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This is the skincare routine you need if you’re over the age of 30

This is the skincare routine you need if you're over the age of 30 serums and moisturizers for glowing skin

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If you grew up scrubbing your face with St. Ive’s Apricot Face Scrub or using those glitter art sticks from Limited Too then this post is for you.  Here is the skincare routine you need if you’re over the age of 30.

Lately I’ve been noticing a few more lines and changes to my skin as I get older. Long gone are the days when I would just scrub my face with witch hazel or some apricot face scrub or (gasp) go to bed without washing my face at all. Over the past year I’ve been investing in a good skincare regimen to help get a glowing complexion. Now it’s become a perfected routine and honestly my skin has never looked better.

Truly, there’s so many skincare products out there from serums, moisturizers, BHA, AHA, hyaluronic acid, retinol, it can be overwhelming. I’m breaking it down below so if you are over the age of 30 and looking to get your best skin, keep scrolling.

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How your skin changes as you age

As we get older, our hormones change and our collagen production starts to decrease. As a result, our skin begins to lose it’s elasticity and it becomes more dry and dull. Not to mention those fine lines start to creep in. Add in stress from adulthood and by now in your 30’s, those late nights and signs of UV damage may now be visible.

Why get a good skincare routine

It’s never too late to start getting into the habit of a good skincare routine. However, once the damage is done, it’s difficult to reverse. So the earlier you start taking care of your skin, and preventing any damage, the better! Plus, your face is the first thing people notice about you.  Not only does having glowing, healthy skin look better but it will make you feel more confident!

Here are 7 must haves in your skincare arsenal

1.) Cleanser –

 

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2.) Moisturizer –

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3.) Spf –

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4.) Exfoliate –

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5.) Eye cream –

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6.) Antioxidant serum –

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7.) Retinoid – make sure you have a specific one for the eye area

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Morning

In the morning I start by rubbing an ice cube all over my face, especially my under eye area. This helps reduce any swelling and perks me up!  I wash my face with a gentle cleanser, pat dry and them immediately after washing my face I apply a Hyaluronic acid serum. Hyaluronic acid helps to plump up skin and lock in moisture but it works best when layered with a moisturizer on top so that is key!

Next I apply a niacinamide serum or antioxidant serum. Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B and helps to reduce redness, hyperpigmentation, tightens pores, controls oily skin and helps fight acne, as well as helps with fine lines.

In the morning I love to give my undereye area a little extra TLC with a specially formulated eye cream. My favorite is Zo Growth Factor Eye Serum.

Since you want to layer heaviest to lightest, do your serums first then apply a lighter moisturizer. My favorite is the viral Snail Mucin cream. It’s nourishing, plumping, hydrating and will give you a nice glow.

Don’t forget your SPF! This is essential all year to help combat UV rays and aging. Supergoop or Tula spf

Evening

After cleansing, I make sure to exfoliate 3 times a week. I personally don’t like to exfoliate more than that just because I find it’s too harsh on my skin. You can do a physical exfoliate like a sugar scrub or a chemical exfoliate that contains alpha hydroxy acids which I think works best. Either way, exfoliating removes any dead or dry skin brightening your complexion as well as leaving a smooth surface to absorb all your skin care products. (I commonly switch back and forth between the Paula’s choice liquid exfoliant and these Dr Dennis Gross peel pads).

Once a week after exfoliating, microneedle at home! Microneedling is a process that involves making tiny pricks into the skin with little needles. This is an easy way to stimulate collagen production to tone and firm skin. But it also allows your serums and moisturizers to penetrate deeper. You can get a real microneedling session at an aesthetics place however I use this microneedle roller to kind of do the same thing at home.

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At night, I apply Hyaluronic Acid, followed by retinol serum, and a retinol eye cream. I then top with the snail mucin moisturizer.

I go to bed looking like a glazed donut and there’s no better feeling 🙂

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Now go get your best skin!

 

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What’s in my makeup bag this summer

What's in my makeup bag this summer

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So when it comes to makeup, I am super minimalistic. Shocker, I know.  But especially in summer, I’m all about products that are lightweight and give a natural glow. Below I’m sharing what’s in my makeup bag this summer. Scroll down to see them all and as always click the links to shop 🙂

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What’s in my makeup bag this summer

1.) Tula Sunscreen – SPF 30, non greasy and leaves a little glow on your skin so you can wear alone or under your makeup. This was named the best SPF by 2020 Beauty Awards. Use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout on Tula.com.

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2.) Tarte Shape Tape – I know there’s much controversy about shape tape but the ultra creamy wears better! This one has a 24 hr eye moisturizer built in and I feel like gives better coverage.

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3.) Tula Primer – It’s called face filter for a reason! This primer is so light, won’t clog your pores and contains pigments to illuminate your skin.

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4.) Bronzer – I have been wearing this for a few years now.

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5.) Blush/highlighter – I love this blush/highlighter combo by Flower cosmetics. It’s vegan and cruelty free too!

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6.) Benefit Roller Lash – I have the world’s shortest eyelashes and this mascara lengthens them and gives them a nice curl.

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7.) NYX Fortune Cookie – This is my absolute favorite lip gloss! Smooth, cruelty free and the shade is so neutral it’s gorgeous!

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My other favorite color for summer is this one by Lune & Aster. The shade I got is “Poet”.

