How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 30s

Most of the time, the age of 30 is approached with a bit of wariness and for some with a bit of panic. It is a new chapter in life, a new beginning, for better or for worse. When it comes to your skin, the 30s can be a bit tricky. Yes, you start seeing those fine lines, but it is not the end of the world. You just need to learn how to take care of your skin in your 30s. 

During your late 20s, you notice that you can’t drink as much, that you need that beauty sleep, and you start noticing some changes on your skin. It can go through a transition. According to dermatologists, this is all pretty normal. 

When you notice skin changes, all you need to do is to adjust. Note pads at the ready, we have prepared a guide on how to create a beauty routine in your 30s. 


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Skin Concerns that Can Occur in Your 30s

If you have noticed that something is going on with your skin when you hit 30, don’t panic. Things like dull, dry, and irritated skin are very usual and can occur no matter what brands and skincare products you are using. 

Dull Skin

A lost radiance on the skin is unfortunately completely normal. Our skin cell turnover slows down by the time we turn 30. They will be visible every 28-35 days, while they were visible every 14 days when we were kids. 

This can cause the skin to loose radiance and dead skin cells to accumulate. You can get rid of these cells manually, by exfoliating your skin regularly. Start by exfoliating once a week and then advance to three times per week.


Dry Skin

Similar to dull skin, your complex can become dry due to slow skin cell turnover. Dry skin becomes hard to moisturize, so you have a combination of dull and dry skin all over again. 

You can always add acids to moisturizers and get your 30s skin care regime to make your face hydrated. Be careful though - over-exfoliating can make your skin look even drier, so watch for these side effects and don’t overdo it. 


Many people think that acne won’t appear in their 30s. On the contrary! Some women experience even worse types of acne than they have had in their early 20s. Cystic acne are not rare, they occur due to hormonal changes, stressful lifestyle, pregnancy, etc. 

Try not to add too many different products to your skincare routine. You can’t actually use those acne treatments you have previously used when you were young. Instead, opt for gentle and hydrating products - cleanser, tonic, and moisturizer. 

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

It is completely normal to start seeing wrinkles and fine lines in your 30s. Due to slow cell turnover, your skin recovers slower. Also, notice that elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid start to decrease. 

To reduce wrinkles and fine lines you need to include sunscreen in your daily skincare routine. It is indeed one of the most important products that you need to use. You can also incorporate retinol-containing products. The retinoids work on increasing collagen production and try to normalize skin cell turnover. 


Unfortunately, rosacea is a chronic skin concern that can occur after turning 30 years. It appears on the skin, usually on the cheeks, making it red, with big pimple-like bumps, flushing, and blushing. 

Get back to basics. Use only those products that you surely know about. Cleanser, moisturizer, and mineral sunscreen are everything that you will need to make rosacea go away or to even minimize it. 

Irritated Skin

Dry skin can also lead to irritated skin that becomes less tolerant of external factors like pollution and cold and dry weather. The solution is pretty simple - you need to switch from harsh products that you used and try something new. 

The most important thing you need to do is switching your cleanser. Stick to the soap-free and gentle cleansers, both liquid and foamy. 

Dark Spots

Exposure to the sun, especially if you weren’t using sunscreen can lead to dark spots on your face. Hyperpigmentation can be treated, but it also can be worsened by hormonal changes. 

If you have noticed dark sport on your face, then you need to add a brightening product to your skincare routine. 


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6 Skincare Tips to Follow in your 30s

If you were wondering how to take care of your skin in your 30s, then these are proven expert tips we have found for you. 


Choose Gentle Products

Choosing products that have zero harsh chemicals should become the priority when you hit your 30s. It might be a good time to inspect your skincare and makeup products and search for anything that can cause problems. 

Search labels for potential problematic ingredients. For instance, comedogenic ingredients like sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, cocoa butter, cetyl acetate, and others can clog the pores and cause acne to appear. 


Stop Using Wipes

We know - makeup removing wipes are handy, yet they are not welcome in your 30s. Simply, your face can become super irritated if you continue using them before going to bed. 

These wipes can also contain alcohol, which is pretty problematic, especially if you have sensitive or dry skin. 


Pick Good-Quality Products

This doesn’t mean you should buy splurge cleansers and toners but invest in good-quality serum and moisturizer. These products can be very expensive, but their formulations are packed with many ingredients that can make your skin look wonderful. 

Our Luminous Mighty Punch serum is suitable for all ages and skin types. It brightens the skin, evens skin tone, and removes dark spots. The serum is light and non-sticky. 


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You can make your skin look better simply by drinking enough water during the day. Staying hydrated is imperative, especially if you feel like your skin is a bit drier than usual. 

Water helps flush out the toxins, boost the circulation of the nutrients, and hydrates skin cells. Drink it first thing in the morning and during the day. 


Add an Eye Cream

It is never too early or late to start using the eye cream. Especially in your night skincare routine. This product will hydrate the eye area, making those fine lines and wrinkles to be less visible. 

Also, if you have a problem with puffy eyes, find suitable cream that will treat that, and don’t forget to put it in your fridge for some extra pleasure. 


Beauty Sleep is the Must!

When we don’t sleep well and enough, our body starts producing cortisol. It can also affect our skin, it becomes irritated and dull, and the area under the eye is puffy and black. 

Beauty sleep is not called that for nothing. If you were wondering how to take care of your skin in your 30s without buying a bunch of products then this is one of the ways. You need at least eight hours of sleep to make your whole body function again, oxygen and nutrients boost your body cells. 

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