Your 30s are an exciting time! You may feel like you’re just hitting your prime or maybe that you’re starting to slow down from the fast-paced, wreckless days of your 20s. Either way, you are wiser and have bit more experience under your belt.
But let’s not get too excited, there are lots of changes that our bodies experience as we hit our 30s too. Enter scary stats here:
- Your metabolism slows down as you age. Period. In your 20s, your metabolism is the fastest it will ever be. Your body will stop responding as it may have in the past to late night snacking and junk food.
- Hair may start growing in new and unwanted areas.
- Fingernails stop cooperating, often as a symptom of hormonal changes.
Unlike your 20s, now is the time to really get serious about your beauty routine and learn what works for you.
Let’s look at what you should be doing for your skin in your 30s…
HABITS, TREATMENTS & RITUALS
Let’s talk about which beauty habits should you adopt, and which should you drop.
HABITS TO ADOPT
Moisturizer is your friend!
Your body will thank you when you regularly slather on the lotion.
As our skin ages, it tends to become more dry because of hormonal swings, stress and pregnancy. Adopt the habit of regularly applying a moisturizing lotion after every shower.
Many women have adopted the habit of applying a deep moisturizer to their hands and feet before bed and using 100% cotton socks or gloves to keep the hydration in. Don’t forget to apply a soothing lip balm to your lips to prevent them from getting chapped too.
Your 30s is a great time to add in some amazing anti-aging infusion serums into your routine which can nourish, hydrate and tighten skin to keep you feeling youthful all day long. Apply to your face at night before lathering on the moisturizer to your body, making it apart of your evening routine.
Use an eye cream.
The thin under-eye area needs extra help to prevent wrinkles and dark bags, so a nightly habit of tapping a potent eye cream will be of great service. The Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream is a fantastic cream that can be applied daily and will help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Pair your favorite eye cream with the NuFACE Trinity ELE attachment for a targeted treatment of microcurrent technology to really help with the skin around the eyes look more vibrant and youthful.
Find a good dermatologist.
Besides your regular facials, your skin can benefit from professional, medical attention to preserve its youth and resilience. Schedule a visit with your derm at least once a year to have your skin checked for skin cancer, to discuss any skin concerns you have, and for your overall health.
We love a good cheat sheet, so here’s a list of 10 great questions to ask your dermatologist at your next visit.
Drink more water.
It’s not necessarily a huge secret, but whatever your body takes in, will likely be reflected on your skin. If you’re all about sugary or alcoholic drinks, don’t be surprised if you see puffy face or dull complexion staring back you in the mirror.
HABITS TO DROP
Partying on a weeknight will leave you sleep-deprived, which can impair your decision-making, lower your productivity at work, and lead to weight gain and mood swings. If that wasn’t reason enough to change your habits, your skin thrives on quality sleep too. Less than adequate sleep may cause…
- Heart disease
- Lower libidos
- Weight Gain
You likely already know what we’re going to say, but it cannot be overstated. Take the time to remove your makeup and at the very least cleanse your skin before you hit the sack. Don’t give that dirt and oil a chance to fester all night.
You can sacrifice 5 minutes on Facebook or playing Words with Friends before bed for a clean face. Your skin can thank us later.
You may have spent much of your 20s with your phone glued to your ear, but now is a good time to ditch that habit. Be aware that the bacteria and oil from your skin transfers onto your phone and suffocating your cheek with that stuff can lead to breakouts and clogged pores.
BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU NEED IN YOUR 30s
Your bathroom cabinet or vanity may be due for a cleanse; if so, get some tips for starting a clutter cleanse and learn how to live lighter.
Once you’ve tossed the products you don’t need or shouldn’t be using, check this list for products worthy of your countertop in your 30s.
Products we know you’ll need in your 30s.
A great concealer.
Why you need this:
A little concealer goes a long way and this product by NARS will give you a little ‘oomph’ when you need it the most.
As you really hit your stride in your career or in having a family – or both – in your 30s, you’re going to want to conceal some of the stress that tends to show on your skin from trying to have it all! Add this to your daily beauty routine to help conceal unevenness and smoothness.
Why you need this:
Get younger-looking skin with a whole body anti-aging treatment. Natura Bisse’s new anti-aging Diamond cream is unlike any other. This cream contains firming ingredients that revitalize and stimulate dormant cells and provides exceptional hydration for a softer, sculpted and firmer skin – something your skin will greatly appreciate as you start to see signs of skin aging in your 30s.
Why you need this:
You can tone, contour and lift your skin right at home with microcurrent technology in just 5 minutes a day with this device. The NuFACE Trinity made the September issue of Nylon’s 2016 Beauty Hit List for the Best Facial Toning Tool of 2016.
It’s basically like a workout for your face! So the same way that as our bodies age, we have to work harder to keep them in shape, the same is true for the skin on our face which is why you need this bad boy to keep your skin looking tight and firm as you hit that half-way mark in life.
A Luxe Moisturizer.
Why you need this:
As we mentioned earlier, your 30s is the perfect time to find your favorite moisturizer. Try this one from Clarins to lather on every morning and protect your delicate face from dryness.
Why you need this:
We know your hair is an important part of your beauty routine as well. Speed up your morning routine—and save your strands from unnecessary breakage—with a high-powered dryer and a wide-tooth comb to prevent breakage and damage to your strands.
BEAUTY ADVICE FROM THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE YOU
A collection of thoughts on the woes and delights of aging from women who have come before you…
“Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin. That or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow, Glamour Magazine
“I wouldn’t want to be 20 now. I know so much more, and I’m much more comfortable in my skin, saggy as it is… When I hear young girls complaining about superficial things… [I think] you’re at the peak of your physical beauty right now! Just enjoy it and stop worrying about your thighs being too big… If you’re upset with how you look at 25, life’s going to be tough.” —Susan Sarandon, V Magazine
So your 30’s came a lot quicker than you expected, right? Well, we say embrace it…
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