By the time we’re thirty, we’ve lived long enough to see changes come and go. Seasons change, tastes change, trends change. That’s a natural part of life. We go with the flow and make adjustments where and when necessary. That’s one of our superpowers, even when it might not be what we like.

Our bodies also go through several metamorphoses. We become a little fuller here, thinner there, muscular there. You get the picture. We know that for most of us aging changes our bodies and our skin. Some areas wrinkle, some sag and some areas may experience breakouts or discoloration. Again, it’s a part of the normal transitions our skin goes through.
After a certain age, we start to realize all the damage we’ve done. Fun in the sun, time spent in the tanning booth or bumps and bruises from life’s everyday activities begin to take a toll on our skin. The changes could be stark and alarming at first but here’s the thing, you don’t have to beat yourself up about something you did or failed to do when you were younger. Don’t waste your time fretting over something you can’t change. Look ahead and do what you can now. There are plenty of good for you options out there. Self-care, no matter the form you choose, is great at any age. All you have to do is adopt healthy habits and incorporate them into your daily routine.

Mama always said to drink more water and she wasn’t lying. One of the best things you can do for your body (skin included) is stay hydrated. Are you drinking enough water? The general consensus is to drink half your body weight in ounces every day to keep your body properly hydrated. Water will keep your skin soft, supple and clear and will help to fend off hunger, sugary cravings as well as help you to be more alert.

Eye cream is the new black. Everyone cringes at the sight of crow’s feet. It happens to the best of us. Apply a nighttime eye cream around the inside orbital rim of your eye to help alleviate dark circles, deep pockets, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Sleep in luxury. Invest in a satin or silk pillow to help fend off wrinkles and skin blotches. There are plenty on the market to choose from.

Avoid sun exposure. We know, you want to know what about the lazy days of summer? Use sunscreen, wear a hat and wear lightweight clothing to keep your skin protected. Avoid overexposure and remember to reapply sunscreen according to the package directions.

A clean face is an ageless face. Remove your makeup with gentle cleansers or wipes. While makeup may be good when you’re out, you don’t need it when you sleep.

Exfoliate your skin with alpha hydroxy acids. It is good for your skin and gets rid of all the muck you don’t need.

Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. For the love of all that is good, make sure you get your beauty rest. Your entire body needs time to rejuvenate and heal. Never is that more evident than in your complexion. Get the recommended hours of restful sleep for overall good health.