How to have great skin in your 30’s, Dermatologist recommended routine

30’s is the time those pesky little skin issues – fine lines, uneven skin tone, dark circles – start to crop up. As you enter the 30’s, skin’s natural regenerating process starts to slow down; so the skin damage caused by sun, environment or lifestyle habits become more obvious. Skin care expert, Dr Rashmi Shetty, says, “As you progress in your 30’s, some of the signs of photo-ageing start to show up. This is when you begin your anti-ageing care. Starting your anti-ageing treatment does not mean that you address it after you see the first wrinkle. Take the preventive care approach. If you take care now, then your skin will age much later. Ageing for me does not mean the number of candles on your cake, but how your skin looks and feels.”

Dr Shetty gives us her five-step skin care regimen:

Step 1: Add a little more to your cleansing routine.Use the combination of makeup remover and a face wash to get a really clean skin.In your cleansing routine add a gentle scrub every alternate night. You can also look for a face wash with some exfoliating actives like AHA. This is because your skin’s natural sloughing off process starts to slow down after you turn 35.

Try:

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Vichy Oligo 25 Anti Dull Skin Foaming Face Wash

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L’Oreal Paris Go 360 Clean Ideal Clean Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Scrub

Step 2: Start taking some special care. Use products meant especially for under eye area, and lips. Apply a lightening under eye gel or cream every night. Use beeswax or cocoa butter-based lip balm to keep them soft.

Try:

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Natio Paw Paw Lip Balm

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Kaya Brightening and Firming Eye Serum

Step 3: Wear a treatment serum. This is the time you add skin brightening or anti-ageing serum to your skin moisturising routine. Look for a serum with Kojic acid, Niacinamide. Apply your serum after cleansing and before putting on your moisturiser. Look for moisturisers with SPF as well.

Try:

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Pond’s White Beauty Fairness Cream SPF 15

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Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening Serum

Step 4: Pick night cream with special actives. At night you can change your night cream from simple one to one that has ingredients like Retin A, AHA, BHA, and other anti-oxidants. Since at night, your skin rejuvenates itself, so using cream with special ingredients helps repair skin damage, restores skin’s natural balance.

Try:

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Olay Natural White Night Nourishing Repair Cream

Step 5: Do not forget the sunscreen.Be religious about applying your sunscreen on not just your face but on all exposed parts of your body like back, arms and legs.

Try:

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Nivea Sun Moisturising Lotion SPF 30

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Lakme 9to5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen SPF 50