Turning 30 is often a major turning point in how people view themselves. By 30, some fine lines may appear, the smile lines may have deepened, and the skin may show more damage than it did in the previous decade. This is because in your mid-twenties collagen production slows and this means that your skin cannot repair itself like it once did. Here are some changes to make to your skin care routine now that you reached 30.
1: Consider Adding A Stronger Serum
You may have started using a Vitamin C serum in your twenties. However, it may be time to consider using one geared more towards anti-aging. Ferulic acid serum is a great choice that contains many of the same benefits as your Vitamin C serum while also helping to reduce and prevent aging and skin damage.
2: Change Up Your Mositurizer
Due to the various biological changes that occur in your thirties, your skin cannot retain hyaluronic acid and moisture like it used to. Therefore, you may need to switch to a thicker moisturizer with a higher concentration of certain ingredients and nutrients. Both hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B (niacinamide) are key ingredients to have in your post-30 moisturizer.
Retinol is some of the strongest anti-aging skincare you can get over the counter. A peeling agent, retinol is considered one of the best anti-aging tools at your local drugstore. It comes in many forms: serums, creams, etc. Experiment and find the one that works best for you. Also, since retinol can be irritating, it is best to slowly work it into your routine by applying only two to three nights a week to start.
4: Stop Using Makeup Wipes
Most people know that it is imperative to take off your makeup before going to bed. However, one of the most popular products for doing so–makeup wipes–are actually quite damaging to the skin. While your skin may bounce back just fine in your twenties, it may not be so lucky past thirty. The wipes are abrasive and can leave lasting damage. It is best to ditch makeup wipes as soon as you can.
5: Consider Seeing A Dermatologist
No two people have the same skin. Medical problems, injury, damage, where you live, genetics, and several other factors all can impact the look of your skin as you age. The best person to help you navigate your skincare routine in your thirties is a qualified dermatologist.