By your thirties, hopefully, you have a basic skincare routine in place. However, your thirties are the time when growth hormones, collagen, and elastin levels decrease. Additionally, cell turnover slows. All of this means that your thirties are the ideal time to start focusing on anti-aging skincare.
The best skincare routine is one that tones and hydrates your skin while maintaining a level of simplicity, so you can easily implement it into your everyday life. Here are a few tips to skincare in your thirties.
Don’t Skip SPF
Perhaps the biggest factor in aging is UV rays. In addition to being a skin cancer concern, sun exposure can worsen hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. For this reason, it’s essential to use some products with SPF every day, even though the fall and winter months.
It’s best to add in a sunblock product between SPF 30-50, but note that this may include a moisturizer or foundation with this benefit added. Contrary to popular belief, some dermatologists recommend wearing foundation every day as a minimal barrier between your skin and harmful UV rays.
Hydration is key to youthful, glowing skin. Investing in a moisturizer is especially important in your thirties to help avoid signs of aging, such as skin laxity and wrinkles. Look for moisturizers that contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin or plant-based ingredients like green tea extract or grapeseed oil.
Ensuring you drink plenty of water is also a simple and easy way to improve the appearance of your skin. Neglecting the basics in your health can start to reflect in your complexion, especially in your thirties, so make sure you get at least eight glasses of water a day.
Pay Attention to Your Eyes and Neck
Your thirties are the best time to start focusing on certain areas in terms of your skincare routine. Adding an eye cream to your daily routine will help minimize signs of aging like crows feet. Gently pat the product around the eye area with your ring finger to avoid pulling and damaging the delicate skin.
Your neck and décolletage are often the first places to show signs of aging, as the skin in this area are both delicate and often neglected. Make sure to moisturize and include daily SPF to your neck just as you would your face. And, no, running leftover product from your face down to your neck isn’t enough. Duplicating the moisturizing and SPF routine from your face onto these areas is most effective.
Look for key anti-aging ingredients
In terms of ingredients, Retinol and Antioxidants are the two that you should look out for in your thirties.
Retinol, a form of vitamin A, strengthens the skin and aids in skin cell renewal. Add in a retinol product to your nighttime routine a few nights a week, applying it before your moisturizer.
Antioxidant serums are also good products to add to your routine in your thirties. These serums, especially those that contain vitamins C and E, repair and brighten the skin.
Consider starting Botox
If Botox is something you’ve considered, your thirties are a good time to start the treatment. Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles, so starting in your thirties before deeper lines have set in can help to prevent them from forming.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have more questions about skincare through your thirties, schedule a consultation with Jupiter Dermatology. We’d be happy to discuss your skincare plan as well as Botox and other treatment options. Request an appointment online or call (561) 748-0510.