How your skin changes in your 30’s

 

Your skin naturally loses some elasticity as one ages. While it’s all good in your 20s, by the time you enter dirty thirty your body produces less collagen and elastin—two substances responsible for the firmness of your skin .

So to avoidit looking saggy, heere are a few things you need to know to respond appropriately. From needing more sleep, to avoid too much alcohol and smoking and oily food (goodbye warus) your skin is in transition according to dermatologists.

This is a list of skin changes you can expect in your 30s:

1. You notice that your skin is looking a little dull
Your skin cell turnover slows down as early as your 20s. By the time you hit your 30s new cells are visible every 28-35 days, whereas they once turned over every 14 days or so when you were a child.

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2. Your skin is dry, dry, dry
The top layer of skin struggles to maintain moisture from our skin care products and this is hen people notice your face is duller.  It’s recommended you se products with hyaluronic acid.

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3. Your face doesn’t look as full as it used to
Forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, bags under the eyes, and more prominent laugh lines are all new things you might notice in your 30s. Changing hormones also contribute to many of these changes, specifically a loss of estrogen that causes us to lose volume and bone mass in our skull, cheekbones, and jawline.

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4. Your skin seems to get irritated more often
From experiencing more dryness, skin at this age is also affected by climate for instance dust, cold weather. Also products such as soap may lead to outbreaks at this stage in life, which means we more than ever need better skin care to include cleansers, toners, and serum.

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5. Dark spots appear from nowhere and take long to fade unlike before

You may begin to notice scars and other marks taking much more time to fade.  It’s worse for our darker skinned sistas.

 

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‘Two weeks only!’ Lady with bad acne praises charcoal soap for change

A student who suffered with severe acne has praised a £6 cleansing bar containing charcoal and tea tree oil for dramatically improving her skin in just two weeks.

Lucy Heyes, 19, from Liverpool, first suffered with acne at the age of 17 when she had a contraceptive implant fitted.

During her Special Effects studies she noticed her skin flare up – just one month after receiving the implantation.

The spots on her face were extremely sore and aggressive, and despite trying numerous creams and topical treatments, nothing seemed to work – until she found an unlikely solution in a vegan cleansing bar.

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‘I wouldn’t leave the house without a full face of make-up’, explained Lucy. ‘I was frequently late for lectures and classes as well as my part-time job at the local hospital’.
She added: ‘If my make-up didn’t look right, I would miss nights out. My social life really suffered’.

Lucy Heyes
A student who suffered with severe acne has praised a £6 cleansing bar containing charcoal and tea tree oil for dramatically improving her skin in just

‘My confidence hit a real low, despite my friends and families trying to reassure me I looked OK’.’As part of my studies I would have to model make-up myself, which became really difficult due to my skin being so irritated’.

Lucy went to see her GP, but they advised that her acne was an initial reaction to the contraceptive implant, and that her skin complaint would settle once her body got used to the hormones.While she persevered, her acne became worse. Four months later, Lucy took the decision to have the implant removed.

Upon her GP’s advice, she opted for the oral contraceptive pill instead – but there were still no improvements with her complexion.

‘I felt so low and helpless,’ said Lucy, ‘My mum was continuously researching online to try and find something to help improve my skin. She was so worried about me.’

It was then that Lucy’s mum Sue discovered Carbon Theory, a London born brand that was obtaining a lot of social media visibility due to its affordable skincare.

Lucy Heyes
A student who suffered with severe acne has praised a £6 cleansing bar containing charcoal and tea tree oil for dramatically improving her skin in just

‘My mum saw the Carbon Theory Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Break-Out Control Facial Cleansing Bar on Facebook,’ said Lucy.

‘It was only £6 and so many people were claiming it had helped clear their acne. I went on the Carbon Theory website and ordered some straight away.’Lucy started using the Carbon Theory bar as soon as she received it and saw an improvement within just two to three weeks.

‘A few weeks after using the charcoal bar twice a day, my spots were far less aggressive,’ she explained.

‘One month after starting a daily regime using the bar, there was a visible improvement’.

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Lucy has been using the Carbon Theory bar for one year, along with the brand’s moisturiser every other day.

‘My skin is normal now,’ explained Lucy, `’I get the odd spot on rare occasions, but the redness has gone.’

‘I’m so much more confident now that I’ve beaten the acne and frequently leave the house without make-up.’

She added: ‘So many people have messaged me on Instagram asking how I combated problem skin. I’ve told them it’s all thanks to Carbon Theory’.

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Use turmeric soap, aloe vera…Kambua reveals secret for her glowing skin

2019 has been Kambua has probably been one of the best years in Kambua’s life. The gospel singer is finally pregnant after being married for more than 6 years to her pastor husband.

Kambua with her husband
Kambua with her husband

Her pregnancy came at a time when many questions where being asked about the state of her home and hearth. But that wasn’t the only place that she had to wait before she had a breakthrough.

Kambua pregnant
Kambua pregnant

Apparently, she also had an issue with acne affecting her. The songstress has now revealed a secret to the beautiful glowing skin that she has.

She wrote a long message on her Instagram page detailing how she had struggled with acne before she found a long-lasting solution. She wrote;

From time to time i’ve talked about my skin which is acne prone. it was a real struggle especially because my acne started after high school 🤦🏾‍♀️. I tried many, many things, some over the counter, others dermatologist recommended, and nothing seemed to work. I hated the questions and unsolicited advice from people 🙄

Kambua smiling
Kambua smiling

But what worked for her for a time was her mother’s home remedies until last year when her skin broke out again. She said it was so bad that it affected her self-esteem.

She said her soulution came to her when a friend called Gasheri messaged her informing her that she might have a solution for the acne she was suffering from. Kambua decided to give it a try.

She said that the solution entailed her using turmeric soap (to cleanse), aloe vera (to apply before bed), rose water (as a toner), and marula oil (for moisturising).

Kambua smiling
Kambua smiling

She said that the products worked and her friends have even noticed the change.

Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin.

It is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. It primarily affects areas of the skin with a relatively high number of oil glands, including the face, upper part of the chest, and back.

Pharaohs are recorded as having had acne, which may be the earliest known reference to the disease. Since at least the reign of Cleopatra(69–30 BC), the application of sulfur to the skin has been recognized as a useful treatment for acne.

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