Skincare Routine for Your 30s


Did you know that taking care of your skin was one of the best ways to help prevent aging? As you age, your skin changes along with the rest of your body. You usually start to notice wrinkles and grey hairs in your 30's. If you haven't started a skincare routine now would be a good time to start. 

Skincare In Your 30s

In your 30's your hormone levels begin to decline, producing less collagen and elastin throughout your skin causing you to have wrinkles. You also begin to lose fat in your face which adds to the sagging wrinkles. Hormone changes also have the ability to change your skin making it either more oily or dry. By age 30, you are also likely to have experienced UV damage. There are numerous products that help combat these changes and restore vitality to your skin. Below are 3 great skincare products you may want to consider incorporating into your skincare regime if you have not already:

An Exfoliator 

Every month your skin gets rid of old skin cells to make way for new ones. 

Using a good exfoliator will help those dead skin cells not clog up your pores. Your skin's ability to shed dead skin cells also begins to decline in your late 20's to early 30's. You may begin to experience breakouts or have a washed out complexion. By using an exfoliator two to three times a week you can help your skin look brighter and more refreshed. It's a good idea to pay attention to the skin because everyone is different. Some benefit from exfoliating 2-3 times a week while others only once a week. If you experience an abnormally shiny forehead, puffiness, or acne you could be overdoing it. 

A Quality Facial Serum

A restorative facial serum will help hydrate and provide the skin

with anti aging benefits. Selecting a serum with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, Retinol (Vitamin A) can provide support to your skin. Using these serums can help your skin feel hydrated, firmer, and smoother. 

Eye Cream

Your eyes are the part of your face that initially tends to show signs of aging. Eye creams and eye serums are specifically geared for the thin skin around your eyes. Many eye creams use energizing ingredients like caffeine, Vitamin C, citrus, pro-retinol, and hyaluronic acid to plump up sunken under-eye skin. They also help with under-eye bags, wrinkles, and crow's feet. 

Many of us can be very harsh with our faces when rubbing our eyes, washing our faces, etc... Pair that with aging and wrinkles and saggy skin are sure to follow. Adapting a restorative skin care regimen in your 30's will provide your skin with the right elements to age gracefully.

Do You Start Aging In Your 30s?

You may find yourself wondering, when do you start aging? We are all aging every day and continue to do so everyday. In your 30's however is when you begin to notice that you are not 20 anymore. You begin to feel the effects of aging in your 30's. No longer can you drink like you used to, eat like you used to, or possibly exercise like you once did in your 20's. It can be a hard reality for some, but we all face it. Our skin is no different. This time of transition often begins to showcase previous sun damage and the loss of volume in our cheeks. Some people even start to have age spots where pigmentation is darker in certain areas due to the sun. 

Many anti-aging experts recommend that 30-year-olds start using retinol or alternative like bakuchiol or peptide serum. These will help smooth fine wrinkles and perk up the skin followed by an antioxidant serum. Antioxidants like Vitamin C fight free radicals even within the skin so they are helpful at repairing sun damage and dull looking skin. 

How Can I Stop Aging In My 30s?

Unfortunately a fountain of youth has yet to be found and there is no sure proof way to stop aging in your 30's but there are some helpful ways to reduce premature aging of the skin. Using sunscreen daily is the number one way to prevent premature aging. The sun can supply you with Vitamin D but it can also give you age spots and wrinkles so it's important to minimize long term exposure to the sun. Smoking, and excessive drinking will also cause your skin to age quicker than it should, so refraining from those activities is highly recommended. Eating healthy and exercising is a great way to slow down aging throughout the entire body. Always use moisturizer after cleansing your face as it locks in hydration and gives your skin a younger look. 

What Moisturizer Cream is Best For Women in Their 30s?

The best moisturizing cream to use in your 30's is one with sunblock in it. It's great to look for a moisturizing cream that also includes antioxidants like Vitamin C and helps resolve fine lines and under-eye circles. 

Best Natural Ways To Care For Your Skin In Your 30s

In addition to making your own skincare products you could also consider evaluating your lifestyle and eating habits when looking for natural ways to care for your skin. Your skin is an outward reflection of what is going on internally. If your skin looks dry and dehydrated, your body likely is as well. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day will help your skin get the hydration it needs. Some days you may need to drink even more water than that. Eating healthy, nourishing foods is a great way to care for your skin naturally. The food you put in your body will make a greater impact on your skin health than any topical cream. You can also support your skin and overall health by using supplements like collagen peptides and vitamins e and c.

What Causes Your Skin To Glow?

We all want to know how do I get my skin to glow like it did when I was a teenager. The truth is it's more of a scientific process of reflecting light off of a smooth surface. When skin dries out and becomes dull it is unable to reflect as much light. As a teenager your skin also renewed at a faster rate so it looked more glowing than it does now. 

Do I Need Anti-Aging Products In My 30s?

Using anti-aging products in your 30's can help your skin repair damage you have endured up until this point. If you were to wait, this would make it more difficult to correct certain issues later. Getting started on a good anti-aging skincare regimen in your 30's will set you up for greater success later when managing age related skin symptoms. 

Supplements Can Help

Using supplements to help support longevity and great skin is an excellent thing to consider. Spermidine supplements help support your skin cells renewal process. By mimicking the effects of autophagy, which is your body’s process of restoring and recycling old cells, the body can build stronger healthier skin cells.

When you achieve your recommended daily dose of Spermidine, you power your body's ability to restore unproductive cells to optimal function. Your skin, as well as the rest of your body, benefits by being less inflamed, more energized, and vibrant feeling.


  • Don Moxley - Director of Applied Science

    Don Moxley is the Director of Applied Science at Longevity Labs. Moxley draws upon his career as an athlete, a sports scientist, and an instructor to lead and educate on the science of autophagy and longevity.