Far from feeling like your best years are behind you, your thirties are a great opportunity to give your skin the love and attention it deserves. Now is the time to actively protect your skin against the ageing process. The aim of your skincare routine in your 30s is to retain your skin’s elasticity and subtle appearance, and to do that, you may need a helping hand. Read on to discover the products for ageing skin and a skin care routine that’ll take you seamlessly through this exciting new chapter.

Step 1. Micellar water

For best results, you should begin and end your day by cleansing your skin. Due to slower cell renewal in your 30s, your skin’s ability to fight inflammation lessens, increasing its chance of becoming oily, dry and developing pimples. Yes, spots are still a thing in your 30s.

Product application should be treated differently, too. Your skin will lose the resilience it had in your 20s, so make allowances for this.

Opt for a gentle yet effective cleansing water. Our Micellar Cleansing Water works as a magnet to capture and lift away makeup and dirt from your skin without the need to scrub. The perfect tonic for 30-something skin, Micellar Cleansing Water has a soothing and fragrance-free formula. We also have a Micellar Water to suit all skin types, including the more sensitive.

Step 2. Toning

After cleansing, the next step in your skin care routine is toning. We recommend toning once a day. Whether that’s in the morning or evening is up to you, although toning later in the day is favoured by most as your skin is then left to soak in all the nourishment overnight, without the addition of makeup.

Our Nourishing Botanical Toner with Honey Flower removes makeup residue and impurities while toning your skin, leaving it feeling nourished and purified. With this beautiful, botanical toner, we’ve focused on sourcing natural ingredients.

To start, use a soft cotton ball or pad and apply a drop of toner. Gently dab your skin, and once a thin layer is applied evenly, wipe your face to remove any oil buildup.

Step 3. Face serum

The youth-boosting effects of face serum have become more well-known in recent years. Still, you might be tempted to skip this stage and use an everyday moisturiser instead. Wait, ladies. This is a step you don’t want to skip. While more mainstream moisturisers are great for hydrating your skin, serums can target specific areas more effectively, giving your skin the rejuvenating burst of moisture it needs.

Try our Ultralift Complete Beauty Serum. It’s specifically designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, leaving it appearing tighter and restoring radiance to your complexion.

When applying our face serum, less is definitely more. Serum is highly concentrated so there’s only so much your skin can hold. There are no particular areas you need to avoid, but naturally you should pay special attention to wrinkles and blemishes.

Step 4. Apply an anti-aging moisturiser

The final step in our skin care routine for your 30s is to moisturise. Whether you use day cream, night cream or a bit of both is up to you. More crucial to understand is the difference, and how they contribute to your daily skincare routine.

Our day cream range is designed to protect you from external aggresors. The formulas are thinner and contain SPF protection, allowing you to wear makeup without the risk of excess oil buildup.

For best results, apply first thing in the morning. Our UltraLift Complete Beauty Day Cream for Dry Skin is specifically developed for its anti-aging qualities, allowing you to retain your glow. Alternatively, apply a thin layer of our Miracle Wake Up Cream, which combats signs of fatigue, aging, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and tiredness.

Application is easy. Squeeze a coin-sized dot of moisturiser into your hand, making sure to warm it up between your palms. Begin by massaging the moisturiser into your skin’s driest areas before moving on to the rest of your face. You only need to apply a thin layer – anything more or less will leave your skin vulnerable to excess oil.

Unsurprisingly, while day cream is applied in the morning, you should use your night cream just before bed. It can be applied with the same method, but make sure you’ve cleansed your face before use.

Whilst you sleep, your skin works overtime; repairing and cleansing pores, damaged skin and blemishes, taking advantage of the reduced pollution, UV rays and sudden temperature changes.

Our Miracle Sleeping Cream helps reduce the appearance of ageing and tiredness, stimulating surface skin cell renewal, leaving your skin refreshed and gleaming the next morning. It can be applied just like our day cream and should be washed off during your morning cleanse.

Step 5. Sunscreen

While the weather might not always merit it, sunscreen is something you should be wearing all year-round. The effect that UV rays have on your skin do not vanish when the sky’s cloudy, so neither should your sunscreen. Over-exposure to the sun can lead to permanent damage and accelerated ageing of the skin. Wearing a layer of sunscreen has huge benefits for your health and reduces the premature onset of wrinkles.

Our Ambre Solaire Ultra-Hydrating Sun Cream SPF15, which is enriched with shea butter, will help protect you from the sun’s UV rays as well as its drying effects.

And that’s it!

Reaching your 30s isn’t the end of a skin care routine that gets visible results - it’s just the beginning! Take care and attention over your skincare now and you’ll find your skin is left looking refreshed, revitalised and ready to take you confidently through your 30s.

GARNIER TO THE RESCUE !