Entering into 30’s serves as a turning point to most women, bringing a newfound devotion to the skincare routine. The first few signs of skin damage start showing up in your 30s. Your skin’s reparative abilities begin to weaken—think mild brown spots, crow’s-feet, dull skin, pigmentation etc.
Typically, the mid and the late 20s are associated with pulling all-nighters, Netflix, starting a career, partying till morning…but never wrinkles! However, several factors ranging from too much time in the sun to environmental pollution can cause wrinkles and fine lines by the time you enter your 30’s.
We have put together a simple skin-care strategy for women in their 30’s to combat ageing skin concerns. Keep reading:
As your skin starts maturing, it’s more advisable to have a gentle cleanser for the face, especially in the mornings when you only have natural oils and the products from the night before to clean off. Use a cleanser that has a mild formula and which cleanses and hydrates the skin like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
Irrespective of age, sunscreen is considered to be the most essential and non-negotiable part of the skin care routine. There are many formulations to choose from, but looking at India’s tropical weather, you should pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30 or higher. You can consider ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for a nice even finish.
A serum packed with vital antioxidants helps fight off the free radicals that accelerate wrinkles and helps in the production of collagen. Consider putting together a religious night regime involving a hydrating serum. VLCC Anti Ageing Vitalift serum is meant for mature, sun-damaged skin and helps to restore a healthier version of it.
Retinoids (the umbrella term for retinol products) are being proven powerful enough to improve skin texture, pigmentation, and to boost collagen formation. Pick a mild, over-the-counter retinol product that is not irritating or too exfoliating. You can top it up with a little moisturizer to make it absorb well into the skin.
Don’t ignore the area around eyes
The skin around our eyes is sensitive and one of the first spots to show the signs of aging. A decision to start using an eye cream early pays off in the long term. Eye cream hydrates the skin and maintains the elasticity which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet. VLCC Skin Defense Almond Under Eye Cream is known to reduce pigmentation and works on dark circles.