By the time we hit the age of 30, our skin will have taken a drastic change. It’s not just stress or our busy schedules; it’s an inevitable aging process that starts in our late 20s.
Our skin will become drier and irritations will surface more than ever. In fact, you will feel that your skin is always out of whack. According to dermatologists, this transition is normal and can be managed with the right routine and products.
Below is a simple skin care routine to keep you looking your best in your 30s.
Morning Skin Care Routine
One of the common mistakes of women is that they fail to understand that there’s a proper order for applying products on their skin. You simply can’t mix everything and hope for the best.
Here’s how your daily morning routine should go: cleanse, tone, moisturize, then protect.
CLEANSE. In the morning, right after you have woken up and stretched a bit, you have to cleanse your face first. Use a product that suits your skin type. Our foolproof recommendation is a mild cleanser that works for all skin types.
TONE. After you carefully washed your face and removed any possible makeup left in the evening, it’s time to apply your toner. This is very important, especially if you get very oily during the day. It’s also advisable for women with large pores.
MOISTURIZE. At this point in our lives, skin dryness is our enemy. Always moisturize to keep your skin from flaking and appearing dull. It will also prevent your makeup from cracking due to your dry face. If you don’t like liquid moisturize, you can use your choice of day cream.
PROTECT. Regardless if you’re heading out or not, always apply sunscreen. This will prevent excessive damage that will make your face look drier and dull. You can skip this part if your moisturizing day cream has a decent SPF.
MAKEUP. Once the sunscreen settled, you can now apply your makeup. Make sure that your choice of products complements each other. This is to avoid acne breakouts.
Evening Skincare Routine
After a long day, your face would have accumulated lots of dirt. Also, your makeup would’ve sat for long period on your skin which may cause irritations if left overnight.
And just like in the morning, you need to follow a routine. Here’s how it should go: cleanse, tone, serum, eye cream, and moisturize. You can also seal your nighttime routine with a face oil or night cream of your choice.
CLEANSE. Use a cleanser that can remove deep-seated makeup. We advise that you use a makeup remover first before washing your face with your choice of soap or facial wash.
SERUM. Serums are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate your skin deeper. This will give you a tighter, plumper, and radiant skin. We recommend the Skin Pro Elite Serum Rx, especially if you tend to have dark circles. Dab a small amount around your eyes and all over your face.
EYE CREAM. Eye creams will lighten your dark circles and help give your eyes a radiant look in the morning. If you don’t like creams, try the SkinPro Organic & Vegan Eye Serum.
MOISTURIZE. To seal your evening skin care routine, apply a moisturizer all over your face. Let your face absorb the products before sleeping.
Aside from these daily routines, you should also include these staples on your regimen. It will keep your skin clear, especially if you’re always exposed to outdoor elements.
MASK. Once a week, treat your face with a mask. This will hydrate your skin while minimizing your pores. The right mask will help flush out impurities from your skin that your day to day routines failed to remove.
We recommend the Delfogo Rx Corrective Anti-aging Mask. This will help your skin look young by fighting free radicals on your skin. It will also give you better complexion while removing excess oils and firming up inflamed pores.
EXFOLIATOR. In our 30s, more dead skin cells accumulate in your face. This is why we have to exfoliate twice a week. This will help remove the dead skin cells that can block our pores and result in acne breakouts. We recommend one with a pore minimizing formula.
This cleanses and exfoliates to keep your skin bright and smooth. This works well in removing dead skin cells while minimizing your pores.
Quarterly and yearly care
To sustain your skin health in your 30s, invest in a quarterly professional facial treatment. We suggest that you see a dermatologist every three months or at least once a year.
This way, you will be checked for possible skin conditions and cancerous moles. Never shy away from professional help even if you’re skin feels and looks great.
In your 30s, skin conditions like Rosacea and chronic acne may develop. These conditions won’t go away on their own and they need professional treatment.
At this age, our cells won’t bounce back as fast and as efficient as it used to be on our 20s. Late nights, stress, and age will start to take its toll on our skin.
Additional Skin Care Tips For Your 30’s
To keep your skin healthy, here are more tips that you can use:
-Toss the wipes
During our 20s, wipes are the convenient makeup removers. But on our 30s, it’s abrasive and may dry our skin even more. If you really need wipes, choose one with a gentler formula.
-Add an acne treatment on your regimen
Our 30s is the ripe age for inflamed cystic acne that doesn’t go away easily. Your regular teenage acne treatments no longer take effect here.
A stronger, topical treatment from your dermatologist is the best solution. Medical acne creams are effective choices as long as it won’t irritate your skin. It also works for blackheads, clogged pores, and blemishes.
Our 30s is an exciting and active phase. However, we should never neglect the health of our skin. It’s time to commit on a routine that will fight the effects of aging, outdoor elements, and stress. Most of all, seek the help of professionals. Don’t shy away from a dermatologist, they don’t bite.