Skin Care

Life At 30: Skincare Essentials

You have reached a milestone and now want to deal with your skin. Blemishes from your youth are a distant memory, but you've spotted dreaded wrinkles. Time to bring out the cleansing, moisturising and anti-ageing heavy artillery!

Cleanse for glowing skin

Clean skin = flawless skin! Now's the time to religiously give your skin a refreshing morning wake up call, followed by a deep cleanse at the end of the day. To revive a sleepy, ruddy complexion, you'll need to get rid of any surface toxins that your skin has eliminated overnight. Using a cotton pad, apply a cleansing lotion and finish off with a spritz of thermal water - easy as pie!

Deep cleansing is the evening golden rule. Cleansing water, mist, lotion, oil, mousse... Whatever you choose it needs to be able to get rid of any daytime crud - make up, pollution, smoke, grime etc. Apply your cleanser and keep going until your skin is squeaky clean. Finish off by soothing your skin with a gentle toner.


Moisturiser is key

Whatever your age, moisturising is the sure-fire way to keep your skin looking gorgeous. However, once you hit 30, your skin starts to dehydrate and early signs of ageing raise their ugly heads: uneven skin tone, crow's feet and frown lines. So, no negotiation - slather on the moisturiser! It really is the best way to keep wrinkles at bay. Moisturisers nowadays are packed with ultra-hydrating active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Make sure you moisturise morning and night, no matter the time of year. Look for richer creams for nighttime like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Night Cream. The Revitalift Night Cream is enriched with anti-ageing elements that reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost skin firmness, youthfulness, radiance and enhance the skin regeneration process overnight.


Build a mature-skin friendly skincare kit

You should now think about investing in anti-ageing treatments to delay the signs of skin ageing. At 30 your wrinkles haven't formed furrows, so we've got time to stop them in their tracks. Apply fruit-based treatments for their antioxidant action and vitamin C content, as these will also help to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

However, they're not designed to replace a sunscreen - a beauty essential if you want to avoid the appearance of age spots! You should also give your skin a weekly scrub. As we age, cell renewal slows down. Exfoliating boosts the renewal process as it removes dead skin cells to leave us with a radiant complexion. You may also want to check out eye contour creams to hydrate this extremely fragile zone. Go for gentle treatments, with the occasional eye contour mask thrown in for good measure!

Growing up is exciting, but ageing skin is a big no-no. Follow these tips and use nourishing and hydrating skincare products to preserve your skin’s healthy and youthful glow for longer.