Now that you are in your 30s, you may be able to tell that your skin is not as youthful as it was only five or six years ago. Tiny lines may be starting to form around your eyes and between your eyebrows from constant facial expressions. Your skin may look tired, dry, and overly textured, especially if you are not getting enough sleep. While your acne has most likely disappeared by this time, you may find that your hormonal changes each month still bring unwanted changes to your skin, such as incredible oiliness in your T-zone. How can you best care for your skin during this period so that you can age gracefully and preserve your skin for the next 50-plus years of your life?
- First, be sure to treat the delicate skin of your neck just as you do your facial skin. Most likely, you hardly take any thought for this practically hidden skin. However, over time, deep horizontal bands can form around this region, making your neck look far older than your face. Use the same cleanser and moisturizer for your face and neck.
- Second, be sure that you also focus on your eyes. The skin beneath your eyes is some of the most delicate skin on your body, and you probably recognize this if you have dark circles or bags beneath your eyes. Choose a restorative eye cream that reduces inflammation and discoloration.
- Third, it may be time to start using some anti-aging products. Although you probably thought that these products were only for people in their 50s and 60s, your 30s is actually a great time to start using them. Search for protective products to use in the morning, such as those with sunscreen or antioxidants, and choose reparative products for the nighttime when your body rejuvenates your skin.
- Finally, consider whether a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment may be right for you. If you are already noticing fine lines and wrinkles around the outer corners of your eyes, between your brows and on your forehead, you may be able to benefit from Botox. This most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment can temporarily smooth fine lines away while preventing new lines from forming.