Woohoo, You’re 30 (or wiser)! Your skin is changing and your usual skincare routine for your 20s is not good enough anymore. Along with your 30th birthday, comes the pressure of having life all figured out. This is the time when you’re supposed to have a stable relationship, sizable bank account and are living a truly happy life (no pressure). While all these factors may be questionable, one thing you’ll definitely see a change in is your body and skin.
The majority of hormonal changes start in your 30s which can lead to thinning hair and undesirable skin. Your skin may start looking dull and droopy as your growth hormone production slows down which decreases collagen production.
Sounds frightening? Don’t worry, Aging is a natural process. However, you can take charge and protect your youthful glow.
Here are a few ways:
Cleanse (and exfoliate)
You’ve heard it… Cleanse!
Throughout the day your skin accumulates the dirt, pollutants, bacteria, old (dead) skin and other harmful toxins. Cleansing removes the buildup and makes it easier for your skin to absorb other products to support a healthy skin.
Your skin produces oil called sebum and reaches the surface of your skin through hair follicles. Sebum protects your skin from the pollutants. The buildup by not cleansing causes blockages of the follicle, trapping sebum, sweat, and dead skin cells. This allows bacteria to gather on your skin leading to acne and other skin problems.
Lastly, cleansing is important to maintain a healthy PH balance which affects its’ water and product retention ability. It also helps maintain a proper pore size.
The cellular turnover starts to slow down and skin renews every 45 days. This mean that exfoliation is essential to resurface new skin.
Cleansing with gentle natural ingredients is an ideal way to nurture your skin. It is risk-free and packed with abundance of benefits. Our favorite is the Grapefruit Deep Cleansing Oil. Cleansing oils contain hydrating and soothing ingredients that may actually be more effective and less irritating than some traditional cleansers. Oil absorbs oil, which means that these products can effectively remove dirt from and leave the skin clean.
Use an Anti-oxidant rich serum or Essential Oils
The easiest anti-aging product to introduce in your skincare routine is a serum or oil. Choose one packed with Anti-oxidents.
According to Dr. Dendy Engelman, a certified dermatologist, Vitamin C serums are ideal for anti-aging and helping to reverse sun damage. It helps neutralize free radicles and reduce environmentally-induced damage.
I love the Japanese Tsubaki Anti-aging Face Oil. It’s a nourishing, smoothing facial oil rich with antioxidants to nurture your skin and keep it looking youthful.
In a bottle, it has a blend of essential oils that tackle several aging concerns.
Essential oils are necessary for prevention of signs of aging and repairing the skin. When you’re reaching your 40s, the skins lipid barriers start to thin. It causes the skin to dry out and damage easily. Oils are more hydrating than creams.
Futhermore, to protect your skin from further damage using Retinol, the purest form of Vitamin A, is helpful. It stimulates collagen, fastens the cellular turnover and improves skin firmness. It’s
deemed the anti-aging powerhouse for women in their 30s.
Prepare for repair:
Skin regeneration is at its highest in the evening. It is the ideal time to aid your skin in the reparation process.
It’s beneficial to use sleeping masks. They provide extra hydration that your skin absorbs while you’re asleep. You can even make your own masks with ingredients in your kitchen.
Before going to bed, let your mind completely relax by meditating and staying away from screens at least an hour prior. This will allow you to get better sleep which will aid in the skin reparation process.
Start your prevention routine today and take delight in your aging process. Let yourself indulge in self-care and feel at ease with growing older gracefully.