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Age-proofing your thirties (plus win Neostrata goodies)

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Ageing. It’s a dirty word these days but it doesn’t have to be. No matter what your number, your genetics or lifestyle, taking care of your skin and preventing further damage is simple with a few key steps.

In your thirties, your focus should be on preventing sun damage (if you haven’t started already), correcting discolouration and pigmentation and tackling fine lines.

I’ve been using Neostrata’s award-winning anti-ageing products for years and, hand on heart, they work. In today’s post, I’m talking about some of my tried and tested products down through the years plus the all-new Neostrata Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum, which I have been using since January.

Here are some of the key steps to tackling ageing in your thirties.

Master the art of the double cleanse
We’re all guilty of rushing our cleansing routine just to get into bed. However, thoroughly cleansing your skin is the first and simplest step to radiant skin. The first cleanse will remove make-up and the day’s impurities. The second cleanse is an opportunity to give your skin a little massage, boost lymphatic drainage and improve skin texture. For oily or combination skin types, try the Neostrata Refine Clarifying Cleanser. For more sensitive skin types, try the Neostrata Restore Facial Cleanser.

Give acid exfoliation a try
One of the biggest complaints thirty-something women have is a loss of skin brightness. This is due to the slowing down of the skin renewal process and the best way to remove the build-up of dead skin cells is through regular exfoliation. To keep skin bright and youthful, try to exfoliate at least twice a week. However, rather than using abrasive scrubs, use an acid exfoliant instead. Try the bestselling Neostrata Resurface Smooth Surface Peel. The daily pads with 10% glycolic acid will leave skin glowing come morning.

Take extra care of those peepers
Good eye care is essential in your thirties. The delicate skin around the eyes thins with age so it’s important to keep the area hydrated, plump and firm. For targeted anti-ageing, try the Neostrata Skin Active Line Lift. The clinically proven two-step treatment helps activates the skin’s collagen and increase thickness in the area.

Use a power serum
Serums are the work-horses of your skincare routine. Look for ones that contain antioxidants, such as vitamin C, to help fight off the free radicals that cause ageing. Other key ingredients to look for include vitamin E to heal damage, niacinamide to improve elasticity and hyaluronic acid to add a moisture boost.

Try the all-new Neostrata Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum. This powerful serum includes hyaluronic acid and its patented Aminofil to help plump up skin.

Add a neck cream
Just as you moisturise your face, it’s important to take care of your neck and décolletage too. These delicate areas are the first places ageing and sun damage is most apparent. When it comes to your neck, look for products that promote firming and lifting and are specially formulated for this area. My long-time favourite (and one product that is on repeat purchase) is the Neostrata Triple Firming Neck Cream with pro-peptides to help stimulate new collagen production.

Avoid sugar
Aside from great skincare, getting your diet in check is the best thing you can do for your skin in your thirties. Avoid sugars, processed food, drink less caffeine and consume more greens. Sugar actually increases the effects of ageing as it causes inflammation and binds to the collagen, making skin harder and rougher.

Slap on the sunscreen
This step really is a given. If you haven’t already, get into the habit of wearing a daily SPF cream. In addition to preventing fine lines, a sunscreen of at least factor 30 will keep pigmentation at bay. If you already have sun damage, try Neostrata Enlighten Skin Brightener SPF 25 to help brighten and protect skin.

Now WIN these Neostrata products*

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Finally, I’m also giving away Neostrata’s best-selling anti-ageing products to one lucky reader. To enter, simply LIKE The Beauty Inbox on Facebook and SHARE the post with your friends to let them know about the competition. Good luck everyone!

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*Ends at midnight on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. Winner chosen at random. Open to Ireland only. Usual terms & conditions apply. Anti-ageing products may vary if unavailable at the time of competition closing and prize will be despatched by Neostrata. This post was created in collaboration with Neostrata. All views my own.

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