Skincare routines when we are teenagers or in our 20s can be pretty basic. You may not have as many skin concerns to worry about besides experimenting with products to cure acne. Once you enter your 30s, it is time to take things more seriously. A lot can change in your 30s, whether in life or with your skin.
If you want to see how your skin can change in your 30s, here are some things you may experience through the years. Knowing the changes ahead can help you prepare and understand why you need to have a skincare routine in your 30s.
How Your Skin Changes
A significant change in your skin can occur from sun damage over time. When you have youthful skin, you may not prioritize protecting your skin since you don’t see much of a reason to. As you age, this can start to show as hyperpigmentation, rosacea, or uneven skin texture.
Once you hit your 30s, the skin starts to lose about one percent of collagen per year. This can create the first signs of wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, and thinner skin. Skin can become drier and less capable of retaining moisture which causes a dull look on the skin.
There are also internal changes going on in the skin we cannot see. The rate at which our cells renew and reproduce starts to slow. A prolonged repair and rejuvenation period is making it more challenging to keep up with the wear and tear it goes through. This makes your 30s a great time to build a well-rounded skincare routine to keep your skin glowing in the future.
Skin Concerns As You Age
Sometimes, new skin concerns arise around specific ages in your 30s. Although everyone experiences aging differently, recognizing concerns you may have to take on through the years can help you navigate a skincare regime. Here are some ways you may age and how to combat them.
The good news is there will not be an abrupt change in your skin from 29 to 30. If you already follow a regular cleansing and moisturizing routine, the only thing you may notice is a little extra texture. Since our body slows down the production of hyaluronic acid, it can dry your skin and cause fine lines to appear.
A great way to try and fight this is by trying vitamins. You can use topical and digestible, depending on your preference. Vitamins A, E, and C, are active ingredients that contribute to helping your skin renew and produce collagen and elastin. They can provide hydration to your skin and replace the hyaluronic acid you are losing.
As you age, your body may not be able to bounce back as quickly as it used to. Sun damage can take longer to heal since your skin is dryer and tighter. If you forget to moisturize for a few days, you will be able to feel your skin tightening. If you have a bad habit of skipping sunscreen, you will start to see the first signs of dark spots and more prominent pores.
You should be applying sunscreen all year round, multiple times a day. An easy way to add this to your routine is using a moisturizer with SPF. If you have not started using a retinol cream by now, it can also help with fine lines and collagen production. Retinol makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight, making sunscreen even more important to ensure it is working effectively.
You may experience dark circles before you reach the age of 30. Although around 34 is when they predominantly can start to show. Factors like work and stress can cause these to show up. You may be experiencing harmful blue light from your work computer or other pollutants. These things can cause aging around the eyes.
You can use eye creams and prioritize sleep to prevent dark circles from forming. Eye cream at night helps add some hydration under the eyes and fight the formation of dark circles. If you prioritize healthy sleeping habits, powering down electronics before bed and getting a good amount of shut-eye is the best way to help this.
You may think that once you surpass your teenage year, acne is no longer a concern. Unfortunately, many people continue to break out deep into their 30s. You may get occasional pimples popping up or acne rosacea which looks like tiny bumps and red areas in the middle of your face.
Sleep can also affect your ance concerns along with helping dark circles, as mentioned earlier. Washing your face and following your skincare routine is key to keeping your skin clear. It prevents bacteria from spreading while washing away all the dirt accumulated on your face throughout the day. Along with skincare, a healthy lifestyle, including nutritious food and exercise, will also contribute to prolonged youthful skin.
Create Your Skincare Routine
The effects of aging are inevitable. Thankfully there are ways you can slow down the process of skin concerns you are not looking forward to experiencing. Prepare your skincare routine in your 30s that you can stick to in order to reap the benefits.
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