Happy Beauty Monday! I hope all of my lovely readers have an amazing week. I will be turning 31 this September God willing and I am trying to be my best self-emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically. And I’m not just talking about getting this waist snatched but also about taking care of my skin and being mindful of what I put into my body and what I am putting on my skin. Turning 30 is a huge milestone in life filled with career climbs, bridesmaid gowns, baby showers and of course love. With all of these exciting things happening in our lives we can not forget about our skin especially as we get older. One day you might wake up and notice all of a sudden your skin may seem drier, oily, more sensitive or you may even notice brown spots and blotches. Although we can’t completely stop the aging process there are a lot of things that we can do to age gracefully. For all my ladies that are in the 30 club like myself keep reading because I’m spilling the tea on how to take care of your skin your 30s.
how to take care of your skin in your 30s
Starting in your 30s, cell turnover and the metabolism of your cells will begin to slow down. To keep the skin acting young, getting serious about exfoliating your skin is very important. Facial scrubs are great for polishing away dry cells on the surface, but for those in their 30s, it’s best to also exfoliate deeper within the skin by using an exfoliating acid serum.
Use an exfoliating acid every other night to help dissolve pigmented cells, refine large pores ad keep the skin looking smooth, clear, and even-toned.
Avoid Harsh Acne Products
Although breakouts can still be common for women in their 30s for most, they are probably happening less often. It is important to reduce the use of harsh acne products which can dry out the skin. This is not beneficial for preventative aging, which in your 30s should be a bigger focus than it was in your 20s. The best way to address breakouts in your 30s is to spot treat blemishes. That way, you are only treating areas as needed instead of using harsh acne products all over the face where breakouts are not occurring.
As for preventative aging be sure your cleanser is gentle and sulfate free so that you are cleansing your skin and not stripping your skin. If you find your skin is changing in your 30s due to hormonal fluctuations, it is a good idea to consult a professional to discuss how to balance the needs of your skin.
Remember Your Vitamins
Vitamins such as A, C and E can be applied topically to the skin in the form of serums, toners, and moisturizers. These vitamins help prevent the breakdown of collagen by reducing free radicals created by smoking, drinking, exercise, UV sunlight and pollution. Vitamins C and E in particularly keep skin tone even, helps lighten discoloration from breakouts, pregnancy, birth control pills and hormones. In your 30s, consuming antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, spinach, citrus fruits, avocados are a great way to give your cells protection and address aging internally.
Slather On Sunscreen
Unprotected skin exposed to daylight is the number one cause of visible, premature skin aging, which in the early 30s will begin to show. Since oil production and breakouts can still occur in the 30s look for a lightweight sunscreen containing zinc oxide. Generously applying a moisturizer with sunscreen to the face and neck will dramatically slow down the aging process.
Invest In A Good Eye Cream
For most people, the eye area is the first to show signs of aging-usually between the age of 28 to 32 so an eye cream is a great investment at this stage in your life. A couple of things to know about using an eye cream: Apply eye cream with your ring finger in the morning an evening to the orbital bone around the eyes. Use gentle patting motions and make sure to avoid rubbing and tugging. It is also important not to apply eye cream too close to the lash line as the product can travel into your eyes and be picked up by your eyelashes, causing irritation or unnecessary puffiness.
Look for an eye cream containing wrinkle repairing ingredients to improve and correct the appearance of dryness, fatigue, and expression lines. A formula with line filling peptides will increase healthy cell communication and return cellular activity to its youthful state.
Seek Professional Help
Facials are an important part of any skincare regimen because they keep clogged pores and blackheads at bay, they also soften lines. A skincare professional will notice if there are any changes to skin that should be addressed. Your aesthetician will also determine if you are using the right products for your skin type and if they are working effectively particularly now that aging is a concern. Treatments that focus on exfoliation and hydration are particularly beneficial in your 30s.
Getting chemical peels every few months will also help keep skin smooth and prevents breakouts. An experienced aesthetician will also encourage skin cancer awareness by pointing out any skin growths or suspicious looking moles.
Devoting a little extra time to skincare and following these tips will help you keep your skin youthful and healthy in your 30s and beyond.
How do you care for your skin? Let me know in the comments.