During your 30s, any persistent skin breakouts should dwindle. In their place will be the first signs of ageing. A decade ago you could party the night away and hide the damage with eye drops � now you get puffy, dark rings under your eyes.
If you still being treated for acne and you fall pregnant or plan to fall pregnant, you need to consider the dangerous effects of some drugs on the foetus. Consult both your dermatologist and your gynaecologist for acvice. Your doctor may decide to change your treatment plan.
Keep your skin well hydrated, especially if you live in a dry climate or during winter when skin is driest.
Be diligent about covering up in the sun. Make a big hat your favourite accessory. Bronze was last beautifil in the ‘70s.
See a dermatologist for solid advice on straight answers about skin care in the coming years.
What’s happening within your skin is this: the skin’s natural process of exfoliation is slowing, and collagen and elastin levels are dropping. Your skin also loses moisture and elasticity. Any exposure to the sun requires comprehensive use of sunscreen. Maintain your regimen of cleansing and toning, hydrating, moisturizing and firming.
Revision date: July 9, 2011
Last revised: by Janet A. Staessen, MD, PhD