Guest Blog: Heather Porter
As one turns 30 fears that the skin will sag, that cellulite takes up home, permanently and childbearing tummies don’t shrink back. You have only hit 30! This is the perfect opportunity to do something about all those things and more.
You are wiser and more mature than 20 something, your metabolism is not yet slowing down and you can still combat wrinkles with good skin care and by drinking lots of water.
Sensibilities hit home now that you are 30; no more sunbathing without correct protection to get as deep a tan as possible (for those who did that in their teens and early 20s it’s time to stop and repair some damage). Work against the premature aging of your skin from sun damage, use a daily moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF) and if sunbathing use a cream with a high SPF. Consider your skin care routine, no more leaving make up on after a late night out. This is the decade your skin starts to lose elasticity so fight against it; keep hydrated, keep moisturized, increase your intake of healthy foods for the skin such as salmon (omega 3). Skin pores in the T zone can appear larger so keep them clean, exfoliate and gommage, remove dead skin cells to help rejuvenate new ones. Keep your make up brushes clean. Be more aware of the toxins you consume on a daily basis (alcohol, caffeine, soda), try to cut down and try a detox program. Weight you put on now will be twice as hard to lose when you hit the next big ‘0’ birthday. A woman’s metabolism slows down in her 40s and generally speaking she has to make a conscious effort to reduce intake of non-healthy food and increase exercise; just to stay the same weight and shape. So now in your 30s this is the time to lose that excess weight you moaned about in your 20s and get healthier.
Whether you are a Mom or a career girl, or managing the two, time seems to pick up pace in your 30s. Where did my 20s go again? How can you fit in any time for you? Be clever about it, multi-task; exercise while you are doing other things, squat while brushing teeth, cleanse and use a facemask in the bathroom when the kids are in the bath – you are still watching them, but your skin is having a nourishing feed at the same time! Use the stairs at work or in a department store instead of the lift. Keep YOU time on your list and RELAX too.
The 30’s are a time for completing your confidence as a person, appreciating the fine balance between understanding your limitations and yet not giving up on your ambitions and aspirations. Waste less time on unimportant things. I read a book recently that reiterated that point perfectly; picture a regular tombstone carved with a date of birth, a time of passing and a dash in-between. ‘Live your dash’…. So while visiting your 30s make the most of this ten-year trip, have fun but also lay the groundwork for the decades in front of you and prolong your dash.facebook.com/
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