Let’s face it, aging is inevitable.
All throughout our 20’s collagen was boosting through our skin, elasticity was flowing and the bounce was at it’s prime. Besides the acne, our skin was optimal, basking in the glow of it’s youthful state.
But like, now what? What came so easy in our 20’s is now going to take a little work in your 30’s. Luckily, there are a number of various products and beauty hacks that can help with the minor signs of aging that are now taking a toll on your skin.
Here are some of the things that I use…
Retinol comes in many forms and is an absolute game changer in regards to signs of aging.
As a derivative of Vitamin A, it boosts collagen, which plumps up your skin and reduces those pesky fine lines and wrinkles.
I will one day do a deeper dive in another blog on this amazing product, but a few things to note when starting a retinol regimen on your face is to, start off slow.
What I mean by this is start with a low dosage and go from there, applying first only once or twice a week to see hope your skin will react to it. Only and only then, should you start to work your way up to every night if your skin lets you.
2. Neck Cream
Nobody wants to be a no-neck Nancy, so start applying neck creams asap as you stroll into your 30’s.
The neck is sometimes the most neglected piece of skin as the abundance of face creams flood our feeds everyday, but I tell you don’t let yourself sleep on taking care of your neck!
As we get older the elasticity tends to decrease in that area, leaving it saggy and undefined, a few things that I definitely am not looking forward to as I age.
Also, contrary to belief, “No Sharon, neck cream isn’t just a repackaged facial cream.” It’s actually thicker to target the tougher skin that is around that area. They contain special ingredients that lift and tighten the neck as it starts to lose it’s collagen and elastin. There are a number of creams on the market, so do your research and pick up the one that’s best for you and your pocket.
This is one that you should of started years ago, so if you haven’t please hop on the “bandwagon” right this second! Sunscreen prevents more than just sunburns, it decreases your risk of developing deadly skin cancers.
Also to get even more environmental on you, since the ozone layer is depleting, the sun is now releasing even more harmful UVB rays that touch down on the Earth. Which means it can seep into our skin and damage it more easily.
Lastly, what some people also may not know is that it helps keep your skin looking younger. It even evens out dark spots and tones the skin. The list goes on, so just start using an SPF 15 or higher…pronto! Your future face will thank you!
4. Exfoliation & Scrubs
As a kid, my ultimate face go-to was Apricot scrub. Just me? I always wondered what would have happened if I used the whole thing on my body. (Shiny skin of course…)
Anywho, spoiler alert older me, they make exfoliating scrubs dedicated to the body! (Um excuse my duh moment).
Exfoliators scrub off all the dead skin cells and renew your skin with a beautiful layer of new regenerated cells, leaving your skin looking more refreshed than before the treatment.
There are a number of ways to get exfoliation done, with at-home treatments to in-office facials, there is something for everyone’s budget.
5. Dry Brushing
How have I just found out about this?
Dry brushing has done some amazing work on my skin and I’ve only been doing this for just a few days! In already one day of using the dry brush techniques, I’ve noticed shinier skin and reduced cellulite around my thighs. Another one of those game changer beauty hacks if you ask me.
I took to Youtube to find numerous tutorials and health benefits of this simple tool, which I found on Amazon for only $10 – giiiiiiiiiirl! You can do this technique dry or use it wet, whereas once a week I’ve used it with my body exfoliation scrub, Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub and meanwhile every morning I go over my skin with it dry.
Hands down, I have nothing but good things to say about it.
So with all that, girl don’t fret! The aging process may be natural, but there’s lots of things we can do to prevent and slow it down. So now that I shared some of my tips and tricks, make sure to leave some of yours in the comment below.
Until next time…