When it comes to skincare, prevention is always better than treatment. Why wait until you have visible fine lines and wrinkles to be concerned, when what you do now can prevent them from arising? While staying out of the sun and cleansing before bed have had a positive impact on your skin, you need to ramp up your skincare routine when you reach your thirties to maintain gorgeous skin. Here are four products you should be using in your thirties.

Middle-aged woman applying anti-aging cream

Eye Cream

The skin around your eyes is incredibly thin and delicate and quicker to show your age. Your under-eye area is also more prone to dryness. Fine lines and wrinkles arise from sun damage and your skin making less collagen as you age. You should start using an eye cream before you have visible wrinkles.

Eye creams are thicker than your average moisturizer and are specifically formulated for your delicate under-eye- area. Choose a hydrating eye cream containing hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, a mild dose of Retinol, like the RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream ($22.49 at CVS).

Retinoids

Retinoids are the golden standard in anti-aging. A form of vitamin A, retinoids are effective at fighting wrinkles, building collagen, increasing cell turnover, and reducing pore size to promote healthy-looking skin. While some retinoid products can be harsh and irritate the skin, there are plenty that provide a gentle amount of retinoids. Try Peter Thomas Roth’s Professional 3% Retinoid Plus ($82.00 at Sephora), an overnight treatment formulated to combat fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone.

Exfoliating Acid

The early signs of sun damage can start to appear in your late twenties and early thirties. Start using a chemical exfoliant to regenerate the skin, unclog pores, and improve skin texture. There are two types of exfoliating acids: alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) like salicylic acid. For dual action, try Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($90 at Sephora). To avoid stripping your skin, use a gentle cleanser and don’t forget to moisturize.

Moisturizer with SPF

Sun damage is the leading contributor to fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles. If you’re not already using a daily sunscreen, it’s not too late to start. Apply a moisturizer containing broad-spectrum sunscreen every day before applying your makeup. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your hands and neck.  Apply Andalou Naturals All in One Beauty Balm Brightening Sheer Tint with SPF 30 ($15.99 at Vitacost) every two hours to avoid the harmful effects of those UVs.

Incorporate these skincare products into your routine to maintain healthy, radiant and youthful skin.

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