To some women, turning 30 is a milestone to be feared. But for others, it serves as a turning point, one that often brings with it a newfound devotion to skin care. It's likely that this devotion mainly begins with drowning fine lines and wrinkles that you've never seen before with moisturizer and anti-aging eye creams, but you'd be surprised to know that your skin doesn't actually start to change right when you enter your 30s.
The first signs of sun damage generally do show up in your 30s, as your skin's reparative abilities begin to weaken, but it's important to remember that those changes are actually a reflection of past skin treatment. The damage you do to your skin in your 20s is going to show up later in life, meaning you need to take early action and preventative measures by developing good habits to carry you on through your later years.
Get The Look breaks down the 5 skin-care products that every woman should be using before she turns 30. You'll thank us later!
Exfoliating is a crucial part of our skin care routines. It removes dead skin and allows our products to penetrate better, allowing them to work their magic on our skin. And while exfoliating once or twice a week is a must, over-exfoliating can cause our skin to become irritated and raw. That's where the gentle cleanser comes in.
Use a gentle cleanser in the morning to remove natural oils and any product from the previous night. L'Oreal's Sublime Soothing Gel-Cream Cleanser is a soothing formula that will remove any makeup and impurities, leaving your skin ultra-soft and smooth for the day!
One of the most overlooked, yet most important aspects of every woman's beauty routine is sunscreen. Apply sunscreen under your makeup to prevent aging and sun spots, even if it isn't sunny outside! For double the impact, opt for a moisturizer with SPF like Hydrafresh Moisturizer – SPF 15 that refreshes and hydrates the skin while offering protection against the sun's rays.
COLLAGEN NIGHT CREAM
Your early to late 20s aren't too early to start with the anti-aging products! The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your body and one of the first spots to show your age. Starting an eye cream early develops a good habit, and even if you're not treating a visible wrinkle, it hydrates the skin to plump it, so the wrinkles show less when you're older.
To prevent fine lines and wrinkles and keep your skin plump, use the collagen filler day/night cream that is essential for younger looking skin. The rich moisturizer restores the cushion of the skin and its plump appearance. Over time, the the collagen helps fill in lines and wrinkles, softening and plumping the skin.
Once you hit your late 20s, you may start to see the early signs of sun damage and want to be more aggressive in treating it. Make sure to exfoliate the skin one to two times per week to get rid of any dead skin cells and allow your products to work to their full potential. To avoid further stripping the skin, use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer.