Adopt These Habits In Your 30s To Look Younger Longer

by Stephanie Montes

Your 30s—they’re a wonderful time. You’ve blossomed into a better, more mature, more polished version of your 20s self. But with wisdom comes laugh lines, frown lines and a few creases in between. Before you resign yourself to agonizing in front of your light-up magnifying mirror for years on end, here’s your chance to correct damage done and slow down the aging process. Ahead, six habits to adopt now for younger-looking skin later.

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Skincare Today, Amazing Skin Tomorrow

Take Off Your Makeup Every Night

If you don't, it can settle into pores and make them look bigger as time goes on.

Perfect Your Nighttime Skincare Routine

Your face is clean, but there's more work to do. Overnight is prime time for cell regeneration, so take advantage. Ingredients like lactic acid and retinol are ideal for anti-aging.

Use A Serum

Your 20s are about double-duty products that maximize the little downtime you have in your busy schedule. In your 30s, take a few extra minutes to make sure you're getting all the benefits you deserve. If you haven't already, introduce a serum to your regimen. Sure, it's one extra step, but it's more hydrating than a moisturizer (though you still need that too).

Exfoliate Like Clockwork

Exfoliating is so underrated. It's the best way to get rid of that invisible layer of film that builds up on your face. This layer prevents products from penetrating your skin and can leave your complexion dull. A gentle daily exfoliating cleanser or a weekly at-home peel will keep you radiant.

Add An Eye Cream

Here's your chance to stop deep-set crow's feet before they start. Introduce an eye cream to your daily regimen and stick with it. Since fatigue shows up in your eyes almost instantly, and the area is prone to dehydration (not to mention it's where people look first), it's so important to handle with care.

Apply A Mask At Least Once A Week

We know you're busy, but taking some time to relax with an anti-aging face mask once a week (twice if possible) will keep your skin looking and feeling beautiful. Invest in one that focuses on remedying fine lines and dehydrated skin, as these are likely concerns you are experiencing in your 30s.