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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6 easy tips to follow for silky smooth skin

The pursuit of soft-baby skin is something that most women do for most of their lives. Why? As the eyes are the window to the soul, so is the skin a window to one’s general health and well-being.

How can one achieve a healthy glowing baby look easily? Follow the tips below;

1. Exfoliate weekly- Exfoliation makes your skin softer by removing dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. You can scrub your face with coffee grounds mixed with some mild soap, or a store-bought exfoliation product.

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Smooth skin

2. Moisturize daily – Your skin doesn’t seem to mind what kind of moisturizer you prefer, as long as you use it often and regularly. Always moisturize after bathing or shaving, before applying makeup, after removing makeup, and after doing dishes or getting your skin wet.

3. Shave properly – If you choose to shave, save shaving for last when you’re bathing because this will give your skin time to soften up. Use a moisturising shaving cream and sharp razors with multiple blades. It’s also important to shave downward, or with the direction of your hair growth to prevent irritation.

Smooth skin
Smooth skin

4. Remove makeup before bed – For people who choose to wear makeup, sleeping with it on can clog your pores and lead to infections. Before bed, use a gentle cleanser, lukewarm water, and soft cloth to remove your makeup. Pat your face dry and apply moisturizer.

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5. Wash properly – Moisture loss and removing your skin’s natural oils can lead to dry and flaky skin, and bathing too often, bathing for too long, and using hot water can all increase moisture and oil loss.

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Smooth skin

6. Apply skin – softening foods topically -There are many skin-friendly foods that are good to use both inside and outside of your body. For instance, potatoes can help reduce puffiness, while avocado can make your skin look fresh and plump. Citrus fruits, which shouldn’t be applied to the face, can be used as exfoliants, and pineapple has been known to brighten skin

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