Some say that your 30’s are the best time of your life.
However, when it comes to the skin, it can be a troublesome decade for us girls.
Turning thirty can mean noticeable changes in the skin, early signs of ageing may now 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 acne.
If that’s you, don’t be tempted to use products aimed at a younger skin, these skincare products are often formulated for an oily skin type, and can be drying on more mature skin.
As you move into your 30’s, your skin can start to lose its youthful glow, so now more than ever; healthy skincare tips are going to be key.
Skincare tips in your 30’s
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 skins 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 that are exposed to the suns damaging rays, such as the face, neck and hands, anything higher has too many chemicals and will irritate the skin.
Restore skin back to a youthful glow
By 30, cell metabolism has started to slow – which means cells aren’t replacing themselves as regularly, cells on the top layer of the skin stop dividing and desquamation slows right down, which is the natural exfoliation process of our skin.
To keep skin radiant and bright, introduce gentle exfoliating products into your skincare routine, 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, once or twice a week is enough as you don’t want to overstimulate the delicate skin tissue, here at the Naked Chemist, we are all about keeping inflammation at bay, which if left unchecked can lead to premature ageing.
Help to slow down the hands of time with cosmeceuticals
No skincare tips in your 30’s would be complete, without recommending the use of skin care 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 found in our A+ retinoid complex is a potent regenerative ingredient, vitamin C ours is in the form of C+ complex, a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin B will balance, replenish and condition – try our B+ niacinamide complex for an anti-ageing boost.
So take our advice and begin today, because when it comes to your skin, you only get out what you put in.