If 20’s was about adopting good habits, 30’s is the time to maintain them and give extra importance to small problem areas that start to appear. Most commonly found problems are dull, dehydrated skin, freckles, uneven skin tone and blemishes. In addition to the skincare regime mentioned in How to Take Care of Yourself in Your 20’s post, here’s what you need to do more-
1. Exfoliate regularly-
Exfoliation combats dull skin as it effectively removes dead skin cells. Exfoliation and cleansing go hand-in-hand and form the basis of healthy-looking skin.
Exfoliants or scrubs should be used 1-2 times a week depending on the climatic conditions for e.g. In summers more sweat lead to more clogged pores.
Some highly useful scrubs available on Enchantess Shop:
- Fruit of the Earth – Vitamin E Scrub
- GloTherapeutics – Brightening Polish
- Lotus – BERRYSCRUB Strawberry & Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Wash
2. Consume lots of Anti-oxidants-
Anti-oxidants are your best friends when it comes to combating ageing. These help to slow down the ageing process and speed up cell renewal. They work to repair any damaged skin cells and boost Collagen production. Collagen in turn helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Anti-oxidants can be found abundantly in carrots, fruits like grapes, berries and apples. Alternatively, you can use specialised treatment products like-
3. Start using Alpha-Hydroxy Acid based products-
AHA’s speed up the cell renewal process in our skin by removing the dead skin cell layers. Thus, revealing fresh healthy glowing skin. AHA’s combined with essential nutrient like Retinol will provide wonderful benefits to your skin. This Retinol based product also contains Glycolic acid (form of AHA).
4. Start Eating what is best for you-
You must have tried various kinds of food from all over the world, but do you know which type of food suits you best? Ayurveda teaches us that there are some kinds of foods which you should eat and some which you should avoid if you belong to a certain “Dosha” category.
For e.g. Kapha Dosha people experience lethargy and heaviness. They should eat more of salads, rice, corn, almonds and tea. And should avoid heavy, oily foods and reduce salt intake.
5. Sleep and Rest well-
Crazy lifestyles, balancing work and home, in all your hectic routines will start showing up on your face in the form of dark circles. So avoid them early by sleeping for atleast 8 hours and supplementing with hydrating Under-Eye Creams.
6. Pump up the Sunscreen-
If previously you were using a low SPF, it’s time to spruce it up with a SPF 40+ sunscreen. Look out for ingredients like zinc and iron oxides. Also use Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin and Copper Peptides for an anti-aging effect.