Searching for ways to keep your skin in optimum shape as you approach and progress through your 30s?
In this article, we’ve shared some dietary and skincare advice to help you maintain a youthful complexion.
1. Make sure that your diet includes a healthy source of omega, which is recognised for gradually reversing sun damage due to its antioxidant properties. This can be found in fish, olive oil, fruit and vegetables.
2. Consuming plenty of protein supports the skin in the production of natural collagen and elastin. Both are essential in order to maintain the skin’s youthfulness.
3. Did you know, introducing berries to your diet could help increase the level of collagen produced by the skin? This is because they’re rich in antioxidants.
4. You’ve probably heard us raving about superfoods (carrots, tomatoes etc.) before and that’s because they contain beta carotene/lycopene which help to repair damaged cells. This is beneficial for all ages, but especially people aged 30+.
5. Tomatoes are also silicone-rich (alongside peppers and spinach) and help to tackle fine lines and wrinkles.
6. Regularly consuming Vitamin C (oranges, kiwi, grapefruit) helps stimulate collagen synthesis within the skin.
7. Sadly, consuming too much sugar can react with the proteins found within the skin and lead to an increase in the signs of ageing. Our recommendation? Keep sweet treats to a minimum.
8. Hydration – we talk about it in just about every article we share but drinking plenty of water really is vital in order to keep the skin hydrated.
1. Retinoids took the skincare industry by storm in 2018 as they were scientifically proven (by the BBC) to help promote a more youthful complexion. Topically introducing retinol to your skincare regime, whether applied in serum or cream form, is most beneficial for those concerned about wrinkles in their late 30s-40s.
2. As the skin around the eye region is the thinnest skin on your face, it’s most likely to show the signs of ageing faster, so preventative measures (such as eye creams) are key for those concerned about the first signs of ageing.
3. We’ve already discussed the numerous benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in our latest blog, but the key thing to note about this high-performance ingredient is that it helps to hydrate and keep the skin plump, returning its pH level to normal.
4. Ensure the skin is thoroughly exfoliated (ideally with an AHA or BHA) to improve general skin tone and prevent future wrinkles.
5. Protection against sun damage is the key to minimising fine lines and wrinkles. Specifically applying a sun cream which contains zinc, alongside your daily moisturiser, means that the application will be non-greasy and less irritating on the skin.
6. Applying a thick layer of night cream to the skin is extremely important (especially as we approach our 40s), in order to improve and increase skin regeneration during the night.
7. Topically applying Vitamin C (as well as consuming it) helps to improve collagen synthesis for a softer and plumper complexion.