The Best Skin Care Routine For Your 30’s

Written by Aaron Guldager — February 21, 2018

The Best Skin Care Routine For Your 30’s

OK, so first the good news: you managed to survive your 20’s. Congrats! It wasn’t exactly easy, but you pulled it off.

The bad news? Now you’ve got to worry about getting through your 30’s. And being in your 30’s means that you’ll probably be dealing with hormonal swings, babies, and more stress than ever before.

But wait, it gets worse. With your growth hormones slowing down, your skin won’t be able to repair itself as well as it did in your 20’s. Acne scars, fine expression lines, dark get the idea. Your skin care routine in your 30’s is going to be more important than ever.

There are plenty of tips and tricks we can show you, but if you’re serious about getting results, there’s one quick and simple way to take care of your skin in your 30’s: SiO Beauty patches.

We developed the SiO Beauty patches with one goal in mind: to make your skin care routine as simple and effective as possible. That’s why our patches aren’t just clinically proven to improve skin hydration and reduce wrinkle depth; they’re also reusable and easy to use—simply apply them before bed.

Seriously, that’s it! Apply them, get yourself a good night’s sleep, and trust us, your skin will thank you in the morning.

But we know some of you want to go above and beyond, so we’ve put something together for all you overachievers out there. Want to avoid wrinkles, crow's feet, blemishes, or dry skin? Our step-by-step guide to skin care will show you how to properly treat your skin in your 30’s.

1. Toner

We’re sure most of you are familiar with toners at this point (at least we hope so!), but for those of you who aren’t, here’s a quick intro course.

The easiest way to think about toners is that they act as a way to help tighten your pores and eliminate toxins in your skin. In fact, an antioxidant-based toner can actually help rebalance your skin! By harmonizing your PH levels, you can easily optimize your skin’s health.

And the cherry on top? Your toner doubles as a way to prepare your skin for another important part of your skin care routine: applying serum. See, the reason we put toner first on this list is that using it helps your serum penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin and work much more effectively.

Speaking of serum…

woman using serum as part of her 30s skin care routine

2. Serum

Here at SiO Beauty, we’re a little obsessed with skin care. Because of that, we tend to have a pretty good idea of what women do when it comes to their skin care routines.

Over the years, we’ve noticed that most women end up focusing on moisturizers. Which makes perfect sense! Moisturizers are great at locking hydration in, and that’s super important for your skin in your 30’s.

But here’s what most people don’t get: if you want to get those active ingredients deep within your dermal layers where they belong, you’ll need to rely on serum to get the job done. Why? Because in your 30’s, you’re fighting with something called Melanocyte instability.

To keep things simple, think of Melanocyte instability as pigment-producing cells that live within your skin. These cells tend to lead to hyperpigmentation, and that’s when you get things like sunspots.

Frustrating, right? Lucky for us, that’s where serum comes in.

By choosing a serum that contains antioxidants, you can aid your skin’s stabilization process and fight back against both old and new skin damage.

But that’s just the beginning. If you want to have a top-notch skin care routine in your 30’s, you’re going to need a few more tricks up your sleeve.

woman in her 30s using cream in her skin care routine

3. Face Wash

You’ve probably been using a face wash since you were a teenager, especially if you had troublesome acne growing up. Things have changed a lot since then, but there’s no getting over the fact that you’re still going to need a great face wash to take care of your skin.

The reason we love salicylic-based face washes is simple: they help break down those pesky bonds that hold dead skin cells together. At this point, some of you may be asking the reasonable question, “Why don’t I just use a scrub?”

Well, here’s the thing about scrubs. At first glance, a salicylic-based face wash and a scrub do the same job. The major difference is that when you’re using a face wash, there’s no chance of accidentally causing micro tears.

Since we’re on the topic of face washes, it’s worth mentioning that you should always double cleanse: once to get rid of any surface debris, and once to cleanse deeply. And to make your cleansing routine even more effective, apply SiO Beauty FaceLift patches afterward for amazing hydration while you sleep!

Most of what we’ve covered in this list so far is pretty standard for any skin care routine for your 30’s. But these were just the appetizers. It’s time for the main course.

4. Retinoid/Retinol

By far, one of the biggest mistakes we see women in their 30’s make is not incorporating this stuff into their skin care routine. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Before you can understand what makes retinoid and retinol so beneficial, you first need to understand a bit more about your skin.

Being in your 30’s means that you’re going to have to go out of your way to support your collagen cells. Fortunately, retinoids can be ideal for this. These vitamin A creams can help control both your pigment and your acne at the same time!

Now, it’s important to point out that retinoid may not be the best choice for everyone. If your skin is too sensitive, you may want to avoid using a prescription retinoid and stick with something like an over-the-counter retinol.

You’ll still get the same benefits; it’ll just be easier for your skin to deal with because retinols are significantly less abrasive than retinoids.

Since we’re on the topic of sensitive skin...

eye cream

5. Eye Cream

The goal of any good eye cream is to support the overly sensitive skin around your eyes. To be completely honest with you, this is one of the biggest issues we see when it comes to skin care routines.

But don’t neglect your eyes! That skin around your eyes has different needs than the rest of your skin does.

This is especially important because the skin around your eyes tends to be one of the first places that you start to show signs of aging. To combat this, you’ll want to get a separate eye cream and resist the temptation to just ignore your eye area.

The rest of your skin care routine can be great, but if you’re not taking care of the skin around your eyes, you’re cheating yourself! By applying eye cream twice a day, you’ll easily be able to fight off that puffiness and get rid of those hollows.

And if you’re really serious about minimizing eye wrinkles, the best thing you can do is incorporate SiO Eye & Smile Lift patches into your nightly routine.

woman in her 30s applying eye cream

The Truth About Your Skin Care Routine In Your 30’s

Listen, we understand. Being in your 30’s is anything but easy. You’ve got more responsibilities, more stress, and more pressure than ever before.

But that doesn’t mean that you have to let your skin suffer! By using the proper skin care routine—and SiO Beauty patches!—you can make sure that you look just as good in your 30’s as you did in your 20’s.

Start by cleansing your face with a salicylic-based face wash to get rid of those annoying dead skin cells. Then use a toner to tighten your pores, eliminate toxins, and prepare your skin for serum. Once your toner is dry, apply a quality serum to reduce old sunspot damage and prevent new damage.

As an additional treatment, apply retinoid to help control your pigment and acne (or a retinol if that’s too much for your skin). Finally, pay attention to the sensitive skin around your eyes, and apply an eye cream twice daily to reduce eye wrinkles, puffiness, and hollows.

SiO Beauty: An Important Last Step In Your Skin Care Routine

When you’re finished with the above routine every night, apply SiO Beauty FaceLift, Eye & Smile, BrowLift, or SkinPad patches for the ultimate anti-aging solution. Simply wear them while you get your beauty sleep, and let the medical-grade silicone do its job. You’ll wake up to smoother, younger-looking skin after just one night.

Follow the steps we’ve outlined in this article, and in no time, your skin is going to look and feel absolutely amazing!