How To look younger?

How to look younger at 30?

When a woman enters her 30’s she starts to notice the first signs of aging. There is nothing much to worry about. This is the case with most Americans. But the signs of aging won’t be prominent as you enter your thirties.

Anyway it is best to address even fine lines and wrinkles at this age as you will be preventing a lot of damage to your skin in the future.

Let us first analyse what happens to the skin when a person enters their 30’s.

how to look younger at 30


Causes of skin aging

As you enter your 30’s your skin turnover rate slows down. This means that new skin cells are visible after every month. This was not the case when you were a child when new skin used to appear every fortnight.

This means that dead skin will start to appear on your skin and your skin will look dull. Also pores of your skin will be clogged.

Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin firm and wrinkle free. It also strengthens the skin. Collagen is also known to thicken your hair.

As we enter our twenties the production of collagen drops by 1 to 2 percent every year. The effects of this drop can be seen in your thirties.

Decrease in the amount of collagen is the primary reason for signs of aging like skin wrinkles.

At 30 you will also start to see a drop in hyaluronic acid which is needed to keep your skin plump and moisturized. As a result your wrinkles will be more visible.

Forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet (wrinkles at the outer corner of your eyes) and nasolabial folds (lines that start from nose to corner of lips) start to form on your face.

So, how to look younger at 30?

If you can address the above three issues then you can look younger at 30.

Improve cell turnover rate.

Now since the cell turnover rate is less and the pores of your skin are clogged you will need to exfoliate your skin twice a week. This will help you to get rid of the clogged pores and dead skin. Also your skin turnover rate will improve.

You can use our homemade exfoliant to exfoliate your skin. You need to have 1 ripe banana, 2 tablespoon uncooked rolled oats and 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt.

Grind the oats into a fine powder. Smash the banana till it’s smooth. Mix all the ingredients. Clean your skin with a facial cleanser and apply in circular motion for a minute. Wash your face with water.

You need to exfoliate at least twice a week to see result.

Keep your skin moisturised

Once you have exfoliated the pores of your skin will open up. Use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid on your face. This will allow the nutrients to seep deeper in your skin.

You need to moisturize your face after cleaning your face. You can exfoliate only twice, so twice a week moisturizing will come after exfoliation.

It is important to moisturise your face at least twice a day. Moisturisers are known to keep the skin hydrated and plump. This can prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Both of which appear in your thirties.

Wrinkles on the hands are also an indication of the passing of the years, therefore, they must be taken care of to the fullest. If you are going to wash dishes, clothes or do cleaning, protect yourself with gloves. Moisturise your hands along with your face.

Don’t forget to moisturise your neck even if there is no sign of wrinkles present.

You can improve hydration in your skin by eating foods like water melon and cucumber. Also eating fish like salmon and mackerels will provide you with omega-3 fatty acids which will preserve the moisture in your skin.

Improve collagen levels

Eat foods rich in collagen

You will need to eat foods that are rich in collagen to boost your collagen levels. Egg whites and chicken are rich in collagen. Also eating foods rich in anti-oxidants can prevent sun related damage to the skin. Oranges, red peppers, kale and strawberries are examples of foods that are rich in antioxidants.

Researchers have found that decline in sleep quality starts in your thirties. This is a serious problem as lack of quality sleep can make you look older.


Sleep for 8 hours to look younger 


Sleeping and aging

The skin makes collagen when you are sleeping. It is the bodies’ way to rejuvenate itself. More production of collagen will slower the formation of wrinkles by preventing saggy skin.

Hence it is important to sleep for around eight hours a day. This is one of the best ways to look younger at 30.

Sleeping for less than six hours a day can make your eyes look puffy. Read about stress and skin aging here.

What to do if I can’t sleep?

You can indulge in your favourite sport during the evening which can make you tired. This will result in a good night’s sleep.

You must also create a strict schedule for sleeping. So you will start to feel sleepy when your time to sleep arrives.

