Six Simple Skincare Rules to follow in your Thirties
Staying hydrated is really important for keeping your skin looking healthy and glowing. Dehydration can cause skin to look dull and lines and wrinkles can look more pronounced. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and try infusing it with lemon or mint for a refreshing twist. You can find a huge range of water bottles at Wilko and Argos perfect for keeping your fluid levels topped up.
Protecting your skin against harmful UV rays becomes so much more important in your thirties. UV Rays are also known as the “Slow Ager” and are present throughout the whole year, not just the summer months. Protect your face against sun damage with a day moisturiser containing SPF. This Olay Total Effects contains SPF15 and can be worn under your daily makeup.
We’ve all been guilty of this at one time or another, but heading to bed without removing your makeup can be so damaging to the skin, especially in your thirties. Sleeping with your slap on clogs up pores and causes skin to dull and age faster. Remove every trace of makeup with a gentle makeup remover like Garnier’s Micellar water £4.99 at Superdrug. Use cotton pads and be sure to focus on the eye area to get that tricky mascara off.
As well as being sure to take your makeup off every night, it’s also important to cleanse the skin twice a day. Cleansing helps remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the face and this in turn will make the skin look brighter and fresher. Once cleansed, your skin is the perfect base for your anti-ageing products too. A good cleanser to try is the Olay Face Wash Cleanser which also has anti-ageing properties so it’s a great buy.
Our cells start to slow down in our thirties and so does the body’s production of collagen. Collagen is so important in keeping the skin looking and feeling tight. Use anti-ageing products containing retinol, a vitamin derivative that helps thicken skin and increases collagen production in the body. Try L’Oréal Revitalift Day Cream, which contains pro retinol and the extra bonus of SPF too.
Although your thirties is a good time to ramp up your anti-ageing regime, be careful to use the right products. Many anti-ageing creams and serums are targeted at more mature skin and are too heavy causing breakouts. Try lightweight products like Olay’s Featherweight Moisturizer which has those all important anti-ageing properties and UV protection too, but is light enough for first time users.