If your twenties are about finding yourself, your thirties are about embracing all that you’ve found—building upon it, magnifying it, and embracing that magic that you possess. When it comes to all the stuff you left behind in the previous decade (the fashion, the junk food, the late nights, and the uncertainty), it might be time to update your beauty routine, too. For your best skin yet, take a look at this simple, effective, and clean regimen that should be in heavy rotation...all decade.
What do foaming face washes and alcohol-laden cleansers have in common? They give you that squeaky clean feeling that leaves skin tight and stripped of its natural moisture—a skincare process that no one (at any age) should take part in.
All great things in life take time. So, if you’re going to invest in your skin, your cleansing routine is the best place to focus. If you haven’t tried double cleansing yet, you’ll be amazed by this gentle yet effective method that deeply cleanses without irritating skin.
Start by massaging an all-natural Cleansing Oil on your face and neck, using gentle upwards motions. Rinse with warm water and a washcloth. While your face is still damp, follow the oil wash with a water-based cleanser like Valentia Cleansing Milk and pat dry. The first step removes the build up from makeup, sunscreen, pollutants, dirt, and grime while the second step gets rid of any remaining residue.
As the years pass, skin cell turnover slows down, making skin less manageable and complicating the application process of makeup and our favorite serums. The easiest way to fight dullness and get rid of dead skin? Exfoliation—specifically dry brushing. Around the globe, this ancient practice has been used as a way to exfoliate and cleanse pores from head to toe. We include a small facial brush and a larger body brush in our Dry Brush Set to ensure you can gently treat your entire body. This (crucial) step prepares skin for serums, moisturizers, and oils.
Stay Hydrated—Add Hyaluronic
Another result of a decrease in skin cell turnover? Skin dehydration. In addition to using moisturizer daily, your skin will benefit from introducing hyaluronic acid serum to your routine. This acid is found naturally in the skin and is one of the factors that keeps skin looking young, plump, and supple. Our plant-based Hyaluronic Acid Serum combines botanical hyaluronic acid, sea kelp, and a powerful prebiotic derived from micro-algae to balance, brighten, and soften your skin for a smooth, ultra-hydrated complexion.
Sun damage and acne scars are common skincare issues, but with the help of vitamin C, you can brighten and calm skin to reduce the appearance of both. This powerful nutrient also helps with skin cell turnover (a common theme here..huh?). Our Vitamin C Serum is made with Australian kakadu plums—the world’s richest source of vitamin C—to nourish and revitalize your skin so that dry, dull complexions are a thing of the past.
Don’t Forget the Essentials
As you’ve probably heard countless times before, sunscreen is one of the most important skincare steps for all ages. And it’s time, if you haven’t already, to embrace all the stuff Mom told you to do daily: get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, take your vitamins, and let the sun kiss your skin.
Embracing your years on this beautiful planet is easy when you have natural skincare on your side. At Valentia, our collections are free from artificial ingredients of any kind. That means no phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, or synthetic preservatives. Full stop. Embrace this decade with confidence, and your natural beauty will shine.