30 Year Old Skincare Guide

A Guide to Skincare in your 30’s

Your 30s is an exciting time of change. Your values, goals, interests, and of course your skin all experience transformation.

Alongside positive changes, your 30s can also bring about hormonal changes, increased stress and lack of sleep. All these factors can wreak havoc on your skin. To understand how to maintain radiant looking skin and fight off signs of ageing, read our comprehensive guide to skin in your 30s below. 

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Tip 1: Brighten your Complexion

During your 30s, skin naturally starts to produce less collagen and elastin as hormone levels start to decrease. This also means that it becomes harder to eliminate toxins caused by things like smoking, eating junk food, and drinking alcohol. The result? An uneven and more dull skin tone. But never fear, antioxidant-rich treatments that zap the free radicals responsible for dull complexions are here to restore the peachy looking complexions of your 20s.

Products containing hyaluronic acid can help re-plump fine lines and add extra bounce back into skin, increasing moisture. Retinol help to smooth and brighten the skin, whilst reducing signs of ageing. 

To combat signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles, look for products specifically formulated with anti-ageing ingredients. Our Laser X3 Pure Retinol Night Serum and Filler Hyaluronic Acid 1.5% HA Serum are the ultimate anti-ageing duo.

If you find age spots cropping up in your 30s, sun protection and skincare to help even out skin-tone and regulate melanin production will be your best friend. For persisting problems, contact your dermatologist to chat through options. 

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Tip 2: You Aren’t too Young for Anti-Aging Treatments

Your 30s is a great time to begin using anti-ageing treatments. Starting earlier will address the appearance of nip crow’s feet, fine lines, and uneven skin tones in the bud. The key here is the application of multi-tasking anti-ageing skincare that will brighten your complexion, prevent oxidation, moisturise your skin, and combat wrinkles. 

This is also the age to start using eye creams, to visibly reduce fine lines and combat signs of tiredness. Try our powerful Laser X3 Eye Creamwhich helps to stimulate microcirculation, and fights dark circles and wrinkles in the process.

It’s important to note here that anti-aging products work best when you also make changes to your lifestyle that promote healthy skin. This means ditching bad sleeping habits, cigarettes, and getting too much sun.  

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Tip 3: Never Skip Sunscreen

Sun exposure is a leading cause of premature aging. The reason? The sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) light rays that lead to wrinkles and dark sun spots over time. The structural changes in the skin’s natural collagen caused by sun exposure are impossible to reverse.  Luckily, the solution is simple. Sunscreen! Applying an SPF daily to your skin after your morning serums is a key component in any skin care routine for those in their 30s.

Even if you're lounging on a shady terrace or working inside all day, it's still wise to apply a sunscreen suited to your skin type. Your best bet is to opt for an SPF of between 15 and 50+ and re-apply every couple of hours. During autumn, when in town or even on cloudy days, make sure you use a day cream that contains an SPF. Your skin will be left moisturised and protected! Our Laser X3 SPF15 Day Cream can be worn as an everyday anti-ageing moisturising cream. 

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Tip 4: Treat Yourself to Hydrating Face Masks

Older skin has a slower production of collagen compared to younger skin. Collagen is essential in making skin look bouncy, elastic and youthful. With the decrease in production of collagen comes dryer skin. This makes moisturising a key step in any skin care routine for the over 30s.

In fact, whatever age we are, we need to fully hydrate our skin for it to feel supple and comfortable. As well as applying moisturisers that contain hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin, pamper your face with a hydrating face mask once or twice a week.

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Tip 5: Banish Blemishes

Just because you’ve reached your 30s, doesn’t mean you get to say goodbye to pimples and acne. In fact, many women in their 30s can still suffer from bouts of acne. This can be brought on by various factors like diet, stress, and monthly cycles. Adult acne is usually found around the chin and jawline area. It's a common complaint, but treatments do exist.

Start by removing your makeup and SPF religiously every evening using a moisturising cleanser or micellar water. For extra impact, try a double cleanse with an oil based cleanser beforehand. We recommend our Classic Facial Cleansing Milk with vitamin C. It’ll ensure you get the day’s dirt off and leave your skin feeling brighter.

Follow your cleanse with an anti-blemish treatment that will regulate sebum production, clean your skin, and close open pores. If you continue to suffer from blemishes, it’s worth seeing your dermatologist for some extra help. 

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Tip 6: Don’t Forget your Body!

While it’s true that aging happens mostly on the thinner skin around the face, that doesn’t mean our bodies shouldn’t get any of the attention! Forgetting to moisturise and scrub your body may result in roughened skin – especially in winter or if we wear clothes that rub.

Make sure you set aside some pampering time for yourself after your shower. Pat yourself dry and warm up some body cream in your hands. Lather your skin by massaging the cream into your legs, arms, tummy, and waist. Finish off with your cleavage, shoulders, and neck. If you find yourself in a rush, opt for dry oils. For especially dry skin, try a nourishing balm or butter.

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