If you’re in your 30s, congratulations. Your skin has survived the late nights, endless drinking and a whole host of partying holidays in the sun.
Turning 30 is often a pivotal moment for most, whilst it marks the age of being “young but wise”, it also marks the start of a whole new set of beauty rules for your skin.
What can we expect from 30 something skin? And how do we treat it?
Thanks to changing hormones, pregnancy and your collagen production continuing to decline, there’s a whole host of reasons why you should up your skincare routine in your 30s.
Key changes to your skin in your 30s include:
- Sunspots and uneven skin tone may appear
- Skin may become drier and you may begin to see deeper wrinkles around the eyes
- Skin may feel thinner and less plump
During your thirties, your hormone levels start to decrease and the cells that make your skin ‘young’ such as collagen and elastin begin to decrease much more rapidly. The entire process of producing skin cells begins to slow down, meaning that you’ll be prone to more lines and wrinkles and an overall duller complexion.
The skin you have in your 30s will also be a reflection of how you looked after your skin in your 20s.
Talking to Women’s Health, Skin Expert at the Eden Skin Clinic, Lorraine Scrivener, explains: “Cell turn-over becomes slower during your thirties and your skin doesn’t bounce back as it once did.”
“Most of us will have some evidence of late nights and UV damage by the time we hit 30.”
The good news that there are devices that can help you to increase collagen production. Radio Frequency technology, such as used in the TriPollar STOP Facial Skin Renewal Device is a non-invasive solution to transforming your complexion. Using 4 low power beams, it delivers Radio Frequency deep into the dermis to accelerate your body’s natural production of collagen.
Uneven Skin Tone
One of the most common complaints on 30-something skin is uneven skin texture, sometimes referred to as Melasma. This is often caused as a result of birth control, sun damage and hormonal changes during pregnancy.
The elastic support from your Lymph Glands also starts to weaken, which can result in puffiness around the eyes and your overall complexion looking a little duller.
The solution? We recommend an at-home Microdermabrasion device such as the PMD Classic Personal Microdermabrasion Device.
An easy alternative to treating uneven skin, Microdermabrasion visually brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells. Exfoliating the skin, the device works by removing the outer layer of your skin leaving it super smooth and able to absorb your skincare much better.
Our Resident Product Expert, Heather Talbot, explains: “Whilst we don’t expect ageing to be too accelerated in your 30s, it’s usually the age that we begin to see quite visible signs. Microdermabrasion is a quick way to improve overall skin tone and texture.”
Hormonal changes through this decade don’t just affect your skin, it can also impact your hair growth. Facial hair, otherwise known as ‘peach fuzz’ will start to become more noticeable in your 30s due to your estrogen levels decreasing and your testosterone levels increasing.
Luckily, there’s an easy solution to unwanted hair. We recommend trying a Dermaplaning tool such as the Hollywood Browzer. Removing hair in minutes, this pain-free blade also exfoliates skin at the same time - creating a super smooth surface for applying makeup.
Heather explains: “Dermaplaning is a quick, easy and painless way to get rid of unwanted hair - and it doesn’t leave you with redness and sensitivity like waxing can.”