So you've said goodbye to your 20's, where you were able to go into the sun without thinking much about wrinkles or sun spots, and where you ate what you wanted and drank what you wanted without thinking about how it was affecting your skin. Welcome to your 30's, where that is all going to need to change. In your 30's, your skin begins to dry out a bit, which means that your acne may settle down a bit, but you will begin to see those fine lines and wrinkles a little more. See below for some tips on how to care for your skin in your 30's.
You should be wearing sunscreen any time you are in the sun (really no matter what age you are). Whether it's summer or winter, you should be wearing some sort of sunscreen on any exposed skin, especially your face, hands and neck. These areas will show quite a bit of sun damage, and wrinkles or sun spots in these areas can make you look older than you are (nobody wants that). Look for sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher with a broad spectrum of coverage. You can find moisturizers with sunscreen in them as well.
Exfoliating your skin will help get rid of those dead skin cells. Exfoliate your entire body, not just your face, at least a few times per week. Pay close attention to your knees, elbows and ankles on your body. Look for an exfoliating scrub and use it along with an exfoliating brush for your body. For your face, look for a rotating cleansing brush to help clean and exfoliate your skin without damaging it.
Clean Up Your Diet
Yes, those days of eating anything you want without care are gone. You need to watch what you eat, as it can affect your skin. Cut back on sugar and processed foods. Clean up your diet by adding more fresh fruits and vegetables. Add leafy vegetables, almonds and foods high in antioxidants like blueberries and fish, and drink plenty of water. You'll notice a difference in your skin tone, as well as the shape of your body.
Change Your Skin Care Routine
Begin adding moisturizer to your bed time routine. Look for a heavy cream that will stay on throughout the night to help keep your skin hydrated, especially in colder winter months. Look for products that help boost your skin's collagen such as Retinols.
Visit Your Dermatologist
If you have other questions about your skin, take a visit to a dermatologist like those at Desert Dermatology. Talk to the dermatologist about your skin care routine and what other things you can do to help keep your skin looking young, healthy and supple.
Take good care of yourself and your skin.