Our skin experiences dramatic change as we age, especially once we reach our thirties. This decade will bring about plenty of changes. Cellular turnover begins to slow down, sun spots, fine lines and dark circles will start to appear, and skin tissue becomes less elastic and will eventually start to sag.
While you may have gotten along just fine by just cleansing and moisturizing in your twenties, you will probably need a more detailed and focused skin care routine by the time you reach your thirties. At this stage, you will need to include specific treatments, therapies and routines to add to your basic daily regimen, and you will need to be mindful of what you consume as well.
Are you ready to start embracing a glowing, beautiful and youthful look in your thirties? If you are, then let us get started with these 8 best skin care routines and treatments that you should follow.
#1 Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize
This sounds basic, but it is the most important thing to remember. Do not abandon your daily regimen. Cleanse, tone and moisturize, preferably using products that are pH balanced and age appropriate.
We recommend cleansers with hydroxyl acids, which speed up cell turnover. Use toner to complete the cleansing process and follow up with Vitamin C serum or facial oil – preferably one with vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid to moisturize the skin and treat hyper pigmentation.
#2 Do Not Skip The Sunscreen
If you have been religious with sunscreen in your twenties, you most likely won’t be seeing major changes in your skin for now. If you haven’t been that religious, it is never too late to get with the program. UV rays are very damaging on the skin, so make sure that sunscreen is always a part of your daily routine. Choose a broad spectrum SPF with hydrating properties.
#3 Treat At Night
At night, follow the same routine. You can start with cleanser and toner. Instead of moisturizing and adding sunscreen, you can make use of this time of the day to treat specific problem areas.
Focus on the skin around your eyes and your wrinkles and fine lines. It is recommended that you use eye cream with ingredients like caffeine, retinol or niacinamide, which treat redness, inflammation and promote collagen building. For the rest of the face, best skin care products are those that contain retinol to prevent wrinkles. Here’s an awesome skincare tips before bed.
#4 Have Monthly Facials
Don’t scrimp on skin care treatments. Getting a monthly facial session keeps your skin refreshed and clean. This is also the best time to see your dermatologist for recommendations and tips on how to keep skin healthy. Don’t forget to check our our article on Freaky Facials.
#5 Get Microdermabrasion Treatments
Invest in regular microdermabrasion treatments to deal with slow skin cell turnover. This also helps to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and superficial fine lines. Your dermatologist will let you know how often you should get the treatment to get best results.
#6 Have Your Teeth Bleached
Teeth tend to yellow as we grow older because the enamel soaks up stains from foods and other products over the years. Fortunately, you can deal with this by having your teeth bleached with the help of a professional. Having whiter pearls makes you look younger than you are.
#7 Don’t Forget The Body
Your face is not the only area that changes and ages over time. The skin on your body needs just as much care and attention. After showering, apply body lotion all over your skin, concentrating on areas prone to darkness like the heels, knees and elbows. Do the same at night before going to bed.
#8 Add These Foods To Your Meals
Consume foods that have skin-benefitting properties. Cold water fish, like salmon for example, contains essential fatty acids that help keep your skin glowing. Goji berries are rich in protein and other nutrients promoting cellular turnover and fighting against aging.
There you have it – eight easy to do treatments and skin care routines that you can follow, so you can achieve smooth and radiant skin even in your thirties!
You deserve to feel and look great, so go ahead and have fun while taking care of your skin. Don’t forget to let us know about your experiences by commenting below.