And all of a sudden… you’re thirty. After quickly sliding through your teen years, your twenties also have flown by. Fortunately, you are still young and have unlimited energy – most of the time. Whether you’re building your career with full speed, traveling the world or being busy generating and raising little humans, it doesn’t do much for your energy… except consuming it. Your skin may be safe for now, but it needs you to take action with an anti-aging routine right away. The following advice should be honored like sacred rules and your mission is to worship the skincare almighty. Do it now and thank us later!
On this post:
- Why is my skin changing?
- The basics for an anti-aging routine
Why is my skin changing?
By now, we are pretty sure you have already noticed a few changes on your skin. It still looks youthful, but you can already spot a wrinkle on the forehead, and the skin around the eyes… let’s say it may show that you smile a lot. Skin cell turnover slows down its pace and the skin starts to lose elastin and collagen, our lovely collagen! Time is against us: we’ll never be younger than we are today. Having this in mind, and knowing that you can’t turn back time, let’s start today. Looking forward to guiding you, and knowing how your skin is behaving, we gathered the fundamentals to integrate your anti-aging routine! So… grab a pen – or take a screenshot!
The basics for an anti-aging routine
To begin with, let us introduce you to your lifetime basic skincare rules: protect your skin in the morning and repair your skin in the evening. Even if you’re not fully committed, there are two things that you owe to your skin: applying SPF daily (like in every single day, 365 days of the year), and washing your face at night. If you’re not doing it, your skin is silently resenting you and you’ll pay the price later. It is never too early to start preventing the appearance of unwanted signs of aging. Actually, the sooner, the better! Now is the time to replenish your skin with a tailored anti-aging routine for the thirties era.
Morning anti-aging routine
We want to make sure our skin is protected to resist all the aggressions it’s going to suffer: pollution, UVA and UVB rays as well as blue lights from your phone and computer, to mention a few. You are in a hurry, no time to lose! So here are the basics for an anti-aging routine: a good cleanser, an exfoliating toner, an antioxidant serum and a high SPF to further protect the skin. If you are invested in the skincare project and willing to do it all, we also recommend you to add an eye cream to brighten your look, like the Filorga NCEF-Reverse Eyes, and a comforting and hydrating moisturizer such as Clarins Multi-Active Antioxidant Day Cream, especially if you have dry skin.
Step 1: Cleanser
Gentle and thorough are the keywords for this step! A rinse-off product is always a good way to awake and say good morning to the skin.
Step 2: Toner
The toner helps to balance your skin after cleansing and this one, particularly, helps to hydrate the skin while gently exfoliates.
Step 3: Serum
An antioxidant concentrate protects the skin from the harmful free-radicals that want to attack your delicate face! You are shielding you face, and this is the base layer!
Step 4: Sunscreen
The one and only, the powerful warrior that fights anything that dares to threaten your skin: the sunscreen. We cannot stress enough the importance of this step!
Evening anti-aging routine
The skin surface is a professional hoarder – it keeps everything just in case: pollution particles, impurities, free radicals, your once beautiful makeup look, the SPF you applied in the morning, and so on. You have to rinse your day off the skin and, equally important, provide it with repairing and rejuvenating actives to enhance the natural overnight renewal process. In the evening, the skin deserves an invaluable gift: a deep cleanse and powerful skincare!
Step 1: Double Cleanse
In order to efficiently cleanse, you must break down everything that the skin decided to keep throughout the day. Firstly, you need to use an oil-based cleanser to dissolve your makeup and your sunscreen – along with all the impurities.
Secondly, you need a light water-based cleanser to efficiently cleanse and purify the skin – you can use the gentle foaming cleanser we’ve already suggested above. Lastly, refresh your skin with a splash of water and you’re done!
Step 2: Anti-Aging Serum
Have you ever heard of retinol? No, you are not too young for it. Retinol helps to stimulate collagen production while accelerating cellular turnover. We chose a retinol concentrate that is gentle and provides the skin with comfort at the same time.
And before you go, here’s an extra tip: don’t forget your full body skincare routine! Even though the skin of the body is more resistant, it also deserves to be pampered.
Professional Makeup Artist & Beauty Writer