Many women and men are surprised in their 30s to find that their skin is beginning to change. They don’t feel different on the inside as they enter a new decade of life, so why should they look different on the outside? The answer is a distressing one for some people – namely that true aging begins at 30. As you transition into your fourth decade of life, skin cell regeneration has started to slow and your skin isn’t producing collagen and elastin at the same rate. Even if you don’t look any older or you’re lucky enough to have gotten to 30 or beyond without seeing your first real wrinkle, the structure of your skin is now different and that means your skincare routine needs to adapt.
Tip: Take It to the Next Level
In your 20s, skin care was simple. And the good news is that in your 30s, it’s still relatively simple. We recommend just taking what you were already (we hope) doing to the next level. Continue to avoid sun exposure, treat adult acne as it appears, drink plenty of water, and get plenty of rest, but also enhance your current skincare protocol with additional preventative skin care products and treatments designed specifically for women and men in their 30s. This is the time to concentrate on the eye area and to use a hydrating eye cream or an eye cream for fine lines and wrinkles such as elizabeth roche md skincare Retinol Eye.
Tip: Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize!
No matter what your skin type, you will likely find that your skin gets drier faster in your 30s, making moisturizing an absolute must. This is the decade in which you’ll see more roughness and unevenness, and maybe even tiny brown spots. Is moisturizer enough? Of course not, but choosing a moisturizer with sunscreen can prevent more problems down the road. Continue using retinoid formulations to help with cellular turnover and collagen production. Begin to consider treatments that address sun damage and rough skin texture. At Elizabeth Roche MD MedSpa, we offer a variety of treatments for these concerns. Photorejuvenation, Microdermabrasion or a deeper chemical peel, such as E-lluminating
Melenage Peel may be recommended.
Tip: Don’t Neglect Your Hands and Neck
It has been said that a person’s hands and neck will age them faster than the face, and considering how many people don’t include these two areas in their daily skincare regimen, it’s probably true. Thinning skin and the aforementioned loss of moisture in this decade can make the skin on your hands and neck look loose and papery, but this is easily avoided. Just make sure that your neck and hands are exfoliated, protected, and moisturized daily to ensure that they never stop looking as smooth and as youthful as your visage.
Also, note that most aesthetic treatments can also be performed on your hands and neck and can be included while you are doing your facial treatment.