Your Guide to Skin Care in Your 30s
The stress you face in your daily life can take a toll on your skin. Cell rejuvenation begins to slow down in your thirties, as does the production of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen. The net effect is that your skin may begin to sag, wrinkles may appear, and regular facial expressions can become etched onto your face. Therefore, skincare ought to be a top priority in your thirties. Here are some tips on how to keep your skin glowing in your thirties and beyond!
Skin Care Tips for Your 30s
Have a Routine
If you don’t have a skincare routine yet, it is time to establish one. If you already have one, there are many ways to enhance it for optimum results. Dr. Bachilo and the Glamour Plastic Surgery team recommend the Dr. Obagi protocol, which focuses on creating a youthful and healthy complexion by cleansing, exfoliating, and nourishing the skin rather than gaining short-term results through moisturizers or over the counter products.
To start, you must cleanse your face every morning and night using a gentle facial cleanser. Stick to products that don’t hurt your skin. If your face feels tight after washing it, the product is probably too harsh for you.
Exfoliation is also important. Gentle at-home exfoliation removes dead skin cells and debris to not only prevent adult acne but also stimulates new cell turnover and allows for deeper product penetration. It’s also important to control oil if necessary and to tone the skin. Use products that contain antioxidants, growth factors, and retinol to maintain a youthful look. Glamour Plastic Surgery recommends the ZO Skin Health products, which are medical-grade and can be purchased from our med spa.
Finally, don’t forget to include SPF as part of your daily skincare routine, even if it is cloudy or you don’t plan to spend the day outdoors. Sun damage is a major contributor to signs of aging, and wearing sunscreen daily is an effective way to protect your skin from skin cancer.
Schedule a Medical Grade Facial
A professional, medical-grade facial is an effective way to reduce signs of aging and rejuvenate your skin. Our aestheticians and skincare experts can examine your skin and determine a customized treatment plan that works for your skin type and concerns. HydraFacial is a popular facial option, which removes dead skin cells and cleanses the skin while simultaneously delivering nourishing ingredients to the skin.
Chemical peels, such as VI peels, are another great option for restoring youthful skin. Chemical peels remove the outermost layer of the skin, encouraging new cell growth and a rejuvenated appearance. Chemical peels are great for those who suffer from active acne and scarring. They can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, uneven skin tone or texture, enlarged pores, and dull or sagging skin.
Boost Collagen with Professional Procedures
Collagen production begins to slow down in our thirties, meaning that the skin becomes less elastic, wrinkles become more visible, and our skin begins to sag. There are several procedures available that stimulate new collagen production, including radiofrequency technology such as Exilis Ultra, Venus Legacy, and radiofrequency microneedling, as well as using growth factors such as Exosomes and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
Try Fillers and Botox
If your skin has begun showing signs of aging, such as hollow cheeks and sagging skin, consider using fillers to plump it up. You can also relax your facial muscles with Botox injections to address common issues such as frown lines, crow’s feet or smile lines.
Schedule an Appointment with a Skincare Professional
Skincare is of paramount importance in your thirties. If you don’t start caring for your skin now, you will certainly pay the price later. The best way to prepare your skin for treatments and maximize your results is to start with a proper skincare routine. Use gentle products on your skin, and avoid exposure to the sun as much as you possibly can. In case you encounter any difficulties caring for your skin, be sure to consult a professional. Dr. Olga Bachilo and her staff at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa can determine a comprehensive skincare plan for your thirties, including both an effective at-home routine and professional treatment options.