Skin Care Tips For Women in Their 30s
30 Skin Care Rules For 30-Somethings Who Want to Age Slowly
There are plenty of us in our 30s who want to hold off on invasive skin care procedures but still — ya know — have killer, wrinkle-less skin. Is that too much to ask?
Advice on how to best maintain a dewy glow and lineless visage varies, of course, depending on one's age. But fortunately for those of us in life's fourth decade, Dr. Karyn Grossman, an LA-based dermatologist who has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, Molly Sims, and many more stars, is here to help. Dr. Grossman is a Harvard-educated dermatologist who is known for using the best technology, both old and new, to combat antiaging with the most natural-looking results possible.
During her years of experience — and the process of formulating her own upcoming skin care line called KARYNG — Dr. Grossman knows what works for her clients at every stage of life. She knows that, in particular, the 30s are a decisive decade. It's finally time to get serious about skin care and to establish a dedicated routine. By following these 30 steps, Dr. Grossman believes that it's possible to keep a youthful look for a very long time.
- Always clean your skin in the morning.
- Choose gentle cleansers; don't pick a product that strips the skin.
- If you're in a pinch, it's OK to even just wash with water.
- Make sure to use SPF in the morning, whether it's a lightweight or heavy-duty formulation.
- Apply SPF before makeup.
- Follow this order: cleanser, serum, sunblock, moisturizer.
- Go oil free with your products and cleansers if you're acne-prone.
- Moisturize as much as your skin needs depending on dryness.
- Be careful with scrubs; they can cause micro-tears in the skin.
- Always take off your makeup at night.
- Makeup remover pads are your friend.
- Let thoughts of your skin at 50, 60, 70, and beyond inspire your dedication to taking care of your skin.
- Avocado face masks are a good DIY option.
- And coconut oil is a great, natural moisturizer for the body.
- Remember tans are not good for your skin. A tan means DNA is breaking.
- If you have pigmentation, use prescription remedies for only a limited amount of time.
- Natural products including licorice and mushroom extract are also good ways to address pigmentation issues.
- To combat acne, over-the-counter products work — but moisturize to compensate for the dryness they cause.
- For blackheads or cysts, turn to a low-percentage alpha-hydroxy treatment.
- If you have significant problems with acne, see a professional.
- Find your preferred antiaging cream; it's time to use it.
- At night, apply serum.
- Then add moisturizer.
- Learn to love collagen-promoting products. Collagen keeps the skin thick and youthful looking.
- You don't need Botox until you see wrinkles on your face at rest. And then you still don't need it.
- Don't overdo it on procedures. You don't want to be in your 30s with a frozen face.
- Facials can be particularly effective to treat antiaging if they include light fraxel laser treatment, a targeted process that works under the skin to reduce wrinkles and promote collagen.
- Pay attention to what you eat. Vitamin-packed foods are good for your skin.
- Stay hydrated; water is necessary for good skin, but drinking it in excess doesn't have major effects.
- Don't stress — every age is beautiful.