Super-effective home remedies for women over 30

Aging is inevitable. One’s body goes through various changes when it crosses the age of 30. These changes are normal and a part of growing older. Each woman’s body is unique, thus, some women in their 30s may feel like they need to slow down a bit. While others may feel like this age is their prime time in their career as well as personal life. However, when you’re over 30 or crossing the age of 30, you must be concerned about the following issues; keeping a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, preventing bone loss, visiting a gynaecologist regularly, and reducing stress.

When you’re above the age of 30, you must keep in mind to have regular medical check-ups and health screening. This keeps in helping you to keep a track of your well-being and rule out possible health problems. Your body starts showing the first subtle signs of ageing in your mid-thirties, for example, wrinkles. Thus, taking care of your skin is more important in this phase than ever. There can also be some changes in your menstrual cycle and an increase in the fibroid. Therefore, you must visit your gynaecologist often. 

Home Remedies for Women Over 30

Here are 20 home remedies for problems that range from body pain to hair fall and wrinkles. 

Aloe Vera – Aloe vera works as one of the best remedies for reducing wrinkles. The best part about this remedy is that you only need aloe vera and no other ingredients for it.

  • If you have an aloe vera plant, simply cut a leaf from the plant and extract its gel. Apply fresh gel on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it with just warm water. 
  • If you have aloe vera gel, simply apply the gel on your face and massage the areas where you have wrinkles thoroughly. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it with warm water.

Banana-honey Face Mask – This is another home remedy for wrinkles. Bananas are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that combat wrinkles and fine lines. To make this mask, you will need:

  • ½ ripe banana, and
  • 1 tablespoon honey.

To make this mask – 

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork, so that it is thick enough for you to apply it to your face.
  2. Now, add the honey and mix it with the mashed banana.
  3. Apply this thick mixture on your face and keep it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, rinse the mask with warm water using your face wash.
  5. Apply this mask twice a week.

Turmeric Mask – One’s skin tends to get dull in the mid-thirties. Turmeric has antioxidants that help one’s skin to glow. For this mask, you will need

  • ¾ teaspoon of turmeric,
  • 4 tablespoons of wheat or rice flour,
  • 4 tablespoons of water or milk.

To make this mask – 

  1. Mix the turmeric with the flour in a bowl thoroughly.
  2. Add water or milk to it to make it thick.
  3. Now, apply this mask to your face and your neck thoroughly and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, rinse off the mask with only plain water. Do not use a facewash to rinse this mask.
  5. You can use this mask twice a week.

Baking Soda and Olive Oil Mask – Baking soda works as an exfoliator and is useful in removing dead cells from one’s skin. To make this mask, you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda,
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil,
  • ½ teaspoon of honey.

To make this mask, follow the steps below –

  1. Mix the baking soda, olive oil, and honey together in a bowl thoroughly.
  2. Apply this mixture on a damp (slightly wet) face and massage your face well.
  3. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mask with cool water. It is advisable to not use a facewash while washing this mask.

Ginger-Honey Mixture – Ginger has high antioxidant content and hence works against wrinkles effectively. It also fights fine lines.

  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, and
  • 1 tablespoon of honey.

To make this mixture, follow the steps given below – 

  1. Mix the grated ginger and the honey together.
  2. Eat this mixture every morning, on an empty stomach.
  3. You can also add this mixture to your tea.

Coconut Eye Cream – You can have dark circles or eye bags in your 30s due to stress. This remedy can be used to reduce eye puffiness and dark circles. For this cream, you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, and
  • ¼ tablespoon of Vitamin E oil.

To make this cream – 

  1. Mix the coconut oil with the vitamin E oil in a container.
  2. Now, leave this container in the refrigerator for an hour so that the cream can solidify.
  3. After an hour, your cream is ready.
  4. Make sure to apply this cream every night, before sleeping.

Primrose Oil Eye Cream – Primrose oil helps in brightening one’s skin. Thus, it is very beneficial to reduce one’s dark circles. It has anti-ageing qualities and helps the skin to be even-toned. To make this cream, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil,
  • 1 tablespoon of primrose oil, and
  • 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil.

