10 Age-defying beauty truths everyone should know before they turn 30.

If you facing this fictitious-yet-important beauty deadline here is alist of 10 hard-won beauty insights that will help you look and sound better than ever in your prime years.

by Akansha_B Updated: 18 Jun, 2021, 19:32 IST
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Turning 30 is not as scary as it sounds, as obviously, we are sure you will be looking and feeling like a 22, thanks to all the sunscreen awareness. While all that is said the numerical milestones says a different story when it comes to your beauty. We do all we can by polishing our makeup game, experimenting with hairstyles and finding the perfect for our face, and lastly shaking off bored insecurities for good.

Around the same time, turning 30 has a way of bringing lines and grey hairs to the forefront of the to-do list. So, for those of you facing this fictitious-yet-important beauty deadline and even those of us who are a few years past it, we've compiled a list of 10 hard-won beauty insights that will help you look and sound better than ever in your prime years.

10 Age-defying beauty truths

1. Skincare isn't limited to your face.

When it comes to skincare, your face ends at your cleavage or further. Neck, the backs of your hands are the most neglected. These zones will soon become weathered if they do not receive daily broad-spectrum sun protection and proper moisture. Start at your jawline and your ears, but don't stop there. Keep going downwards. When your neck and decolletage age as gracefully as your face, you'll be glad you did.

2. Bedtime is when all the beauty happens.

Swooshing your face into your pillow with a full face of makeup on can mean paying the price later in pimples, pink eyes, and other fun ways. What’s even worse is that you would be missing out on a restful stretch of skincare when it can deeply penetrate, without adverse effects from sun exposure. A satin pillow cover is a great way to protect your skin as well as your hair.

It is the prime time when your skin reacts the best to moisturizer and pampers your skin plus treating your lips, cuticles, heels, and other problem areas. If you miss out on night moisturiser and eye cream regularly by the age of 30, you will have a lot of catching up to do.

3. Lack of sleep is in store for you then only dark circles.

When it comes to sleep, we all finally realise that we're no longer in college and that pulling all-nighters daily now leaves us looking more than just sleepy-eyed. Sleep deficiency causes the skin to get dehydrated and tired looking, according to studies. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of beauty sleep each night.

4. Sunscreen is the best anti-ageing product you can use.

Remember what we said about good habits being boring? This one was bound to happen. However, there's a new way to think of sunscreen: The noticeable signs of previous sun exposure begin to appear at some point, usually in your 30s—not only fine lines but discolouration and dark spots that are impossible to treat and hide.

And, if you're like most of us, you'll wish you'd been slathering on even more sunscreen all day, every day as if it were your task. Any dermatologist will advise you that the most effective anti-ageing trick is to use sunscreen.

Apply sunscreen on all exposed skin daily. The most advanced skincare cannot compare to its ability to keep beauty. We can patch some sun damage, but we'll never be able to recover your unblemished 23-year-old skin.

5. Gray hairs is not any reason to panic.

Gone are the times when a woman had a few greys and felt compelled to start a 12-day hair dyeing routine. Amazingly powerful root coverup solutions give you time by allowing you to cover individual strands briefly before dying your whole head. They even buy you time between colour sessions until you've dyed. If you've even started to see grey hairs, there are ways to live with grey hairs. Use a demi-permanent paint that you can use often without affecting your hair.

6. Exfoliation – Overdoing or Undergoing

If you don't exfoliate daily and are approaching 30, now is the time to start. Your skin produces a lot of new cells in your twenties. Your cells turn over more slowly in your 30s, resulting in brown, dry, flaky spots. Exfoliation reveals fresh skin cells and leaves you radiant. It also encourages anti-ageing drugs to penetrate deeper into the skin. However, it's easy to overdo it as well. Exfoliation intensity varies based on your skin's response and the substance you use, but after you exceed 30, the skin lacks elasticity and needs gentler treatment. So, pick a routine that suits best your skin and doesn’t damage it by overdoing it as well, balance is key.

7. Harsh treatment of your skin

We understand you want to look elegant and glowing, but so much stroking and rubbing is bad for your skin, particularly over time. Consider massaging rather than scrubbing while cleansing. After that, pat, not rub, with your towel or rubbing with makeup remover.

Here's a trick: Wet your cotton pad before using makeup remover, to be sure it doesn't rough up the skin around the eyes.

8. Say no to hair-towels.

After drying your hair, don't brush it with a towel, as the no-roughness rule applies here too. Frizzy hair is caused by the roughening of the cuticle. To secure the cuticle and avoid breakage, curl the hair to drain water and blot with a towel. Even still, blot the water with minimal pressure using an old T-shirt or even a paper towel—a trick we should do all the time.

9. Leave that Pimple alone.

It takes superhuman strength to avoid touching a full-blown pimple that looks like it's taking up half your face. Picking, on the other hand, can leave scars, and those mini red or dark spots can build up over time, particularly when your skin cells turn over slower.

Establish a hands-off strategy for your future self's sake. Instead, use a concealer. Consider how much concealer you'll need to hide all those perma-speckles each morning the next time you're tempted to pick.

10. Focus on a single ingredient.

We get that not all of you enjoy researching or trying every new skincare trend and product, don't worry. Treating fine lines isn’t that complicated. Start with a product that contains the most clinically proven ingredient. Retinol is one such ingredient you should be using daily. Retinoids improve collagen development, which decreases fine lines and wrinkles. They also encourage the formation of new blood vessels in the skin, which increases the colour of the skin. Such advantages include the fading of age marks and the softening of hard areas of skin.

These are just the prime basics to carry out daily to keep your skin from ageing fast. You can always go dive into the topic and find various more ways to age gracefully with diets and skincare routines. Let us know what you think of the article and have you faced such dilemmas before?

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I left those pimple alone but it just got bigger by itself and burst. Still have those annoying scars even after 4 and half years persevere

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rini50 wrote:

I left those pimple alone but it just got bigger by itself and burst. Still have those annoying scars even after 4 and half years persevere

I am not an expert on it. But applying Lemon juice or aloe vera gel can help lighten the marks.