How to ‘Get Glowing’ After 40.
Skincare plays a key role in keeping skin in great condition as we age and is also the canvas for which to apply makeup. As a makeup up artist, skincare for crucial to maximising the quality of the makeup. Here is my roundup of 5 OF THE BEST ‘AT HOME’ SKIN TREATMENTS.
There are now more skincare innovations available to the consumer. This allows for treatments to be done in the home, when traditionally they were only accessible through a dermatologist or beautician. This is revolutionising the way we look after our skin after 40.
A good basic skincare routine is important to have in place before adding in any additional treatments. A full skincare routine can help maintain and improve the condition of the skin and can slow down or even rewind the signs of ageing. I recommend your basic skincare routine, to look something like this;
Step 1- Cleanse and use a microfibre cloth to remove makeup using something like this from Amazon.
(Use a separate eye makeup remover to remove mascara and eye makeup. I use Arbonne’s Eye Makeup remover ).
2. Step 2-Tone with a non alcohol product
3. Step 3- Serum
4. Step 4- Moisturiser with SPF or add an SPF after applying your moisturiser
I recommend the RE9 Skincare system which I have been using on my own face and that of my clients. You can get the full system here on my website.
Step 6- A night cream. (I recommend Domaine- Chezelle)
Once you have your basic skincare routine established; I would then recommend the following ‘at home’ treatments.
The first time I heard about cupping was reading a magazine and seeing a photo of Gwyneth Paltrow with cupping marks on her body. It has become popular with celebrities, due to its easy use and noticeable results after only the first use.
Vogue Now is an American brand that has introduced cupping to the mainstream market and has had amazing results from customers. I tried the facial cupping and I’m using it as part of my evening skincare routine. It straight away brightens the skin and adds a glow that lasts about 24 hours. It definitely plumps up the skin.
This makes sense because the motion of the cups motivate the blood flow to the cells, which used over time, will keep the skin brighter with anti ageing benefits.
Face cupping can lift the face naturally, support lymphatic drainage, brighten the complexion to give a refreshed and revitalised complex over time. It’s also very simple to use. It’s a great addition to your skincare routine, which is why it makes up 1 of my 5 OF THE BEST ‘AT HOME’ TREATMENTS FOR GLOWING SKIN AFTER 40.
Personally, I using cupping on my face and I’m excited to see the results over time. Straight away after use I have colour to my face which leaves me with a healthy glow.
Here is a little demo on how to use the facial cupping.
You can buy your own cupping kit through Vogue Now who generously agreed to offer a discount for those of you reading my blog. You can go to their website here and put MELINDATICKEL in the coupon code for 15% off.
2. Natural Moisturising Curtesy of the Bees
Natural skincare is a priority for me, which is why it has to feature in my 5 OF THE BEST ‘AT HOME’ TREATMENTS FOR GLOWING SKIN AFTER 40. I prefer to stay away from mainstream brands known to contain toxins. Buying skincare products that have parabens and other nasties in them is unnecessary and will only add to the toxic load. Retailers often confuse customers with their claims of ‘natural’ and ‘pure’, when the products are in fact full of toxic ingredients.
Recently, I stumbled across this French skincare brand called Domain- Chezelle, whose entire range is based on natural produce from bees they nurture on their grounds. I have been using their moisturisers and I am totally in love! They are not local to me, as they are based in France, but I am yet to find a moisturiser that’s as nourishing and natural on the skin.
I have been using as part of my skincare routine daily, the following moisturisers;
Hand Creme- Derma Creme Mains (before I go to sleep at night and throughout the day)
Body Cream- Derma Creme Corps (after my shower or bath)
Facial Moisturiser- Derma Creme Visage (part of my morning and evening skincare routine)
Domaine Chezelle’s products are luxurious without the price tag you find elsewhere on the market. They glide on the skin and absorb straight away without any residue. Fragrances are subtle, smell lovely and fresh on the skin. As an added bonus, you are buying products from a company who are nurturing and protecting bees.
I have naturally dry skin, so I am always looking for moisturiser that is nourishing and without the greasy residue.
You can order their products by going to their website www.domaine-chezelles.com and applying SILVERSTYLING as the code for a discount of 10 euros for any order placed over 60 euros.
3. Skincare Essentials without Toxins
Number 3 of 5 OF THE BEST ‘AT HOME’ TREATMENTS FOR GLOWING SKIN AFTER 40, is being really aware of chemicals found in everyday skincare products. There are so many options for beautiful and safe skincare, without the price tag and definitely without the toxins. I use Arbonne by choice for my cleanser, toner and serum and Beauty Lab for my SPF because they do a factor 50 and most recently I use all the anti ageing Domaine- Chezellelle moisturisers on my body, hands and face.
Here are the list of toxins to avoid in your skincare as they are known to be harmful and sometimes carcinogenic……
Parabens- these are a family of toxins used to increase shelf life.
Phthalates- solvent and dissolving agent
Fragrances- for smell
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate- creates the foam in shampoos and is found in washing up liquid
BHT- is a preservative agent
Retinol- Vitamin A
Formaldehyde- a chemical which could cause cancer in humans.
4. Face Masque
The latest craze is the sheet masks. Hugely popular but they can be expensive, so I suggest a weekly treat. Self care is hugely important, which is why I have feature it as 1 of my 5.
As mentioned, they can be expensive, which is why I chose to get mine from Beauty Pie. I will explain why below. I am loving their Japanfusion Tea Leaf Sheet Mask and you can check out their website here. This mask is infused with Micro Oils, grape peel extract, antioxidant Uji Tea Leaf polyphenols, skin plumping betaine and hydrating Trehalose. Soothing and Nourishing and a good moisture soak. It ticks every box for me and because my skin can get quite dry, I need something that will allow for the moisture to soak in!!
If you haven’t heard of Beauty Pie, I suggest you check them out. You can get all luxury skincare at cost price if you pay a monthly membership from £5 per month. I have been a member for a while and I just love their make up and body products too. You can check out their subscription options here.
Derma- rolling has become a popular facial treatments often recommended and given to consumers by dermatologists and beauticians due to the many benefits it has to the condition of the skin. Personal Derma Rollers are now readily available as a home treatment. Derma rolling is a great addition to your skin treatments and is particularly helpful for skin issues common in the over 40’s. That is why is makes up my 5 best ‘at home’ treatments for glowing skin.
This is another treatment I do at home and I have been alternating it with my cupping routine. This is all in addition to my standard skincare routine. I bought mine from my local beautician after she recommended I use it for use because I have been unable to have my monthly glycopeel treatments and I am loving the results. There are many options to buy derma rollers online. Beauty Bay do a very similar one to mine and you can buy it here.
Benefits of dermarolling include:
Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
Loss of skin firmness
I hope you enjoyed reading 5 OF THE BEST ‘AT HOME’ TREATMENTS FOR GLOWING SKIN AFTER 40 as additions to your skincare, which you can now do in your own home.
If we look after out skin; nurture it with good products and techniques, then our skin will thank us.
Let me know in the comments what you use for your skincare and how you keep your skin in optimal condition after 40.