Based in New York City, thirty waves is a blog by brittany allyn.  Her posts explore modern love, self exploration, and what it feels like to turn 30.

30 Year Old Skin Routine

30 Year Old Skin Routine

I've always been obsessed with taking care of my skin. In my early twenties, I became regimented with doing an A.M. and P.M. skincare routine. Years later, I'd like to say my skin has been preserved as much as possible. 

While I use the some products twice a day, others need to be specialized for morning or night. 

Vocab you need to know: 

  • |exfoliation| /eks-foh-lee-ey-shuh n/ · verb ·
    New cell growth. Get rid of the old and bring in the new...skin cells that is. Exfoliation also keeps the pH to your skin balanced which is key for products to work well. Otherwise, you're just wasting money putting cream on dead skin cells that are going to slough off anyway. 
     
  • |eye cream| /ahy kreem/ · noun · 
    Your best friend. Use it at least twice a day as we age their first and it's much harder to fix as we get older (as opposed to Botox in your forehead)
     
  • |serums| /seer-uh m/ · noun · 
    Vitamins for your skin. While moisturizers lock in...the moisture. Serums apply anti-oxidants and anti-aging vitamins into your skin to restore cell-growth, boost collagen (the stuff we lose in our skin as we get older), and overall keep it healthy (like a workout, for your skin). There are sooo many different kinds it's overwhelming so I typically get one with 

Morning Skin Routine 

1. Eve Lom Morning Cleanser $60 (cleaner)

2. Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence $42 (exfoliates and tones)

3. Sunday RileyAuto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream $65

4. Serum (adds Vitamins and a daily glow) DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCAREC+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum $78

5. Glamglow MEGA ILLUMINATING MOISTURIZER $49 

Total: $294

 

Morning Skin Routine 

1. Eve Lom Morning Cleanser $60 (cleaner)

2. Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence $42 (exfoliates and tones)

3. Sunday RileyAuto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream $65

4. SUNDAY RILEY Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil $45 

Additional Total: $45

Total: $339

 

 

 

Night Skin Routine: 

1. Wash and rub skin with Eve Lom Morning Cleanser $60 

Why this one? I've never bought an expensive face wash before this one. I thought it was pointless, wasn't I just washing off my makeup so I can put my products on? However, one day I was given a sample and promised this stuff would get all the little bumps away on your hairline and leave it super dewy and mositurized...and now I'm hooked. It's very unique, feels like a creamy oil your slathering to your face and you have to make sure you wash it off well. But it's less drying than any other facewash and keeps your natural oils in your pores...thus disrupting them and the pH of your skin less. 

Enriched with natural oils including clove, eucalyptus, chamomile and papaya fruit enzyme which also exfoliates. It feels like a mini facial every time. 

How to apply:

If I have heavy eye makeup on I'll usually wash it off with micellar water from the drug store (a less harsh makeup remover) before applying the cleanser. Then, starting with a dry face,  I rub Eve Lom cleanser around my face and jawline for a minute, washing off with warm water. If you don't like the oily/moisture feeling (you're used to the dry/clean just washed feeling) it might feel funny at first. Just remember that oils on your face prevent wrinkles. 

2. Use an essence (better than a toner) - Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence

 

 
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I've never bought expensive facewash in my life...

...until Eve Lom. 

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