The Golden Rules of Skincare After Your 30s

As you age, your skin also ages. Therefore, after the 30s, many people experience skin-related issues like the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and less collagen and elastin. Below are some tips for tackling age-related skin issues, preventing aging, and maintaining healthy skin after your 30s.

Be gentle

It becomes more reactive, sensitive, and intolerant as your skin ages. Therefore, choosing the right facial products like cleansers can help keep your skin healthy. Being physically gentle with your skin, like not tugging on it while cleansing/removing makeup, can also help. Also, be careful not to go overboard with skincare products (less is more!). 

Apply a nourishing treatment 2-3 times a week

A nourishing treatment provides your skin with the necessary nutrients to fight the effects of aging. A good nourishing treatment should contain Vitamins, like A, C, and E, as well as other nourishing agents. It is equally important to choose a good quality product made with natural ingredients, like this Blue Lagoon algae mask for example. This product boosts natural skin glow and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Invest in a good antioxidant serum

Antioxidants fight the signs of aging and give your skin a youthful glow. A good antioxidant serum can reduce wrinkles, acne scars and even repair sun damage. An antioxidant serum can also help lighten your skin tone and make it more even. This is achieved by decreasing melanin production due to prolonged sun exposure. 

Incorporate an eye cream into your regimen

An eye cream can help prevent common signs of aging like dull, tired, and slack-looking skin below the eyes. Eye creams contain ingredients that fight these signs. Eye creams also help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes and promote an even skin tone. As your skin ages, the area beneath the eyes becomes delicate. Eye cream also helps strengthen the delicate skin. 

Never forget to apply sunscreen

Never forget to apply sunscreen every day. The biggest mistake you could make is only applying sunscreen in summer or during outdoor activities. Excessive exposure to the sun can damage the skin significantly and permanently. Therefore, apply SPF 50 sunscreen daily. 

Incorporate retinol into your regimen

Incorporating retinol into your daily skincare regimen can lighten dull skin, prevent acne, tighten pores, reduce hyperpigmentation, and combat sun damage. Retinol also helps renew aging skin more rapidly by increasing the rate at which skin cells turn over and encouraging cell growth. This helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps promote elasticity and increase the production of collagen. However, it would help if you started using retinol gradually. Start by applying only once or twice per week and increase the application slowly as your skin adapts. 

Besides the tips above, getting enough sleep can also help your skin. The skin is designed to repair itself as you sleep. While sleeping, the skin produces collagen, which keeps it looking fuller and more radiant. Enough sleep can also reduce wrinkles, inflammation, and acne blemishes.

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