We tell you how daily facial care should change after 30 years, when simple moisturizing is no longer enough, and you don’t want to connect heavy artillery yet.
In the fog of career ups, wedding dresses and “baby showers” worthy of getting into Pinterest, you somehow found yourself here, in a full-fledged “thirty-something”. Free time and sleep on the verge of extinction — especially if these “showers” were in your honor. And now the skin already feels sluggish, as the rate of cell renewal decreases, dullness appears, and “the production of collagen and elastin falls, preparing the ground for wrinkles,” as dermatologists unanimously claim (fortunately, the decrease in collagen production occurs gradually — by about one percent per year – and, nevertheless, you want deal with it now).
Hormones continue to fluctuate, especially if your body is in the childbearing period, which means that it is quite possible for acne to appear, as well as age spots. And suddenly the skin may seem drier and more sensitive. To deal with all this, you will have to act carefully. What is the best way to do this?
Step 1. Include the serum in your care if you haven’t already
Of course, this is an additional step, but it should not be neglected. Light formulas often contain powerful ingredients and, because they consist of small molecules, can penetrate deeper into the skin than a regular moisturizer. Maybe an antioxidant-based serum won’t help achieve work-life balance, but what it will do incredibly well is neutralize free radicals that arise due to poor ecology and stress. Look towards serums with vitamins C and E, collagen, retinol and hyaluronic acid.
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3 of 4 Hyaluronic acid serum ICON Skin to know the price
4 of 4 serum with collagen SHINE is to know the price
Step 2. Add essence, eliminate irritants
Have you been looking forward to the legendary glow of the facial skin, which, as they say, accompanies an “interesting situation”, and have you ever thought about peeling and itching? “During pregnancy, the skin loses moisture more easily and absorbs everything better, since the hormone progesterone dilates blood vessels, increasing sensitivity,” says dermatologist Elena Shipulina. But even if you don’t enroll in the ranks of moms in their thirties, “many women have rosacea during this period, there is stress in their lives, physical activity, the wrong food and the wrong drinks,” she continues.
So your motto in skin care should be the phrase: “Calm, only calm!”. Put aside all foamy skin cleansing products, switching to oils and micellar water, avoid drugs “rich” in fragrances and preservatives. At the same time, take a closer look at the essences, which not only serve as conductors of various “utilities”, but also provide additional hydration, nutrition and softening to the tissues.
1 of 3 Moisturizing Essence Uriage Find out the price
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3 of 3 Oriflame Moisturizing Essence Find out the price
Step 3. Use peeling discs twice a week
Previously, peeling was used only as a means to prevent acne (and this was excusable). “Now we are talking about activating cell renewal, and you really should do this twice a week to keep your skin fresh and bright,” says cosmetologist Svetlana Lifshits. The effect on sensitive tissues with acid may seem paradoxical (and even extreme), but in fact, a mild chemical peeling normalizes the waterproofing layer of the skin, so it begins to better retain water and protect itself from possible damage. And, yes, the same acids can still clean the pores to prevent the appearance of acne in parallel. Look for discs that have a balanced cocktail of acids with powerful antioxidants and serious soothing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, squalane and rose water.
1 of 3 Peeling discs with green grapes Frudia Find out the price
2 of 3 Peeling discs with vitamin C Natura Siberica Find out the price
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Step 4. Think about lightening products
Ask what is the number one question that torments women in their “thirties”, and dermatologists will answer together and loudly: “Pigmentation!”. Whether it is in the form of the consequences of the habit of “sunbathing too long”, or traces of post-acne, or the manifestation of an excess of black pigment in the skin that appeared during a hormonal failure, it is extremely important that you fight this problem without further irritation of the skin. In practice, this may mean abandoning the gold standard of clarification — hydroquinone — in favor of herbal options such as arbutin, kojic acid, vitamin C, licorice, soy and linolenic acid. If you see these brightening components in the composition of peeling discs and sunscreens, this is certainly good, but experts still advise using them in a concentrated form of serum.
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Step 5. Help the skin to increase the production of “young collagen”
On the way to smooth and even skin without wrinkles, there is no better helper than retinoids. As a bonus, these creams with vitamin A also control pigments and acne — but they can provoke short-term peeling and redness (and they are also absolutely prohibited during pregnancy and breastfeeding). So choose creams with retinol and use them exclusively as night care. Peptides that stimulate the immune response in order to restore and increase the level of collagen in tissues over time are considered a safe and non-irritating alternative.
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3 of 3 creams with bioretinol AViTage Find out the price
Step 6. Watch the area around the eyes
The need for eye cream is now indisputable, since this vulnerable area is the first where wrinkles appear during the third decade of life. This is the very moment when many women come to clinics for the first time for injections of hyaluronic acid “under the eyes”. Regardless of whether you trust the syringe or not, be sure to start using eye cream twice a day. To erase dark circles from your face and fill in the hollows under your eyes, buy creams containing peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. To combat edema, caffeinated products with roller fingerings are suitable, which activate blood circulation, provide lymphatic drainage, disperse stagnation and tighten the skin.
1 of 4 SesDerma Moisturizing Eye Cream Find out the price
2 of 4 creams for the skin around the eyes and the whole face AHC Find out the price
3 of 4 creams for the skin around the eyes CeraVe Find out the price
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Step 7. Solve the problems with the weekly mask
Now masks work faster, more carefully and more effectively than ever (and some even solve problems while you sleep). Relieve seasonal attacks of tight and itchy skin with a lipid-rich mask. A good solution is to alternate different products: for an instant effect after a sleepless night, use disposable masks of the intended purpose (tightening, refreshing, improving the complexion), and to maintain the quality of the skin, connect cream masks with anti-aging components.
1 of 3 Anti-aging mask with spirulina Smorodina Find out the price
2 of 3 Smoothing mask Filorga Know the price
3 of 3 Rejuvenating Face Mask Natura Siberica Find out the price