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Having found what works and what doesn’t for your skin through your 20s, you’re absolutely ready for the next decade. Before you join the 30s club though, we just thought we’d list down some beauty truths that you should keep in mind anyway.
Sun damage through the years will start to show up sooner or later, so it is time to take sunscreen seriously. Protect your skin from dehydration, pigmentation, sun burns and long term effects on skin’s collagen all caused by UV rays and the sun. Get a separate SPF for your face and your body, as they both have different requirements.
Say buh-bye to sun damage with the Neutrogena Sun Protection Duo (Rs 998).
It’s easy to focus on only your face, but don’t forget your entire body requires attention and can show signs of ageing. Overall supple and healthy looking skin is sexy no matter what you are wearing. So remember to moisturize every day. An easy way to get into the routine of moisturizing is to keep your favourite lotion in the bathroom. A quick application after a warm bath is most effective.
Give your body some much needed TLC with the Bottega Di Lungavita Age Aurum Regenerating Ultra Firming Body Cream (Rs 1,550).
Hair loss, thinning hair or hair damage from experimentation in your 20s will definitely show up in your 30s. Going to get a hair treatment at your salon will help on a monthly basis. If you are on a budget, then there are amazing hair masks that you can use weekly to pamper and bring your hair back to life.
Trust us the MamaEarth Argan Hair Mask (Rs 599), is going to change your life.
Ideally, your dermatologist or a make-up artist would be the perfect person to ask for a recommendation for an ideal foundation for your skin type. Alternatively, the make-up artists at make-up stores will help you test different types of foundations till they find the right one for you. This will be your go to foundation no matter what, so invest in the consultation.
The right coverage is just a click away with Bobbi Brown long wear even finish foundation SPF15 (Rs 4,750).
When it comes to wrinkles it is all about the long game, what you do now will have a huge impact in your 40s and 50s. So, don’t wait to turn 30 and start seeing wrinkles to fight them off. Prevention isn’t cure in this case, but it sure does keep them at bay for longer. A gentle anti-wrinkle cream used before bed will work wonders that will make a difference in your later years.
Get the Himalaya Herbals Anti-Wrinkle Cream (Rs 250) and defy time.
Lack of sleep is the number one reason why dark circles and puffy bags appear even early in your 20s. Start sleeping early ladies and putting those devices off so you don’t get dragged into a social media induced coma. If all else fails, get a good eye cream that will start to work on those problem areas.
De-puff your eyes with The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream (Rs 995).
Dull looking skin and even worse, cellulite starts to look more prominent as the years go by. Exfoliating not only reduces the appearance of cellulite but it also gets rid of dead skin. Once a week or more depending on your skin type will work wonders.
Anatomicals Citrus Body Scrub (Rs 650) is totally going to change your skin game.
]The days of freaking out over grey hair have passed; don’t rush to the salon to cover it up. If you are feeling unsettled by it - then get a good cover-up stick in brown or black depending on your hair colour – will do the trick.
Primp before the big event with Shahnaz Husain Hair Touch Up (Rs. 320)
The whole day your skin is exposed to the pollution, sun and dirt, which means it doesn’t really get time to relax and rejuvenate. Get yourself a great night time cream that really works wonders. Invest in this product; don’t save your pennies here. It will all be worth it when you’re 40 and look 25!
Wake up to beautiful skin with the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II (Rs 6,500).
There are a ton of cellulite creams out there, but the true way to fight it is to find a work out you really love. Not only will you get stronger and slimmer, exercise is known to be really good for the overall appearance of your skin as it circulates blood all over your body, keeping you looking younger. If you need more convincing - cute work our clothes and athleisure!
Cute workout clothes are essential for motivation! Get the Adidas Halter Blue Sports bra (Rs 2,599).