Obviously 40 is the new 30 and all that, and we're sure you'll be looking and feeling 22 when you hit the big 3-0 (sunscreen awareness for the win!). But that particular numerical milestone will always hold a certain significance when it comes to beauty.
Before we're in our thirties, most of us aspire to polish up our makeup game, figure out which hairstyle is actually our best look, and finally shake off tired insecurities for good. At the same time, turning 30 has a way of suddenly making wrinkles and gray hairs pop up somewhere on your to-worry-about radar.
So for all of you approaching this imaginary-yet-important beauty deadline (and even those of us a few years beyond it), we offer 20 gems of hard-earned beauty wisdom that'll carry you into your prime years, so you can look and feel more gorgeous than ever.
20. Exfoliation Is the Fountain of Youth
Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy
7 Benefits of Exfoliation
- Unclogs Pores
- Prevents Acne
- Helps Other Skincare Products Penetrate Deeper
- It Evens Skin Tone
- Boosts Circulation and Lymphatic Drainage
- It Increases Cell Turnover
- Stimulates Collagen Synthesis
"I start every day by exfoliating my face. That's something I've done for the past 40 years. I feel like it's really contributed to my skin feeling fresh and smooth. Forty years ago, I read an article that said men always look five years younger than women who are their same age. They contributed that to them shaving every day, and the daily exfoliating with shaving making their skin look younger. I was like, I'm not going to let them get away with that! I use the exfoliator from my skincare line because it's gentle. The whole line was modeled after the skincare ritual I already have."