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The ageless 30s

The path to timeless beauty

ANN/THE DAILY STAR – The thirties have become the contemporary twenties, and while your mindset might embrace this shift, your skin is likely to reveal the inevitable signs of ageing. As your twenties draw to a close, your skin undergoes subtle transformations that demand a more comprehensive skincare regimen.

Adapting your skincare routine is essential to maintain your youthful radiance and fend off the telltale signs of ageing. In this article, we will delve into crucial skincare components that will empower you to exude confidence throughout this dynamic decade of your life.

The Daily Routine

Cleansing: The right cleanser can change your skin care game. As we apply cleansers on our face every day, it is crucial to find one that complements your skin type. Don’t fall into trends and buy whatever the influencers are suggesting; choose the right one for you.

Exfoliation: Even though exfoliation isn’t an everyday step in your skin care routine, you must incorporate exfoliation at least twice a week. And pay very close attention to the ingredients in your exfoliator. Avoid ingredients like walnuts, coffee, lemon or citrus fruit as these ingredients are very harsh and can strip your gentle skin cells.

Moisturising: As we age, we start losing moisture from our skin, using a moisturiser can help avoid dryness on skin. This also conceals skin blemishes.

Sunscreen: The earlier you start using sunscreen, the better. And during your 30s, sunscreen can help reduce the signs of ageing as well as protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.

Targeted Treatments

Retinoids: Incorporate retinoids into your routine to address fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Start with a lower concentration and gradually increase usage to avoid irritation.

Eye Cream: A specialised eye cream can help diminish dark circles, puffiness, and crow’s feet. Look for one containing peptides and hydrating ingredients.

Hydration Boost: Hyaluronic acid-based products can plump and hydrate your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Professional Help

Consulting a dermatologist or skincare specialist can be incredibly beneficial in your 30s. They can provide personalised recommendations, treatments, and monitor your skin’s progress. Consider treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser therapy for more targeted results.

Common Concerns

Acne: Adult acne can be frustrating, but gentle, non-comedogenic products and targeted treatments can help keep breakouts under control.

Pigmentation: Dark spots may become more apparent in your 30s. Use products with ingredients like niacinamide and liquorice root extract to help reduce pigmentation.

Sagging Skin: To combat sagging skin, consider treatments like radiofrequency therapy or microcurrent facials to stimulate collagen production. – Maisha Tarannum Iqbal