5 Things I Started Doing For My Skin In My 30s

I haven’t been shy about the changes I’ve seen in my skin recently, especially as I’m now officially a member of the mid-thirties club. Skincare, more so than anything in my beauty routine, has become my priority, and I spend the most time, focus, and money on it. Veryyyy different than barely paying attention to my complexion in my twenties!

I truly find joy in my skincare routine now and wanted to share 5 things I’ve begun doing since turning 30.

Regular visits to the dermatologist
In my twenties, I only went to the derm if I had a major issue. Now, I go twice a year! Especially as I became pregnant and in general noticed hormonal shifts in my skin, I wanted a professional’s opinion. It’s also peace of mind getting my freckles and moles checked regularly.

Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum
This lovely product sits right next to my bed, and I don’t go a night without it. I’ve been a long-time lover of Origins, and this specific item – fortified with Anogeissus, a rare bark harvest used as a natural wound healer, bamboo, and pea extract & amino acids – helps with my skin’s aging. I love that it helps with fine lines, firms the skin, and makes my overall appearance more youthful almost overnight. It goes on right after I cleanse!

Monthly facials
The price tag is hefty, yes, but it’s something I’ve made room for in my thirties. I try to go once a month, or at least once every six weeks, and it’s a MAJOR key for happy skin. I’d gladly give up one nice meal a month in return for a relaxing and rejuvenating facial. Same?

Going bare
I wasn’t confident enough to go without makeup often in my twenties, and now, I’m all about it. It likely stems from the fact that my skin is better now than ever (thanks to this list!), and I’m a fan of that au naturel life, but I let my skin breathe at least 2 days a week!

Sipping collagen
My favorite! A scoop of this goes into my smoothie every single day – or even a glass of water if I’m not making one. It’s amazing for not only your skin, but your nails and hair too. Such an easy addition in the name of healthy skin.

Have you made any changes since the clock hit 3-0? I’d love to hear!

**Thank you to Origins for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own



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  1. Hi Geri-

    Loving all your posts!! Was wondering where you go for facials and which collagen powder do you use?


  2. I’ve just started investing in my skin care and I’m super excited about the results! Also need to know where this robe is from?! need. XO

  3. Hi Geri-

    Loving your blog!! Do you have any recommendations on facial facilities in LA? Also, what brand do you use for collagen powder?


  4. I’m all about good skincare habits (just blogged about my current routine today actually!), and I’ve also been going makeup-free more often now that I’m in my thirties as opposed to my twenties.

  5. My skin has always been a bitch – since childhood! I’ve very sensitive, drying, acnegenic skin. So skincare was naturaly a thing for me for all my life. Some things that are simple, but life changing: 1. Water, to drink and to cleanse daily; 2. The right moisturizer, because even oily skin needs some (I trust a few and use following each areas’ needs); 3. Sunscreen. Because my moisturizer from forever had a 20 FPS, I hardly exist without some sun protection. And even with delicate and pale skin in Brazil, I am always complimented about it by dermatologists.
    I’ve just turned 30 and will try botox next week… See how that goes! Whats your opinion in non invasive procedures like that?

  6. Love seeing this. It is so incredibly important, i’ve found in my 30s, to be consistent. I was doing skincare in my 20s, but didn’t really know why…but everything you do becomes so much more apparent in your 30s. When you notice a wrinkle or a spot…hard to get rid of it so better to prevent! I for sure invest more time and resources into my skin. Also being even more careful about eating well – lots of greens and vitamins, etc.



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