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 skin care 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.
Our essential 3-step treatment line will help you uncover the youthful glow you're looking for.
The GLAM Treatment Trio will Cleanse, detox, and brighten your skin in three simple steps. You'll receive: Embrace Antioxidant Cleanser(4 oz), Celebrate Detox Mask (2 oz.), Reveal Triple Peptide Serum (1 oz)
Embrace your true self and your changing skin. Rich in vitamins A and C to cleanse deeply, our EMBRACE Antioxidant Facial Cleanser is enhanced with a blend of organic superfruit extracts of Pomegranate, Orange, Lemon and Cranberry which infuse the skin with nourishing vitamins and antioxidants. This light yet effective gel cleanser gently sweeps away dirt, oil, and impurities leaving the skin glowing, renewed, and refreshed. Celebrate Detox Mask (2 oz.), Reveal Triple Peptide Serum (1 oz)
Reconnect with your inner self. Rescue dull, lackluster skin with our RENEW Detoxifying Mask designed to purify and boost radiance, leaving the complexion renewed and rejuvenated. This multi-action mask gently draws out excess oil and impurities, leaving skin with a smooth, mattified finish while Turmeric soothes and calms so skin feels soft and comforted. It works to refine the appearance of large pores without drying out the skin.
Unveil the beauty of who you are deep inside. Our REVEAL Triple Peptide Serumhelps to brighten and tighten the skin’s appearance while leaving it comfortable, hydrated and healthy-looking. This potent serum is armed with a concentrated blend of naturally effective botanicals, peptides for improved skin tone and elasticity, amino acids to nourish and strengthen, as well as vitamins C, B5, and E, which all together boost natural defense against damaging oxidation caused by pollution, toxins, and other environmental stressors. While each ingredient provides a specific benefit to the skin separately, when combined they create a super serum that works on multiple levels to ensure beautiful skin.
EMBRACE Antioxidant Facial Cleanser
REVEAL Triple Peptide Serum
RENEW Detoxifying Mask
Audrey created GLAM Essentials! beauty and skincare line. As a former hairstylist, I'm passionate about women feeling beautiful..we go through so much. I stand for women being empowered and using this stage of life as a launchpad for creating the next chapter of their amazing lives with them as their own leading ladies.
Audrey always said: “This is a time to celebrate and embrace the journey of mid-life, it's not the time to surrender and give in to stereotypes".“The biggest skincare mistake that middle-aged women make is not using products specifically for this stage in life, some anti-aging products are too aggressive and others do not have the right amount to make a difference ” Audrey says. “Don't buy into gimmicky products and unrealistic claims to make you look younger. Look for efficacy, products with peptides, and antioxidants that have been proven to improve the integrity of your skin over time"
Long before Audrey founded GLAM Essentials!, she was working in Atlanta as a hairstylist. It was during that time where she discovered her passion for helping women feel and look their best.
Audrey discovered how toxic ingredients were prevalent in hair and beauty products.
She was dismayed that the manufacturers of these large beauty brands were knowingly allowing ingredients in products that could potentially be harmful to consumers. It was then she made a conscious decision to create products that were paraben and toxin-free. But she needed to take it a step further...
During this time she began to notice the changes in her skin and body. Feeling like this was going to be her new normal she suffered quietly. She was so unfamiliar with this version of herself and did not want to give in to the status quo.
Audrey began opening up and talking to other women and discovered they were having the same challenges. I noticed a huge gap in the market to help women navigate and THRIVE through this challenging time. The beauty industry focus was anti-aging, organic, and vegan skincare but not women who are transitioning through mid-life. "In order to embrace this stage in our life, we need products that specifically created for this stage in our life".
Her passion for skincare rose up and she started creating products specifically for women experiencing uneven, dull, dry skin, and loss of elasticity. Women at this stage want a simple effective system that solves the problems they are experiencing right now. Women want to age with confidence and not buy into the gimmicky anti-aging products that over promises and under deliver." We want youthful, beautiful glowing skin..not try to look like we are in our 20's".
GLAM Essentials encourage women to embrace YOUR stories, YOUR truth YOUR confidence, and YOUR life exactly where YOU are.
What women are saying about us...
“My skin looks and feel fabulous! First jar lasted 3 month with twice a day use. No more multiple jars!.” — Kovtun Natalija
Try our line of products that help you age with confidence by GLAM Essentials!