The 10 ultimate beauty commandments you need to know before turning 30
Aging is inevitable, but there are certainly things we can do to slow down the process. Find out what beauty habits to adopt to keep your skin looking younger for longer.
While we may not be able to take a drink from the fountain of youth, these expert tips are just as effective! Find out what beauty habits you can adopt now to get gorgeous, glowing skin all through your 30s.
Never sleep in your makeup
Many of us have been guilty of sleeping in our makeup at one time or another - especially after stumbling home from a late night party in college - but it’s vital to put this bad habit to rest as we move through our 20s. When we’re asleep, the body repairs itself and cellular regeneration is at its most productive, however, sleeping with makeup on stunts this process; it clogs our pores and prevents cell turnover. This can lead to breakouts, dullness, and a host of other textural problems. We recommend the Biosource Cleansing Micellar Water, an effective 3-in-1 formula that purifies, detoxifies, and tones the skin, in addition to removing eye makeup...laziness is no longer an excuse!
Get enough sleep
Getting a good amount of sleep (experts advise getting around 7 to 8 hours per night) is necessary for our bodies to function optimally; sleep helps reduce stress, synthesize our hormone levels, and repair and regenerate our muscles and skin cells. Start making sleep a priority early, and get into a routine by waking up and going to bed at roughly the same time every night. Boost your beauty sleep by using a healing night mask such as Biotherm’s Aquasource Everplump Night, which is enriched with dark cultivated algae and powered by the absence of light to help boost recovery and replenishment. Wake up morning after morning with healthy, nourished, plumped skin!
Start using an eye cream
The skin around the eye area ages 5 to 10 years faster than the rest of the face. It’s also much thinner and as a result, more susceptible to developing fine lines. Be proactive by incorporating a good eye cream into your skincare routine in your 20s to keep wrinkles at bay. Blue Therapy Eye Opening Serum is a lightweight formula that can significantly help revitalize and depuff the eye area, while making the skin look firmer and more lifted.
Use a face mask...weekly
Life can get hectic, so make a habit out of taking some ‘me time’ at least once a week. The Life Plankton Mask is a deeply soothing, instant repair mask that you can incorporate into your pamper routine. A facial-in-a-jar miracle product, it helps nourish, repair, and calm the skin while fostering cellular regeneration for a brighter, more luminous complexion.
Make exercise a part of your life
Sometimes it’s hard to get a workout in, but it’s important to make an effort to make physical activity a part of your life. Many women notice that their metabolism begins to slow down in their late 20s, but physical activity can help keep it working faster for longer. Try to find a way to get in an average of 60 minutes of moderate exercise daily, coupled with a 2 to 3 days of strength training per week for a healthy body, skin and mind.
Wear sunscreen daily
Consistent use of sunscreen can drastically slow down signs of aging while preventing further damage. The Lait Solaire Hydratant is available in a range of SPF factor formulations you can choose from depending on your skin type. The water-resistant formula provides sun protection without leaving behind a white residue and is suitable for both the face and the body. In the winter, why not make your products work twice as hard? Blue Therapy Multi-Defender is not only a repairing and hydrating moisturizer, but it is also enriched with SPF 25 for its most protective formula yet!
Use a facial serum
Everyone is different, but generally the late 20s are a good time to start using targeted anti-aging treatments. Many people begin to experience skin pigmentation and dark spots, known as melasma, due to factors such as sun exposure and hormonal changes in their late 20s and 30s. Our recommendation? The Blue Therapy Accelerated Serum. It’s a highly targeted treatment, formulated with the Algae of Youth to effectively prevent and repair visible signs of aging such as fine lines, dark spots, and loss of firmness.
Drink lots of water
Hydration starts from within, and drinking plenty of water is vital in ensuring the skin receives sufficient hydration on a cellular level. The skin is our largest organ and it needs water in order to function properly. Experts suggest drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day to ensure the skin stays hydrated and radiant.
Don’t skimp on moisturizer
Many women experience hormone changes in their thirties; estrogen levels begin to decline resulting in a reduction in the amount of hyaluronic acid and collagen our bodies produce. Since hyaluronic acid is what gives our skin a plump and youthful appearance, many people experience a loss of volume in their complexion. According to experts at the University of Pittsburgh, we begin to produce 1% less collagen every year after we turn 20, which translates to our skin becoming thinner as we move through our 30s. A good quality moisturizer such as the Aquasource SPF 15 can help slow down the aging process by hydrating the skin and fostering improved cell turnover. The formula is designed to combat the earliest signs of aging and protect against harmful environmental factors.
Eat a balanced diet
Making the right choices when it comes to our diets plays a key role in our overall well-being. Try to eliminate processed foods as much as possible and make a conscious effort to eat more raw fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy fats such as avocados and flax seeds, which have countless skin benefits.
Beauty starts from within so it’s important to be proactive when it comes to your health - both internally and externally. Prevention is easier than treating existing damage, so it’s best to do what we can to nourish our bodies and to protect our skin. Remember, aging is an inevitable and wonderful part of life, so it’s important to embrace and appreciate our bodies by caring for our skin, and ourselves.