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8.) Tula glow and get it – this is perfect for under your eyes and those cheekbones! Cools and brightens and gives you an instant pick me up. Use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout on Tula.com.

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9.) OPI Cajun Shrimp – this is THE color for summer! It’s a pretty shade of orangey-red.

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I have been loving this Tula Glow Season kit with all my favorites – the cult classic cleanser, sunscreen, Vitamin C brightening drops and Glow and Get it Stick. It all comes in this cute bag! Retails for $92 but use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout for a discount! Click here for details 🙂

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Top 5 Tula Favorites

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Today is all about skincare and treating yourself. I am sharing with you my Top 5 Tula Favorites.  Some of these are the original classic Tula products and some are new and exclusive for the holidays. I have been a Tula lover for well over a year. All of their products are clean and filled with probiotic extracts and superfoods so that you’re only giving your skin the best. Plus they are cruelty free and never tested on animals.

Scroll down to see my Top 5 Tula Favorites. And use my code OURTINYNEST for 15% off and get free shipping on all purchases made Friday 10/22-Monday 10/25!

 

Top 5 Tula Favorites

Time to Treat 5 Piece Skin Refining Kit this kit gives you the most bang for your buck! All of the Tula OG’s and everything to treat yourself. This kit includes the Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser (which is my one true Tula ride or die), So Poreless Deep Exfoliating Blackhead Scrub, Claydate Detoxing Face Mask, and 24-7 moisture night or day cream. All of the products come in this cute pink cosmetic bag. $96 (valued at $160)

Top 5 Tula Favorites Time to Treat 5 piece skin care kitEye Balm Extravaganza 3 Piece Eye Set – this set is a limited edition for the holidays. Contains a trio of eye balms to give you that glowy radiant look. These would make great stocking stuffers! $68 (valued at $96).

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Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Trio – This is exclusive for the holidays! I love Tula’s sugar scrubs and these are all new scents for the holiday season including Gingerbread, Sugar Plum and Chocolate Peppermint. $56 (valued at $66)

Top 5 Tula Favorites Holiday Sugar ScrubsLip Treatment Balm Trio – These lip balms are peptide packed for smoothing and hydrating your lips in 3 beautiful shades (blushing lemonade, strawberry flush and blackberry velvet). This is another great stocking stuffer idea! ($56 valued at $66).

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Skincare Essentials Routine Kit – If you were going to get yourself one thing this would be it. One kit packed with all of the staples and my favorites in full sizes. Kit includes the Cult Classic Cleanser, So Polished Exfoliating Scrub, 24-7 day/night moisturizer, face filter blurring primer (a must have) and the glow and get it cooling eye balm. If you are new to Tula this is the perfect set to introduce you to glowing skin. ($138 valued at $188)

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My current skincare routine

My current skincare routine

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One of the lessons I learned from 2020 was to take better care of my skin. Here I am in my 30’s and I didn’t have any sort of skincare routine. So after some research and trial and error, I’ve found a low maintenance routine that I can stick to and gives me great results.

Note – everyone’s needs are going to be a little different. This is just what works for me.

I don’t know if it was stress, or having to wear a mask all the time but I noticed that my skin was starting to show it’s age and become very dry. So for me, my priorities were hydration and some sort of anti-aging because it’s never too early! Below I’m sharing my current skincare routine and you can click the links or photos to shop.

Morning

1.) Exfoliating sugar scrub – I use this 2-3 times a week to gently exfoliate. It’s great for all skin types, natural and cruelty free! (I use alot of Tula’s products because of these reasons). Use my code OURTINYNEST for 15% off your first order.

2.) Cleanser – I wash my face morning and night with Tula’s cult classic purifying face cleanser. It’s packed with superfoods and probiotics to be extra soothing to your skin and reduce inflammation. But it’s also gentle enough so it doesn’t strip your skin away of moisture. My favorite cleanser! You can use my code OURTINYNEST to get 15% off your first purchase!

3.) Hyaluronic Acid Serum – I apply a few drops of this Hyaluronic Acid Serum for extra moisture and it also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Applying this first also helps to really absorb your moisturizer.

4.) Vitamin C Moisturizer – I love this Revive and Glow Gel Cream from Roc. It’s light and non greasy and has Vitamin C to brighten your skin, help reduce dark spots and give you an overall glow.

5.) Body Lotion – My favorite body lotion I apply as soon as I get out of the shower. I feel like it keeps my skin soft and moisturized all day long and it doesn’t leave a residue.

6.) Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops – I add a few drops to my body lotion and apply a few times a week to look naturally sun-kissed. I use shade medium. (Be sure to wash your hands afterwards or use a self-tanning mit).

7.) Lip protectant – Between the cold winter weather and especially with having to wear masks, my lips were soooo dry. This locks in moisture, serves a barrier and gives your lips a natural sheen.

 

 

Night

1.) Cleanser – I wash my face again with this cleanser.

2.) Hyaluronic Acid Serum – Add a few drops of HA serum before applying my retinol.

3.) Retinol Anti-Aging Cream – This retinol guarantees results in 1 week. It’s helped to even out my skin tone and complexion, and will help reduce signs of aging. Retinol can be very drying so I would start low and go slow when starting out. And be careful around the eyes.

4.) Roc retinol eye cream – this is the newest addition to my routine. Specifically targets the lines and wrinkles around your eyes. It’s also helped reduce some of my dark circles.

 

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