Skin Care Routine For Your 30s
The thirties is truly a transitional period in terms of your skin.
Skin concerns during your twenties might not be as much of an issue now, but you are starting to notice more prominent signs of ageing – attributes such as fine lines, an overall dull or dehydrated complexion, loss of collagen and volume in certain areas of the face or skin that doesn’t bounce back like it used to.
As your body ages, production of collagen and elastin (responsible for the suppleness and elasticity of skin) slows down, leaving skin feeling less firm.
Cell turnover cycles slow down, meaning dead skin cells remain and cause an overall dull or dry complexion. Dry skin also makes it harder for skin care products to penetrate deeper into cells, limiting the effectiveness of nourishing ingredients.
Here are the essentials:
Look for a versatile cleanser that removes buildup and makeup from the skin while also gently exfoliating.
Give your exfoliating routine an extra push or polish. Besides, using an exfoliating cleanser, promote cell turnover and brighten the appearance of your skin by using chemical as well as physical exfoliants.
4. Mask and Treat
For areas that need more attention, use natural retinol alternatives to fight the first signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles. Incorporate a skin-boosting serum or a mask into your routine that protects against free radicals and oxidation.
Always hydrate with products that contain deeply nourishing emollients and hyaluronic acid. An eye cream is also recommended to firm and tighten increasingly prominent fine lines.
If your moisturiser doesn't contain an SPF, don’t skimp on this step - sun protection is just as (and maybe even more) important than any step in a skin care routine because it shields against damaging UVA and UVB rays and slows the appearance of ageing.