The big 30 is approaching, and it's time to draw the line and sum up what you've been doing wrong with your skincare so far. There's no doubt you've been putting your skin through a lot in the previous decade, and now you need to become more attentive. All those nights you went to bed with your make up on, went out without wearing a sunblock and indulging in junk food need to stop. Your days of experimenting with partners, beauty and health need to stay behind you as you begin a new healthy chapter of your life.
Wash and cleanse your face thoroughly.
You know how in your 20s, you couldn't care less for removing all the makeup before bed? In your 30s, you won't be able to have that luxury. Chances are your skin remembered all the lazy bedtimes when you skipped your beauty routine, and you have wrinkles to prove it. Once you hit the big 30, you need to be religious about skincare. Thoroughly removing the makeup with micellar water and face wash is of the essence. Follow up with thoroughly washing your face with lukewarm water and cleansing it with a cleanser appropriate for your skin type. We recommend you use some of the facial cleansing brushes to be sure all the makeup and oils have dissolved and removed.
Hydrate all the time
We couldn't emphasise the need for hydration strongly enough. Once your body is dehydrated, it will instantly show on your skin, nails and even hair. Keeping yourself stocked up on H2O will not only make you more energised and awake, but also radiant. Investing in a reusable water bottle would be a wise choice, as you'll want to bring it everywhere with you. Keep it on your desk as you work, put it in your bag when you need to go out and keep yourself hydrated all day long.
Pay attention to your diet
Forget about all those sugary sodas, energy drinks and alcohol. Hydrating yourself with water is the best practice. Not only because it'll offer the healthiest hydration but because it'll prevent you from gaining weight too. You're an adult now, and you need to start acting more responsibly. Avoid junk food and takeout, but cook for yourself. No more crunchy and sweet food that causes cavities galore. Instead, opt for fruits, veggies, lean meat and whole grains to keep you fit and your teeth healthy. The last thing you need is a chipped tooth or cavities that arose due to your unhealthy diet. In case it’s too late to prevent a problem, you can always turn to Sydney’s best Chatswood orthodontics and solve your dental problem quickly.
Invest in high-end serums
Moisturizing is vital in your 30s. You need to make sure your skin is supple and plump, and the best way to do it is to always offer it enough moisture. Facial serums are a much better alternative to creams, as they won’t cause any breakouts. Your skin will get all the moisture that it needs, without the risk of clogged pores. Be sure you apply the serum to your face and all the way down to your breasts. Your neck and décolletage should also get the necessary care and moisture to prevent turkey neck and wrinkled cleavage early on.
Slather on SPF
Sun protection has never been a higher imperative than in your 30s. If you've spent days upon days in tanning salons when you were in your early 20s, now it's time to pretend you've never done it. Tanning under the harmful sun UV rays is dangerous enough, so make sure you always slather on sunblock with a high SPF. Whether you're heading to the beach or you're running errands, wearing a sunblock will protect you from the UV rays and prevent your skin from getting old too soon.
With a new decade come new lifestyle rules. You've used your 20s to go wild in every aspect of your life, which is why now, when you're in your 30s, you need to practice balance. Living a healthy lifestyle will be good for both mental and physical health and allow you to live your life to the fullest with the highest energy levels ever. As long as you pay attention to your health and beauty routine, you won’t have any trouble juggling all the challenges that a new day brings to you.
Written by Peter Minkoff.
Danica Marie Morunga
Editor @ Face Doctors