Some say that your thirties are the best time of your life.
However, when it comes to the skin, it can be a troublesome decade for us.
Turning thirty can mean noticeable changes in the skin.
Early signs of ageing may become apparent, as elastin fibres start to lose strength and flexibility.
In some instances, you could be forgiven for thinking you are regressing, as imbalances in hormones can lead to pimples and even adult acne.
If that’s you, don’t be tempted to use products aimed at a younger skin as these skincare products are often formulated for oily skin and can be drying on mature skin.
As your skin starts to lose its youthful glow, now more than ever, these healthy skincare tips are going to be key.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Be sure to drink plenty of water, to keep both your body and skin hydrated.
Use products that are rich in humectants, especially if you have dry skin.
These hydrating ingredients will help to improve skin’s texture and plump out fine lines and wrinkles.
Don’t stop with the slip, slap, slop
Always wear sunscreen: it’s the single most important thing you can do to protect against the ravages wrought by UV exposure. Use an SPF of 20 or less, especially in areas exposed to the sun’s damaging rays, such as the face, neck, and hands. Higher SPF numbers have too many chemicals and can irritate the skin.
Restore skin to a youthful glow
By the time you reach your thirties, cell metabolism has started to slow – which means cells aren’t replacing themselves regularly. Cells on the top layer of the skin stop dividing and desquamation, which is our skin’s natural exfoliation process, slows right down.
To keep skin radiant and bright, introduce gentle exfoliating products into your skincare routine as they help to get rid of the build-up of dead skin cells and smooth out uneven texture. Switch between a polish and an acid to refine the skin’s surface whilst also optimising cell function on a deeper level.
Be careful and only exfoliate once or twice a week as you don’t want to overstimulate the delicate skin tissue. Here at the Naked Chemist, we are all about keeping inflammation at bay, leading to premature ageing if left unchecked.
Slow down ageing with cosmeceuticals
No skincare tips in your thirties would be complete without recommending the use of skincare creams, formulated with active, anti-ageing ingredients. Opt for something vitamin-rich that will help to combat free radicals, preserve collagen, and maintain your skin’s elasticity.
Vitamin A, commonly referred to as retinol, is found in our A+ Retinoid Complex and is a potent regenerative ingredient.
Take our advice and begin today, because you only get out what you put in when it comes to your skin.