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Four Habits To Change When You Reach 30

Aug 07, 2015 02:44PM ● By Press Release

Remember when your mom told you to take care of your skin otherwise you may live to regret it? Well, she was right... Years of neglect or flat out abuse of your skin and hair can reap havoc on your appearance and health. Luckily, it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself. Here are a few tips everyone should strongly consider when you reach your 30’s.

Wearing Heavy Makeup

 Less it more when it comes to makeup. Caking on foundation and heavy eye makeup has the opposite effect when trying to look youthful. Not only does it clog your pores but thick makeup settles into the natural lines of your skin. It is suggested to use a primer under a light foundation that matches your skin tone. Also, ditch the glittered eye shadow.  After a certain age, it just makes us look older. Aim to enhance your natural beauty with less makeup.   

Excessive Tanning

Spending too much time lying in the sun without the proper sunscreen or excessively using

  a tanning booth can have long term health consequences. If you’re going to be in the sun, dermatologists strongly recommend using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 that also protects against UVB and UVA radiation.

Using Hot Hair Tools

We all love that blowout salon look. Well, if you’re washing, blow drying, flat-ironing and curling your hair daily; you’re zapping your hair’s natural moisture and causing breakage. If you’re chemically coloring your hair, minimizing effects of harsh daily maintenance become even more important. Try skipping a day or two between washes and remember to use a conditioner or coconut oil to replenish moisture. Let hair air dry and save the flat and curling iron for special occasions. When you do style, remember to use heat protect spray.

Forgoing Moisturizer

As we age, our skin loses elasticity. Using a good quality face and body moisturizer is a must to maintain good skin health. Experts recommend moisturizing when you are fresh out of the shower or tub.   

Sources: American Melanoma Association, American Academy of Dermatology