best skin care secrets in your 30s

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Hitting 30 is no fun. …at first. But to tell you the truth, you’ll feel more feminine and confident than you ever did in your 20s. You don’t care about people’s opinions as much any more. You know what you want and you don’t hesitate to say no or to express your opinion. You know how to look your most confident self. You are YOU. The one thing you wish for is to have the same skin you had at the age of 20. Well, you can’t have it all but you can certainly maintain that fresh looking skin for another decade with the right products and consistent care. Let’s see what are the best skin care secrets in your 30s ?

1. be religious about your skin care routine

Being in your 30s also means no more “I was too tired to remove my make up.“! No more excuses! Your skin has gotten to a point where it’s going to ruthlessly show any lack of sleep or if you don’t do a thorough cleanse. A gentle cleanse, toner and moisturizer are must haves in the mornings and evenings.

2. mind the ingredients of your products

Choose products that contain vitamin A, C and E, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. These are must have ingredients for a fresh, hydrated and even toned skin.

3. don’t go without sunscreen

Unprotected skin exposed to daylight is the number one cause of premature aging, which starts to show in your 30s. Make it a point to use either a moisturizer or a primer with SPF. And of course, never forget those sunglasses at home.

4. exfoliate

In your 30s you have to start getting serious about regular exfoliation. The cell turnover, and the metabolism of the cells starts to slow down. In order to maintain that glowing, fresh looking skin, make sure you use a facial scrub every other day to get rid of dead cells on your skin. Once a week I use an exfoliating mask to clear my pores and get a toned skin. I recently started applying a thin layer of Dead Sea Mud Mask once a week and it does a wonderful job exfoliating, cleaning my pores and purifying my skin.

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5. invest in a good eye cream

The under eye area shows signs of aging first. Look for a product that has line filling peptides and wrinkle repair ingredients. When you apply the cream, use your ring finger, your weakest finger, mornings and evenings around your eyes with a gentle patting motion. Avoid rubbing and tugging.

6. facials

In your 20s it’s okay to see your aesthetician a couple times a year, however when you’re in your 30s I recommend to see a skin care professional every other month. An aesthetician can recommend products best for your skin plus it’s important that you get a thorough pore cleanse and deep hydration. Every couple of months do a sensi-peel to remove any dead cells, smoothen your skin and even out your skin tone.

7. drink water

A hydrated body means hydrated and plumpier skin. Green tea and fruit infused water is a great way to mix things up and keep yourself hydrated without the calorie intake.

8. sleep

Your skin becomes less and less forgetful as you age, so make sure to get enough sleep in. Not just to function better, but to look better. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing.

9. exercise

Make it a point to exercise for 30 minutes 3 times a week. Indulging in regular exercise will not only cleanse your skin but it will also nourish your blood cells. It helps to reduce stress and to flush out any toxins and waste products. It keeps your skin healthy overall.

10. dont’ skip your neck and decollete

Your face doesn’t stop at your neck. Give the same amount of love and care to your decollete and neck since they show signs of aging almost as soon as your skin under your eyes does. Also make sure to wear supportive bras, so those beautiful breasts don’t pull down the skin on your decollete which eventually causes wrinkles on that area.

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Rachelle

    great tips!


  • Blaire Bingham

    Great tips! I’m still looking for an eye cream that delivers what it promises. I will definitely check into your suggestions.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • StyleDiaryByOsy
  • Victoria Fox

    Ohhh my these are wonderful tips!!!! You are so gorg may I add!!!!

  • rakhshanda

    These are some great tips, thanks for sharing dear <3

  • Tara

    Great reminder that I need to be more careful :)

  • Aracely

    Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  • Amy Ann Arnold

    Who knew skin care would get so much more complicated when I got older. I am trying to get better about it…

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Shoshana

    Really good post. However I have to say, I need to hang around your friends. I know so many 30yr olds who are not confident, still are unsure as to the direction of their careers & still feel the need to say yes to all request in life. If you and your friends have mastered it, please, please, please come to NYC and have a symposium. Many New Yorker’s could use it. As for me, I’m 34 and I’ve never been a yes person but I did care about others view of me. I don’t care what strangers have to say, but I do still care about what family & close friends think. That hasn’t changed. In regard to exercise, I haven’t been to the gym since August of 2014. That didn’t cause a bad reaction in regard to my skin, but it did do so with my body. Seems like I lost tone in my arms very quickly. I suppose that comes with age. So said. Whatever the case, I love today’s post.

    • Red Reticule

      I think it is important to listen to the ones who truly care about you. Their words will remind you of your qualities you should be proud of and they are also the ones who will honestly tell you what you need to work on. It has taken me a long long ride, tough lessons and falling big and hard. I am nowhere near where I want to be and I don’t know if I will ever get there, but I am more comfortable with who I am.
      You haven’t been to the gym since when? What’s your secret lady, because you do look AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for your thoughts, Shoshana and have a wonderful weekend! Bogi

  • Heidi D.

    I need to be much more religious in my skin care routine. I am definitely going to try this mask you suggested.

    Wishes & Reality

  • Amber | All the Cute

    Aw, what a beautiful and honest post!! Actually quite inspiring too! Would love to hear more about what you have to say about personality/social interaction/confidence in the 30s… it’s definitely tough out here at 26..ha… not as bad as 22 though… but I will love when the day comes and I can openly share my opinions and not be so concerned with what others think!

    Your skincare tips are great and I believe applicable at any age!!… I love that you mentioned the decollete!! It’s a very forgettable body part, but means a lot with age indeed!!

    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Long Weekend: Annapolis, Maryland

    • Red Reticule

      It is tough out there and confidence will come with some tough lessons and the ever supporting family and dear friends who honestly point out the areas you need to work on and they will remind you of your wonderful qualities that you need to focus on. Thank you for taking your time to visit! Have a wonderful weekend! Bogi

  • Zee

    Thank you beautiful for sharing some amazing tips!! Your skin is stunning and i will be trying out some of your tips!!

  • Zarrah Jane

    Such great tips to ponder.

    I love taking care of my skin.

    I think the best natural way is to get enough sleep and drink lots of water

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  • Ashley White

    Great tips, lady! I’m pretty obsessed with skin care- prevention is everything! So much easier to prevent rather than fix!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Brooke & Erica

    Great tips!! I noticed such a difference in my skin when I started to drink water, thats the best tip!


  • Bethany Lynne Dyer

    wonderful tips! Ive always thought your skin looked flawless, so I will definitely be trying some of these items. xoxo

    Kiss Me Darling

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Wow! These are all great tips. I am turning 38 next Monday and I haven’t been doing anything with my neck. I probably should start… sigh. I did buy a Clarisonic and it has done wonders to my skin.


    • Red Reticule

      38, you said? Or was that a typo? :-) You look amazing!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • kelsey bang

    such a great post! I am the worst at washing my face…. like really bad! thanks for the motivating post! I need to get washing!

  • Stephanie Samuel

    Great post! My skin definitely changed when I turned 30. Before 30 I barely needed to wash my face. After 30, I suffer with dull skin, uneven skin and acne. The first and fourth tips really helped me get my skin under control.

    • Red Reticule

      I am in the same boat with you, Stephanie. My skin needs a lot of care and it seems so dehydrated sometimes. I am glad some of these tips were helpful. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week! Bogi