If you’re in your thirties, your skin may be less prone to breakouts, but now you may start seeing fine lines, especially in the areas where you make repeated facial movements most: your eyes and mouth. Also, if you were a fan of the sun in the past, you may be seeing more signs of aging, such as brown spots.
By following an effective Perricone skincare lifestyle, you can ensure your skin looks brilliant in your 30s and even beyond.
What to Avoid
As discussed in Twenty-something? Begin Your Anti-aging Dr NV Perricone Regimen Now, it is important to avoid sun damage and smoking. These two lifestyle habits are major skin aging culprits.
But what else should you avoid?
The Wrong Foods
Skin cell turnover (i.e. replacing old cells with fresh ones) takes about twice as long in your 30s. When cells regenerate more slowly, dead cells build up, causing your skin to look dull and less radiant.
Thus, it is especially important to avoid foods that can slow the process even further, like saturated and trans fat sources. By following an anti-inflammatory, you can ensure better cell turnover.
Stress can cause the genes inside cells to diminish, which accelerates the aging process as it increases the level of a hormone called cortisol. Brain cells, or neurons, are extremely sensitive to the effects of cortisol as it causes death to brain cells when it is circulating at a high level.
Cortisol in excess amounts can also cause destruction of your immune system, a decrease in muscle mass, shrinkage of vital organs, and thinning of the skin with prominent blood vessels.
Therefore, it is important to combat stress whether it is through stress-reducing exercise, getting enough sleep, or getting your vitamins.
Perricone Skincare Products for Thirty-somethings
After cleansing your face in the morning, apply a moisturizer with antioxidants to help lighten spots and protect skin from sun and pollution. Consider Active Tinted Moisturizer from Perricone Skincare, with non-chemical SPF protection and antioxidants such at Vitamin C Ester, which helps impart a youthful glow.
In the evening, wash with a gentle cleanser and follow up with a night treatment with retinol, like High Potency Evening Repair from Perricone Skincare. This nighttime treatment helps boost the rejuvenating powers of sleep as it imparts instant and long-lasting anti-aging benefits. It is formulated with the highest levels of retinol available in over-the-counter cosmetics, but is still non-irritating. When using a product with retinol, it is important to wear sunscreen since retinol can increase photosensitivity.
You may also want to incorporate an eye treatment, such as Perricone MD Advanced Eye Area Therapy, as well as a weekly mask, like Hydrating Nutrient Mask, to rejuvenate skin cells and thus impart a luminous appearance.
Increase the effects of these Perricone skincare treatments by following an anti-inflammatory diet, taking anti-inflammatory Perricone supplements, and exercising regularly.
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