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Face Magazine of Acadiana

Skin and Hair Habits to Change by Thirty

Jul 20, 2018 01:47PM ● By Staff Writer
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 to your skin and hair can dramatically affect not only your appearance, but your health. While some experts say it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself, according to industry experts, the earlier one starts to properly care for their skin and hair, the better their chances are to maintain a youthful appearance. Here are a few beauty tips everyone should implement by the time they enter their 30’s.

Wearing Heavy Makeup

Less is 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. 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 30 that also protects against UVB and UVA radiation and is water resistant.

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 becomes 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.

Moisturize

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, within two to three minutes, as this will help to create a barrier to prevent "transepidermal water loss" and will keep skin plump.

Source: American Academy of Dermatology