Published: May 17, 2017
Your thirties are supposed to be the best years of your life. So why do they come with a whole different set of skin challenges? Well, unfortunately it’s really part of the evolution of life. As we get older our skin changes and as a result we’re faced with different skin challenges. If you’re in your thirties or approaching this age range, you’re in the right place. We thought it was time to have a frank discussion about some of the common skin challenges you’ll face in your thirties. Knowledge is power, right?
Another common skin challenge that tends to appear in your 30’s is skin discoloration. Think of sun spots and age spots here. More often than not, skin discoloration that shows up in your 30’s is the result of sun damage that was done earlier in your life. Similar to melasma, many experts suggest that making SPF application a non-negotiable moving forward. In addition to applying SPF to your skin at this point in your life, many individuals have had success in reducing the appearance of skin discoloration retinol skin care products, exfoliating the skin regularly, and some laser treatments.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
We know, everyone kind of dreads the start of fine lines and wrinkles presenting themselves on our skin. As much as we hate to be the barrier of bad news, it’s been found that during your 30’s is when most people begin noticing fine lines and wrinkles. Put simply, it’s because our collagen production begins to slow down in our 30’s. That being said, now is the time to start using anti-aging skin care products. Particularly serums that are loaded with antioxidants and, of course, applying a quality SPF daily to keep your skin from developing any additional fine lines and wrinkles.
Melasma is often associated with hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, but it isn’t a skin challenge only related to pregnancy. It’s also a common skin challenge for individuals in their 30’s, pregnant or not. Typically, melisma results in blotchy patches on your face particularly around your cheeks, forehead and upper lip region. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of hard evidence on steps to take in order to prevent melasma entirely. However, many experts suggest using quality SPF products, skin lightening serums/creams and chemical peels have been found to reduce the appearance of melasma in the skin.
While many of us grew up believing that acne was strictly a teenage skin challenge, many people experience acne in their 30’s. In fact, some people that never had acne in their teen years may experience it during their 30’s. It’s said that acne can result at this age because of hormonal changes that naturally occur in the body during your 30’s. One of the best things to do if you do begin to experience adult acne is to begin using skin care products, particularly cleansers, that are formulated to work with acne prone skin.