Which (natural) ingredients does your skin need after 30?

It is a well-known fact that your skin changes when you turn 30. This means that it’s time to update your daily skincare routine. There are many products on the market especially developed for aging skin, but if you prefer to stay free from chemicals you don’t know very well, there are many natural alternatives.

Sea salt and raw honey again dryness? Sign me up!

Dryness is one of the most common signs of aging; this happens as a result of slower skin turnover. The skin cells don’t regenerate as often, and the dead cells start accumulating on the skin. The solution is simple: exfoliate! Make a body scrub by mixing some sea salt with raw honey; the salt will gently exfoliate your skin, while the honey moisturises and provides your skin with a lot of healthy nutrients. Exfoliating twice a week will help any moisturizing product absorb better and make your skin glow.

Avocado and coconut oil to keep the moisture going

For particularly dry skin, concentrated serum is a better option than a simple lotion. For a natural alternative we recommend using avocado for a face mask; this fruit contains healthy, hydrating fats, and vitamin A, D and E. Add some essential oils or honey to the mask to further increase moisture. Coconut oil is also great for your skin; you can not only use it to moisturise but to cleanse, protect and strengthen your skin, or even heal wounds – the list goes on!

Fruits and vegetables for a collagen boost

If you start noticing wrinkles and your skin seems less firm, it’s probably because your body produces less of a protein called collagen. As one of the most popular natural skincare products, it benefits your skin, hair, and nails, and is most effective taken internally. A healthy diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, especially those rich in vitamin C, will boost your body’s natural production of collagen.

Honey, tea tree and almond oil against tardy acne

Because of hormonal changes, acne can reappear in your 30s. Tea tree oil has been used as a treatment for acne for ages since it works against inflammation, bacteria, microbes, and fungi. It could be the ideal choice especially for anyone with sensitive skin. Almond oil or honey could also work well in the fight against acne.

You can’t stop the aging process, but there are always solutions to slow it down

Keeping up your skin’s beauty after 30 isn’t the easiest task, but well worth it. Your skin mirrors good body care, and usually, you can find a completely natural alternative to stay fresh and healthy. Stock up on some moisturising avocados and honey, and because of their many uses, coconut oil and tea tree oil are always a good investment. For more skincare tips, subscribe to IONIQ’s newsletter!