Congrats! You've survived the ups and downs of your 20s. While many of us feel more comfortable with ourselves in our 30s, the decade can bring new skin challenges we might not have faced before: dryness, dark spots, and our first wrinkles, to name a few. Don’t stress. Good habits will keep you looking fresh. Here are five important skin rituals you should start in your 30s to keep your skin healthy, clear, and hydrated.
1. Exfoliating weekly
As we age, our cell renewal decreases by ½. If you want to have fresh, healthy, vibrant-looking skin, then you need to force the skin cells to turn over more frequently in order to reveal that healthy glow. Gentle at-home peels are a super safe, highly effective exfoliation method with little to no downtime. With at-home peels, you get all the benefits without the visible peeling side effects. Another way to exfoliate is by Dermaplaning, an at-home facial exfoliation treatment that removes the buildup of dead skin and peach fuzz that make your complexion appear dull and flaky. By stripping the outermost layer of dead skin on the face Dermaplaning instantly reveals smoother, more luminous skin. Recommendation: TCA Face Peel & Dermaplaning Tool
2. Microneedle Daily
Microneedling is one of the most powerful and effective ways to stop early signs of aging and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from occurring. Recommendation: Microneedling Tool
3. Wear SPF 30 or higher
Always wear a mineral-based SPF of 30 or 50. Even on cloudy days, UV rays can cause a lot of damage. If you’re out in the sun all day, reapply SPF every 2-3 hours for maximum protection- and don’t forget to wear a hat!
4. Give your hands and neck some attention
A fantastic quick, easy way to exfoliate your hands and prevent early signs of aging is to Microneedle the back of your hands weekly and apply a body peel to the back of them. Similarly microneedle your neck diagonal, up and down daily, and apply a peel 2x a week. Recommendation: TCA Multi-Acid Body Peel
5. Use Retinol
Use retinol every night! Retinol is key for collagen production and cell turnover. If retinol is irritating to your skin, start out mixing with your moisturizer to dilute it and use a few times a week, and gradually work your way up to using it without diluting.