Peter Minkoff is one of my regular guest bloggers and you can always expect the best advice from his blogs. Check out his last one here. He’s a beauty and fashion writer, living in London and occasionally in Brisbane. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for few fashion events in UK and AUS. Besides beauty and fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics and travelling around tropical destinations.
This week, he’s giving us some skincare tips for those in their 30s. It’s only a few months until my 25th, so I’ll be joining you ladies in no time at all!
So, you’ve turned thirty. Congratulations! Now you’re a real adult. Well, technically you were an adult in your twenties, but now you’re an adultier adult. Terrifying, isn’t it? What the hell do you do now that you have to be responsible for real? While the simple “panic and scream” is always a great option, we do offer some other possibilities, at least when it comes to what to do with your face. Let us help you remain a sexy bombshell with incredible skin regardless of your age.
Get rid of bad habits
Ah, the twenties. Go out in the evening, dance and drink all night and get a minimal amount of sleep. You did this back then and your hangover was minimal. You could just get up, drink some coffee and then go have a perfect performance at work, run a marathon, climb a mountain, swim across the ocean and still have the energy to go out again in the evening. In your thirties? Stay up one hour past your bedtime and you regret it right away in the morning. Didn’t take off your makeup before bed? Might as well have punched yourself in the face. Every time you push your body, your skin won’t be happy. Take care of it properly – wash it regularly, don’t ever skip the moisturizer or the SPF, stop smoking and remember that any damage you do to your face is cumulative. Even if you don’t see it right away, it will show up later on.
Use a serum
It’s an added step to your beauty routine, but it can help you out so much that it would be a shame not to incorporate it. Serums are very lightweight products that you apply to your face right after washing and before moisturizing. Why do we use them? Well, they are good at treating any sort of underlying skin issues because they pack a powerful punch and deliver the ingredients to our skin more easily. Acne, fine lines, rosacea – whatever plagues you can be helped greatly by picking the right serum. An excellent option would be a vitamin C serum, because it gives you a small measure of protection against the sun, so when paired with sunscreen it can be quite effective, and it also helps the production of collagen and keeps your face radiant.
Incorporate anti-aging strategies
Anti-aging creams are often made with more mature skin in mind, so you want to be careful what you pick. You don’t want anything too heavy or greasy, but moisturizers with the aforementioned vitamin C and retinol can slow down the aging of our skin. It’s easier to prevent wrinkles than to treat them. One more thing to consider is something that Australians have been doing for years now – aesthetic procedures. Dermal fillers in Perth have become a routine for many women, and it’s a great way to firm up your skin and make it suppler very quickly. Fine lines and the loss of elasticity happen to us all as we age, but there are ways to deal with that, so have a chat with your aesthetician and see what can be done.
Don’t forget your eyes
So many women forget the eye area in their skincare routine completely, but this is where the skin is the most sensitive and prone to wrinkles, and you really want to make sure you take care of it well. Get an eye cream with hyaluronic acid make sure to apply it religiously to stave off aging.
Choose your makeup carefully
In your twenties, the only thing you need to worry about is whether your foundation looks too orange. However, now you have a lot of options, so you should actually take a good look at the labels because some makeup can actually target skin problems. Foundations now have SPF in them in case you hate the feel and the smell of sunscreen, and some of them have anti-aging ingredients and can make your skin look like silk. Pick makeup that has long-wearing properties so you wouldn’t have to reapply it every five minutes, and start playing with colors and learning more about how to enhance your eyes and your best features.
The last tip is to stop worrying and simply enjoy your age. We won’t say that it’s the best time of your life, that it’s so much better than your twenties. Do you know when the best time of your life is? Whenever you make it to be. Adopt a positive attitude, and your skin will look better than ever.
Peter is also an Editor In Chief on High Style Life. So go check that out too!