The age of 30 is often approached with a bit of wariness and, in some cases, downright panic Once in your 30’s, one thing that you wish stops right here is the way your face looks. Who wants those wrinkle lines and blemishes and dark patches anyways! When your skin starts feeling out of whack, you can make a few simple adjustments to your skin care regimen to get things back in sync. We reveal the skin changes you can expect in your 30s, and the solutions that work best to treat them.
- Skin starts looking dull
Your skin cell turnover slows down as early as your 20s. By the time you hit your 30s new cells are visible every 28-35 days, whereas they once turned over every 14 days or so when you were a child. This means dead cells start accumulating on the surface of the skin and interfering with light reflection. This is often characterized by a loss of radiance.
- Solution: Exfoliation twice a week.
Since your skin cells aren’t turning over as often, you can rid your skin of these dead cells manually to reveal newer, brighter skin cells underneath. Start out once per week, and advance to twice or three times per week as tolerated to reveal the skin radiance. Good skin is the best makeup. This is reiterated at the BOHO SALON with our BIOLINE PRODUCTS.
- Your face doesn’t look as full as it used to.
Life starts to show up on our face and skin in our 30s. Forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, bags under the eyes, and more prominent, laugh lines are all new things you might notice in your 30s. Changing hormones also cause us to lose volume and bone mass in our skull, cheekbones, and jawline.
- Solution: Apply a moisturizer with sun protection every day
The most important anti-aging skin care product, is easily without hesitation sunscreen, since premature skin aging is driven primarily by the sun so sun protection is the key. In addition to wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+, experts urge the importance of a complete, multi-step skin care routine offered at the BOHO SALON using the award winning Ras facials.
- You get cystic acne for the first time in your life.
You thought admission into your 30s meant your days of acne were over. But many are surprised to learn that adult hormonal acne kicks into high gear during this decade, due to changing hormonal levels. Unfortunately you can’t treat adult acne like the pimples of your teenage years. Furthermore, since many adult women and men feel they ‘shouldn’t be breaking out,’ there is a factor of panic where patients use many different products, which can dry and irritate the skin which makes acne worse.
- Solution: Add one acne treatment to your routine.
Since the skin is more dry, sensitive and has a harder time recovering from inflammation, experts warn against using the regular acne treatments women used during their teens years. Instead it is recommended that women use a gentle hydrating cleanser, an active topical medication, moisturizer, and sunscreen like the BIOLINE formulations which are non-invasive and corrective for the face and body.
- Your skin seems to get irritated more often.
In addition to your skin being more susceptible to dryness, it is also less tolerant of external factors like cold and dry weather and harsh soaps. In other words, the cleansers you may have used on your face and body when you were younger without blinking an eye at the ingredients list won’t cut it anymore—they’ll quickly cause skin irritation and leave you hanging out to dry, literally.
- Solution: Switch up your cleanser.
Traditional soaps have an alkaline pH that disrupts the naturally acidic skin pH, which is why gentle, soap-free cleanser should be used. It is recommended to stick to gentle, soap-free cleanser that respects the skin barrier. We promise you a complete skin restoration ritual at the BOHO SALON.