5 Ways to Protect Skin in Your 30s for a Fabulous Complexion in Your 50s

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Rachel Duran

Beautiful woman in her 50s

Rachel DuranThe 50s may just be the new 30s. As we live longer, fuller lives, we all need protect and maintain our skin when we’re young so that we can preserve a beautiful complexion into our 50s and beyond.

Your first fine lines and crows feet will start to appear in your 30s, making your third decade the ideal time to give some thought to changing up your mix of lotions, serums, treatments, and eye creams.

We’ve talked to skincare experts and here’s what you need to know about caring for your skin in your 30s to ensure a beautiful, healthy complexion for years to come.

1. Soothe Fine Lines and Wrinkles

While the hormonal changes may be gradual, the years past your 20s will introduce fine lines around the eyes, between the brows, on the forehead, and around the mouth. It’s only natural. Help soothe and slow the process by keeping your skin sufficiently moisturized, day to night. Apply lightweight hydration before you leave the house and a heavier, reparative cream before lights out.

2. Treat Adult Acne

Adult acne shouldn’t be treated with harsh products formulated for teen skin. Arithmetic’s Acne Control Complex is optimized for sensitive, mature skin. It fights bacteria and inflammation without causing added irritation. Our formula builds up the skin’s defenses with soothing hydration as it calms blemishes and redness.

3. Encourage Cell Turnover

During your third decade, cell turnover and the metabolism of your cells begins to slow. To keep the skin active and glowing, get serious about exfoliating your skin on a regular basis. Facial scrubs are great for polishing away dry cells on the surface, but for those in their 30s, it’s best to also go deeper with an exfoliating acid serum. Use caution, as you can damage your skin’s moisture barrier, causing added dryness and irritation.

4. Shield Future Damage

Protect at any age. UV light is the number one cause of premature skin aging. Apply a moisturizer with sunscreen 365 days a year, no matter the weather. Incidental exposure—sitting by a window or driving—can unknowingly cause damage while you’re working or relaxing. Be proactive and wear an SPF formula that contains zinc oxide—they tend to be lighter in weight and less likely to clog pores.

5. Target Sensitive Areas

For most, the eye area is the first to show signs of aging—usually between the spry age of 28 to 32—meaning early investment is crucial. Pick up an eye cream that contains wrinkle-repairing ingredients to improve and correct the appearance of dryness, fatigue, and expression lines. A formula with line-filling peptides will increase healthy cell communication and return cellular activity to its youthful state.


  • Rachel Duran is an editor at Arithmetic
  • About Us: Arithmetic is a new skincare company focused on helping adults achieve clear, healthy skin

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