The 30s are splendid. You have a great career, a good set of friends, and more stability in life than before. More importantly, you are done with student life and feel all grown up! But you certainly did not see some of these skin and hair changes coming.

You are also starting to worry when you look in the mirror. Maybe, you spot a hint of the fine line or extra pigment. Yes, it is time to visit your doctor for hair and skin care.

As you progress in your 30s, some of the signs of photo-aging start to show up, and as you cross your 35th year, you will notice more pigmentation and dull skin issues. However, if you have been systematically following a good skincare routine in your younger years, the impact might be less. Dr. Rashmi Shetty says, “Anti-ageing treatment does not mean that you address it after you see the first wrinkle. Take the preventive care approach. If you take care now, then your skin will thank you much later. Aging for me does not mean the number of candles on your cake, but how your skin looks and feels”.

So, before pigmentation and fine lines become a challenge, try this regime. One critical step is to get the right exfoliating face wash that suits your skin type. This keeps your skin stay soft and supple.

Dr. Rashmi Shetty explains a simple 5-step regimen for Skincare for people in their 30s

Step 1:

Continue with the skincare regime you set up in your 20s. You may add a little more to your cleansing routine. Use the combination of makeup remover and a face wash to get clean skin. In your cleansing routine, add a gentle scrub every alternate night. You can also look for a face wash that contains some exfoliating actives like AHA. It is because your natural sloughing-off process starts to slow down now.

Step 2:

Take special care of the under-eye area and lips. Use lightening, capillary stabilizing creams like Vit K, blood pigment clearing lotion-like Arnica under-eye gel, or cream every night. Use a concealer with a good moisturizer during the day. Sunscreen is significant here too. Use beeswax-based lip butter with an SPF to keep them soft.

Step 3:

Continue with your sunscreen. You can also wear a moisturizer with ceramides additionally as the skin tends to get drier now.

Step 4:

At night you can change your night cream from a simple one to one that has ingredients like Retin A, AHA, BHA, other skin lighteners, collagen boosters, and other anti-oxidants. Also, start giving some attention to the skin on your body as well. You can also start using a firming cream if you feel the need. Do not forget your neck and back of your hands especially.

Step 5:

Now is the time to start with your supplements for skin and hair health.

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Ra Supplements for Youthful Skin

  • Ra Hydrate – restores skin elasticity, preserves moisture, improves hydration, protects from UV damage.
  • Ra Bright – minimizes free radical damage, brightens & lightens skin, protects skin from sun damage.
  • Ra Vitamin C – helps fight free radicals, boosts immunity, stimulates collagen, and reverses signs of aging.
  • Ra Primrose+ – help address skin concerns caused due to hormonal imbalance.

Hair Care for the 30s

The 30s is when you have to commence taking care of your hair. As your body goes through some changes due to varied reasons like pregnancy or changing hormonal levels, your hair starts to show signs of aging. You might find it getting frizzy. Hair gets dry while the scalp can get oily. Hair fall starts to become an issue.

  1. Keep up with your oil massage and shampoo regime. You can do it every alternate day.
  2. Post-shampoo, you can use a protein hair mask to strengthen the strands.
  3. Start applying a serum after washing it to tame frizz and flyaways.
  4. Avoid rubbing your wet hair with a towel. Instead, wrap it in a muslin (not Turkish) towel at the nape of your neck. Opt for air-drying your hair as much as possible.
  5. Protect your hair from the sun with umbrellas and sun protection hair sprays now available in the market. If you see hair fall, this could be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Common at this age is polycystic ovaries or iron deficiency that leads to anemia.

Protein infusion for your hair

Apply the egg on your head. Or whisk an egg with some yogurt and apply the mask to your hair and scalp. Leave it on for a while. Shampoo and condition as usual. If you do not like the smell, then add a few drops of lavender essential oil. It has a calming effect on the irritated scalp.

As you age, there are significant changes that can make your skin look dull. You need to make sure you care for your skin and do the right things at the right time.

Get started on your journey towards happy and healthy skin.

Dr. Rashmi Shetty is frequently invited as a faculty at many dermatology and plastic surgery society meetings, including the American Association of Dermatology, Australian Association of Dermatology, Thai Derm Society & IADVL, among others. Dr. Shetty is an international trainer for facial injectables like Botox and fillers with industry leaders like Allergan, Merz, and Galderma. She has trained doctors across the world. She has been an integral part of the global advisory board of many skins and hair care MNCs, namely Unilever for Pond’s, Vaseline and Lakme, Procter & Gamble for Gillette, and Marico for Parachute’s haircare range, & Bio-Oil.

Credit: Audio notes provided by Dr Rashmi Shetty

Dr Rashmi Shetty, a specialist dermatologist, is an international speaker, teacher, and author with over 18 years of aesthetic and clinical dermatology experience.

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