Your 20s sure were fun, weren’t they? Now you’re in your 30s, and life has more responsibilities — and that means the stress piles on. Plus, the 30s are a time of major hormonal fluctuation for many women in their 30s (babies, aging, and more). Pregnancy can cause breakouts and brown spots. Collagen production drops off. And basically, your skin just refuses to behave the same way it did in your 20s.
it’s alarming to see signs of aging beginning to creep in. But don’t despair. While nobody can outrun the total effects of age, we can all outsmart them. Your 30s are not the time to surrender to the effects of age; this is the perfect time to begin a preventive skin care routine that will keep you looking youthful and fresh throughout this whole decade… and beyond.
You may not have seen much reason to exfoliate in your 20s, but now that you’re in your 30s, your skin cells’ turnover is slowing down. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells so your vibrant, youthful appearance can take center stage. You don’t need to exfoliate at every wash; once every other day will give your skin the boost it needs.
Say Buh-Bye to Harsh Products
You may have needed harsh acne products to keep your blemishes under control in your 20s, but most women in their 30s can get by with a skin care regimen that only spot treats the blemishes. Instead of harsh products, use a gentle cleanser that also replenishes your skin’s oils.
Babies of the 70s and 80s were raised on the myth that tan skin is healthy skin. But an overexposure to sun does not give you the healthy glow you may think it does. Exposing your skin to the sun without protection causes visible premature aging. This can show up in your early 30s. Wear a sunscreen every day on your face and neck to protect your skin and prevent the signs of aging. Add a hat for even better protection. (And if you still covet the tan look, play it safe and opt for self tanners.)
We’re all exposed to environmental free radicals through UV sunlight, pollution, and more. Eat a diet rich in antioxidant foods, like spinach, berries, and citrus fruits to keep your insides healthy. And choose skin care products that use vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins will help prevent the breakdown of collagen.
Use an Anti-Aging Facial Serum
The right serum will combat the effects of free radicals that push wrinkles to the surface. Serums add moisture while adding the best vitamins your delicate facial skin needs.
Use a Mask
Soaps and some facial cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils. This not only produces an uncomfortable dryness, but it also disrupts critical barrier lipids. Using a mask that uses oil can dissolve the surface oils left on your skin from makeup and dirt by gently lifting and rinsing them away.
Protect Now for a Healthier Future
When you take the time in your 30s to protect and nurture your skin, it will show. Embrace a youthful, beautiful face by giving your skin what it needs. Visit Kaiderma’s shop to choose from several skincare products that use healthy, natural ingredients.