To make this cream, follow the steps given below – 

  1. Mix all the ingredients mentioned above in a glass bowl.
  2. Take some water (1/2 cup) in a small saucepan and heat it on a medium to high flame. Place your glass bowl above the saucepan and allow for the oils to melt completely.
  3. After the oils have melted, turn off the heat and pour the mixture into a small container. Leave the oil in the container for a while, until it has cooled down.
  4. Your cream is ready, once the oil has cooled down. You can apply this formula every night under your eyes, before sleeping.

Cocoa Butter Cream – This eye cream helps in reducing the puffiness of one’s eyes and reduces eye bags. For this cream, you will need

  • 2 tablespoons of Vaseline, or any other petroleum jelly available in your area,
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter, and
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

To make this cream, follow the steps given below –

  1. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and heat the saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Once all the ingredients have melted and are mixed together, turn off the heat and pour the mixture into a small container.
  3. Once the mixture is cool, you can apply it under your eyes.
  4. Apply this cream once before you sleep.

Coconut and Shea Butter Lip Cream – This lip cream helps in making your lips plump and look healthy. To make this lip cream, you will need the following ingredients – 

  • ¼ tablespoon of beeswax,
  • ½ tablespoon of coconut oil, and
  • ½ tablespoon of shea butter.

The steps of making this lip cream are – 

  1. Heat a pan on medium heat (on your stove) and melt all the ingredients on the pan.
  2. Now, mix the ingredients together until they are well-combined.
  3. Pour this mixture into a container and let it cool down.
  4. After it has cooled down, store it in a refrigerator for it to become solid.
  5. Your lip cream is ready to be used.

Coconut Oil Sunscreen – It is very important to protect your skin from the harmful radiation of the sun as it can lead to skin ageing. For this reason, you should wear sunscreen every day. To make this sunscreen, you will need the following ingredients: 

  • ½ cup of Coconut Oil,
  • 2 tablespoons of Zinc Oxide,
  • 1 tablespoon of Vitamin E oil,
  • 10 drops of lavender oil.

The following are the steps to make this sunscreen –

  1. Whip the coconut oil and lavender oil in a blender.
  2. Now, empty this mixture in a container in which you will be storing your sunscreen.
  3. Slowly and carefully add the zinc oxide and the Vitamin E oil and mix it well.
  4. Store it aside for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, your sunscreen is ready.
  5. This sunscreen lasts for up to 6 months in the refrigerator.

Clove Powder – In your 30s, you may experience hormonal imbalances. Sometimes, these hormonal changes can cause nausea and bloat. This can be reduced by eating 1 to 2 teaspoons of clove powder whenever you feel nauseous or bloated

  1. To make the clove powder, you simply grind some cloves in a food processor and store them in a container for you to intake whenever necessary.

Turmeric and Mustard Oil Body Pain Relief – Mustard oil is very well known to reduce chronic body pain. Turmeric has antiseptic qualities, and when combined with mustard, it helps in decreasing body soreness. To make this oil, you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric,
  • ½ cup of mustard oil.

Follow the steps given below to make this oil – 

  1. Mix turmeric with the mustard oil in a bowl thoroughly.
  2. Heat this bowl for only 10 seconds on medium heat.
  3. Apply this oil to that part of your body that is aching.
  4. There is no need to wash this oil once you have applied it.

Olive-Coconut Pain Reliever – Olive oil is an excellent means of reducing body ache. You can use this oil for aches in any body part, including headaches. To make this oil, you will need:

  • ¼ cup of olive oil, and
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil.

The steps of making this oil are –

  1. Mix the olive oil with the coconut oil in a bowl and stir thoroughly.
  2. Heat the bowl for around 10 seconds and apply it to the region that is paining.

Turmeric-Ginger Shot for Nausea – You may sometimes feel nauseous due to hormonal fluctuations. One way to tackle them is by drinking this concentrated juice. To make this juice, you will need – 

  • Juice of 1 lemon,
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric,
  • ¼ cup of water, and
  • 1 inch of ginger.

To make this juice, follow the steps given below –

  1. Grind all the ingredients together with the help of water.
  2. Make sure that the ginger is blended properly.
  3. Pour the juice into your glass and drink it.
  4. You can have this juice in the morning on an empty stomach as well.

