For women over 40, aging is a source of fear. But it’s all about self-care and self-worth, according to News her anchor made her a YouTube sensation.
Can we make aging the most glorious aspect of life? For author and beauty influencer Dominique Sachse, aging gracefully and beautifully means using the right beauty products, living a healthy life. It’s a combination of sending style and having faith.
With over 1.7 million followers on her YouTube channel, Sachse draws inspiration from her experience working in Houston as a newscaster for KPRC and offers endless beauty and lifestyle tips.
In an interview with The Epoch Times, Sachse shared tips for working women to feel confident and comfortable in their skin, and how to restore that natural glow.
Epoch Times: What is your morning and evening skincare routine like?
Dominic Saxe: A mix of cleansing and exfoliating with acid and retinol. I don’t wash my face in the morning. Instead, go straight to Paula’s Choice Niacinamide 20% Treatment to reduce the appearance of pores and improve skin elasticity. Then apply moisturizer. I love MDSolarSciences Daily Antioxidant Moisturizer with SPF 30.
At night, wash with La Roche-Posay Lipicard AP+, then apply a dermatologist-prescribed retinoid (tretinoin) along with a face oil like Sunday Riley Luna.
Epoch Times: In a YouTube video, you said, “The power of make-up that can change its shape and lift it up is amazing.” What are the most common makeup mistakes women over 40 make and how can I fix them?
Mr. Saxe: Interesting you should ask.i just did video Learn about the most common makeup mistakes women make and how to fix them. The biggest are: Using a foundation that is too sheer, chalky, and not the right formula for your skin’s needs. Continue to use eyeliner on your lower lashes along with mascara. It goes too low, blushes and darkens. And over draw lips with a pencil darker than lipstick. And don’t forget the importance of over-drawing your brows and softening them in shade and shape.
Epoch Times: What do you think will be the most important aspect of your style after you turn 40?
Mr. Saxe: For me, it’s classic, but with an edge. I like to follow trends, but still convey a classy look overall. I believe there are items that never go out of style.
But since I’m no longer in the news industry, the overall look has become more casual.I enjoy various styles of jeans, boots, or booties paired with oversized jackets. You may be wearing a graphic printed T-shirt underneath.
I think it’s about respecting who you are and where you are in your life. Every style has its time and place, but I always want to convey my respect for myself in every fashion choice.
Epoch Times: You said 90% of what you eat affects how you look. What is the diet to age gracefully?
Mr. Saxe: It’s actually a combination of “what” and “when”. I practice intermittent fasting. If you eat dinner at 7:00 pm, do not eat until at least 12:00 the next day. I believe it helps my metabolism and allows my body to burn fat stores.
I’m also eating less than I used to, balancing lean protein and carbs and healthy fats. I love vegetables, fruits, nuts and, of course, a glass of wine, but I do my best to source organic and find the highest quality food possible.
Epoch Times: What are you doing each day to live a more balanced and harmonious life? What are the rituals and habits you cannot live without?
Mr. Saxe: My daily prayers and conversations with God. Every day begins and ends with gratitude, and no matter what life throws at you, it doesn’t change. There is always something to be grateful for. I choose to expand my God, not my problem.
I also practice yoga, an exercise that literally changed my life. I’ve been going to the gym since I was in my 30s, but a few years ago I started having chronic neck and shoulder pain. I decided to take a month off, but a friend suggested I join his Vinyasa Flow yoga class to see if it worked. I felt the best of both worlds because not only did the stress and pain in my body go away, but the meditation cleared my mind at the end.These two practices of his help me balance my mind, body, and spirit. It will drip.
Epoch Times: What role does faith play in your life?
Mr. Saxe: As I wrote in my book Life Makeover, I have lived with and without God, and I know what I like. The road to him came later, but we discovered that God was willing and loving to meet us where we were. Faith is the ability to trust in the unseen, and by keeping my spiritual eyes open I was able to see the work of God manifest in my life. And I believe in that pursuit, so I’m not saying I’m going to sit back and coast, but I’ll do my part.
Epoch Times: What inspired you to write “Life Makeover”? How does it help women?
Mr. Saxe: Suggestions for writing a book from viewers. After Q&A videos covering topics ranging from beauty to midlife health, hormones, weight management, relationships, parenting, and more, I often hear that these ideas need to be written down and expanded upon. One Sunday in church, a woman leaned over from behind, tapped me on the shoulder, and whispered in her ear.
Epoch Times: What is beauty to you?
Mr. Saxe: It means women feel good about their skin because they value themselves and practice self-care that gives them energy and radiance that makeup can’t provide. That skill set is just the icing on the cake.