Your Guide to Skincare in Your 30s
It’s a fact of life that your skin changes as you age. Once you get into your thirties, it’s perfectly normal to notice a shift in your skin and the way it responds to your at-home care. Like your wardrobe, your skincare regimen should change with seasons to adapt to your skin’s needs and your cosmetic goals. Whether you’re in your thirties or fast approaching, here’s what to know about some important steps in your skincare habits and lifestyle.
Get Enough Sleep
When you were in your teens and twenties, it probably felt like you could get away with much less sleep. In fact, you could probably stay out all night and still be relatively fresh the next day. However, too many lost hours of sleep will start to show on your skin in your thirties. This can manifest in fine lines and bags around your eyes as well as overall poor skin quality since your body doesn’t have the rest it needs to renew collagen and turn over new cells. Getting at least eight hours of sleep every night becomes extremely important to your health as well, so make an effort to incorporate this into your lifestyle if you haven’t already.
Pay Careful Attention to Sensitive Skin
The skin on your eyelids is thinner than the skin on other parts of your body. This is also true of your hands and neck, and these areas can give away your age even if your face otherwise looks young and smooth. As part of your daily moisturizing regimen, you should spread some moisturizer over your neck and hands, as well as your undereye area. If you need a little extra help, certain skincare treatments like a chemical peel or dermal infusion can help boost your skin’s cell turnover and reduce fine lines in sensitive areas. Additionally, our skincare team can recommend the best at-home products for you and your anti-aging goals.
Get Your Antioxidants
Vitamin C and Vitamin E are both antioxidants, and these protect your skin from damage caused by the sun. While there is no surefire method of stopping wrinkles, antioxidants are known to speed up your skin’s repair systems, which slows down the aging process. Some good sources of Vitamin C are citrus fruits, green pepper, broccoli, and leafy, green veggies. To get more Vitamin E, you could eat almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, or peanuts. Along with this, consider incorporating a Vitamin C serum into your skincare to give it an extra boost of protection and to repair sun damage.
Schedule a Consultation
Finding the right skincare regimen in your thirties can mean youthful, glowing skin for years to come. To meet with our skincare experts and learn more about your best options, we invite you to contact our Richmond office by calling or filling out our online form.