all clays are great for our forty-year-old skin, the high levels of iron oxide in red clay make it beneficial for purifying, brightening, and strengthening the skin. Add that to the fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) found in pumpkin, and you are on your way to increasing cell turnover while brighten and smoothing that forty-year-old skin. Oh and this vegan pumpkin mud mask smells good enough to eat!!!

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How to treat your skin in your 40s by barbies beauty bits




  1. I thought these were just for people with acne.

  2. The pumpkin mask sounds amazing!

  3. I need to try this to see how it works with my skin. It could use lots of help!

  4. I need to add this face mask to my skincare routine. I love the benefits to my skin.

  5. I needed this post. I'm turning 40 in a couple months and I'm really wanting to take better care of my skin.

  6. I love using clay masks, regardless of my age. I find it so relaxing.

  7. I so need to take care of my skin and you've mentioned some wonderful points. Couldn't agree more with the hydration.

  8. I have to look into trying this clay mask. It sounds pretty amazing.

  9. A clay mask is something I've never considered, but I think I should give it a try.

  10. I really need to get a new deep pore cleansing mask. My girls started using them recently and have used it all up. Love the stuff.

  11. I love clay treatments. I really need to start doing them again!

  12. Perfect! I'm in my 40's so thank you for all the ideas and tips! -LYNNDEE

  13. I think I am going to have to look into trying a clay mask - they sound like they can be really good for the skin.

  14. Not familiar with clay masks, though I'm always looking for deep cleaning facial products. I'll definitively check this out. It might be what I need. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I would love to try the mask, yes getting is not possible to control. But keeping ageing grace is possible.

  16. These are amazing advice. We need to invest time in our skin care.

  17. Such a great post! I love clay masks so would love to try that pumpkin mask 😍

    Everything Enchanting

  18. I've used clay masks before, I do believe they're helpful. I started taking my skin care seriously in my 30's. I use tretinon from Dear Brightly along with moisturizer, sun screen vitamin C serum. My skin has been looking better each day.

  19. I used to do clay masks, and they really pulled a lot out of my pores. I will have to start using clay again.

  20. Ooh I need to get into using masks more! I was just discussing this today


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