I hope you all had an amazing weekend! As I’ve said in the past, the needs of your skin change as you get older and tailoring how you care for your skin to those needs is key for aging gracefully. As you reach your 30’s and 40’s, your skin begins to lose elasticity and therefore, requires a little more love in order to keeping it look lifted and toned. Here are my recommendations that will make you feel amazing all throughout the decade:
To begin, I recommend keeping up with daily cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and finishing with both eye cream and sunscreen application that was established in your twenties. However, I suggest tweaking some of the products you use, as well as introducing a few more practices to this routine to aid the specific issues that begin to come to light at this age.
As for products, I suggest swapping your basic cleanser for something more targeted, such as a milk-based one for dry/sensitive skin or a liquid gel (make sure it’s alcohol-free!) like our Vitamin C cleanser. Additionally, even though it adds an extra step, I can’t stress how important exfoliating is at this age. As you get older, your cell turnover rate slows, allowing more dead skin cells to build up. Exfoliating with enzymes is a gentle and effective way to cleanse pores and remove the unnecessary skin cells. My personal favorite is Goldfaden’s Doctor’s scrub which features ruby crystals and hyaluronic acid leaving you with baby soft skin.
I also recommend adding an antioxidant serum into the mix. Think of this step like taking vitamins for the skin. You want to look for something that’s high in vitamin c and is also super hydrating. Designed to nourish and revive skin, my best-selling Black Currant Serum fits the bill. This serum contains high levels of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, which are the foundation to boosting collagen, elasticity, and bringing life back to your complexion. Your skin will look and feel rejuvenated, hydrated and brighter.
For at home care, I highly endorse integrating facial massage or gua sha practices into your daily skin ritual to promote circulation, oxygenate the skin, depuff, and stimulate acupressure points. Gua sha is an ancient facial therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine that’s amazing for improving blood circulation, relieving sinuses and tightening the skin. I recommend performing gua sha facial massage daily.
I hope you try out above suggestions for gorgeous, glowing skin that will allow you to continue to age gracefully and only become more beautiful as time goes on.