Every human dreams to age gracefully just like some of the classic movie stars, but to them, it just seems to be a dream. We become so engaged in work that we forget to take care of ourselves. This is more common in women than men. They skip meals to feed the kids, skip the morning moisturisation to make time for an early meeting, eat unhealthy breakfast or worse, no breakfast at all.
The result is a flaky skin, wrinkles, fine lines and a lingering desire to have that smooth & supple skin back by the time they reach their 30s. But with proper skincare regime and healthy food habits, that dream can come alive. However, all that comes with diligent hard work and following through the daily skincare routines, from morning to night. Here we have some tips for the morning skincare routine.
1. Application and Reapplication of Sunscreen Lotion
As you age, the skin begins to loosen. With it, wrinkles begin to appear, and the sun’s exposure accelerates these signs. To prevent this, here is one of the best skin care tips to make a note of. It is important to protect your skin from the damage caused by the sun by using sunscreen lotions every day and using broad-brimmed hats and sunglasses. While sunglasses are essential to protect the thin and vulnerable under eye skin from harmful UV rays, hats protect the whole face as well as the hair and the scalp.
2. Stay Hydrated
This rule applies to not only women above 30 years but also for all age groups. It is one of the simplest and natural skin care tips to follow. If the skin fails to get the sufficient amount of water and there is a lack of hydration, it turns dry and flaky. It loses its resilience and becomes prone to wrinkles and fine lines. So, the most important step for any skincare regime is drink plenty of natural fluids and water.
As the cells mature, it takes twice as long for the dead cells to slough off which means that the skin looks less radiant. The best way to bring back that youthful glow is to use some chemical exfoliator. Buy a good quality product that contains glycolic (like glycolic acid cleanser) or lactic acid. Use it 2 to 3 times a week to lift the pigmentation, lessen the appearance of fine lines, and retexturize the skin. Right after you exfoliate, do not forget to apply a toner, which then has to be followed by a nice serum.
4. Start Using An Eye Cream
By the age 30, about 10 percent of the skin-plumping collagen begins to lose under the eyes. Due to this reason, the area around the eye is most susceptible to get wrinkles and then there is always the case of dark circles and crow’s feet. To prevent all this from happening, invest in a good under eye skin. It should be applied with the ring finger (the weakest finger) in the morning and before bed. Focus more on the orbital bone around the eyes.
5. Upgrade Your Moisturizer
The oil production and estrogen levels begin to decrease, as we make our way towards 40. In addition to this, the dry skin is the perpetrator of wrinkles and fine lines. Use skin-plumping skin care creams that contain ceramides. They help in replenishing natural lipids and further, prevents the loss of water. Another alternative is to use some kitchen remedies like honey, coconut oil, and Shea butter, which are readily available and all natural.
6. Swap The Cleanser For Toner
When the skin becomes drier and drier with age, frequently washing it may strip off the remaining moisture barrier. Since there is no exposure to dirt or pollutants while sleeping, there is no real need to cleanse in the morning, especially if the makeup is was already removed in the night.
7. Drinking The Right Liquids
Coffee may be your go-to option and a morning habit, but there are far healthier options out there. As we age, our skin begins to lose moisture and there is a need to replenish that moisture to prevent wrinkly skin. Though there are many health benefits of drinking coffee, as better alternative in the 30s would be green tea, which is a perfect shot of chlorophyll supplement.
You can even prefer a glass of homemade honey-lemon water. It will brighten, hydrate and oxygenate your skin. If all else fails, you can always fall back to fruit juices. They should be a part of everybody’s morning skin care routine.
8. Eat Right
With hectic lifestyle, people very easily tend to give up their breakfast, which is also reported to be the most important meal of the day. Eating unhealthy, fried food first thing in the morning might get you through those early office meetings but don’t leave a good impact on your body.
Include fruits, oats and milk products in your diet for a healthier and glowing skin. Also, never forget to add citrus and dry fruits in your daily diet for proper moisturization of the skin. Dry fruits have natural oils that provide moisture and hydrate the skin, and the citric foods have natural scrubbing and exfoliating qualities that increase the growth go new skin cells while doing away with the damaged, old one.
9. Use An Antioxidant-Rich Serum
Antioxidants like vitamin C helps to fight off the free radicals that accelerate the wrinkling process. Antioxidant serums not only reduce the skin inflammation and redness but also hydrate as well as evens out the skin tone when used regularly. Make this serum your morning skin care routine.
10. Face Mask
To further hydrate the skin, face masks are necessary. You can use them after applying the serum and before applying a moisturizer. Face masks keep the skin glowing all day long. You can use the market ones or could make some at home for a healthier and cheaper option for example banana mask, oatmeal mask, etc.
So if you are above 30 and love yourself too much, this is what you need to follow!