30s time is considered for the mid-life crisis to hit, and dermatologists say that women often go through significant skin changes around this age as the natural ageing process occurs. While I believe in ageing gracefully, we also need to make sure you take care of your skin and body. For a great skincare routine, you need a few essential items on your counter. Here is a basic 3 step skincare routine.
A Gentle Cleanser
Your facewash is one of the essential parts of skincare. It cleanses your skin at the end of a hectic day and is necessary to wash away the sebum and sweat, and makeup accumulated throughout your day. It is crucial to pick a non-stripping facewash that keeps the moisture intact.
A Good Moisturizer
The next step to your skincare routine should be your moisturizer. Make sure you find a moisturizer, which has ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides and niacinamide. Hyaluronic acid helps attract moisture, and niacinamide reduces dark spots. And, this will help you achieve plump looking skin.
Sunscreen is the most crucial step of the skincare routine. Applying this after the moisturizer is essential as sun damage is the number one reason for ageing in your 30s. The culprit behind the fine lines and sunspots is the lack of sunscreen. Use an SPF 30 minimum or more. Using physical mineral sunscreens are better than using chemical sunscreens because mineral sun skins reflect the rays of the skin. In comparison, chemical sunscreens absorb the sunrays and break them down on top of the skin. Sunscreens also help with hyperpigmentation making your skin tone even.
Once your skin reaches a place, you are happy. You can use other topical creams and treatments:
The exfoliator is not essential every day but should be used once a week. Using a chemical exfoliator, we can get rid of excess skin and dirt. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and great for makeup application. But keep in mind not to over-exfoliate as it can damage your skin barrier and cause more harm than good.
Serums are great to target specific skin problems. Like vitamin C, serums work great to brighten your skin tone. Alpha arbutin reduces the amount of melanin in your skin, which thereby lightens your dark spots.
Jojoba oil balances the sebum production in our skin and closely matches the oil produced by our skin.
Squalene oil helps revive the skin restoring the sun damage you might have. It also helps neutralize your skin.
Do not use toners, which have alcohol in them. Toners are good for cleansing the skin after facewash as some residue of makeup or sunscreen might remain. Toners also make your pores appear smaller.
Keeping your skincare routine in your 30s simple is critical. Using excessive products doesn’t equate to better skin. Choose your products wisely, reading the ingredients list. And if you consistently keep your skin in check, you’ll be looking younger than 30 for sure!