Ife Rodney, MD, FAAD, of Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics adds that cell metabolism, aka your skin’s ability to turnover, slows as well in your 30s. “More stress (career, kids, marriage, 30-year-old crises) means constantly swinging hormones for both men and women,” she says. “As a result, you’ll see some changes in your skin type (it might become drier or more sensitive).” And she notices that some patients in their 30s start to ask about procedures like Botox.
So, if you’re in your 30s or about to turn 30, here are some tips and advice I’ve learned from dermatologists and applied to my own life. And if you’re not 30 yet, perhaps you should start thinking about how you can take care of your skin. Rodney says that one of the mistakes people make is not thinking that behaviors as a teen or 20-something will serve you in your 30s. “If you haven’t yet, you should start using sunscreen every day, washing and cleansing your face, applying moisturizer, and so on. Now it’s non-negotiable,” she says.