How you take care of your skin in your 30s will set the tone for the decades you have ahead so it’s important to build a strong routine now. Whatever you thought you knew about your skin, mouth and body will start changing. “Women in their 30s start to see changes and can tell that their appearance is changing, but can’t really pinpoint what is happening exactly,” shares Dr. Flor A. Mayoral, board-certified dermatologist of Coral Gables, Florida. Your skin’s health and look builds upon what you did in your twenties. If you have taken care of yourself up until now, the common concerns that come along with your 30s wont make as much of an impact. But, if you didn’t have the best skin care routine in your younger years, like sleeping with your makeup on or skipping SPF at the beach, don’t worry, your 30s is still a good place where you can slow down the passage of time.
Cleanse twice a day: The basic first step in the best skin care routine for any age: Cleansing in the morning and night in addition to removing your makeup before bed is crucial. You may touch your face with dirty hands, sweat and come in contact with certain biological elements that age your skin – it’s important to wash all of that away. To get in the habit of washing your skin twice a day try linking it to brushing your teeth so that it becomes a part of your routine without even thinking of it.
Protect with SPF: Sun damage builds up over the years and it is difficult to take back. Again, something essential for great skin of all ages, the best skin care routine should include sunscreen. “I start to make women in their 30s aware of the need to apply their moisturizer with 30 SPF on their chest and hands when they are applying it to their face. It saves time and ensures that other exposed areas are also a part of the rejuvenation routine,” recommends Dr. Mayoral. “I always tell them that it is important to plan for their 50s. Anyone can look good at 30. It really is up to them to continue to look youthful in 20 years, and that their skin care routine will pay off in the end.”
Fight wrinkles: Noticed your first wrinkle? In our 30s, “Collagen production has already decreased and replacement of the skin cells has slowed down (epidermal cell turnover) in addition to fat pads on the face becoming somewhat smaller,” explains Dr. Mayoral. Look for anti aging products specific to different areas of your skin to better target lines and wrinkles. Also incorporate a day (with SPF) and night cream and use them both accordingly 365 days a year. A good pair: RevitaLift® Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Day Cream Moisturizer has SPF 25 and RevitaLift ® Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Night Cream Moisturizer with pro-retinol.
Regain brilliance: A common and perhaps new concern you may face in your 30s is skin dullness or a loss of brilliance. You may be slightly starting to lose the oily sheen that gives off a radiant glow. Hydration is essential in restoring that radiance. Now is a nice time to break into facial oils, especially one that contains rose oil, which quenches the skin. Moisturizers, creams and serums with hyaluronic acids, like RevitaLift® Volume Filler Serum, will also help draw in moisture and hydrate skin. Moisturize in the morning, load up on your SPF in your facial oil, moisturizer and even foundation, and apply a night cream before bed.
Even skin tone: You may now start to see the damage that has been done in your twenties: Perhaps scars are showing that developed years prior from picked pimples or black heads. Before your skin was plump and you couldn’t see it. But, your skin’s capacity to heal itself isn’t as strong as it used to be. “AHA’s/BHA’s Glycolic, lactic and salicylic acid help with the sloughing of the top layers of the skin. These will exfoliate the dead cells, even out the skin tone and make the skin look smoother,” shares Dr. Mayoral.
Control break outs: “Women in their 30s with acne should make sure that their skin care routine includes salicylic acid. It is non-irritating, penetrates the pores, and is extremely helpful in controlling this problem,” says Dr. Mayoral. Look for cleansers that contain salicylic acid or use benzoyl peroxide, an antibacterial, as a cleanser. Pregnancy TLC: Pregnant skin changes as it is subject to hormones that change. The body can rebound easier in our 20s and go back to wear it was because the skin is able to bounce back. Skin in your 30s is not as flexible. Pay attention to taking care of the skin by hydrating regularly. How you treat your skin, will impact how the skin reacts.
Stress less: Tight deadlines, packed schedules and family tensions make a huge impression on the skin. Maintaining your stress levels should be a part of the best skin care routine. Make it a point to relax and rest. Take a bath, read a book or unwind by taking a yoga class. Embracing a calmer attitude, when you can, will de-stress your mind and your skin.
Your 30s is the time in your life to set the tone for your 40s and 50s. You have the possibility to have good skin and good habits later in life. As we age and as we become more of who we think we are it is much more difficult to change. Take the time for yourself now and implement the best skin care routine to keep you looking beautiful now and in the decades to come.
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