Skincare for Millenials – Things change when you turn 30. Being asked for your ID is now a compliment, your social media feeds are full of pictures of weddings and babies, and it seems more and more staying in is much more appealing than going out. Along with all of these changes, come subtle (but not unnoticed) changes to your complexion.
As you enter your thirties, your skin cell turnover rate slows, so your skin cells don’t renew as often as they used to. Elastin and collagen begin to break down, making your skin less firm. Sunspots and sun damage may start to show, and oil glands become less productive, and your skin doesn’t produce as much hyaluronic acid, resulting in drier skin.
What does all this mean for your skincare routine? It means that while some of what worked in your twenties (like washing off your make up every night) still apply, you will need to make a few changes to meet the needs of your changing skin. The following simple adjustments will make all the difference in achieving balanced, bright, healthy-looking skin in your thirties and beyond.
You probably should be doing be doing this already, but if you aren’t already wearing a daily SPF, your thirties is the time to start. Rain or shine, applying a facial sunscreen is the best way to protect skin from damaging and aging UVA and UVB rays. Don’t forget to protect your neck, decollete, and hands since they typically receive the same amount of sun exposure as your face.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Counteract the drier skin of your thirties with lots of added moisture. Our Balancing CBD Facial Oil has all you need to get back your youthful glow. A beneficial blend of oils, including full-spectrum, organic CBD hemp oil, this facial oil is full of nutrients to soothe, calm, and hydrate your skin. Apply to clean skin at night and let your skin drink up the moisture as you sleep.
Exfoliate Twice a Week
Exfoliating will remove the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin that can make your complexion look dull, leaving you with brighter, softer skin. Steer clear of those harsh apricot scrubs we all used in high school and look for an enzyme exfoliator instead.
Exfoliating every day will strip the oil and moisture from your skin, so it isn’t something you should every day, twice a week is plenty.
Take Care of Blemishes
Unfortunately, many of us don’t age out of acne or the occasional pimple, so in addition to the changes getting older brings, you may still have to deal with the blemish or two. Your skin won’t tolerate the harsh and drying treatments from your teens and twenties, so we recommend a gentle, but still effective approach. Our revitalizing CBD elixir works wonders when applied topically to any blemish and won’t irritate or dry out your skin.
Incorporate Facial Massage
A few minutes of massage will relax facial muscles, increase blood flow, and oxygen, which boosts collagen and makes skin look younger. Apply a few drops of our Balancing CBD Facial Oil so your fingers will glide, not drag over skin. Our new moonstone gua sha, debuting this December, is perfect for this. Avoiding downward motions, massage your forehead, around your eyes, cheeks, and neck. Use a firm, but not too strong touch. When you finish, your skin should look bright and rejuvenated.
Sweat It Out
Whether you break a sweat exercising or in a sauna, getting sweaty a few times a week will do wonders for your skin. How? Sweating is the best way to get rid of dirt, grime, and other impurities that could clog pores and lead to breakouts. Just make sure to wash it off when your finish so it doesn’t settle back into your skin.
Drink Plenty of H2O
Hydrating skin from the inside will improve skin elasticity, lessens symptoms of irritation or dry skin, and reduce puffiness. As skin ages, the signs of dehydration will become more and more important, so making sure to drink plenty of water each day is essential for healthy-looking skin. Aim for about 2 liters or 8 cups a day and make it easy (and eco-friendly) by carrying a stainless steel or glass water bottle with you. (We love these bottles from Glacce! !)
Finding a skincare routine that works for your skin’s evolving needs can take time and some trial and error, but bright, healthy skin is always worth the effort. What is working for you and your skin?