So you survived your 20’s… Now, what's next? Most women want to maintain a youthful appearance and look 25 forever, however, in your 30's, your skin won't necessarily repair itself as quickly as it did when you were younger.
But don’t fret just yet! There is still time to fix and replenish your skin. Follow these seven steps to help keep that face glowing and youthful.
1. Wear the proper makeup for your skin type
Many people think that they need to wear less makeup to let their skin breathe, but that is not always the case. Think of makeup like a skincare product. Make sure to pick the right ingredients and make sure that there is some SPF built-in.
Try the Bare Minerals Loose Powder Foundation. With more than 15 SPF, the foundation is a clean, 100% vegan formula that lasts all day, so your skin stays fresh, matte and flawless-looking. If you aren't a fan of wearing foundation daily, at least wear sunscreen every day to halt the possibility of skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.
2. Don’t neglect your neck
As you age, it becomes imperative to treat your neck and décolletage area. Try using a cream like the Mario Badescu Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream to keep your neck area tight and firm.
3. Don’t skip the eye cream
Ever notice when you don't get enough sleep, the eye area is the first to show it? Whip those tired eyes into shape with the Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum to help prevent premature aging and crow’s feet.
4. Exfoliate twice a week
Since your skin cells aren’t turning over as often, you can rid your skin of these dead cells manually to reveal newer, brighter skin cells underneath. This not only makes your skin more lustrous, but it also ensures that the products you layer on top are absorbed more deeply. Try the Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub from Kiehl’s to remove those pesky dead cells.
5. Use a proper makeup-removal cleanser
Gone are the days that you just roll into bed without washing your face and only hope for the best. Clean skin is healthy skin. So just like you would brush your teeth every morning, make sure to wash your face every single morning and every single night.
6. Drink H20
The older you get, the more critical it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and that includes drinking the recommended water intake: 6 to 8 glasses a day. Alcohol intake should also take the back seat when it comes to protecting your skin. Healthcommunities.com states that you should drink alcohol only in moderation, if at all. It’s best to have no more than two drinks per day, as it can make you dehydrated and puffy (that shows in your face too, not just your body!).
7. Practice "Sleep Hygiene"
Beauty sleep is a real thing, and it is crucial. Odds are you didn't get a full eight hours of sleep at night in your 20's, as you were probably out living your best life! However, that lack of sleep undoubtedly took a toll on your skin and now you have to make up for it. Nighttime is when the skin repairs itself. The longer you get your beauty rest, the more time it has to repair.
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