I will be the first to admit I have never taken good care of my skin or been the healthiest person in my twenties. It wasn’t until I turned 30 years old that I realized my skin was starting to show the horrible wear and tear I have been putting it under and the lack of a beauty regime. How could I go 30 years without taking care of my skin? Well, pure laziness.
Why start now, you ask? Have you ever heard the saying, “it’s never too late?”
I am now in my thirties and realizing just how important it is to take care of my skin. So I have creating a beauty regime at 30! I have been working on what is best for my skin and what I need to maintain it. I started out with figuring out what skincare products work best for my skin. I have been using the decleor moisturizer. While it’s a little more spendy, it’s worth it for my skin. I haven’t spent money on my skin ever so I think it’s only fair I spoil it. I tend to have sensitive skin so I use warm water and soap as my cleanser. My great grandma once said to me, “you don’t need chemicals to stay beautiful, you only need water and soap”. She had the clearest complexion her whole life so other than mascara remover I am sticking to natural stuff. I do use B5 drops on my skin as I was lucky enough to get them as a spa gift last year and my skin hasn’t ever been so soft and hydrated as it is now. I have already noticed because my dry skin is no longer visual under my eyes, my wrinkles aren’t showing up as much and my makeup isn’t caking in them either. (yes, thirty year olds have wrinkles too).
In the past, I have had spa treatment vouchers from gifts like facials and body massages that were special treats from relatives or friends. Whilst I always enjoyed being pampered I didn’t really realize how much they were helping my skin out. Now, I try to have at least two facial a year just to get that added nutrients and nourishment into my skin. Definitely with my sensitive skin a Vitamin C Peel is a must, it’s super gentle and perfect for sensitive, acne, or rosacea prone skin.
I usually still ask hubby to gift these to me for birthday or christmas or make an excuse for mother’s day for me and my mother to experience together. Why not take care of my skin and get pampered too? I think our society looks at it as just a pampering session at the spa for special occasions but if you live a busy, hectic life treatments can do more for you than you realize in terms of health and skin.
Taking care of my skin and being healthy go hand in hand. My skin is what I eat! I truly believe that. You can tell when you eat a burger and fries or pizza that your skin feels more greasy and dry. I know mine does every time I am on that junk food path. When I am eating healthy everything seems to feel better, my skin, nails, hair and of course I feel better too. It’s not rocket science, I just need to stop being lazy with my eating habits as I have been doing in my twenties. I eat a lot more fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts now than I ever did in my twenties.
I have also change the way I wear my makeup and by change I mean picking basic makeup foundations and not caking it on like I used to do in my twenties. I realized I looked better if I wasn’t wearing every kind of makeup there was all at once. My skin couldn’t handle it and I never knew it was down to the makeup I wore. On a normal day, I wear thin layer of liquid MAC foundation, DiorShow mascara. If I am dressing up I add eyeliner, and eyeshadow. For my lips, I suffer from extremely dry lips and breakouts if I wear lipsticks or chapsticks but I use this True – All You Need is Me balm for a glossy look and I am ready. It’s such a drastic change from when I was going out in my twenties wearing everything I could think of, blush, lip liner, lipstick, bronzer, foundation, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil, eye liner, mascara, and more. Phew, just typing all that out makes me want to wash my face off. Don’t get me wrong some can pull this look off long into their thirties, look amazing and don’t have to fight the skin battle. I quickly realized my skin was breaking out from too much makeup on and it cleared up the moment I stopped using so much product on it.
The most shocking is I never used sun block. I know, it’s horrible. I spent my summers as a lifeguard in the open sun, seven days a week, eight hours a day, basking in it. Please forgive me, skin. Now, I only will buy foundation that has a high SPF and moisturizer and if we go on a holiday I add sun block to my entire body. I can’t imagine the damage that is already there underneath my skin waiting to surface.
Thus, my new beauty regime started at 30 years old and has been two years in living a healthier life for my self and for my skin. Hopefully the changes I have made now will benefit me in my 40s and 50s and beyond. It’s all about finding what’s best for you and your skin when it comes to beauty regime. I wish I would have been told the importance of taking care of my skin more when I was in my teens and young adulthood, not that I might have listened but maybe.
What is your beauty regime? When did you start one? The celebrity are known for spa treatments not just cause it’s a luxury but it is good for your skin. So go on… pamper yourself like a celeb a few times a year and take care of your skin like our favorite, Binky from Made In Chelsea here. What do you do to care for your skin?