The 30s are a critical time for preventing damage to the skin and maintaining a youthful complexion. What a woman does to her skin in her 30s will show when she is older. If you are a woman in your 30s, you are probably becoming more aware of how your skin is aging. The good news is that there are a multitude of skin care products available to help and you still have time to prevent some of the signs of aging while protecting your skin from further damage.
The very best aging prevention for any woman’s skin, except perhaps diet, is sun protection. A little sun is a good thing, but even moderate amounts can begin to damage the skin. Too much sun exposure during the 30s will age the skin and cause wrinkles. Sunscreen should be applied anytime you will be spending time outside for more than twenty or thirty minutes. Many makeup brands now incorporate some level of protection, so further sunscreen may not be necessary on the face. Applying a light layer on any exposed skin, hands included, is a good idea. A brand that is paraban free and offers UVA/UVB protection is Kiss My Face. The company offers a general sunscreen and an option specifically for the face and neck. It is thick, but a little goes a long way.
The next step to keeping healthy skin and one of the best skin care products a woman in her 30s should not be without is a cleanser that gently exfoliates. It is important that it is gentle; harsh abrasion will leave the skin irritated. A cleanser also needs to fit your skin type. A citrus based cleanser is better for oily skin, and a moisturizing cleanser is best for dry skin. Those with in-between skin types may want a moisturizing cleanser at night and an oil control cleanser in the morning. Kiss My Face offers another winner with their Exfoliating Face Wash. For a moisturizing scrub, Aubrey Organics Jojoba Meal and Oatmeal with Rosa Mosqueta Mask and Scrub is a top choice.
A high quality moisturizer is essential for skin care. There are so many moisturizers on the market; it can be a difficult choice. The best moisturizers will be free of harsh chemical that dry or sting the skin. The moisturizer should have ingredients that protect and nourish the skin. Aubrey Organics offers many moisturizers suitable for all skin types. Avalon Organics is another excellent brand free of chemicals. A moisturizer should be applied in the morning before make-up and at night before bed. A heavier night cream may be necessary if you have particularly dry skin or are exposed to a lot of environmental irritants.
Women in their 30s do begin to show some signs of aging skin, especially on their faces. One of the most obvious is often enlarged pores. A good facial mask can help with this and provide a deep cleaning. A mask only needs to be applied once a week. Burt’s Bee Pore Refining Mask does a great job deep cleaning without drying the skin. An added benefit is one can mix it with their own ingredients to make it more personalized for an individual’s skin. Mixing a little moisturizer into it will leave the face glowing.
If you want to add a little more depth to your glowing skin, a sunless tanner is a beauty product worth trying. There are many available, but it is tricky to find one that does not leave the skin orange or dry it out. Look for a bronzer that is gradual, deepening slightly with each application, and moisturizing. Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion is an excellent choice. It does not have a chemical odor as some tanners and bronzers do. The color added is subtle and can be deepened by frequently applying.