You 20s pass in a blur of building your career, Instagram worthy vacations and dating and settling down. And soon, you are staring at the big ‘three-oh’. The skin care routines you followed in your 20s will not work for you in your thirties. Your skin care also needs to grow up and step up to the next level.

Want to know what to do differently to delay the signs of ageing on your skin? Follow these steps and look after your skin so it looks a lot younger than your actual age!
Cream cleanser
 

Cream cleanser

Cleansing your skin two times a day is non-negotiable. The morning cleanse is to prep your skin for the makeup you are going to apply and the evening cleanse is to remove all traces makeup, oil and dirt. Use a gentle cream cleanser like Pond’s Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam that has the purifying benefits of charcoal, which will reach deep into the pores and eliminate grime.

Exfoliate weekly
 

Exfoliate weekly

Exfoliate once or twice a week (if your skin can handle it) as it is necessary to clear your skin of the dead cells that have settled on it. Use a gentle exfoliating agent like St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub that is gentle yet effective on the skin.

Antioxidant serum
 

Antioxidant serum

A serum delivers a huge amount of nutrients, but is very light on the skin and easily absorbed. It adds to your skin’s radiance and vitality and makes it looks instantly smoother. A good serum like Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum will make your look nourished and glossy. Use it in the morning and night and it can be used as a light-weight replacement to your daily moisturiser in the morning. Make sure you apply your serum in light, tapping motions rather than rubbing it on your skin.

Moisturiser
 

Moisturiser

With age, the skin loses its ability to produce natural oils that cause it to dry out easily. And in turn, dryness is the major culprit behind fine lines and wrinkles. Look for moisturisers that are packed with skin-essential vitamins like A and B3. Use Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Day Cream which is infused with real gold particles that add sheen to your skin!

Facial oils
 

Facial oils

As you age, the skin’s natural production of oil becomes lesser. So supplement your skin’s sebum levels with good facial oils. Include this in your night time routine so it will give your skin the time to absorb the oil well. Light weight oils like argan oil or jojoba oil work well for any skin type.

Eye creams
 

Eye creams

It is not just your skin that needs extra attention. You under eye area could do with some TLC as well! Include a good under eye cream in your night time skin care routine to target wrinkles, fine lines and dryness. A good under eye cream will hydrate this area and even the skin tone.

Night cream

According to studies your skin heals and repairs itself while you sleep at night. So give it a supply of good nutrients to work with a night cream like Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Night Repair Cream which is infused with vitamins A and B3 and real gold particles. The cream targets dullness, fine line and age spots and helps achieve even skin tone.