For so many of us the big 30 is ushered in with a bag of mixed emotions. Especially in our youth driven culture the thirties can be defined as a somewhat in-between state. Certainly, the thirty year olds of our modern day have little in common with the marks of adulthood stereotypical of older generations and yet, at the same time we are no longer twenty-something.
While thirty is certainly a turning point in each of our lives for those of us who have made it through the decade and beyond we can truthfully say the thirties are a miraculous time. It heralds the period where maturity, wisdom and finances all start to fall into sync. From a purely physical perspective, the thirties unveil the full bloom of our attractiveness and although the first markers of age are present they can be readily and effectively dealt with, particularly if we understand the aging process and how to slow its effects.
Skin in your thirties
Nature certainly has her reasons because we begin to lose our desire for late nights out on the town at precisely the same time that our skin loses some of its bounce back abilities. For anyone who has experienced the effects of too much caffeine, alcohol, sun, stress and sleep deprivation you know that your skin ability to recuperate was much quicker in your twenties than in your thirties.
As you enter your thirties there is perceptible slowdown in metabolic function at the cellular level which means your skin simply can’t recover as fast as it once did. Now is the time to pay attention to your skin. With a little care it will regain and maintain a healthy glow for years to come.
Caring for your skin in your thirties
Regularly scheduled facials and light peels are important at this age. These treatments help to stimulate metabolic function and promote cellular renewal. Dry, dead skin cells are shed and fresher, newer skin is revealed. Facials also help to balance the skin’s PH which is your first line of defense against environmental onslaughts like pollution and stress. Try to visit your aesthetician at least once a month for professional skincare treatments and commit to a series of light peels once or twice a year to keep your skin in optimal health.
Good homecare products are also essential. Cosmeceutical grade products in skincare lines like Obagi, Skinceuticals, and Nova Surgicare’s signature brand offer a higher concentration of active ingredients and better delivery systems. These products penetrate the layers of skin more effectively and provide clinically proven results. Additionally, a good skincare regime helps to slow the signs of age from progressing. Caring for your skin now, guarantees you’ll look better ten and twenty years down the road.
Lines and wrinkles in your thirties
Truth be told, lines and wrinkles begin to form in the mid to late twenties; it your thirties they simply become more noticeable. We experience the vulnerability of the forehead and eyes first hand as worry lines and crow’s feet make their appearance. At this point, topical creams alone are not enough and ignoring or wishing away these signs of age is certainly not a wise approach.
Treating lines and wrinkles in your thirties
Recognized by their popular brand names, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, fall under a class of injectables known as neuromodulators. These therapies relax the muscle contractions that form whenever we make a facial expression or movement. A non-invasive treatment, injected in under fifteen minutes, neuromodulators literally reverse and halt the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
As you move into your mid-thirties you will probably want to add an injectable facial filler to your anti-aging mix. Cosmetic facial fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse and Voluma help to restore and revitalize facial contours. As an anti-aging remedy they are ideal for restoring facial volume loss and gently lifting sagging wrinkles and folds before they become severe.