I am a big believer of not putting chemicals on my face. This is not to say I have never used chemical cleaners, toners and other things on the market on my skin, but I gave them up and I am very happy with my results!
My skin has gone through a lot of changes over the years. Of course you have the skin “freak-out” of your teens and then for me, it started to even out nicely in my 20’s. I used to get compliments on how clear it was and how nice the tone of it was. Now, in my 30’s my skin is almost going through a second skin puberty. My once vibrant, even toned and pimple free (for the most part) skin is rough, dry in some areas, incredibly oily in others and is starting to show some fine lines.
I had to change my whole routine as far as taking care of my skin. Here are some tips for naturally taking care of your skin in your 30’s and beyond.
Natural Skin Care in Your 30’s
One problem with my thirties’ skin is I have found that it gets far more oily in some areas that were not that bad before. I have always had some oil in my “T-Zone”, but now my upper cheeks are oily as well. I try to take care of this by using some apple cider vinegar in the area. It does seem to help take care of it. The trick is to use a 1-1 ratio with water as it can be harsh to use by itself.
Of course, the fine lines are starting to appear in my 30’s and while I can’t stop my skin from aging, I try to use sunscreen as often as I can to help it age slower as well as drink plenty of water. One natural way to protect from the sun is to make your own sunscreen with coconut oil, zinc oxide and beeswax. I hope to have a recipe up soon for that, but until then, just Google one or search for one on Pinterest!
If you are not in the habit of washing your face, at least make sure you wash your makeup off at night and use one of my Natural Coconut Almond wipes on your face to moisturize and clean off dirt, oil and grime and of course, make-up. It’s a quick thing to do that will make a difference.
Cucumbers are also a great natural way to tone your skin. It will help cleanse as well. That old idea of a couple cucumber slices on your eyes with a green mask on your face is true. Cucumbers will tighten skin and help lessen dark under eye circles.
Look for brands that have natural ingredients. One of my favorites is Arbonne!
One of the biggest issues I have had to deal with in my 30’s has been dry skin where there was none before. My cheeks and jawline have started to really get very dry and felt almost like sandpaper. I hated it. I used coconut oil to try to moisturize (it works really well for most spots!), but it was still dry and terrible. I was very grateful to try out a microdermabrasion system at home since I had heard that this could help this issue (as well as fine lines). I tried the Riiviva and it was absolutely amazing! After just 3 treatments, my skin was noticeably softer and after just a week of treatments, it was just as soft as it was in my 20’s! I was pretty impressed!
If you are thinking about microdermabrasion, make sure you get yourself a good at home machine as the cost of treatments at a spa can be astoundingly high. I highly recommend the Riiviva Microdermabrasion system! It comes with 3 different diamond tips with different levels of intensity. It is also cordless. This makes it perfect to take on trips. If cellulite is a concern of yours as well, you should check out the new Riiviva Cellulite Tip and Riiviva Cellulite Cream. I used both and although I did not see a massive improvement, I did notice some on my thighs where I used it. I imagine I just need to use it for longer to see more results. I have every reason to believe it will work as well as it did on my face!
What are some of your best skincare tips that are natural in your 30’s? I would love to hear about them in the comments!
Disclaimer: These statements in this blog post are not approved by the FDA and are just my personal experience.