Skincare In Your Thirties
Taking care of our skin should be an essential part of every woman’s self-care routine. As moms, we tend to put ourselves last. However, we should remember to also prioritize ourselves so that we can better take care of others.
I have a mom friend who will share a simple yet effective skincare routine for women in their thirties. I have known her since high school and have always admired her beauty and grace. Now, Dr. Cricelda Rescober-Valencia is a board-certified dermatologist by the Philippine Dermatologist Society. She has been in private practice for more than six years and has pursued further studies in dermatologic laser in Thailand. She is married to Dr. Nikko Valencia, an ophthalmologist, and they have a wonderful son named Nathan.
A Simple Skincare Routine
According to Dr. Valencia, to keep your skin healthy, it is important to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and protect.
Remember to cleanse your skin.
Wash your face with a ph-balanced cleanser twice a day. Also, never go to sleep with your makeup on. Remember to always remove your makeup at the end of the day.
Don’t forget to exfoliate.
Exfoliate with a mechanical or chemical exfoliator twice a week to remove dead skin cells and unclog your pores. Beads and scrubs are examples of exfoliators.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
Apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer every morning and especially before you go to sleep at night. Non-comedogenic moisturizers are formulated so as not to cause blocked pores.
Protect your skin always.
Before you head outdoors, put on some sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more at least fifteen minutes before you head outdoors. Applying sunscreen will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Get one that says “broad spectrum” so you have ammunition against UVA and UVB.
Aging is mostly because of the harmful effects of the sun. You can delay the development of wrinkles when you protect your skin by sticking to this simple yet effective skincare routine.
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For skin, hair or nail concerns, consult with a dermatologist that is board-certified (example: by the Philippine Dermatological Society).
How to take care of acne-prone skin
For acne-prone skin, it is best to consult your dermatologist so he or she can recommend a regimen for you. Overcleansing or using harsh alkaline soaps will likely increase your skin’s pH, disrupting its protective barrier, making it more prone to inflammation. Twice a day cleansing is enough. Also, acne is not always due to stress or puberty. It may also be because of an underlying endocrinologic disorder, drug intake or even your occupation.
How do you take care of your skin? Do you have a tried and tested skincare routine? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
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