Congratulations! You’ve hit 30 and you’re officially an adult (no denying it now). Adult life, with its associated work and bills, is stressful and your skin is one of the first places to show the signs.
According to Alicia Barba, a Miami-based dermatologist, signs of ageing that surface on your skin in your 30’s are a reflection of the past. Damage caused to your skin in your teens and 20s will begin to show in your 30s, 40s and 50s. It’s a cumulative effect. This is why we stress that you should not slack on skincare in your 20s!
Research shows that the collagen regeneration process begins to slow down in your 30’s, meaning that your skin will begin to show it’s first signs of aging in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. You may notice your skin become thinner, more sensitive and dry.
As well as the essential skincare routine steps that you should already be following; cleansing and moisturizing, you should also be adding in a few extras to help with the regeneration and detoxification processes of your skin.
6 essential skincare steps that every woman should be following in her 30s
1 . Up the anti-oxidant ante
To help your skin deal with daily stress and environmental aggressors it’s a good idea to ad a highly concentrated serum into your routine.
Serums are usually packed full of rich, rejuvenating ingredients that help combat signs of stress that can leave your skin looking dull and tired.
Look for ingredients such as peptides, niacimide, vitamin C and E. Apply your serum before your moisturizer, for maximum effect.
Holy Grail Beauty 5-in-1 Rejuvenating Facial Serum is a fantastic high-performance all-in-one product that contains Vitamin C, a tri-peptide complex and hyaluronic acid to target all your concerns with one product.
2. Ad retinol to your moisturising routine
Switch up your moisturizer for one containing the powerhouse ingredient known as Retinol.
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, scientifically proven to unclog pores, boost collagen production, speed-up cell turnover, reduce fine lines and fade dark spots.
Some highly concentrated forms of retinol can cause irritation and sensitivity to the sun, so make sure to wear sunscreen during the day.
Retinol Repair Skin Crème by HG Beauty is a great gentle, yet effective moisturizer that can be used in the morning and in the evening without causing irritation to the skin.
3. Treat your eyes
Your eyes are usually the first to develop fines lines and wrinkles, as the skin in this area is thinner and more delicate than on the rest of your face.
It’s a good idea to start using an eye cream or gel in your late 20s or early 30s to help prevent deep lines from forming and minimise dark circles.
Look for products containing soothing ingredients such as cucumber and green tea, along with peptides for maximum rejuvenating power.
4. Hydrate with rich, organic oils
As we age skin starts to lose its suppleness, hydration and can become sensitive and dry.
Oils are great for adding that extra boost of hydration and glow to your skin.
You can mix a couple of drops of a facial oil into your moisturizer for an added boost of hydration.
If your skin is excessively dry, you can even mix a drop into your foundation for a flawless, luminous application.
5. Incorporate a weekly exfoliating acid peel
As the cellular renewal process begins to slow down, skin can start to appear dull.
A light, weekly acid peel can slough off the buildup of deal skin cells on your skin’s surface, lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation and help you achieve a fresh and glowing complexion.
If you suffer from blocked pores and breakouts, look for a toner or solution containing salicylic acid, also known as BHA. If you suffer from sun spots or hyper pigmentation, then an exfoliator containing glycolic acid, known as AHA may be a better choice for you.
6. Watch your diet
You are what you eat and this is definitely true when it comes to your skin!
The food you consume has a great impact on your general health and the appearance of your skin.
Cut down on your intake of processed foods, dairy, sugar and alcohol. Make sure you eat plenty of vegetables and keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.