Entering your 30s marks a significant phase in the ongoing care of your skin. Whether you’re already following a skincare routine or looking to establish one, it’s an ideal time to evaluate your skincare routine including products you’re using and treatments you’re receiving.
Over time, our skin evolves, and having a personalized skincare routine is key to preserving its health and radiance. Our aestheticians – who are all skincare consultants – can assess your existing skincare routine and provide a plan to adapt to your skin’s changing needs.
Understanding Skin Changes in Your 30s
As you enter your 30s, your skin undergoes various changes such as a decrease in collagen production, slower cell turnover, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, a skincare routine that addresses these concerns is essential to maintaining a youthful and healthy complexion.
The Foundation: Medical-Grade Skincare Products
- Cleansing and Exfoliating: Start your routine with a gentle cleanser to remove impurities and makeup, followed by a mild exfoliator to promote cell turnover. Opt for medical-grade products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) for effective exfoliation.
- Product Favorites Include: SkinMedica® AHA/BHA Cleanser
- Antioxidants: Integrate antioxidants such as vitamin C into your routine to combat free radicals and protect against environmental damage. Medical-grade serums containing potent antioxidants can help boost collagen production and improve skin texture.
- Product Favorites Include: SkinBetter Alto Advanced Defense and Repair Serum
- Retinol: Consider adding retinol to your nighttime routine. This powerhouse ingredient helps stimulate collagen, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and improve overall skin tone and texture.
- Hydration: Moisturizing is crucial to maintain skin hydration. Look for medical-grade moisturizers with ingredients like hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture and promote a plump, youthful complexion.
- Product Favorites Include: SkinMedica® HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator
- Sunscreen: Sun protection is non-negotiable. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to shield your skin from harmful UV rays and prevent premature aging. And yes, you need sunscreen even in the winter!
Exploring MedSpa Treatments
- Chemical Peels: Professional chemical peels can enhance skin texture, minimize fine lines, and improve overall skin tone by exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing: Laser treatments can address a variety of concerns, including pigmentation issues, fine lines, and collagen stimulation.
- Microdermabrasion: This non-invasive procedure gently exfoliates the skin, promoting cell turnover and revealing a brighter complexion. It can be an excellent option for women in their 30s seeking a rejuvenating treatment.
- Botox: Starting Botox in your 30s can help delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles, contributing to a smoother and more youthful appearance over time. Botox injections can serve as a preventative measure by relaxing facial muscles, reducing the formation of dynamic wrinkles.
Quick links to our blog series Skincare Self-Care: Navigating the Ages
|Skincare Goals in 2024 with Expert Guidance
|Unlock Radiance: Your Guide to Skincare in Your 20s
|Age with Grace: Caring for Your Skin in Your 40s
Considering Plastic Surgery Procedures
While many women in their 30s may not need or desire surgical interventions, it’s essential to be aware of available options, should they become a consideration in the future. Consultations with our board-certified plastic surgeons can provide insights into procedures such as facelifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
Using quality skincare products, med spa treatments for your specific needs, and injectables like Botox and dermal fillers can be part of a well-rounded plan. Whether you’re starting fresh in your 30s or adjusting a routine from your 20s, the key is to be flexible and responsive to what your skin requires. Take charge of your skincare journey, adapt to your skin’s changing needs, and feel confident in your choices.
Beauty is a journey, not a destination, and with a bit of wisdom and some helpful guidance from our team at the Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor, you can unveil the best version of yourself.
Schedule your FREE Skincare Consultation
Meet with one of our aestheticians for your free skincare consultation where you can create a plan to tackle skincare concerns. During your consultation, our aestheticians can also work with you to determine which products or treatments you may need.
Now Extended!! Until the end of
February March 2024, receive 10% off any med spa treatments you book during your skincare consultation to occur in the following 6 months.*
*Conditions apply. 10% discount cannot be applied to packages, which are already discounted. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. To receive this offer, appointments for future treatments must be made during your skincare consultation.