We all know the one commandment to young skin is get an early start. Start taking care of your skin early. The earlier you start a great skincare routine the more likely you are to maintain healthy and youthful skin into your 30’s, 40’s and beyond. Creating the habit of a healthy skincare routine helps to reduce the need for later, very costly more evasive procedures. It’s truly a win win situation.
Most of us start paying close attention to our skincare routine in our 30’s. Something about this time creates awareness of our need to pay closer attention to our skin. Maybe its the fine lines that become more noticeable. Maybe its the sunspots that have become darker. Whatever the reason, skincare in your 30’s seems to be a truly big deal! We absolutely agree of course, but we also believe skincare at any age is a big deal. The sooner you start, the sooner your skin will show results and the easier it will be to prevent later harder to solve skin problems.
First and foremost, a great skincare routine includes products that hydrate your skin. One of the top reasons we develop fine lines, dark circles and rough skin is lack of hydration. This means making sure your cleanser is not drying out your skin. It also means making sure that you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Moisturizers and serums that have vitamin E in them are an excellent source of hydration. Two of our top favorites for hydrated and ultra healthy skin are Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules 30 Count and Guerlain Success Age Splendid Deep Action Day Care Cream SPF 10. Both these products pack in moisture into your skincare routine. We especially love the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules. The serum is ultra smooth and super absorbent. We like to use it all over!
Our next skincare routine must have for your 30’s and beyond is all about vitamin C. In your 30’s, vitamin C should be on the top of your skincare list. Not only is this amazing anti aging component great for diminishing fine lines, it also helps with skin tone and smoothness. We are currently in love with the all time favorite vitamin C serum from Beautycounter. The Beautycounter No 1 brightening face Oil is packed with vitamin C. This super absorbent oil leaves your skin feeling amazing and instantly brightened. We like to use it in the morning but you can use both in the morning and at night.
Our next tip is to find a great Esthetician. In your 30’s and beyond, it is truly necessary to start getting facials at least 4 times a year. It is during these facials that you will truly get a great clean and rid your skin of blackheads and other residue deep within your pores. Your Esthetician will also be able to suggest any specific adjustments you need to make to your skincare routine.
Lastly, the one thing that your skincare routine cannot do without is sunscreen. We know this must sound like a broken record. Sunscreen is the number one step your skincare routine cannot do without. Lets face it, if you are not protecting your skin on a daily basis with sunscreen then you may as well ignore everything else. Sun damage is the number one cause of all skin problems. Fine, lines, discoloration, irritation, you name it and it will most likely be associated with sun exposure. Find a great daily sunscreen. use it every day! Even if your daily moisturizer says it has sunscreen within it, still apply a separate sunscreen over it. We love Lancome UV Expert GN Shield SPF 50. This is a high garde, ultra absorbent sunscreen that will truly protect your skin. It will not cause breakouts, will not leave a white film on your skin.
Creating a great skincare routine early on will certainly save your skin later. Always keep in mind, factors such as temperature and age will require you to modify your routine from time to time. However factors such a hydration, sun protection and antioxidant care will always be necessary no mater what.