The above four steps aim at keeping the skin hydrated by drinking water, moisturising, boosting collagen production through foods and sleeping. But there are factors that make you look older in your thirties. This factors and their solutions are discussed below.

Sun and Skin

All our parents had warned us about this. The excess of sun exposure during our twenties starts to take a toll after 30. But still there is time to correct this. Do a simple thing. Use sunscreen.

Yes to prevent further damage to your skin, it is imperative that you use a sunscreen every day. In fact there was a study conducted that showed the main difference between young and aged skin is the amount of time it has been in the sun. It’s simple the prolonged exposure to the sun will cause the loss of collagen and elastin.

If you don't want to be all day with that sticky feeling that sunscreens bring, use a moisturizing cream with sunscreen. This can reduce the stickiness that is associated with sun screens. Read about sun and skin aging here.

Diet rich in anti-oxidants

Frequent exposure to the sun’s UV rays generates free radicals in our skin. These free radicals break down our skin’s collagen. This results in skin wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines and loose and saggy skin.

Anti-oxidants on the other hand gets rid of the free radicals by neutralizing them. Therefore it is important to consume a diet high in anti-oxidants.

Anti-oxidants are present in red bell peppers, papaya, blueberries, watermelon, avocadoes etc. Also cook your food using olive oil which is rich in anti-oxidants.

These anti-oxidants that you get from your diet will be effective against free radicals and will make you look younger at 30. Read about foods that reverse aging here.


Quit smoking to look younger


Quit smoking

Researchers say that if you quit smoking before you turn 40 then you won’t have to face most of the problems associated with smoking.

Diseases that are related to cigarettes like heart problems or lung cancer usually strike in your mid-fifties. And it takes around 15 to 20 years to get rid of the damage done to your body by smoking.

Hence 30’s are the best time to quit smoking.

Moving on to the topic of aging, smoking can cause premature aging. When you smoke you put pressure on your skin which can form wrinkles. By quitting you can look younger in 30 days.

Smoking leads to increased production of enzymes that can break collagen. This results in the formation of wrinkles and saggy skin.

Smoking deprives the skin of oxygen, which makes smokers look pale.

Smoking contributes to yellowing of teeth, which is another sign of aging.

Hence quitting smoking can make you look younger at 30. Read about smoking and skin aging here.

Other tips to look younger at 30

There are some other tips that you must adopt in your thirties to fight premature aging and also to prevent aging as you move in your forties.

Smiling is an effective way to look younger than your actual age.

Staying stress free is another important way to look younger.

Exercise or play your favourite sports on a regular basis.

Apart from your skin there are other aspects of your body that reveal your age. They make you look older. They are weight, yellow teeth and gray hair.

Take care of your teeth

As you age one of the parts of your body that get affected are your teeth.

Yellow teeth are another sign of aging. They can make you look older than your actual age.

As we age the white outer layer of our teeth called the enamel begins to thin. As a result inner yellow layer called the dentin becomes visible.

To prevent them from looking yellow and neglected, brush them after every meal.

Use a toothpaste that has a whitening agent in it. Eat foods like Apples, leafy greens, cheeses, water melon, strawberries etc.

If none of the above seems to work then visit your dentist. Dental treatment can help you get your white teeth back.

With your white teeth you can smile better and look younger.

Lose weight

Having a flatter tummy makes a person look younger. You need to play a sport you love to lose weight. Now remember not to lose weight fast. This will lower the volume in your skin and your cheeks will look hollow.

Gray hair

If you have gray hair then color them. This problem usually begins in your thirties and if you address this problem you will look younger.


Looking young is a dream every American wants to fulfil and it is very much possible. Improving the production of collagen in your body is very much possible if you use our tips mentioned above.

The improved supply of collagen to your skin will prevent the formation of wrinkles and make you look younger in your thirties.

Also taking care of your skin when you’re out in the sun. Boosting the amount of anti-oxidants in your body by consuming the right foods.

Quitting the habit of smoking and whitening your teeth can make you look younger than your actual age.

Above all it is important to live a happy life as it will add years to your life.


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