Olive oil Hair Mask – Olive oil has Vitamin E which nourishes damaged and dry hair. In your thirties, you are more prone to dehydrated and damaged hair, thus this mask can be useful to combat this problem. For this hair mask, the ingredients are:

  • 1 egg yolk, and
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

To make this mask, follow the steps given below – 

  1. Whisk the yolk in a bowl until it is smooth. 
  2. Add the olive oil into it and mix it well together. 
  3. Apply this mixture all over your hair and keep it for 15 minutes. 
  4. Rinse off the mask with cool water with a shampoo followed by a conditioner.

Vitamin E Hair Mask – Vitamin E gives deep conditioning to one’s hair. It is possible that in your mid or late thirties, you experience heavy hair fall. This can be reduced with the help of this hair mask. To make this hair mask, you will need the following ingredients: 

  • ½ cup of coconut oil, and
  • 3 Vitamin E capsules.

To make this hair mask, follow the steps given below –

  1. In a bowl, add the coconut oil and break the Vitamin E capsules in the bowl. Now, stir the ingredients thoroughly, until mixed well.
  2. Apply this mixture on your scalp and cover the ends of your hair thoroughly.
  3. Keep this mixture for 15 minutes and then rinse it with your shampoo with cool water. 
  4. You can use a conditioner after shampooing.

Baking Soda Detox Mask – Baking soda also helps in fighting dandruff and works well as an exfoliant. For this hair mask, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of ginger juice, 
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey.

To make this mask, follow the steps given below –

  1. Mix the ginger juice and honey with baking soda thoroughly. 
  2. Now, apply the mixture onto the scalp and give your scalp a massage for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Keep this mixture on your scalp for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse the hair mask with cool water using a shampoo and condition your hair later.

Banana and Egg Hair Mask – Egg yolk helps in adding moisture to one’s hair and banana helps in smoothening one’s hair. To make this hair mask, you will need:

  • 1 ripe banana, and
  • 1 egg yolk.

To make this hair mask, follow the steps given below –

  1. Mash the banana so that there are no lumps left.
  2. Mix egg yolk with the mashed banana and stir well.
  3. Apply this mixture thoroughly to your hair and cover it completely.
  4. Keep this mask on for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Rinse it with lukewarm water with shampoo.

Garlic and Aloe Juice Hair Mask – Both garlic and aloe vera juice helps in smoothening one’s hair. Garlic also has antibacterial qualities which help in reducing dandruff. To make this hair mask, you will need –

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic juice,
  • 2 teaspoons of aloe juice,
  • 1 teaspoon of honey, and
  • 1 tablespoon of egg yolk.

To make this hair mask, follow the steps given below –

  1. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender till it forms a paste-like consistency. 
  2. Apply this paste to your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse it with cool water with a shampoo followed by a conditioner.

Coffee Hair Mask – This hair mask works best for smoothening one’s hair and hair growth. To make this hair mask, you will need the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of black coffee, and
  • 1 egg yolk.

To make this hair mask, follow the steps given below –

  1. Mix both the ingredients well.
  2. Once the mixture is ready, apply it to your hair and coat your hair with the mask completely. 
  3. Keep this mask on for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mask with cool water using a shampoo followed by a conditioner.

Precautions

If you’re over the age of 30, here are some precautions that you must take to be healthy:

  • Make sure to exercise for at least 20 minutes thrice a week. Once you’re over 30, your ability to multitask and handle stress declines. Thus, exercising is very important to channelize your stress and anxiety and lower the chances of being prone to depression. Exercise will also help you in maintaining your desired weight and be fit.
  • Start adding more whole foods, fruits, and fresh vegetables to your diet. It’s in your thirties, that you must be the most careful about your diet. If your diet consists of highly fatty foods and junk food, then you’re at risk of various health problems. So, it is advisable to limit your diet to whole foods that are high in fibre and low in fat.
  • In your thirties, there are chances that your skin may be dehydrated, or rough. Hence, make sure to keep your skin hydrated. Use an exfoliating mask every week and regularly use products that have antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A.
  • It is in your thirties that you’re most prone to dark circles and eye bags. For this reason, it is very important for you to have a good sleep at night. Make it a point to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
  • Avoid smoking or excessive intake of alcohol. These habits severely affect your health and your skin, especially in your late thirties.
  • Always make sure to apply sunscreen before leaving the house. You should, in fact, apply sunscreen even when you’re at home during the daytime. Applying sunscreen is the best way to prevent skin damage and slow down the ageing of one’s skin.

