The thirties are a time for change in the skin as the growth hormone starts to slow down and collagen levels begin to decline. Skin takes longer to repair itself and hormone levels may be changing to cause more problems.
I’m delighted that many of our customers are in their late 20’s early 30’s, you’ve heard the mantra, ‘if only I knew then what I know now’. Well for me that is definitely true with skin and here are our top tips to help you avoid some of the pitfalls and take you through this decade.
1. Sun protection.
When I work in colleges one of the first thing I talk about is using good quality sun protection all year round, not just in the summer. UVA are the ageing rays and they are just as strong on a cold winters day as they are in the warmer months.
2. Pigmentation problems
Pregnancy can cause problems with pigmentation, known as melasma, this is further intensified with exposure to sun, so the first step is a good SPF. There are some wonderful skin brightening products products to lighten and illuminate your skin, check out Image Skincare,which is salon prescribed or NCN which can be bought online. Red light therapy is amazing for collagen renewal but green light treatment can reduce pigmentation formation by up to 60%. Be cautious about having IPL treatment for pigmentation, this is typically good for individual spots but for melasma it may cause deeper pigmentation to come to the surface.
3. Exfoliating dead skin cells helps to speed up cell renewal to keep skin looking young and fresh and insalon gentle peels can be beneficial.
4. Eat a healthy and varied diet, keep alcohol levels low and reduce sugars and processed foods. Have you registered on our site, if so look in your personal account and you will find e books with programs for great skin.
5. Supplements for the over 30’s
As Collagen levels are starting to diminish this is the perfect time to add Collagen Shots supplement, with 10,000 mg of collagen per serving you will soon see your skin becomes brighter and fresher. At this age it’s great to take every day for a month and then cut down to 3 – 4 times per week.
H3O Night Repair includes some incredible ingredients including astaxantin, which is a sea algae. This and vitamins A,C,E and Zinc are all reputed to give natural sun protection factors from the inside out and assist with protection from free radicals.
However if you are pregnant you need to check with your health practitioner before you take these products.
Changing careers, family life and a number of other things can cause stress which may reveal itself in your skin. Try yoga or pilates to relax and take out a few minutes each day for some deep breathing.
Enjoy your 30’s, it is a time when you can protect and support your skin for future years. I’m now in my 50’s and using the tips above have found that my skin behaves better than it did in my 30’s, if only I’d done it then.