Health and Beauty Tips for 30 yrs+
Health and Beauty Tips for 30 yrs+
So, as I’m fast approaching the big 3 0 (next year), I thought I’d better have a serious sit down and look at my health, diet and beauty regime.
We know that your needs change as you age, and for me things have definitely become more noticeable recently. The white hairs appearing on my head, fine lines and wrinkles on my face and general fatigued looking skin are all massive indicators to me that something needs to change, and fast!
My usual routine just isn’t cutting it anymore!
Now I know there isn’t a magic potion that’s going to fix everything and knock my age back 10 years, but what I’m looking for is something to slow down that age clock and make me look and feel comfortable in my ‘new skin’
So, I’ve been researching like a mad woman! And common sense had seemingly escaped me. Not only would my skincare and makeup routines need to change, but also my diet, exercise and hair-care too!
I have started putting some of these in place already and the rest will follow over the coming year so as not to overload myself and my body with too much change too soon.
But here are my tips for adapting your routines in your 30’s
- Avoid sugar and caffeine – This is a given really! But changes to your diet can help with the effects of ageing skin.
- Take supplements – Make sure you’re getting all the essential vitamins and minerals daily.
- Wear sunglasses and sun cream – Use as often as it deemed socially acceptable to protect your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
- Cleanse Cleanse Cleanse! – This removes dead skin cells to make skin appear fresher and less dull, and is also a great base for applying any anti-aging products.
- Serum – Antioxidant serums are typically lightweight compared to most face creams and reach deeper layers of skin.
- Pamper your hair – Regularly apply a conditioning mask and argon oil as hair tends to dry out in your 30’s.
- Eye cream – The skin around your eyes is incredibly delicate and much thinner than the rest of your body, meaning it loses moisture much quicker.
- Brush your eyebrows – Using an eyebrow brush, do this daily to help regrowth.
- Use cream-based makeup – Swapping from powder foundations, highlighters and blushers to cream is one of the easiest ways to enhance skin tone.
- Nail health – take a hair and nail supplement or use a nail oil pen to keep nails hydrated.
- Base coat – Also don’t forget to use a base coat for nail polish as it helps to protect your natural nail from the damaging effects of nail polish.
- Stop snacking! – Eating 3 well balanced meals a day without snacking will help to keep your insulin levels in check and keep your skin clear.
- Say NO to fad dieting – Cut down on sugar, alcohol, smoking and caffeine. Too little fat can cause dry skin and dull hair, too little carbs can cause fatigue and little protein will cause muscle loss. Just be sensible.
- Protect your boobies – Invest in a good sports bra. Gravity is a cruel mistress!!
- Look up! – We spend so much of our time looking down in this age of social media, that our necks are actually lengthening at the back…. Causing a double chin at the front! Get off that phone, look up and kiss goodbye to the chins!
- Stretch your mind – Quiet time, meditation, yoga, whatever you find that helps bring a peacefulness to your body and mind is definitely something worth doing every week.
My current skincare routine consists of products by Liz Earle and Skincare Revolution. Both have been amazing on my normal/combination, spot prone, dry patchy and hormonal skin! I haven’t found anything to beat them yet, but I’m always open to trying new products
I hope you all find this useful!