Have you recently celebrated your 30th birthday? If so, then you’re probably quickly coming to the realisation that age is truly nothing but a number. Where it may have been that turning 30 seemed like a big deal, today it really doesn’t have to mean a thing. Turning 30 doesn’t mean you have to look or feel any different than you did in your 20s; it’s all about taking care of your health and being aware of what beauty products and techniques work best for you.
If you need a little inspiration and help to bring out that youthful glow, here are some tips you can use that will have you looking 20 when in fact you’re 30+ years old.
Take care of your hair
One area that can get neglected is your hair. Sure, you may have a great colour that flatters your skin tone, and even a fabulous haircut, but if you’re not looking after its integrity and health, then it can end up ageing you.
For those who use a curling iron, straightening iron, and/or blow-dryer on a regular basis, you are putting your hair through a lot of stress that will lead to damage. Heat is extremely hard on hair, and will leave it dull, dry, and even cause breakage. Hair Care: A Guide To Preventing Excess Hair Breakage
So, what can you do to boost the health of your hair? OGLF.org have written a really good write up to stop the cycle of damage, reverse the effects of heat damage, and end up with lovely and lustrous hair.
Ensure you’re using the right skincare products
One thing that can happen as you age is that your skin type can change. Where you may have had combination or oily skin in your 20s, those oils can start to dry up and change your skin type in your 30s. With that said, it’s a good idea to examine the products you’re using in your skincare regime and ensure they are addressing your current skin type and concerns. You may need something that addresses combination, normal, or even dry skin, as well as things such as the early signs of ageing.
Using the right kind of products on your skin – meaning your cleanser, toner, moisturiser, and serum will ensure that your skin looks it’s absolute best.
Scale back the amount of makeup you are using
Another tip for taking 10 years off your look is to start scaling back the amount of makeup you use. It can also be helpful to choose softer, more naturally flattering colours. As you age, it’s important to keep that “less is more” rule in mind, as it truly is accurate. The goal shouldn’t be to mask your face, rather it should be to bring out all your natural features and highlights.
Some specific tips include skipping matte lipstick and opting for gloss instead to create a plump lip, using eyeshadow colours like copper and bronze, opting for brown or navy mascara and eyeliner, and using a liquid foundation rather than powder that can settle in fine lines.
Looking great at any age
Age shouldn’t be something that determines how you look or feel, and with these few small tweaks, you’ll realise that age is just a number.