Skin care in your 30s, 40s, 50s has a different focus than early age. This is because of both internal changes in your body, and external changes in your lifestyle. Before establishing the perfect routine for skin care in your 30s, let’s start by dissecting what your skin is going through in this stage of life.
Skin Troubles in your 30s:
Those first deep wrinkles begin to emerge, turning faint lines around the eyes into full blown crow’s feet (also known as laugh lines or character lines). In some unfortunate cases, acne decide to make a comeback after teen years or it may also appear for the very first time. This phenomenon is called ‘adult acne’ and is usually hormonal in women. Damage from earlier sunburns and beach holidays begin to appear as blotchy pigmentation and you suddenly seem to have dull and saggy skin. A plush ponytail of just the earlier decade thins down and your mirror throws back a picture with a few but prominent aging features which can be very discouraging.
Hormones are one of the biggest contributors to these problems, especially in women. The majority of hormonal changes start around the age of 30. When female reproductive hormones levels begin to taper off and lead to thinning hair and undesirable skin conditions. The level of human growth hormones begins to drop which leads to increased breaking of collagen production, giving way to dull and droopy skin. At 18, growth hormone levels are around 900 but by the time you’re 30, they drop to 200. Men don’t go through to skin problems but fall victim to male pattern baldness due to changes in testosterone and DHT.
Everyone is going to see some kind of changes in their 30s due to hormonal imbalance, but those who indulge in tanning, drinking, smoking, don’t exercise regularly and eat poorly, the problems are going to be much worse.