Beauty basics What to do when you hit the Big 30...
You've reached 30 and before you lie an exciting, life-altering decade! We focus on our careers, we decide to start a family, we take out our first mortgage... But it's not just our lifestyle that's on the move: our skin also has its issues. Here are some anti-ageing beauty tips to help you along the way!
TIP 1 - Apply anti-ageing treatments
Fact: The dreaded wrinkles have arrived! Crow's feet have settled in, giving us an uneven skin tone and haggard appearance. It's time to spring to action, as on a deeper level our dermis has also begun to suffer from age-related changes. We need to nip things in the bud and slow down this ageing process.
Solution: Consider making changes to your lifestyle: poor sleeping habits, our diet, smoking and sunbathing are all detrimental to skin. Aim to get enough shuteye, eat a balanced diet, ditch the ciggies, don't sunbathe too much and protect your skin when you do. Apply multi-tasking anti-ageing treatments that will brighten your complexion, prevent oxidation, moisturise your skin and combat wrinkles. It's also the moment to treat yourself to an eye contour cream, which will reduce fine lines and smooth away signs of tiredness.
TIP 2 - Religiously apply a sunscreen
Fact: By the time we reach 20, our bodies will have used up more than half of our 'solar capital'. And yet, we still carry on as if nothing's happened - around 75% of people between 15 and 25 years old don't bother applying an SPF higher than 15! So we now need to limit any further damage. Doing so will prevent liver spots, which add years to our skin and dull our complexions.
Solution: Even if you're lounging on a shady terrace, it's still wise to apply a sunscreen suited to your skin type. Opt for an SPF of between 30 and 50 and re-apply every couple of hours. During autumn, when in town or even on cloudy days, make sure you use a day cream that contains an SPF. Your skin will be left moisturised and protected!
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TIP 3 - Treat yourself to hydrating face masks
Fact: Moisturising our skin is THE one-way ticket to a flawless complexion. Whatever age we are, we need to fully hydrate our skin for it to feel supple and comfortable. At 30, our skin starts to dry out and the passage of time begins to make its mark. Moisturising is essential if we want to keep wrinkles at bay.
Solution: As well as applying moisturisers that contain hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin, pamper your face with a hydrating face mask once or twice a week. By slathering on a thick layer and leaving it for 10 - 15 minutes, your skin will bathe in active ingredients - shea butter, vegetable oils, vitamin E, trace elements - and give you immediate results. Radiant, plump, supple skin guaranteed!
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