Your thirties is probably the decade where you first realise you have to look after your skin. You might notice that your pores may become bigger, fine lines appear around the eyes, and a certain dryness associated with older skin.
So, thanks to the Telegraph, who have helped with these tips for skincare to adhere to when you hit the big 3-0.
1. Choose lighter lotions
It is a good idea to try lighter lotions or serums in your 30s as thicker anti-ageing creams are usually not necessary and may make the skin more prone to breakouts. Using a lightweight, non-comedogenic (non-pore-blocking) product.
2. Up the anti-oxidant ante
Go for topical antioxidants, vitamin C and E (use each morning). This will help protect your skin from free radicals and oxidative stress, one of the main contributors to premature skin ageing. Free radicals are generated by sun exposure, smoking (god forbid…), urban pollution, but even your own cell metabolism creates free radicals.
3. Start using oils
As we hit our thirties, skin loses its softness, hydration and springiness. All these symptoms can be helped by a good face oil, which when massaged in will also help with any puffiness (another common affliction over the age of 29).
4. Try a retinol
A topical vitamin A derivative (eg retinol or retinaldehyde, or intermittent prescription strength tretinoin). Vitamin A derivatives are the gold standard for topical anti-ageing care. They help optimise skin turnover and collagen production (from our 30s our skin cells get a bit ‘lazy’, i.e. the cell turnover slows down and collagen production declines, so it’s a good idea to start supporting these).
5. Avoid sugar
Balance your diet; consume more greens and less sugars and caffeine! Sugars increase the effects of ageing and can also worsen skin conditions like acne and rosacea. It activates inflammation and binds to the collagen – making the skin rough.
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