Myths and Facts 

Debunking myths that some women over the age of 30 may have:

Myth: Women who are over 30 gain weight and lose strength over time because of their age.

Fact: No. One’s age cannot cause weight fluctuations alone. For many women, the cause for gaining weight is their poor eating habits. Thus, women should be especially careful about their diet. They must increase the intake of low-fat snacks and reduce the intake of highly fatty foods.

Myth: Once you gain weight in your late thirties, you cannot reduce it.

Fact: Regardless of your age, if you treat your body well, you will be able to reduce the extra weight that you’ve gained. Exercising every day and eating healthy can lead to weight loss no matter what your age is. If you cut down on refined carbohydrates and work out for 20 minutes, every day, you will be able to lose weight. 

Myth: As you’re near the age of late thirties, you lose out on sleep.

Fact: This is not true. Sleep disturbances in women are caused by a variety of factors other than just age, such as; stress, drinking or snacking late in the day, body pain, or anxiety. However, it is not necessary that you will not be able to sleep properly every day of your late thirties. 

OTC Products Effective for Women Over 30

OTC refers to over-the-counter products which are safe and appropriate for use. The following products are safe for women who are over 30 to use:

  • L’Oréal Total Repair 5 Masque: When you start aging, your hair does too. Women who are in their mid or late thirties may suffer from problems such as; hair fall, dry, and dull hair. This mask helps in nourishing one’s hair completely. This mask claims to nourish the hair from dryness, hair fall, roughness, and dullness. This mask is best for those who have dry hair.
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream: This is a great anti-ageing cream that gives quick results. This cream helps in making the skin brighter and is lightweight. It fights the signs of ageing and works best for women who are in their mid-thirties.
  • Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Overnight Recovery: If you’re nearing your late thirties, you may start noticing wrinkles and dark circles. This cream helps in reducing these two skin problems. This cream is to be applied at night and to be washed in the morning only. It is lightweight and has a good aroma. It also leaves behind a brightening effect.
  • Wella Enrich Moisturizing Treatment Mask for Dry and Damaged Hair: Women over the age of 30 may also suffer from frizzy or brittle hair because of hormonal changes. This hair mask works to reduce frizz from one’s hair. It improves one’s hair texture and repairs brittle hair. 
  • Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller: Due to stress and late-night work shifts, women over 30s are the most prone to eye bags and dark circles. This cream helps in de-puffing the eyebags and lightening dark circles. It is easy to apply and is very lightweight.
  • FitMiss – Delight Women’s Complete Protein Shake Vanilla Chai: As you start ageing and reach your thirties, your bone density tends to decrease. For this reason, your consumption of protein is very important. This protein shake has vegetable-based protein and it is low in calories. It is gluten-free as well. Since it helps in keeping one full for hours, it is a great choice for breakfast.
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer dry-touch sunblock SPF 50: This sunscreen is light-weight, and hydrates one’s skin. It is oil-free and waterproof. It can be used for all skin types. It is also sweat-free and lasts for about 4 hours in the sun.
  • Jarrow’s Formula – Brown Rice Protein Powder Vanilla: This powder is also low in calories and high in protein. It is one of the best vegetarian sources of protein. This powder works best for women who have gastrointestinal problems. It is gluten-free and organic.
  • L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30: This sunscreen has Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and retinol which helps in giving one’s skin hydrated and healthy look. It is oil-free and suitable for all skin types.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does one still need multivitamin capsules if they’re eating well? 

A: This is a controversial issue. Sometimes, even if you are eating a whole-food diet (which is the most recommended diet for women over the age of 30), there are chances that you’re not getting enough vitamins and minerals. For this reason, women over 30 should have regular health screening. If you have a deficiency of certain vitamins, it is advisable to contact your doctor and start taking multivitamins as prescribed by the doctor.

Q: Does one’s metabolism become slower in their 30s? 

A: Metabolism is referred to as chemical reactions that take place inside one’s body, which balances the living state of cells and organisms. In your 30s, if you’re not eating healthy or exercising, you can gain weight and lose muscle weight. This can lead to slow rates of metabolism.

Q: Are women more likely to have depression in their 30s?

A: Your 30s can be bittersweet to you. This is the time when your youth is over and responsibilities mount on you. These responsibilities range from work environment to child-rearing. This can be overwhelming and stressful, which can lead to depression in some women. However, not everyone who is in their 30s is depressed.

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