Last week, we talked about best skincare practices in your 20’s – now, let’s move on to the 30’s! This is when stuff really starts to get interesting, and it’s when the effects of the skincare practices you’ve maintained through your teens and twenties start to make a difference (so no, all of that preventative care won’t go unrewarded!) Let’s dig in to the details, shall we?
Skincare in Your 30’s
Is there a main type of product or daily routine strategy I should keep in my mind in my 30’s?
Your early 30’s are the perfect time to start supporting collagen production and elasticity with products that contain ingredients that boost collagen health and strength. Our 30’s is when the skin starts to actively age, and wrinkles start to become visible as our natural collagen formation slows down. Our collagen fibers are what keep skin plump, firm and looking youthful. We recommend starting to use a product twice daily to protect and stimulate collagen, across the entire face (and the neck!). Within our product line, the best product for this is the Rejuvenating Serum – a multitasking treatment that boosts 3 types of collagen to support elasticity, firmness and volume.
Another key age-defying strategy point is to continue to incorporate protection, since environmental exposure and sun damage really begin to make a difference – SPF is key (we love this brand), as is avoiding consumption of things that can dry the skin from the inside out – like coffee, sodas, sugars, highly processed foods and alcohol (instead, work on incorporating fresh greens, foods with beta carotene and essential fatty acids into your daily diet). Plus, a topical protective multivitamin oil is great for reducing the effects of environmental exposure – generally pollution, wind, and any toxins carried in the air. We love our Replenishing Nutrient Complex for this key daily function.
What’s the best strategy for women who are still battling blemishes or combination skin?
Skin imbalances at this age are often caused by stress or hormones, so battling these issues with topical products can be a challenge, and we usually recommend seeking more holistic lifestyle and health approach to a long-term solution. That said, there are a few things that can help keep the skin under control, like a Clarisonic brush, which helps keep the skin totally decongested and free of dead skin and buildup. Avoid cleansers with soaps and detergents, as these can strip the skin and actually exacerbate oil problems. A spot-treatment to keep smaller problem areas under control is great – our Resurfacing Mask contains Willow Bark, a natural form of salyclic acid that fights breakout bacteria, reduces redness and minimizes inflammation. Dab a little on a problem area and leave overnight.
What are good ingredients to look for in skincare products?
First, ingredients that promote hydration, to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay, like Hyaluronic Acid, and fine lightweight oils, like jojoba, calendula, acai or sunflower. Another type of ingredient to look for would be neuropeptides, which when applied topically, help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These ingredients represent the latest in natural skincare technology- they include Spanish Lavender extract, Narcissus Bulb extract,
What are the best types of facials or special treatments for this age group?
Treatments that help reinforce the skin’s internal strength and collagen structure are the best, to set you skin up for long-term resilience and a plump appearance! While they may be appealing due to the instant brightening results they offer, intense acid peels can be degrading to the skin’s strength when used often, and have the opposite effect of reinforcing the skin’s integrity. Instead, look for treatments that hydrate, nourish, boost collagen and fortify the skin. We recommend monthly treatments at this age – but what’s key is finding a daily skincare regimen that covers all of the age-defying basics, to keep your skin in fantastic shape long-term.
Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.