12 Dec Facial changes in your 30’s
Hitting the big 3-0 is a milestone for many young adults. The 30’s are often seen as bringing welcomed maturity; however, it is important to recognise that the needs of your skin are also changing. Through your 30s, you may notice that your skin becomes a little less supple or you could start to see a few broken capillaries or larger pores. You may also start to notice a loss of volume in the face such as in the cheeks. This may occur even if your weight remains stable. In addition, the constant pull of gravity may begin to show, for example, through lowering of the brow and cheeks. The lines that form when you smile or frown might leave traces when you relax your face and that smooth, youthful glow that you had in your 20’s might start to fade a little. If you have spent a lot of time in the sun without adequate sun protection, the sun damage you experienced will increasingly show up. This may include the appearance of sun spots. Therefore, you should start or continue to use a quality sunblock or sunscreen every day to minimise skin damage.
More and more, we are seeing young women and men start what would be termed “preventive” botox especially for the frown lines between your brows. Some may argue that starting botox in your 30’s is prmature. Leaving judgment at bay, preventive botox does make sense for those who are beginning to see the lines “stick” or have the facial structure that genetically predisposes them to early signs of the ageing process.