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skin care in your 30s

Posted by on May. 23, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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Now that I'm 30, I would like to start taking extra care of my skin.  Can you ladies suggest anything good, but not too expensive. 

Thanks!

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sheri305
by on May. 23, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I use the same things I have been using for years.Which is Dove soap,Witch hazel as an astringent.And "Clinique" facial products.

Firewoman33
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

It's so hard to say without knowing anything about your skin. If I used Sheri305's skin care routine I'd look like a prune. lol

Skin care needs are so individual. I have normal to dry skin and my t zone tends to get blackheads. The older I get the drier my skin gets. (I'm 37) I use Cetaphil since it's very gentle, with Peter Thomas Roth megarich intensive anti-aging cellular cream. Every other day I use a Clarisonic to exfoliate and to reduce pore size and help with blackheads. 

IMO you can't skimp on moisturizer. That being said Olay products have tested very well. They haven't had enough moisture for me but in terms of active ingredients they compare or exceed  more "high end" brands. 

When I was in my late 20's and my skin was just normal I used Exuviance skin care. 

raerae725
by Member on May. 23, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I look forward to hearing suggestions.  I swear my face breaks out more now than it did when I was a teen.  

Pink.Frosting
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM
I wash my face with Noxema in the morning and Pond's cold cream at night. I figure that generations of women using those products for decades can't be wrong. I moisturize with the yellow moisturizer from Clinique ~ sorry I can't remember the name of it but it's the only yellow one they sell. When I'm out in the sun, I've started covering up with a big floppy hat.
mybabysmama35
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I use proactive because my acne was getting bad and nothing else worked. I know alot of people say it's no good but I've had good success with it. 

mollyk124
by on May. 23, 2012 at 8:14 PM
From my beauty industry days, I remember the pillars of good skincare being protection, exfoliation and hydration. I suggest going into sephora and letting them guide you. They are a wealth of knowledge! I personally love LancĂ´me and Estee Lauder when I can afford it and Philosophy or even Clinique otherwise. Just make sure you wear daily sunscreen and keep your eye area hydrated!
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Saphira1207
by on May. 23, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Well, I'm 38 and have acne (all year) with dry skin in the winter.  I use sesame seed scented body oil and tea tree oil body wash. They work best for me at minimizing the acne and keeping my skin soft.  And actually the body oil was keeping the acne down pretty well even before I started using the tee tree wash (I was using the fancy acne washes before).  Grand total of about 20 bucks every 6 months or so.

Oh, and not drinking soda and eating better has helped a lot with my skin!

my4boys2002
by on May. 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM
I've been using Chanel sublime line it's a lil pricey but worth it
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mhillin
by on May. 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I use Sei Bella. It uses natural ingredients, supplemental strentgh vitamins, real pieces of fruit and botanicals. They don't use any harsh chemicals for anti-aging they use peptides. I have been using their products for 7 years and I do not look 38 LOL. I could not believe when i started really looking at other lines how many chemicals they used in make-up and skin care pretty scary when I found out any made in US was banned in Europe. OH by the way not expensive either totally like that:)

kayakchick
by on May. 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I love Origins.  Or Aveeda.  Both pretty expensive, though.

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