Are you still holding on to the same skincare products you used in your 20s? Well, honey, it’s time to let go. Even though you might be experiencing some of the same skin issues you did when you were younger like breakouts, acne and oily skin; your skin changes in your 30s.
These are the golden years when you should be focusing on reversing the effects of the stress your 20s has done to your face. You need to transition your skincare products from preventative to rejuvenating products that help get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and circles and premature signs of aging.
Just like you did in your 20s, make sure you’re cautious about the type of ingredients that are in your skincare products. By formulating a trusted foundation of products, you will be able to create a skincare routine that’ll help you look the way you did when you were 20.
Flawless skin doesn’t have to be a dream, you can make it a reality by crafting good morning and nighttime routines that’ll help replenish your skin while you sleep and protect your skin throughout the day. Let’s get started.
Daytime Skincare Guide
Keep these skincare products and tips in mind when you wake to start your day in the morning.
Choose a Daily Cleanser
The same way you had your favorite facial wash in your 20s, it’s the same for your 30s. During your 30s you might encounter a lot of stress and hormonal swings that can wreak havoc on your skin. Opt for a cleanser that has vitamin C or caffeine to help promote skin cell turn over. You can even use an oil cleansing blend as a facial wash as well.
Use an Antioxidant Serum
As we get older, you will start to notice how our bodies can take a little longer to rejuvenate itself; the same applies to our skin. It will take longer for the skin cells to replace and correct the daily damage your skin has been through. Try adding an antioxidant serum to your skincare regimen. Vitamin C and E are effective antioxidants because they help neutralize free radical damage and brighten your skin complexion.
For the best results, serums should be used twice a day right after you wash your face. It can be followed with a moisturizer or sunscreen afterward.
Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen
Spending all day in the sun can wreak havoc on the skin. During your 30s we need protection from many things, and melanoma and sun damage are some of them. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it has zinc in it because it protects you from UVA and UVB rays that can cause sunburns, wrinkles and brown spots.
Nighttime Skincare Routine
Try these tips before going to bed at night.
Give Yourself a Facial Before Bed Time
During your 30s you’re likely either climbing up the corporate ladder or starting a family, so your skin might be faced with challenges that will show in the form of a dull complexion, dryness, increased sensitivity or an uneven skin tone. Try using a facial mask to detox your skin and cleanse your pores once a week.
For the “do-it-yourselfers” out there, here’s a perfect pumpkin enzyme facial mask you can make with ingredients already in your kitchen.
Pick a Moisturizer
Regardless if you are 20 or 30, moisturizing your skin is a necessity. Whether you have dry skin, sensitive skin or a combination of both, using a cream can promote smoother and younger looking skin. The key is to find a moisturizer that hydrates your skin along with addressing the issues your skin is dealing with.
Try Adding Retinol to Your Skincare
Retinol is an anti-aging agent that helps get rid of blemishes, stimulate skin cell regeneration and fight signs of premature aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Use this in conjunction with your bedtime cream to get the best results.
Apply an Eye Cream
Your eyes are the windows to the soul and also the first place where signs of aging show. If you notice you have dark circles and bags under your eyes try using an eye cream to help nourish the skin around your eyes and make sure it gets all the hydration it needs.