Hello my lovely skincare junkies. If you’re like me and you’re over 30 then you want to pay attention. There are 3 skincare products you need when you’re over 30. If you’re under 30 then take some notes as well so you will be prepared.
3 Skincare Products you need when Over 30
This is number 1 on the list and everyone needs to use sunscreen. That includes you my melanated sisters. The rays from the sun, whilst it gives you that glow, it can also cause some nasty stuff on your skin. I’m not only talking about fine lines and wrinkles. Most skin cancers are caused by the rays from the sun. So if you’re over 30 and haven’t included an spf into your routine, please do so now.
I’d also like to point out that a moisturiser containing factor 20 won’t really cut it either. You need a separate product to give you the protection you. Another thing to remember is that you only need to apply it as a last skincare step in your morning routine.
Oh how do I love thee, let me count the ways. The second skincare product that you need in my list of, 3 skincare products you need when over 30, is vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant can reduce oxidative damage. It also helps your skin to regenerate and assist your body in repairing damaged skin cells.
We consume vitamin C via the foods that we ingest but, applying it topically is beneficial for your skin. It helps to brighten your skin especially if you have post acne scars and hyper pigmentation. Vitamin C also helps to reduce redness and promotes collagen production.
The final product on this list is good ole vitamin A aka retinoid or retinol if you’re getting it over the counter. Retinoids are the product for my over 30 crew when you start seeing lines. It reduces fine lines and stimulates production of new blood vessels in the skin. It can fade age spots and although it’s not an exfoliation product, it can soften rough spots.
Retinoids are generally prescribed by a Dermatologist but you can purchase retinols over the counter. They have different strengths and the one I’m using is one of the lowest ones. This enables your skin to adapt to using retinols. You only need to apply this at night, after cleansing your skin. Please ensure your skin is completely dry before application. If you’d like more information about retinols, check out Caroline Hirons, who has a wealth of info on her website.
These are the 3 skincare products you need when over 30. These products are part of my daily skincare routine. How about you? Are you using any of these products? Let me know in the comments below.
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