The 7 Most Important Skincare Habits to Establish in Your 30s

Amanda Montell

So you survived your 20s. Congratulations! And let's be honest—your 20s were a bit of a mess (growing up is hard to do), and now that you're in your 30s, life is… well, parts of it are still a little chaotic, but it's different this time—including your skin.

"Your 30s are a time of babies, stress, and hormonal swings that can wreak havoc on your skin," explains celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. "The growth hormones start to slow down, so the skin won't repair itself as it did in your 20s; breakouts can often occur in the form of cystic acne." In your 30s, you might also be dealing with dark spots, acne scars, and fine expression lines that were never there before. "It's definitely time to take your skin seriously," says Rouleau. "The days of neglecting your skin are over."

But don't freak out—for every skincare concern that's likely to pop up in your 30s, there's an easy fix. We spoke with a handful of trusted experts who walked us through the skincare tips 30-somethings really need to know. So pour yourself a glass of wine, pause Good Girls Revolt, and keep scrolling for the seven most important skincare habits to adopt in your 30s.

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This post originally appeared on Byrdie.

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