Your thirties are a time of change. Whether you’re powering ahead with your career, having kids or getting married, it’s a decade that will help you to define the rest of your life.
It’s also time to get serious about skincare. In your twenties you can get away with not washing your makeup off properly and forgetting to moisturise. But if you want to protect your skin you need to develop habits that will set you up for the years to come.
It’s time to start thinking about anti-ageing products and treating your skin right. These are the ten products you need in your thirties.
1. A Hardworking Serum
Serums are going to be an essential part of your routine from now on as they are fantastic for targeting skin concerns. Odacite Acai Rose Facial Concentrate is packed full of antioxidants that help to restore your skin to its full potential. Acai berry helps to address tone, texture, elasticity, wrinkles and firmness while rose oil works on broken capillaries and improving circulation. Combined they make a powerful treatment for skin in your 30s. It's super concentrated so you don't need to change your routine completely, just add 2-3 drops to your usual moisturiser.
2. A Serious Eye Cream
Your eye region is the first place to show signs of ageing, and we actually recommended you start using an eye cream at 25. But if you haven’t got one in your arsenal yet, it’s time to invest in a good one. Gatineau Defi Lift 3D Eye Contour Cream has a triple rejuvenating action that works on expression lines, smoothness, dark circles and puffiness. This results in a lifted and visibly younger looking eye area. Dab it on lightly morning and night for best results.
3. A Pimple Treatment That’s Made For Skin Your Age
It’s actually not uncommon to be fighting both pimples and wrinkles in your 30s! But you’ll often find that a lot of pimple treatments are aimed at teens. Real-U Control+ Face Gel is a pimple and acne treatment that is designed for more mature skin, and it helps to control both acne and oil. It is a gentle formulation that is free of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Just what you need!
4. A Retinol Based Product
Your thirties are all about preventative anti-ageing treatments. When it comes to ingredients, there’s one big one you should be using: retinol, which is a form of Vitamin A. Described by skincare experts Paula’s Choice as having the ability to “connect to almost any skin cell and tell it to behave like a healthy, younger skin cell”, retinol helps to reduce wrinkles and increase collagen production. A simple way to add it into your skincare routine is with Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum, which also works wonders on sun damage.
5. An Easy Contouring Product
Fake that incredible bone structure you had as a teen. Contouring is all the rage in the makeup world, and it helps to give your face some shape and definition. An extremely simple way to contour is with the Chella Highlighter Pencils. Use the Cinnamon Pencil to contour and define, and the Ivory Lace Pencil to highlight and capture your glow. Just draw on the appropriate areas in your face and blend with a sponge. Too easy.
6. An Intensive Hair Treatment
It’s a fact of life that most of us will start going grey in our 30s, and if you’ve already spent your 20s chopping and changing your hair colour then that’s going to result in very dry and damaged hair. It’s time to start using a treatment or oil in your hair once a week to revive it and add much some needed hydration. Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturising Oil uses buriti oil to add shine and moisture to your locks, and contains absolutely no silicone. Just rub a drop or two between your palms and work it through dry hair.
7. A Hand Lotion To Curb Premature Ageing
Have you ever noticed that Madonna always wears gloves on a red carpet? That’s because although her face looks softer than ever, hiding signs of ageing on your hands is hard. You need to start right now with a fabulous hand lotion like the brand new Milk & Co. Hand Quench. It is packed full of cocoa butter, sesame oil, vitamin E and shea butter to nourish and renew your skin. Use your hand lotion every day and you’ll start to see results that will last a lifetime.
8. A Quality Hairbrush
It’s time to ditch that collection of random brushes and combs and replace them with one that will save you huge amounts of time: The Wet Brush. This brush is designed to be used in the shower. You’ll be surprised how soft and tangle free is after you use it to comb your conditioner through your hair. Of course it can also be used on dry hair!
9. A Deep Cleaning Cleansing Device
The cleanser that you use is up to you. It’s the method that really needs some work. Slapping a cleanser on wet skin and washing it off straight away isn’t going to cut it anymore. The Foreo Luna is a silicone cleansing brush that vibrates to help give your skin a deep clean and remove every last bit of makeup and dirt. Plus it has an anti-ageing setting to help relax your face after a long day. Your skin will feel softer than ever.
10. A Boss Lady Lipstick
Nothing makes you look and feel dressed up like lipstick. Your thirties are the perfect time to experiment with different colours and formulas. Now is the time to find out if you’re a red, pink or nude girl or something else entirely! We love Shanghai Suzy’s versatile and long-lasting colours that suit all skin tones. They’re perfect for doing from day to night in an instant.
Are you in your thirties? Tell us your biggest skincare secrets in the comments!