Apart from living the dream, aging gracefully is a goal every woman wishes to achieve irrespective of the age. Isn’t that what you desire, even if it’s a secret? Well, I’m not afraid to admit that I still do. But, the real question is – what are you doing to make this dream come true in your 30s? Still following the same skin care routine of 20s or are you clueless and baffled altogether observing the signs of aging appear on your beautiful face? It’s tough accepting it, isn’t it?
This is the right time to level up your game ladies! Time to make sure you are using the right skin care regime with the right products. Here are a few to begin your 30s with.
1. Don’t Forget The Gentle Cleansers
Technically, a cleanser should be the first step of every skin care routine. But, is it really? Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment here. Because in case you don’t follow it, this essential step can ensure that you start off with a clean state. It can help to remove the makeup you apply and the dirt that settles on the surface of the skin, clogging the pores can result in various problems.
Therefore, a gentle cleansing is a step you need to carry out earnestly every morning and before getting into the bed at night. Personally, I’ve been using gentle antibacterial bars for years. Though, you can feel free to find a cleanser that suits your skin type well in accordance with the changing seasons. That’s right ladies, with changing seasons do remember to change your cleanser too.
2. The Essential Exfoliators
In the 30s, the cell metabolism and the cell turnover usually begins to slow down. A reason why one begins to notice fine lines around the corners of the eyes or mouth. If you’re going through this phase, don’t panic, it’s all but a natural process that even if we wish to stop, we can’t. But, what we can do to make the skin act young is take exfoliation seriously. Especially, if you didn’t take much care of the skin in your 20s.
Exfoliation is one of the simplest ways to get rid of the dry cell on the surface of the skin. Though for the ones in their 30s, it is highly recommended to exfoliate using gentle exfoliating serums. Glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids are the names of a few renowned ingredients you should look for in exfoliating products. Use them, especially at night to help dissolve the pigmented cells as well as refine the large pores to maintain a smooth, clear and even toned skin.
3. Eye Creams Are Worth Investing
The reason why most of the people, first of all, begin to show signs of aging around the eyes is because the skin around them in comparison to the rest of the body is the thinnest. So, starting an eye cream as early as possible can said to be a great investment that you won’t ever come to regret. It will keep your skin hydrated so when you get older, fewer wrinkles show up.
Therefore, in your 30s, invest in the best retinoid based eye cream to make you look beautiful than ever before. Retinoid based creams are the perfect way to start if you haven’t used an eye cream before. It is basically known to build collagen whose production declines with increasing age. Once your skin gets used to it, move on to a more hydrating formula with hyaluronic acid in it.
4. Skipping Skin Brightener Is Not An Option
Skin brighteners! Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? But, they are one of the simplest ways to deal with pigmentation plaguing the thirties of women. Be it the age spots, sun spots, melasma patches or vague dullness, a natural skin brightening cream such as by Revitol made from the extracts of pears, barberry, comfrey plant, Chilean tree bark, and many other sets the golden standards. Have you ever tried it?
If you haven’t, this hydrating skin brightening cream by Revitol is a must for women in their 30s irrespective of the various other options available. In general, they work to remove the dead skin and the damaged cells on the skin’s surface while reducing the pigmentation and dark spots. But, if you wish to use it for lightening the skin tone it might not be effective since it’s exclusively designed to reduce hyperpigmentation, sun damage, scarring, and melasma.
5. The Non-Negotiable Sunscreens
Did you know, an unprotected skin when exposed to sunlight, is one of the main reasons what causes the skin to age prematurely? So, if you’ve never used a sunscreen on your skin ever before you’ll need to understand the grave importance of it. Reason being, in early 30s visible signs of premature aging starts appearing.
So, instead of worrying make sure to pick for yourself a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30 or higher. If your skin is still prone to breakouts don’t skip using it for this very reason. Find a sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to cause few breakouts instead. If it still doesn’t work, keep looking for a formula that will work for your skin. Don’t wait for few more years to look back and grieve, start today!
6. Get Obsessed With A Night Cream
Moisturizers are definitely the key to a healthy skin care routine of which most of the people are aware of today. But, now that you’re in the 30s the days of having only one moisturizer are over. So, welcome to the squad of ladies who use a night cream already! As you might already be well aware of how important sleep is for the recovery of the skin. Equal important needs to be given to a night cream from now.
The simple justification for this lies in the fact that as you will begin to use an anti-aging cream with active ingredients in it, which will require a healthy dose of moisture before bed to play its part. Night creams, however, are not the only option that you can turn, facial oils depending on your skin types can work as well. To begin to try something light and gentle is enough for daily use.
So, are you missing a product out of this list at the moment? If yes, then what are your waiting for? Go grab that product for yourself today!
Pauline Simons is a skin care expert. She loves to share my knowledge and experience with people. Read her write ups on health and skin care on websites/blogs or reach out for an expert advice on the best skin care treatments.