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Skincare Tips for Your 30s

Posted by Ellie Swain on Sep 15th 2023

Skincare Tips for Your 30s

Let's face it: hitting the 30 milestone comes with a mixed bag of emotions. One moment you're ecstatic about the wisdom and confidence that comes with this age, and the next, you're side-eyeing those tiny wrinkles that have started to develop.

But hey, we've got you. Remember, your 30s are the new 20s, and with the right skincare game, you can totally rock this decade. Here are some skincare tips that'll make sure you keep turning heads and feel wonderful.

Let's Talk Retinol

Retinol is often hailed as the ultimate age-defying ingredient, and for good reason. Originating from vitamin A, retinol can encourage skin cell turnover. This magic means fresher skin cells surface more regularly, gifting you that coveted glow.

And as collagen production gets a boost, those sneaky fine lines become less noticeable. However, know that retinol can be potent. Be sure to start with a lower concentration so that your skin acclimatizes.

Use retinol two to three times a week initially, and always combine it with sunscreen during the day, as retinol can increase sun sensitivity. If you’re unsure where to start, the Revision Retinol Complete 0.5 is an excellent option. Embrace this skincare superstar but with a touch of caution.

Revision Retinol Complete 0.5

Introducing Antioxidants

Have you ever wondered what the superheroes of the skincare universe look like? Meet antioxidants. These mighty molecules battle against free radicals, which, unleashed by factors like sun damage, pollution, and that occasional stress-binge on chocolate, can prematurely age your skin.

Vitamins C and E stand out as top contenders in this protective brigade. Not only do they wage war against environmental aggressors, but they also promote brightness, helping to fade discoloration and dark spots. If you’d like to try vitamin C, we’d recommend the Murad Vita-C Glycolic Serum to brighten up your complexion. By incorporating antioxidant-rich serums or creams into your routine, you're enlisting a dream team to guard your glow throughout your 30s.

Exfoliation Nation

By gently sloughing off dead skin cells, we unveil a more radiant complexion, ensuring other skincare products penetrate deeper. While the market is flooded with exfoliants, products with AHAs (like glycolic acid) or BHAs (salicylic acid) tend to be fan favorites. These chemical exfoliants delicately dissolve debris without the need for harsh scrubbing.

But a word of caution: like with retinol, balance is key. Overdoing exfoliation can spell trouble. For most, exfoliating once or twice a week strikes the perfect harmony, letting your skin breathe and glow. Get started with one of our favorites, like the powerful GlyMed Plus Astringent No. 5 With Salicylic Acid.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Oh, the glory of hydration. As we waltz into our 30s, our skin may begin to channel its inner drama queen, craving more moisture than ever. While external factors like air conditioning and heating play their part, our skin's natural oils might be in a bit of a slowdown mode when we reach our 30s.

Enter luxurious moisturizers enriched with hyaluronic acid, a superstar ingredient that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. It's like giving your skin a tall glass of H2O. And speaking of water, remember to guzzle down those eight glasses daily to keep the hydration party going from the inside out.

Hydrating Skin Care Moisturizer in Water

Inside-Out Beauty

The adage ‘you are what you eat’ rings especially true when it comes to our skin. What we consume daily acts as the foundation for our outer glow.

In your 30s and beyond, dive deep into a balanced diet teeming with vibrant fruits and verdant vegetables. They're packed with vitamins and antioxidants that can directly amplify skin health. The radiant glow of someone munching on blueberries, spinach, and avocados isn't just coincidence - it's science.

Furthermore, those essential fatty acids found in fish, nuts, and seeds aren't dubbed ‘essential’ for nothing. They provide the hydration and elasticity our skin craves. Omega-3s, in particular, are like little love notes to our skin cells, promoting repair and vibrancy.

And while we're focusing on nourishing from within, consider supplements to bridge any dietary gaps. Perhaps some vitamin E or biotin? Remember, ensuring your inner health is in harmony naturally paves the way for outer beauty.

Embrace the Change

As we venture further into our 30s, remember that aging is a transformative journey that sees our skin evolving, adapting, and narrating our stories.

Those laugh lines? They've chronicled countless smiles and hearty chuckles. That soft wrinkle on the brow? It’s possibly developed from deep thoughts or beautiful dreams.

Our skin's texture and tone aren't just about aesthetics. They’re diaries of our experiences. While care and upkeep are essential, cherishing these natural evolutions is equally crucial. Here's to embracing every freckle, every line, and every unique mark on our skin with pride and love.