As you reach your late twenties and early thirties, you may begin to notice changes in the look and feel of your skin. This is because during your thirties, your hormone levels will start to decrease, the rate of collagen and elastin production will lower and cell-turnover will also slow down. All of these factors can impact the overall appearance of your skin and can lead to signs of ageing such as dark spots and pigmentation, dehydration, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles, and loss of elasticity and firmness.

While there is no specific age to start caring for your skin, to ensure you maintain a healthy, radiant and youthful complexion as you age, there are a number of habits that you can start adopting now.

Be Diligent About Applying SPF

Sun protection should be a skincare staple, no matter your age! However, sunscreen is particularly important when you are conscious about preventing the first signs of ageing. Using an SPF daily will help to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays particularly UVA rays, which can trigger premature ageing such as sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines. Always be sure to apply SPF even in overcast weather or when indoors, as the rays can still penetrate through windows and clouds.

Don’t Skip Your Neck, Décolletage and Hands

Taking proper care of your skin doesn’t just stop at your chin – you should also be paying close attention to the delicate skin on your neck, chest and hands. These are areas that will also lose collagen and elastin as you age so it is essential that they are also included in your beauty regime. Be sure to apply serums and creams all the way down your neck and chest, as well as applying a nourishing and protective hand cream daily.

Never Skip Your Skincare Routine

In your 20s you may have been able to get away with not removing your make up before bed or only using a facial wipe, however not cleansing your skin properly is not the best habit to keep as you age. It is incredibly important that you take care to cleanse and follow your skincare regime in the evenings not only because it will allow your skin to breathe and properly reap the benefits of your skin products, but will also allow your skin to properly repair and rejuvenate itself as you sleep. Further to this, allowing make up and debris to build up on your skin will only lead to a dull and lacklustre complexion that is more susceptible to dryness, fine lines and irritation.

Try Retinol

If there is one skincare product that you should be looking to add to your skincare regime as the years go by it is retinol. A form of vitamin A, retinol is an incredibly potent and powerful anti-ageing skincare ingredient that will work to boost collagen production, cell turnover and promote a smooth and radiant complexion. Available in creams and serums, retinol is widely available and can be easily slotted in to your current regime. However, like all skincare products and ingredients always be sure to consult your dermatologist first to ensure that retinol is the right option for you.

Laser Treatments

Through regular PicoSure laser treatments, you can safely and effectively rejuvenate your complexion and target the signs of ageing. FDA cleared and TGA listed, PicoSure treatments harness revolutionary picosecond technology to deliver short pulses to the skin that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to promote cell turnover and skin renewal for a healthy, more youthful-looking complexion. Non-invasive and with little to no downtime, PicoSure treatments can be easily added to your daily regime, allowing you to continue with your day-to-day activities after treatments.

To find out more about how PicoSure can improve the appearance of your skin in your 30s contact us today.