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30 Beauty Tips For Women Over 30

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Turning 30 marks the beginning of your prime. Life seems like a mess when you are in your 20s. But in your 30s, you tend to feel more in control. However, the case with your skin and hair could be different.

Your body metabolism starts to slow down a little in your 30s. It may not be able to repair itself as fast. This is one reason you must take your appearance (and health, in general) more seriously during this time.

Self-care during this period is not a big deal. You have to be a little more cautious with what you do to yourself (your skin and hair) and how you do it. Here are 30 essential beauty tips that can help you up to your beauty game in your 30s.

30 Essential Beauty Tips For Women In Their 30s

Skin Care Tips For Women Over 30

1. Keep Yourself Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water not only promotes overall health but also makes your skin healthy. Keeping yourself replenished is a way to avoid dry, dull, and flaky skin.

2. Follow A CTM Routine Religiously

CTM means Cleansing-Toning-Moisturizing. Before you retire for the day, ensure you cleanse your face thoroughly. Toning helps prep your skin for the next series of steps in the skincare routine. Moisturizing ensure your skin receives all the essential ingredients to repair itself and stay hydrated.

3. Exfoliate Periodically

Your skin sheds its entire outer layer every 2-4 weeks. Every day, it keeps shedding the dead cells that accumulate on the surface. If not cleaned out, the dead skin cells can make your skin appear dull, dark, patchy, and dry. Hence, exfoliating once a week is crucial.

You may use scrubs and facial brushes for exfoliation. You may also use products containing AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) for this purpose. However, make sure you do not scrub your skin more than twice a week. Over-exfoliation can damage new cells and cause skin irritation.

4. Use Sunscreen Regularly

No matter the weather, ensure you use sunscreen. It shields you from harmful UV rays and protects your skin from photo-aging. Make sure you are using a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and a PA+ rating. While SPF protects you from the UVB rays, the PA rating means protection from the UVA rays. Look for products with a PA +++ rating; the higher the rating, the more the protection.

5. Look For Key Ingredients In Your Skin Care Products

In your 30s, your skin demands special ingredients. It is time your skin starts to show subtle signs of aging. You would need targeted skincare products with specific ingredients that work to solve specific problems. When buying toners, creams, serums, and other skincare products, look for ingredients like AHAs (such as glycolic and lactic acids), antioxidants such as vitamin C, and resveratrol. Other important ingredients include niacinamide, retinol, and ceramides. These ingredients take care of your skin, promote exfoliation, improve cell turnover, and keep your skin looking youthful.

6. Take The Right Supplements

Post 30, your body enters the maintenance phase, and you need to support it with adequate, right nutrition. The same goes for your skin. You may take vitamin and collagen supplements to boost your skin health and improve its elasticity. Consult your health care provider/nutritionist to take the right supplements you need.

7. Go For Regular Facials And Use Face Masks

Facials boost radiance and keep your skin healthy. They help improve blood circulation to your skin. When combined with anti-aging products, they may also delay signs of aging.

You may visit salons or try doing facials at home. You may also try face masks to provide the additional nourishment your skin needs. You may use DIY ingredients or buy sheet masks.

8. Use An Under Eye Cream

The 30s can also present other skin issues like puffy eyes, dark circles, and dryness around the eyes. To fight these, you need a specialized under-eye cream. Since the skin under your eyes is more delicate and thinner than the rest of your face, an under-eye cream can help.

9. Take Care Of Your Body

Your skincare routine should not be limited to your face. The skin on the rest of your body needs attention as well. As you use your face cream or serum, you may apply the same to your neck.

Use hydrating hand cream. The skin on the back of the palms is thinner and can age faster. Exfoliate the skin on your body once a week with a body scrub or loofah. Use a moisturizing body lotion every day and try to apply it to damp skin (as this ensures maximum absorption).

Hair Care Tips For Women Over 30

10. Oil Your Hair

Regular oiling can protect your hair from damage. Oil can prevent the penetration of surfactants (contained in shampoos and other hair care products) that may damage hair. Coconut oil happens to be the best among all other oils that penetrate the hair shaft and reduce hair protein loss (1).

11. Use Shampoo Wisely

Shampoo usually contains surfactants (such as SLS). Excessive shampooing can weaken your hair. When applying shampoo, dilute it in half a mug of water and use it to wash your hair. Also, make sure you are not massaging the scalp with your nails. Avoid washing your hair every day. It may dry your hair out.

12. Condition Your Hair Properly

Shampooing alone is not enough. You also need to condition your hair to keep it soft. Avoid Most of us apply conditioners from the root to the tip. Avoid doing that as it may cause product build-up and ultimately suffocate your scalp.

If you feel conditioning weighs your hair down, use a wide-toothed comb to distribute it across your hair length.

13. Trim Your Hair At Regular Intervals

Trimming your hair every 6 to 8 weeks prevents rough-to-touch split ends.

