It may be hard to believe, but you are about to turn 30. For many people, 30 is a major milestone birthday; one where you are saying “so long” to your twenties and entering into a decade that may feel more “adult” like.
For many people, their 30th birthday also marks the start of some changes in the skin. Some of the natural processes your body uses to keep your skin looking young start to slow down a bit, so you might notice the first appearance of fine lines around your eyes and mouth, as well as skin conditions like rosacea or even adult acne.
No worries, birthday boy or girl—by tweaking your skincare routine a bit (or starting one)—your skin will continue to look great well into your 30s and beyond. For example, check out the following tips:
Up Your Water Intake
When you drink lots of water, it will not only help to keep you hydrated and promote overall health, it is also great for your skin. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to sip H2O—if you do, you are already depleted in water. To help avoid dry skin that flakes easily, treat yourself to a birthday present in the form of a cool-looking reusable water bottle. Starbucks sells a nice selection of washable water bottles in many of their coffee shops that will inspire you to drink more water and keep your skin well-hydrated.
Start a Cleaning and Moisturizing Routine
To help keep any emerging wrinkles at bay and to ensure that your skin is properly cleaned and moisturized, it is time to commit yourself to a daily cleaning and moisturizing routine. To make this new habit as easy to follow as possible, look for a multi-product system that contains everything you need to properly cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin on your face. For instance, the Redefine Anti-Aging Regimen from Rodan + Fields comes with an easy-to-use cleaning mask that you apply twice a day, a soothing toner and two moisturizers. The morning moisturizer contains an SPF 30 sunscreen and peptides and the overnight restorative cream moisturizer with its hydrating ingredients make it the best product for lines and wrinkles.
Make an Appointment with a Dermatologist
Whether you did a lot of sun tanning in your teens, your cheeks sometimes look red or you have noticed a few moles popping up here and there, now is the perfect time to start seeing a dermatologist and evaluate your skin as you might develop blemishes, whiteheads, or even acne. You can get a piece of professional advice about clogged pores as they often cause these skin problems. While most moles and skin tags don’t require medical treatment, if you have any that have changed in size, shape or color, it’s wise to get a dermatologist to check them out and monitor them. You should also start having a skin cancer screening once a year, and if your red cheeks are caused by rosacea, the dermatologist can advise you on treatment. For some people, turning 30 can signal the onset of adult acne; if this is the case for you, this is another compelling reason to visit with a professional.
Enjoy Your Milestone Birthday!
Like all birthdays, your 30th is definitely one to celebrate. And by treating yourself to a water bottle or two, a skin care system that makes it easy to clean and moisturize your face, and making an appointment to see a dermatologist, you will enter your fourth decade on this planet with great looking and healthy skin.