According to plastic surgeon Terry Maffi, MD, a plastic surgeon in Arizona, it's best to stick with a happy medium when it comes to temperature. "For facial washing, the best water temperature is warm,"
2. Protect your skin moisture barrier.
Over exfoliating, your skin can cause damage to the outer layer of your skin. While gently exfoliating a few nights a week is great for your skin, it's a fine line because going overboard is only going to make you look older. "Exfoliating more than you need to can cause damage to the skin and a decrease in the health of the protective skin barrier, as well as early signs of aging, like fine lines and dehydration," says Gretchen Frieling, MD, a triple board-certified dermatopathologist in Boston.
3. Avoid skincare products that are highly fragranced and use synthetic fragrances.
With all the awareness about synthetic perfumes causing unnecessary irritation, it still amazes me that companies continue to use them.
4. Do not skip washing your face in the morning.
Experts say skipping a morning face wash can seriously age your face. When you are sleeping your skin goes into repair mode to eliminate toxins, dirt, and sebum (oil) that sit on the top layer of your skin. It's important to remove this gunk with a gentle effective cleanser. It also allows your serums to penetrate and work more efficiently
5. Invest in a new daytime serum with antioxidants.
Dermatologists agree that quality antioxidants will help repair and prevent further skin damage. After your serum dries (wait about five minutes), apply a healthy coat of hydrating moisturizer to your skin. Oil production slows down after age 40, so you'll need to replenish skin from the outside in more frequently.
Contrary to popular belief, life doesn’t have to reach its hypothetical end at 40. No, it doesn’t even end at 40! So why should you stop feeling confident in your own skin? The answer is, DON’T. You don’t have to.
The key to feeling confident in your own skin, especially at this time in your life, is healthier skin! You need to give yourself and your skin a little more attention particularly when it comes to your skincare routine. Don’t fret! There are so many things you can do to achieve healthier skin even after 40.
This is why we created these 5 tips to help you feel confident in your own healthy skin after 40! These are just some of the many ways you can feel confident in your own skin even after 40. In addition to that, you have the Age of Confidence Circle and the Glam Essentials team along with our products to help you stay naturally glamorous from 40 and beyond.