So you’re in your late 20’s or you’ve just entered your 30’s and suddenly your favorite foundation isn’t cutting it anymore. You’re actually starting to notice that your skin’s texture is different and you’re wondering “what the hell?” well, you’re not alone! In your teens and early 20’s your skin cells are turning over like crazy but as you slide into your 30’s and beyond you’ll start to notice that your skin is less forgiving. But fear not, there are a few things you can do to keep your face fresh and luminous.
Switch to Organic Foundation/BB/CC Cream.
I know, I know, it’s not the same. Organic foundations generally have less coverage than their non-organic counterparts and it’s super annoying. BUT it’s a skin care and the more you use it the less coverage you’ll actually need. I tried it and in a week I was able to see an improvement in my skin. I still use my Fenty concealer stick and Tarte blush but I’ve just made sure that the first thing on my skin is actually healthy for it. Try Pacifica Beauty Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream, $16.
You can put as much cream and oil on your face as you want but nothing will make up for the hydration missing from the inside out. I’ve been told this by my esthetician over and over again. My cheeks get red and blotchy when I’m dehydrated, she suggested setting aside one day a the week to binge drink water if you can’t remember to do it during the week. It’s what they do in the military so soldiers don’t have to take so many bathroom breaks in the field.
Rose Hip Oil for dark spots.
Our cell turnover is diminishing more by the day. But rosehip oil is great for promoting cell production, which is perfect for those dark spots that take forever to go away. You can buy the pure oil and dilute it with olive or avocado oil or you can buy products that have it as an ingredient. Either way rosehip oil should be in your skin care toolkit. Try Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishing Facial Oil with RoseHip Seed Extract, $19.99.
Aloe Vera, Aloe Vera, Aloe Vera
Did I say Aloe Vera? Aloe was seriously a game changer for me! It tightens, it heals and it moisturizes. I put it in my hair, on my face, my arms – you name it. My favorite thing to do is to cut a piece, scrape out the center and blend it with water, honey and avocado oil. I put that in a spray bottle and use it as a mist. You can also buy aloe gel at any pharmacy and aloe juice at places like Sprouts and Whole foods. Try, Skin Food Aloe Vera 93% Soothing Gel, $8.00.
Exfoliate, but don’t go overboard.
I used to exfoliate every day until I found out you should not do it more than 3 times a week. It’s also a bad idea to use coffee scrubs and other super abrasive scrubs on your face. It can actually do more damage than good especially around your eye area. Try Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, $50.
Get some collagen in you.
You should try to ingest some collagen by way of bone broth, supplements or other foods. I know the beauty industry has convinced us that we can improve skin with collagen creams but this is actually false. Collagen molecules are far too large to be absorbed by the skin and have to be ingested to be effective. Try, Pure Gold Collagen, $50