Personalizing a skincare routine for your age takes a lot of trial and error. Incorporating products that work effectively for your unique skin requires educating oneself as a consumer. Skin changes in time, too, and what may work for you at the moment may not be as effective a decade from now.
Skin’s ability to hydrate and manage fluid levels change as one ages. Skin weakens in time and our natural hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen deplete. Our skin’s natural aging process ensues, but both internal and external factors accelerate the aging process. Wrinkles and other signs of aging are inevitable, but there are ways to delay it.
Here are some helpful pointers on how to take care of your skin in your 30s.
The keyword is prevention.
In your 20’s and 30’s, the goal is to preserve skin’s youthfulness and protect it from environmental stressors like sun exposure and air pollution. Applying sunscreen regularly helps protect the skin from intense UV rays, delays skin aging, and even decreases hyperpigmentation.
Have a multi-step regimen, and add products like a serum, essence, and ampoule.
An intricate, multi-step regimen AKA a K-beauty skincare routine is highly recommended to counteract aging and skin damage from years of sun exposure. Taking corrective and protective measures are needed, like adding more complex skincare products like serums, ampoules, and essences which target specific skin concerns.
Introduce eye cream to your routine.
It’s also time to introduce a potent eye cream to your everyday routine, since the delicate eye area, along with one’s neck, shows aging the earliest. Pro-tip: Apply the excess product on your forehead and smile lines!
Pack on the moisture.
There’s no doubt that signs of aging manifest more in your 30s. Skin becomes thinner as collagen deteriorates. Skin also produces less sebum and sweat, which makes it more prone to dryness. Finding more products that pack on moisture is a must. On top of that, adding more elaborate skincare products with antioxidants and other actives can increase collagen and elastin production.
Now, as much as an intricate skincare routine can help delay the process of aging, having better self-care practices work just as well like getting more sleep, keeping hydrated, and eating healthy! Still, at the end of the day, aging is inevitable. It’s a natural bodily process we learn to embrace along the way.