If there’s one thing every 20-something fears, it’s the big 3-0. Our thirties is the time when we see (visible) first signs of aging and finally feel the physical effects of growing old. But while reaching our third decade is pretty much inevitable, the best thing we can do is to start taking care of our skin as early as now.
We know, we know, there’s nothing more tempting than crashing on your bed the minute you get home, but here’s the truth: every day you forget or purposely forego removing your makeup after a late night is another day closer to premature aging. So while a full skincare routine may sound like too much work, wrinkles, sagging skin, and a dull complexion sound way worse. So here’s our advice: invest in skincare. Products may be expensive but trust us, you’ll be thanking them a decade later.
Below, check out 8 products you should add to your skincare routine before you turn 30.
You have no idea how much dirt sticks to your skin in between so always remember to cleanse your face both during day and night. We love Simple Skin’s micellar water because it cleanses the skin as well as removes makeup at the same time. Just pour on some cotton balls and gently swipe across your face.
Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, Php499 (200ml), Simple Skin
After cleansing, a toner removes the last traces of dirt and makeup while keeping it hydrated. Kiehl’s classic alcohol-free toner is great for normal to oily skin and contains handpicked Calendula petals that gently cleanse and preps the skin for the rest of your beauty routine.
Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner, Php1200, Kiehl’s
This Olay product is on almost every top 10 list of best serums in the world and we can see why. Other than its anti-aging properties, it gives softer and healthier-looking skin after just a few weeks of use.
Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum, Php1299, Olay
The area around your eyes has the thinnest skin on your body and the first place where signs of aging show up. To keep fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles at bay, use this eye cream by Nuxe with a cold metal tip that also doubles as a “wake me upper” in the morning.
Nuxellence Eye Contour, Php2250, Nuxe
Made for the youth a.k.a millenials, Shiseido’s new line called Waso targets skin concerns like large pores and oily skin. This moisturizer instantly reduces shine while keeping it hydrated all day, making it the perfect base for everyday makeup.
Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil Free, Php1950, Waso by Shiseido
You’ve probably heard this a thousand times already but seriously, applying sunscreen everyday is the best thing you can do for your skin. Always look for sunblock with high SPF like this spray from Bioré that has SPF50+. You can even use this over makeup throughout the day to give your skin protection without leaving a white cast.
UV Perfect Spray, Php320, Bioré
This cult favorite from Japan should be a twice-a-week ritual. It gently exfoliates and removes the dead layer of your skin. The best part? Seeing beads of your dead skin almost instantly after application, which sort of leaves you feeling like you’ve just uncovered new skin.
Natural Aqua Gel, Php1500, Cure
For a deeper weekly exfoliation, we can’t recommend Origins’ Original Skin mask enough. After use, your complexion is visibly brighter, smoother, and healthier—leaving you with a rosy, radiant glow.
Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, Php1500, Origins
Featured image via @mari_jsmn.