At 20 years old, the skin is still quite young, but for men and women in their 30s, it starts to show signs of skin aging. The best way to counter the appearance of those signs? Use the right preventative skincare.
The State of Your Skin at 30.
At age 30, your skin still looks young and plump, but its needs have changed. In fact, by the time men and women reach their 30s, the cell regeneration process slows down, the skin produces less collagen and the skin's barrier function becomes weaker. As a result, the skin begins to relax and lose its elasticity, as well as some of its radiance. Dark circles can dull the eyes, the skin becomes dehydrated, and the first fine lines appear at the outer corner of the eye (“crow's feet wrinkles”), on the forehead, around the mouth or between the eyebrows (“frown lines”). Whether they are more or less marked, it is preferable to treat these marks as soon as they appear, to limit the damage.
That's why it's important to change your beauty routine by using adapted care products to fight against wrinkles and skin slackening, and to restore the skin's firmness and elasticity. This routine to face the effects of aging can be made up of a moisturizing soap, a wrinkle and fine line serum, an antioxidant serum and/or a tightening night serum. These treatments should be complemented by a firming face cream containing active tensors that act on the corneal layer of the epidermis, not to mention an eye contour treatment to moisturize and prevent the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
What Face Creams Should I Use as a 30-Year-Old?
To keep the fresh complexion of the 20s also as a 30-year-old and longer, you need to adopt the right preventative skincare routine and the correct products, in particular by starting to apply your first anti-wrinkle treatment. At this age, you should focus on hydration and prevention by alternating moisturizing and firming creams.
Cream #1: Firming with retinol.
Retinol firming face cream is one of the most recommended skincare products for a 30-year-old. Enriched with active tensors, it helps slow down the signs of aging. Retinol (or vitamin A) is an ingredient known to be effective in treating the signs of aging. Part of the retinoid family, this active ingredient has significant antioxidant power. As a result, it neutralizes the free radicals that cause premature aging of the skin. Moreover, the retinol face cream regulates the production of melanin, which is at the origin of the pigmentary tasks listed among the symptoms of the first signs of age. It also promotes the regeneration of skin cells and stimulates the production of collagen. This cream thus allows to redensify the epidermis and to protect the skin against the external aggressions.
Concerning its application, it is enough to pour a hazelnut of cream on the end of the fingers. Make penetrate the active ingredients in-depth in the skin by carrying out delicate circular motions, without forgetting the neck. However, its use is not recommended for sensitive and reactive skins, but also for pregnant and breast-feeding women. Indeed, undesirable effects can occur, such as skin eruptions, redness, or irritation. For these reasons, we recommend that you gradually incorporate it into your beauty routine.
Cream #2: Moisturize with hyaluronic acid.
As a 30-year-old, your face needs a good dose of hydration to stay firm and keep its elasticity. So, from time to time, swap your firming care for a cream enriched with moisturizing agents such as hyaluronic acid. This molecule is known for its highly hydrating properties. In fact, it can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Moreover, the body's natural production of hyaluronic acid tends to decrease with age, which leads to the appearance of the first fine lines. Thus, the regular contribution of hyaluronic acid makes it possible to mitigate this reduction, to delay the appearance of the first fine lines and to return to the skin its flexibility and its tonicity.