The things you can do at 30 to future-proof your skin

-Nov 8, Hannah Hargrave , Beauty -

Prevention is the key to staving off premature ageing, your skin included, so here’s what you should be doing in your 30s to ensure your best complexion in the years to come.

As a fresh faced 30-year-old your skin likely isn’t top of your to-do list but you can save yourself a lot of time effort and premature fine lines and wrinkles in the future by prepping your skin now!
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with fine lines and wrinkles and we believe that they should be embraced, don’t let your skin get old before its time. Start taking these simple steps in your 30s for your very best skin in your 50s, 60s and beyond!

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Wear sunscreen

You really must try to wear sunscreen, every single day! If you’re not already doing so then it’s time to pick up the bottle and make SPF a priority. Some of the worst damage to skin comes from harmful UV rays which are incredibly ageing.

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Cleanse

Cleansing is a step that simple shouldn’t be forgotten. It’s not just about washing your face to get rid of the day’s dirt and makeup anymore. A product such as Lumity’s 4-in-Cleanse, cleanses, exfoliates, removes makeup and even acts as a facial mask to give you an enviable complexion day in, day out. Follow it up with Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil to help keep wrinkles at bay and leave your skin smooth and deeply moisturised.

Remove makeup

Who cares if you fall into bed with a full face of makeup from time to time after a hard day at work or a night on the town? Well, your skin will definitely care, both the following morning and in the long run.
Removing your makeup should become a habit as soon as you’re old enough to start wearing it. Because if you leave it on you’re opening yourself up to breakouts and even infections which can scar and leave skin far from it’s best.

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Exfoliate

Exfoliation is key to remove dead skin cells and flaky skin for smooth, fresh skin. But you should be warned that many exfoliators can be too harsh to use more often than twice a week and you could end up doing more harm than good. Lumity’s 4-in-1 Cleanse on the other hand uses natural jojoba beads to exfoliate the skin meaning it can be used day and night, each day.

Cut back on sugar

The fact of the matter is that refined sugar causes wrinkles! Which means even if you can eat cookies until the cows come home and still not gain weight, it is having a negative impact on your skin. The process called glycation happens when you eat sugar and the collagen in your skin – which keeps it smooth and supple – is impacted severely.
Try switching out sweets, refined sugars and sodas for more healthy alternatives and you’re entire body will reap the rewards.

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Get plenty of sleep

You may not think you need much sleep, but trust us that your body and your skin really does require quality zzzzs to recuperate, repair and remain youthful looking.
If sleep isn’t your forte start figuring out a solid nighttime routine and target any sleep issues you have before they get any worse. You should be aiming for between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. It may take time to reset your circadian rhythm – otherwise known as your body clock – but by doing so, you’ll feel and look much more rested and you can hopefully maintain your successful sleep habits in the years to come.

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Don’t forget your neck and chest

With all the focus on the skin on your face it’s easy to forget your neck and décolletage, but as you get older the thin skin on these areas is particularly prone to wrinkling. So just as you care for your complexion, care for those areas too with regular moisturising – not just leftovers from your face. In fact you could give your neck and chest their own two step routine of moisturiser, or oil followed by sunscreen daily as well.

Day and night routine

It can be easy to think you’re on top of your skincare game when you’ve got a daily ritual in place but you need to start figuring out what your skin needs by day and by night. By day it’s about protecting from UV rays and environmental stressors and by night it’s all about rejuvenation. Consider adding products like a replenishing and enriching eye cream at night to stave off wrinkles around the eyes and a facial massage using Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil is a great way to nourish skin too.

Add a supplement

Lumity Morning & Nigh Supplements are a fantastic addition to your healthy lifestyle and the all natural formula will give your skin, hair, nails and overall wellbeing a well deserved boost now and for the future.

Consistency is key in your skincare and wellness regime so here are some tips to remember to take your supplements morning and night.

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