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7 Things Every Woman Should Do After She Turns 40

Posted by Dr. Kris Wusterhausen on April 16, 2020


Thanks to advancements in health and wellness, people are living longer and fuller lives than ever before. But we can still be hard on ourselves as we age. 

Age may be just a number, but we often let it do a number on our minds! Remember turning 10? It was so exciting. It felt so good, so grown up. Double digits! But for most, this feeling of pride at turning another year older didn’t last into adulthood. After 21, the excitement turned to agitation. 

Each decade that followed triggers your mental checklist: Is my life everything I hoped for? Am I as far along as I thought I would be? Am I successful enough?

Turning 40 seems to be a big one: a halfway point by most life expectancy charts. This is a milestone to celebrate, not to dread! Instead of letting your age be a source of discouragement, let it be a symbol of self-care. Let it be a reminder to love yourself.

To help you stay mindful, here are 7 things to do for you after 40 (or honestly, at any age).

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1. Pamper Yourself.

We can all use a little pampering, and this is especially the case when you pass the 30-year mark. Your skin has been subjected to years of harsh conditions: bitter winds, harsh sunlight, snow, rain, and everything in between. What better way to celebrate yourself than with a deep-cleaning treatment like a HydraFacial?

Refresh yourself with a brighter complexion, younger-looking eyes, or extra supple skin. HydraFacials use a patented process to exfoliate, extract and hydrate your face, eyes, and lips so you can have the radiant, clear, luminous skin you’ve always wanted. And it’s more beneficial for women in their 40s than it is younger women, as your skin needs extra help bouncing back from trauma.

2.Take A Trip. 

Traveling is something that many people want to do more of. It’s all too easy to put traveling on the back burner, especially when you have kids or grandkids to worry about. But traveling is an excellent way to see the world, spend quality time with your family, and expose yourself to new experiences.

Whether it’s a day trip, a 7-day cruise, or a hike across Europe, visit a place you've always wanted to see. The world is so beautiful. Get out there and explore it! And maybe it will even give you a new appreciation for your home sweet home.

3. Get Your Body Back. 

You deserve to love the way you look. But if you’re like most women in their 40s, age and childbirth might have taken its toll on your figure. Many women find themselves with extra padding at this stage of life, despite following a healthy lifestyle. This can make shopping for new clothes frustrating and disheartening.

Your changing body is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s perfectly natural and beautiful. But if you feel uncomfortable in your own skin, you don’t have to go under the knife to regain your figure. SculpSure warm-sculpting is FDA approved to target and destroy fat cells safely, so you can wear what you want and feel great!

4. Learn A New Skill. 

There’s no better time to expand your knowledge than in your 40s. You’re more patient and mature than you were as a young adult, but you still have a lot of spunk in you. 

Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn a language. Or dance salsa. Or decorate a three-tier cake. Or something more daring, like fly a plane. Whatever the case may be, you’re never too old to try and learn something new. Consider taking a class as a chance to meet new people as well.

5. Heat Up The Bedroom.

Sex isn't something we're all comfortable talking about, and this is even more the case as we get older. But sex is an incredibly important part of a healthy relationship. You should enjoy it more as you age, not less.

Unfortunately, age isn’t always kind on our sexual health. Many women experience decreased lubrication, loose tissue, and diminished sensitivity as they get older. ThermiVa can help. The radiofrequency treatment helps tighten, firm, and strengthen vaginal tissue all while enhancing pleasure.

6. Pay Attention To Your Emotional Health.

As we live our lives, we go through a lot of hardships. Many of these hardships leave us with scars that can’t be seen. When unaddressed, these affect not only our relationship with others but also our relationship with ourselves. They shape how we see the world, and they can prevent you from living your life to the fullest.

Consider meeting with a counselor to talk through some of the struggles you’ve had to overcome. Open up about it with a trustworthy friend. It’s not going to be easy, but by addressing these hidden problems, you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and a deeper appreciation for the world around you.

Another technique you can try is to write a letter. Whether it’s to someone you love, someone you lost, someone who hurt you, or someone you hurt, writing a letter is a powerful way to process deep feelings and find release—whether you send it or not.

7. Get Your Health In Check 

While it’s not as fun as Salsa lessons, getting regular physical exams is essential to a long and fulfilling life, and early detection is key. If you have a checkup you’ve been putting off—pap, skin screening, mammogram, colonoscopy—there’s no better time than today to make that call. 

Another thing you should do? Start making healthy choices. Swap white bread with whole-grain and sweets with fruits. Drink more water and less sugary sodas. Go on a walk every day, or try some yoga after work. Just think of it as another great way to pamper yourself and ensure you live as long and healthy of a life as possible. 

Love Every Stage You’re In With The Resurge Clinic

At The Resurge Clinic, we’re all about celebrating every stage in life, from your teens to your forties and beyond!

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There’s no better way to do this than with the wellness treatments we offer. In addition to HydraFacials, SculpSure, ThermiVa, and personal trainers, we also offer a wide variety of skincare treatments and peptides.


Embrace a higher level of self-care, and live a more intentional and fulfilling life. Schedule a consultation with The Resurge Clinic today!

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Topics: Sexual Health, SculpSure, Women’s Health, HydraFacial