While it may seem like only yesterday we were care free twenty something’s, fiercely confident, spending more money on shoes and cocktails than anything else, dating up a storm and buying our skincare perhaps from the chemist, or supermarket, probably because we were going away for a girls weekend to somewhere fabulous and had better things to spend our money on.
The reality is those days are behind some of us and in your 30’s it all gets a bit more serious, although maybe you are still dating up a storm and having amazing cocktails! Regardless, suddenly those fine lines are appearing, maybe from too much champagne over the last decade, but hey you had fun, or maybe just because we are in our 30’s and the quest for glowing, hydrated youthful looking skin is upon us all.
So you’ve hit your 30’s and its time to step things up. Perhaps these days you find yourself having to moisturise where you haven’t had to moisturise before (we’re talking décolletage, backs of your hands, thighs and don’t forget forearms). If you are anything like the team at Lulu HQ, we have become obsessed with serums and masks, they are our go to products to fix all things and eye creams by now should be your best friend!
We took a survey of women in their 30s to see what was important to them in a beauty product. The results were not surprising. They want products to treat fine lines, even skin tone, lighten dark spots and have a fresh overall glow – we all want the same things!
At Lulu HQ we have done all the leg work for you to come up with a comprehensive list of must have products that will give you the results you want and deserve.
First, it’s time for an amazing eye cream: In your 20s, any moisturiser would do the trick
as well as doubling up as an eye cream. What we may not have realised back then was the sensitive skin around the eyes begins to thin as we move towards our late 20’s and into our 30’s. An eye cream needs to contain a balance of concentrations including moisturising oils, antioxidants and peptides to signal to the cells to start building collagen. We recommend Dermadoctor Wrinkle Revenge as it has Peptides, Hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and caffeine to treat fine lines and keep the eye area super hydrated. We all want revenge on our wrinkles and this is just the product to do that for us! If you want a natural product we also recommend Ayurda’s Sparkle Eye Cream – our Chief Lulu been using it for years and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to sparkle?
Lulu Tip: Don’t forge the basics and drink at least 2 litres of water each day and get 8 hours sleep every night which aids in maximising cell regeneration. The result will be fewer fine lines and more plump skin around the eye area.
Exfoliate: Like it or not, this has to be done at least twice a week. Try Simplicite’s One Step Exfoliating Cleanser which will sloth away dead skin cells and regenerate new cells as well as correct sun damage for firmer, smoother skin. And ladies, isn’t that all we want, firmer, softer skin? For a more intense exfoliation without going into the salon, you must try Derma Doctors Physical Chemistry Microdermabrasion, this high performance chemical peel and mircodermabrasion session is synthesized into a single, easy-to-use facial rejuvenating treatment. Or if it is natural you are after, try Tata Harpers resurfacing mask. This award-winning beta-hydroxy treatment works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin -without causing downtime or irritation.
Cleanse: Cleanse twice daily with a product that is gentle on your skin, you don’t want that squeaky clean skin that has sucked every ounce of moisture out. Go for a gentle cleanser that promotes elasticity back into the skin such as the Ayurda Australia Hingot Cleanser. Its gentle on the skin with anti-aging properties. Another amazing all natural and organic option is Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser. This gentle exfoliating cleansing treatment acts as a 4in1 product to cleanse, improve glow, minimizing the appearance of pores and helping to protect the skin’s natural hydration balance.
Night cream: You all know that your skin restores itself during the night, so help this
process along by using a great night cream that puts moisture back into your skin and aids in repair. We recommend Simplicite Revitalising Night Cream because it contains all the natural ingredients that your skin needs to repair its self during the night….plus it smells divine! A personal favourite of ours is also Ayurda’s Nourishing cream, it is thick and luxurious and as the name suggests nourishes your skin overnight.
Lulu Tip: Massage the moisturiser into your face for several minutes. This relaxes facial muscles and improves circulation, which ensures more nutrients are delivered from the blood to the face to help cell renewal and repair.
Day cream: Use an anti-ageing moisturiser during the day that includes an SPF. A great day
cream is Clinique’s Repairwear Lift Firming Day Cream with SPF 15+. It’s lightweight formula it sits well under your makeup without that greasy look.
Serums: And on the seventh day God created serums….. Serums that contains hyaluronic acid give the most benefit as it softens fine lines and deep wrinkles as well as increasing your skin’s collagen production. To get visible results try Tata Harper’s Rejuvenating Serum. Not only does it contain hyaluronic acid but antioxidans and vitamins which are essential in supporting elasticity and reducing lines. We are also completely obsessed with UK Skin sensation, Beetox’s serum. Hailed as the natural alternative to Botox, we can’t get enough.
SPF: Use it everyday no matter what, even if you’re just sitting in your car, or work inside you are still exposing your skin to harmful rays. Clarins has a great Sun Wrinkle Control Cream which is a SPF30+ but still light weight. The best thing about this product is that is has a high degree of UVA and UVB protection, creating a barrier that defends the skin from wrinkles and sun-inducing spots.
And finally masks: Masks are amazing for giving you that quick boost your skin needs! To combat fine lines, restore cells and for firmer skin you need to use a mask on a weekly basis. We recommend Beetox Manuka Honey & Bee Venom facemask. Not only does it contain unique polypeptides and enzymes that provide micro-circulation in the renewal of damaged skin but also stimulates the facial muscles which creates a lifting, tightening and firming effect.
Lulu Tip: Our Lulu chief recommends sleeping in it for maximum results!
We hope this has help put you on the right track to beautiful healthy skin in your 30’s.