Women’s Health magazine recently asked Eden Skin Clinic founder, Lorraine Scrivener, for her advice on turning 30.

 

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Once you hit 30 your hormone levels begin to reduce, and collagen and elastin production slows down so you see the first signs of sagging and ageing.  Fine lines appear around your eyes and frown lines become more noticeable. Lorraine explains, “Cell turnover becomes slower during your 30s, so your expression lines won’t bounce back quite like they did.”

Skin can also irritatingly become too oily says Lorraine, “As a result of slower cell turnover, your skin’s ability to fight inflammation is reduced, which could lead to breakouts or in some cases adult acne”.

 

Ditch the face wipes

If you loved the convenience of removing makeup with a face wipe in your 20s you need to change your beauty routine now – there’s a real difference between skincare in your 30s and 20s.

“Wipes are too abrasive for your skin in your thirties”, explains Lorraine. “They might also contain alcohol, to remove makeup quickly, which can disturb your skin’s natural barrier function, leading to sensitivity and dehydration”.

62% of women say their skin is reactive, irritable and intolerant, so choosing the right products is essential to maintain healthy skin.

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Micellar water

Lorraine recommends to Women Health readers that they use micellar water instead for cleansing in the morning.

“As you sleep, your skin goes through a renewal process, eliminating toxins and debris. This doesn’t warrant a whole face wash, but it does warrant a once over with a cotton pad and micellar water. Micelle molecules act as magnets, picking up stubborn sebum.”

 

Essential night skincare

A night cream is essential in your 30s to support your skin through its regeneration process and make it more efficient says Lorraine. “Start incorporating Vitamin A (also known as Retinol) into your night time ritual. This helps to stimulate collagen production and thicken the skin, helping to maintain its plumpness, as will peptides.”

 

Use a specialist eye cream

If you’re not using an eye cream, start now is Lorraine’s advice.  “The skin around the eye is the most sensitive on your face, so will be one of the first areas to show signs of ageing. Eye creams are specifically designed for this delicate area so a separate one is needed. “

Lorraine’s top products for skincare in your 30s:

  • Nano Eye Lift by Agera – designed specifically for the delicate eye area to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help promote collagen production.
  • Ultimate Retinol Rejuvenator 35 by Agera – scientifically proven epidermal proliferation and skin smoothing agent to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Brush on Block – a convenient mineral sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection easy application with no greasy mess this hyo-allergenic product is perfect for reapplication on the go.

All available to purchase at Eden Skin Clinic.

Read the full article in Women’s Health magazine here.