I took the time to generate an entire list of issues that I face while being in my thirties. I am going to share my personal 30-something problems with you, however I will only share 5 of those issues at a time. This will become a little blog series of mine where I discuss 30-something issues and the solutions I intend to find. Also, I will share the solutions I did find. I know that not all women go through the same issues. The Dirty Thirties play out differently for everyone. These are just some of the issue I’ve noticed in me and if you guys have any beauty issues of your own and any solutions, please share! I love the engagement!
Five 30-Something Problems
It is undeniable that there is a huge difference between your 20’s and 30’s. It may not hit you all at once but it certainly felt like it did. Not all of these changes happened as soon as I hit 30, but they gradually reveled themselves. I remember reading somewhere that your Thirties will be the best years of your life. You are finally an actual “Adult, Adult,” and you have life figured out. Don’t let these minor beauty changes get in the way of loving life in your thirties.
Honestly, my hair is just not what it used to be. I used to wake up, brush my hair and I was ready to go! Today, I have to take a hot tool to my hair in order to keep my hair looking decent. If I don’t straighten or curl my hair, I have to put my hair up in a bun. No fun for me because I have to do that for work anyway.
Use Heat Protection Before Using a Hot tool
Hair Mask Once a Week
Hair is Not As Thick and Full
The Hair Dressers who cut and dye my hair tell me all the time, “You have so much hair,” but let me tell you, my hair is not the same as it was before. I notice a lost of density in my hair right before I turned 30. I am grateful for what I still have to work with and taking care of my hair is something I value more and more.
Don’t Wash everyday for shine
Use volumizing products
Find a good hair routine
More Gray Hair
I’ve had gray hair since I was 15 and it progressively got worst over time. Now I have enough gray around my crown area to have that sophisticated salt and pepper look and a Rouge-(X-Men), white streak in my bangs. Problem is, I feel much to young to let it all go so I dye it. I’ve always used box dye and over time it damage in my hair. Beauticians tell me all the time to get my hair dyed at salons because the chemicals are not as harsh. I am telling you, box dyes has done nothing good for my hair.
Go to the Beauty Salon to Touch up roots from now on
Experiment with other Methods
Changes in my Hands
Moisturizer is a MUST at my age! I don’t only use it on my face; I’ve learned that I should moisturize my neck as well as my hands!!! My hands are super sensitive and they get really dry. I used to work outside for hours and hours and I would put sunblock all over my face, neck but not my hands. Causing my hands to look more weathered than they used to.
Carry hand lotion and apply regularly
When in the Sun, apply sun block to back of hands
Some of you guys might know this. At the age of 31, I developed Adult Acne and it lasted me two years. I seriously spent time at Ulta trying to find the right solution to my Cystic Acne but the problem only got worst. A few times I consulted a family doctor and we tried different avenues that did not work for me at all. The problem continued and it started to leave a little bit of scars, even when I did not mess with my zits. I felt like an awkward teenager going through hormone changes. It was bad! Finally, after months of me begging, my family doctor referred me to a Dermatologist . He prescribed me rental-A and advised me to use Cediphil with it and within a month I saw results. After using Retinl-A. I can say I’ve only had two minor outbreaks and overall I am happy to say I am acne free 🙂
Use Retin-A when I notice a zit
Continue to use Cediphil
Continue to be cautious of what I put on my face
Ruffles are my summer fling! I am obsessed with this top and I love how it compliments my earrings, which I got from this adorable boutique called Kiwi and Ellie. I do collaborate with them but I am telling you I would not collaborate with them if I did not love their stuff. By the way, purchase from Kiwi and Ellie today and get 20% off your order using Brandi20. What is your summer obsession?
Have a Great Week