14. Avoid Coloring Your Hair Too Often

Most hair colors contain harmful chemicals. If you cannot avoid hair coloring, use a color that has no ammonia. Ammonia is often used in hair color to help it color through the hair shaft. However, this can also damage the shaft. Follow a post-color hair care routine and use color-protecting shampoos and conditioners to avoid further damage to your color-treated hair.

15. Use A Blow Dryer Sparingly

Avoid blow-drying your hair too often. Instead, allow your hair to dry naturally first. When your hair is 60%-70% dry, you can use a blow dryer and dry your hair from the root to the tip. This prevents frizz.

16. Always Use Heat Protectants

If you use straighteners and curling tongs frequently, spritz a heat-protecting spray before styling your hair. This protects your hair from excess heat damage.

Makeup Tips For Women Over 30

17. Use A Primer

Always start with a primer as it helps make your skin smooth and sets the perfect base for the rest of your makeup. If you are not comfortable applying the primer all over your face, you can use it on your T-zone alone.

18. Focus On Your Eyes

It is best to avoid shimmery eye makeup and stick to neutrals. You may consider applying kohl or use an eyeliner that blends with your eyeshadow. You may also work on enhancing the appearance of your lashes by using a volume-boosting mascara.

19. Take Care Of Your Brows

Make sure your brows are plucked and properly shaped. Avoid drawing on your brows. To fill in the gaps, you can use an eyeshadow that is lighter than your brows.

20. Avoid Feathering Lipstick

You don’t want your lipstick to bleed across your lips. However, this problem can worsen with age. Your lips start getting dry, making the lines around them prominent. You can avoid this by rubbing a bit of a concealer on your upper lips and then filling your lips. If you are using a lip liner, ensure it is not a darker shade than your lipstick or lip gloss.

21. Avoid Bold Lips

Though you may love bold lips, once you are in your 30s, it is time to switch to more neutral lip colors. You do have many options to try on like pinkish nudes, coral, light or muted berry, among several others. Pick one that complements your skin tone.

22. Say No To Powders

Powders are super easy to apply. But if you have fine lines, the powder can settle into them and make them more apparent. The 30s are the time to switch to cream formulas. This rule is applicable to blushes, highlighters, and bronzers. The only powder that you can use is a light finishing powder to keep the shine off your face

23. Use Sheer Formulas

Be it your concealer or foundation, it is best to switch to a sheer formula to give a no-makeup-natural look. A heavy-duty concealer or foundation can look heavy and crease in the lines on your face. You can use a sheer formula and apply it sparingly. You can build coverage on places where you think you need more coverage.

Diet And Lifestyle Tips For Women Over 30

NoteThe right diet and lifestyle are equally important to maintain healthy skin.

24. Provide Proper Nutrition To Your Body

A balanced diet containing seafood, poultry, fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains ensures your body is getting the right nutrients. These foods contain carotenoids, flavonoids, tocopherols, and vitamins A, C, D, and E that keep your skin healthy and glowing. Vitamin C has anti-aging benefits while vitamin E protects the skin from UV damage. The carotenoids in mangoes, potatoes, pumpkins, and carrots also have photo-protecting effects. This helps maintains a youthful appearance (2).

25. Avoid Stress

When you are stressed and upset, you tend to have disturbed sleep and lifestyle. This, in turn, can affect your skin. Stress may increase inflammation, reduce blood flow to the skin, and also cause skin aging (3). Hence, to keep your skin healthy, find ways to reduce stress.

26. Avoid Smoking And Limit Alcohol Consumption

Smoking and consuming alcohol can accelerate skin aging. Smoking may give you puffy eyes and fine lines and reduce the fuller appearance of your lips. Excessive alcohol consumption can give you puffy eyes and aggravate facial aging (4).

27. Sleep Properly

If your body is sleep-deprived, it will feel stressed, and stress can further harm your skin. Moreover, when you sleep, your body works on healing itself. Unless you give your body the time to heal, your skin won’t look fresh and glowing.

28. Avoid Taking Hot Showers

Hot water showers may feel relaxing, but they can steal moisture from your skin. This can make your skin dry and flaky. Avoid taking long hot showers. Use warm water.

29. Be Careful Of Any Food Intolerance Or Allergy

Food intolerance or an allergy can lead to skin rashes, puffiness, etc. Allergies often manifest themselves in these forms. If you are unaware of your skin’s suddenly erratic behavior, it could be an allergy. Common foods that cause allergic reactions include honey, dairy, nuts, shellfish, eggs, soy, and wheat. Figure out what irritates your skin and avoid it.

30. Make Physical Activity A Priority

Even if you do not love exercising, indulge in some form of physical activity. Exercise increases the blood flow to different parts of your body, including your skin. Working out regularly keeps you fit and your skin healthy.

You could be juggling a lot of things in your 30s – your family, kids, and career, among other things. You may not find time to sit down and relax. However, if you do not take time out for yourself, time will take a toll on your health and skin. The tips we discussed here are simple to follow. All you need to do is modify your routine and try leading a healthier lifestyle. This will ensure you age gracefully.

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