If you’re caring for your skin the same way you did in your 20s, it’s time for a change. Though your skin is still in good condition, there are many changes that take place during this phase of your life that needs to be reflected in your skin care routine.

Some of the most common changes in your skin can include:

  • Reduced rate of cell turnover, dull and showing more noticeable signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Skin is a little less supple, due to the slight production slowdown of collagen and elastin – two key components of youthful-looking skin.
  • Hormone levels are also all over the map due to perimenopause, childbirth and natural fluctuations – this can lead to breakouts, hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Here are the best skincare ingredients to start implementing into any routine in your 30s:

Retinoids–Derived from Vitamin A, retinoids are one of the most important and beneficial ingredients to start applying to the skin. Boost collagen levels to reduce the appearance of fine lines, unclog pores to reduce the probability of acne and breakouts, and even boost cell rejuvenation to smooth skin’s texture and reduce hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin C–This potent vitamin is vital for skin health –protection against free radicals and environmental pollution, evening out any discoloration or hyperpigmentation, boosting hydration levels and helping keep the skin firmer and brighter.

Stem Cell Extract – Derived from plants like grape seeds and lilacs, stem cell extract is often combined with other anti-aging antioxidants – such as Vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acids, and neuropeptides. Neutralize free radicals, reduce the damaging effects of photoaging and protect the skin against oxidative stress, especially with UV exposure.

Hyaluronic acid –Smoothes the skin’s texture, improving the overall appearance and helping boost hydration levels in the skin. It also plays a role in helping the skin hold onto collagen, which is essential for maintaining elasticity in the tissue.

Peptides – We’ve heard peptides are important for skin care, but what are they exactly? As the body ages, collagen production declines naturally and peptides are created to encourage the skin to generate more of the substance. By adding peptides topically, the idea is that you’re ‘tricking’ the skin into thinking it needs to produce new collagen – thus boosting collagen levels as a result. With increased collagen, your skin is more supple and firm, hydrated, and common signs of aging are reduced.

One way to increase the effectiveness of your skin care products is through laser, radiofrequency microneedeling or traditional microneedling.  which has been shown to increase the absorption rate of skin care products dramatically. These treatments work to treat a number of skin conditions, including acnes scars and hyperpigmentation, as well as stimulate natural collagen production.

Book an appointment in the Lab today for one of these treatments and turn back the clock!

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