Somewhere in between coming to terms with the fact that you don’t look like Shakira in your hip hugger jeans, that moment at the club when you get carded for your drink, and when the grocery store clerk says “thank you ma’am” instead of is the realization that you just might be a 30something. Sure, everyone tried to make us feel better by saying “30 is the new 20” but let’s be for real; there is a huge difference between being 20 and being 30. This is not to suggest that being 30ish is not something to embrace, it certainly is. The milestone however, does come with its fair share of unwanted surprises. I’m not just talking about tummy roll, bye-bye arms, and hair in unwanted places. Those things can easily be maintained as we feverishly run to the trendiest 24-hour gym in town to get our “fitness on” or go to the salon and plunk down $15 for a lather of hot wax on our upper-lip peach fuzz and/or mustache if you’re one of the unlucky ones who has experienced the rage of declining estrogen (oh yea, it’s coming, just you wait!).
As we embark on our journey into grown up world where our corporate jobs lead us to after hours cocktail events, or our dream job sends us on red-eye flights out of the country, on top of the stresses of family, finances, and all of the many aspects in a woman’s life, some tolls are inevitably taken. Late nights working on projects and presentations often leave us feeling drained and tired; we wake only to baggy eyes, and dark circles. Let’s not forget those G-N-O moments with friends at the bar until 2am knowing that your bed time is really at 10pm, consuming alcohol, trying to relive friday night at the dorms. These event’s often leave us dehydrated, our skin becoming dry and eventually forming lines and deep wrinkles.
Then, one day while applying your make up; you realize that you really do have lines! “But how did this happen?” you ask. The stubborn lines sneak up and only become worse if you are not taking care of your skin. While there are some expensive solutions like Botox and Restylane, these options may seem a bit extreme for a barely or new 30something. In fact, I’m not sure I would even consider it. I prefer to utilize natural creams and masks to keep my lines at bay. I have tried so many different products between the ages of 27 and 30 (ahem!) that I should probably buy stock in some of the brands. To be honest, many of them do not work. The best treatment that I have found thus far is the “Now & Zen” Brilliant Lotus Anti-Aging face cloth from Perfectly Posh.
Made of CoQ10 and Multi Peptide Complex , the cloth works well in hydration the face. I immediately notice a reduction in the fine smile lines around my mouth. The cloth is applied for about 10 minutes and followed up with an anti-aging serum. The cloth works to boost the collagen in the skin naturally, leaving a soft smooth feel and brightened complexion. I can place my foundation on after using the mask and the application is flawless; there are literally no lines visible. there are no harmful I would highly recommend the cloth and serum for any 30something who is just beginning to show some signs of aging, especially the dreaded “fine lines & wrinkles”, bummer!
If you’d like to try the “Now & Zen Brilliant Lotus Anti-Aging face cloth, check out Independent Consultant Karen King at Perfectly Posh. The face cloth and serum retail for about $7 so, it is definitely worth a try.
What is your favorite anti-aging product for the dirty 30s?