Turning 30 is a huge milestone. For many of us, we start to feel like we’ve finally got used to being an “adult” (after 10 years of practice!) and are beginning to feel more confident in our own skin.
Just like how we experience changes in our skin and body as we turn from a teenager to an adult, there are changes that you can expect when you turn 30.
You probably already read about it: we start losing our collagen at around 25, but we probably won’t start seeing our first signs of ageing until we reach our 30s.
Besides the loss of skin elasticity, we’ll also be more susceptible to hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and dark circles.
While you may not see these signs of ageing yet, it is important to gear yourself up for them so you can prevent and slow down their appearance. It is always easier to prevent them from appearing in the first place than try to reverse them later!
If you’re ready to take on your 30s gracefully, here are the skincare habits you should start adopting now.
1. Ace your cleansing routine
Cleansing may be the first and most basic step of your skincare routine, but it lays the foundation for good skin, which is why you should step up on it if you want flawless skin post-30s.
Upgrading your cleansing routine means investing in a makeup remover that is suitable for your skin type. You’ll feel the difference right away: your skin should feel supple, cleansed, and smooth after cleansing, and it’s ready to take in the goodness of all the other skincare products you’d apply later.
Tip: If you have oily skin, a micellar formula is going to work well for you. Dry skin will work well with a cleanser that is formulated with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid.
For oily skin, try: Filorga Anti-Ageing Micellar Cleansing Solution. This is a fragrance-free cleansing liquid that gets rid of all traces of makeup, including dissolving waterproof makeup. Its efficacy also means that you can use it on your eye area without tugging at the delicate skin of your eyelids – something that is essential if you want to prevent the appearance of signs of ageing around your eye area. You’ll find that your skin feels cleansed, soothed, and balanced, and that it’s ready to respond more readily to the other skincare products you’ll be applying later.
For dry skin, try: Filorga Foam Cleanser. Those with dry skin type may shy away from foam cleansers, worried that they may strip your skin of its natural oil and make it drier. Thankfully, this one from Filorga, an expert in aesthetic medicine, isn’t drying at all. In fact, it is enriched with hyaluronic acid that moisturises skin and combats ageing at the same time. Its airy, enveloping texture will leave your skin feeling perfectly clean and ready for your anti-ageing routine.
2. Invest in an anti-ageing superpower
If you haven’t already started using anti-ageing products, now is the time to introduce one. Invest in a serum that is able to smooth out skin and plump out lines.
While retinol is seen as the gold standard for anti-ageing, you may want to save it for later when you’re trying to combat deep wrinkles. In your 20s, look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid instead, which can help to plump up skin and fine line, while improving your skin’s integrity so you’d be able to fight off the appearance of signs of ageing in the long run.
Try: Filorga Hydra-Hyal Serum. This is an intensive hydrating plumping concentrate that is formulated with three types of pure hyaluronic acid. It helps to deliver an instant smoothing effect, while deeply hydrating skin and plumping it up. This formula is well-loved because of how the hyaluronic acid is encapsulated and released upon application throughout the day, which means you can enjoy its benefits for a longer time.
3. Give special attention to the eyes
The skin on our eye contours is thinner than the skin on the rest of our face. The delicate skin is also exposed to more stresses, considering the movement from blinking and rubbing that it is susceptible to. This is why signs of ageing often show up first around our eye area.
And if there’s one product you should urgently start with for the prevention of signs of ageing, we would recommend an anti-ageing eye cream.
Tip: Apply eye cream with your ring finger in a tapping motion. Don’t forget the outer corner of your eyes, where crow’s feet appear, and your upper eyelids, which are prone to sagging!
Try: Filorga Time-Filler Eyes. This is the most Googled beauty product in 2018 and for good reason. The cult-favourite eye cream is inspired by the latest medical techniques and many beauty enthusiasts swear by it.
It has a botox-like active ingredient that is combined with a powerful peptide to smooth out your expression lines while evening out your skin from within. A lifting complex in the formula helps combat the sagging of your upper eyelids, while plumping spheres fill up hollow areas to combat dark eye circles and undereye hollows.
Results you can look forward to? Smoothened wrinkles, firmer eyelids, and lightened dark eye circles.
4. Don’t neglect your neck
Besides your eye area, your neck is another feature that can easily give away your actual age. This is probably because few of us really pay attention to the area, even though it is just as prominent as our face!
You don’t actually need to invest in a special product for your neck area. Simply use the same products that you’ve been using on your face to apply on your neck area too.
Tip: Pick up slightly more product than you usually will, and naturally, you’ll remember to use the “excess” on your neck.
Try: Filorga Hydra-Filler Mat Gel Creme. This is an anti-ageing moisturiser that contains a complex that fortified with hyaluronic acid and can help plump skin, tighten pores, smooth skin texture, and make complexion look more radiant. It also delivers a matte finish, making it great as a primer for your makeup!
Besides being a great complement to your serum, this product is also lightweight enough for your neck area. It has a comfortable texture and delivers anti-ageing benefits without leaving behind any greasy or sticky sensation.
5. Give your skin a regular booster
If you can, go for monthly facial treatments, which can help give your skin a regular booster to keep it at tip-top condition. But if you don’t have time for it, consider masking at least once a week. Besides being a treat for your skin, take your masking time as a relaxing me-time for you to wind down. After all, stress is another factor that can add age to your skin!
Try: Filorga Scrub and Mask Reoxygenatin Exfoliating Mask. This unique formula exfoliates your skin while nourishing it – which will help make sure that your skin is taking in as much of the goodness from the mask as possible!
This amazing mask has a unique texture: the exfoliating cream transforms into an air-filled mousse when it comes into contact with water, and it helps to boost cellular respiration by delivering oxygen to your skin cells.
The infusion of oxygen helps your skin regain energy so that it will appear brighter and smoother. You’ll also notice that your pores are tightened and your skin feels fresh and renewed.
Filorga products are available at its newly opened counter located at TANGS, Level 1 Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585. You can also find Filorga products at Novela outlets located at IMM, Singpost Centre, and Northpoint City.