Just turned 30 and noticing some changes in your skin? Here's the best skincare routine to mitigate skin aging and maintain healthy skin in your 30s. In this blog, we'll share the best skincare routine for your 30s, including some top product recommendations from 3LAB.

Why Does Your Skin Change in Your 30s?

There are a few ways your skin may change as you enter your 30s:

  • A decrease in collagen production leads to fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Your skin may become drier (which is excellent news for those with acne).
  • Your skin may be more prone to developing dark spots or uneven skin tone. 
  • Your skin may become more sensitive or reactive to environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV radiation.

It's important to note that these changes are a normal part of aging, and everyone's skin will age differently. However, by taking care of your skin through a consistent skincare routine and protecting it from environmental stressors, you can help to mitigate the signs of aging and maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin.

Is 30 Too Late to Start a Skincare Routine?

It's always possible to start taking care of your skin! While it's true that the earlier you begin a skincare routine, the more proactive you can be in preventing signs of aging, there is always time to start taking steps to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

If you're in your 30s and starting a skincare routine, focus on establishing a basic habit of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing twice daily. Apply sunscreen every morning and incorporate exfoliation and eye care a few times a week. Choose products formulated for aging skin and targeted toward your skin concerns.

It's important to remember that everyone's skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you have any specific skin concerns or sensitivities, you should consult a dermatologist or skincare professional to get personalized recommendations. Overall, the key is to be consistent and patient, and you'll soon start to see the benefits of a regular skincare routine.

The Best Skincare Routine for Your 30s:

Here is a simple skincare routine for your 30s:

  1. Cleanse. Going to bed without washing your face is a bad habit you should leave behind in your 20s. Instead, wash your face twice daily with Perfect Cleansing Foam. This deeply cleansing foam protects the skin's natural protective layer while providing essential hydration. Its key ingredients, including spherical vitamin E and green tea extract, nourish and protect the skin while cleansing away makeup, dirt, sebum, and pollution.

  2. Tone. After cleansing, it's essential to follow up with a toner. Beautifying Toner is an excellent option for those in their 30s. It instantly boosts hydration and replenishes moisture, thanks to its blend of botanical extracts. This toner also gently exfoliates the skin and promotes continuous hydration, making it perfect for dry skin. Key ingredients like Enantia chlorantha, bacillus ferment, and beta-glucan work to purify, exfoliate, and soothe the skin, while sodium hyaluronate provides additional hydration.

  3. Moisturize. Next, it's time to moisturize. M Cream is a fast-absorbing, lightweight gel cream that helps to perfect the skin, delay signs of aging, and protect against blue light damage (such as screen light exposure). Its high concentration of age-fortifying ingredients plumps the skin and fades the appearance of pigmentation, while Bio-Engineered Renewal Complex, Apple Stem Cell Technology, and Happybelle work to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin.

  4. Protect. UV exposure is the number one cause of premature skin aging, so sun protection is essential to any skincare routine. If you’ve never worn sunscreen before, it’s not too late to start! For those in their 30s, we recommend Aqua BB SPF 40, which shields against environmental damage while providing iridescent sheer coverage.

  5. Treat. In addition to your daily skincare routine, it's also essential to care for the delicate skin around your eyes. M Eye Brightening treatment targets issues like puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. Its unique formula promotes brighter-looking skin, retains moisture and hydration, and protects against blue light damage. Key ingredients like Bio-Engineered Renewal Complex, Apple Stem Cell Technology, Beautifeye, and Fimexel work to lift, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and revive the skin. Depending on your skin concerns, you may also want to incorporate a serum into your 30s skincare routine. For example, if you struggle with hyperpigmentation (dark spots), apply Perfect “C” Treatment Serum before moisturizer to promote a more even skin tone.

  6. Exfoliate. Finally, it's a good idea to exfoliate a few times weekly to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Perfect Cleansing Scrub is an excellent exfoliating option for those in their 30s. It helps brighten and even out the skin tone while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In conclusion, the best skincare routine for your 30s should include cleansing, toning, moisturizing, eye care, and exfoliation. By incorporating these steps into your daily routine and using high-quality products like those from 3LAB, you can maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin well into your 30s and beyond.