If only there were a real fountain of youth or magic wand that could instantly reverse skin aging. Ahhh, that’d be the life, wouldn’t it? Sadly, they just don’t exist. Bar none, the best strategy against fine lines, wrinkles and dull, aging skin is prevention—regardless of your age, it’s never too late! At MyChelle, we believe there’s beauty in aging and we’re all about embracing it—even if you have to wrangle with a wrinkle or two along the way.
Here are my top 5 beauty tips for women over age 40:
Shield against sun damage
Maintaining healthy, youthful skin is simple, and it starts by protecting your skin from the sun. The sun is the leading factor in aging skin, so grab some MyChelle Replenishing Solar Defense and keep your skin looking fabulous. This unique product will repair and avert photo-damage brought on by the sun’s aging rays while maintaining protective moisture. ZinClear ™ non-opaque zinc oxide provides natural protection against both UVA and UVB, without harsh chemicals. A blend of kukui and macadamia oils combine with red algae to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles brought on by environmental stress.
Get moving and eat well
Daily habits play a big role! Exercise regularly, proper circulation helps the appearance of the skin. Try to eat a healthy diet, not only for your waistline but for your skin too. Antioxidants and phytonutrients from food will bring out a rich glow in your skin. They also fight free radicals which cause cellular damage. Take supplements rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients if you’re concerned you’re not getting enough from your diet.
Don’t skimp on sleep
Get your beauty sleep. Seven to eight hours of sleep a night is crucial to a healthy, balanced body. Being tired and worn down can cause dark circles and puffiness around the eyes and a dull appearance in your skin. Shed light on even the darkest under-eye shadows and send bags packing with MyChelle Magnolia Fresh Eyes. Our unique Eyeseryl® Peptide strengthens weakened capillaries and supports the release of excess fluid responsible for dark circles and puffiness. Green coffee stimulates and revives while magnolia leaf extract helps strengthen and promote repair for a well-rested look.
Do away with dirt
Never go to bed without washing your face. I know you’re tired, but trust me you don’t want to sleep in the dirt, debris and impurities that your skin as accumulated throughout the day. These particles get into your pores and can cause breakouts and over time they can attribute to wrinkling. My favorite anti-aging cleanser is the Apple Brightening Cleanser. Gently cleanse away the look of discoloration and sun damage, while refining and smoothing the surface of the skin. Malic acid and polyphenol-rich apple help maintain healthy elastin, while reviving youthful tone and texture. Belides™ Daisy Flower, Applephenon™ and plant-derived gallic acid help brighten the complexion, alleviate discoloration and support skins self-repair.
Stick with it, you’re regimen that is. Being consistent in your regimen is important to truly seeing great results. The ideal 40+ MyChelle regimen (for all skin types) would look like this:
Cleanse – Both morning and evening to refresh your skin: Apple Brightening Cleanser
Serums – Apply daily treatments for intensive care and deep penetration. Smooth over face and neck. Layer different serums to obtain synergistic benefits: Vitamin A Plus Serum / Perfect C Serum/ Notox™ Anti-Wrinkle Serum
Mist – Spray toning mist onto face to rebalance skin’s natural pH, maintain hydration, refine skin pores and fight inflammation: Apple Brightening Mist
Nourish – Both morning and evening use our natural, nontoxic, nourishing creams to improve and replenish natural moisture balance: Supreme Polypeptide Cream
Protect – Use our nontoxic, reef safe, moisture-preserving, mineral-based sunblock: Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30
With all that our skin endures, preventative measures must be taken to slow our skins aging process. MyChelle constructs rich, nourishing, intensive treatments with exotic extracts and proven bioactive-rich peptides to infuse your skin with collagen repairing nutrients, ultimately revealing visibly younger appearing skin in just a short amount of time. Our comprehensive approach actually supports and enhances the weakened infrastructure of your skin. You will not only see, but feel a difference within your skin. Fine lines and wrinkles, be gone!
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.