If you are in your 30s, you probably feel just as young and vibrant as you did in your 20s. But sometimes the mirror betrays us, and we see the signs of aging before we should!.. Aging is a natural process that can result in fine lines, large pores and uneven skin tone. While there is no avoiding all signs of aging, there are specific steps you can take to protect your skin and keep it looking, young and fresh.


Update Your Skin Routine

First and foremost, you need to establish a skin routine that works for you. If your skin routine consists of soap and water once or twice a day, it is time to step things up. For those who religiously use products and are diligent about skin care, the same approach that worked in your 20s may need to be updated to address the new needs of your skin.

For those in their 30s, a good place to start is with a vitamin C serum. These products come in a range of price points and are well worth the investment. Vitamin C works to stimulate new collagen, which will make your skin tighter and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidant properties of the serums also protect against environmental pollutants and reduce discoloration. Daily application can make a significant improvement in your skin's appearance.

To help fight large pores and safely remove dead skin, invest in an exfoliating product. You have the option of using a gentle scrub, or a leave-on exfoliant containing alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids.  Regular exfoliation will keep your skin clear and glowing.

Finally, make sure you are applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on a daily basis. Damage from the sun will not only cause wrinkles, it is also the main culprit behind uneven skin tone on the face. Moisturizing alone won't be enough, so make sure that your daily face lotion is also fortified with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Other Skin Care Options

If over-the-counter products aren't producing results as quickly as you would like, it may be time to consider a resurfacing treatment, such as Clear + Brilliant. This treatment is designed to combat the early signs of aging such as uneven skin tone and texture. It will help you enjoy a fresher, more youthful look without having to undergo a surgical procedure that requires extensive recovery time.

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that works within the tissue to replace damaged skin and go beyond superficial results. The entire procedure takes just 20 minutes and a topical numbing agent keeps the treatment comfortable. You can expect your skin to look red for a few hours, but this will clear up quickly and your new skin will be revealed within a matter of days.

Clear + Brilliant offers both immediate and progressive results. Your skin will continue to improve as collagen production increases and old skin sloughs off. For best results, we recommend six treatments spaced about one month apart.  A quick visit to your dermatologist or medical aesthetician can help reverse the signs of uneven skin tone on your face.

Whether you want more tips on how to update your daily skincare routine or you would like to explore other resurfacing treatments, contact APT Medical Aesthetics today. Our team of experts will recommend the best products to address your trouble spots and answer all your questions about available procedures.