Feeling old at 30? Here’s how to revive your skin naturally!

As we age, especially as we reach our 30s, our skin starts to display concerning signs of wear and tear.

The insights shared by board-certified holistic nutritionist Jennifer Hanway and holistic plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn, along with findings from mindbodygreen, offer natural strategies to revitalize aging skin effectively [1]. 

Before you rush to stock up on every anti-aging cream available, consider these expert-backed, natural approaches to rejuvenate your skin that genuinely address the root causes of aging.

Understanding the shift in your skin

From your late 20s, the decline in collagen production, skin barrier weakening, and skin cells’ diminishing vitality lead to signs of aging like fine lines, dark spots, sagging, and dullness. 

Recognizing these changes allows you to take proactive steps to mitigate their effects.

Amino acids: Your skin’s firm foundation

Collagen and elastin, the skin’s structural proteins, ensure it remains firm, smooth, and elastic. 

Unfortunately, as you approach your 30s, the body’s collagen production decreases by about 1-2% per year [2]. 

However, there are effective natural remedies and skincare strategies to improve collagen production.

Protein: The vital nutrient

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that help maintain skin structure. Increasing your protein intake to between 1.0 and 2.0 grams per kilogram of body weight daily can provide significant benefits. 

For most women, this means around 100 to 120 grams of protein per day [1] to provide the body with sufficient amino acids for not only vital functions but also for enhancing skin, hair, and nails.

Omega-3s: Secret ingredient for skin health

Inflammation and oxidative stress significantly contribute to accelerated skin aging. Omega-3s have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties essential for maintaining skin health. 

They help support the skin’s lipid layer [3], which guards against external damage like pollution and UV exposure, effectively slowing the aging process and fortifying the skin.

Coenzyme Q10: Enhancing skin resilience

The body’s ability to combat free radicals diminishes with age. CoQ10, an antioxidant naturally produced in cells, aids in energy production and the synthesis of vital skin components such as collagen and elastin.

Clinical studies have demonstrated that supplementing with CoQ10 can improve skin elasticity and smoothness while reducing wrinkles and fine lines [4].

Entering your 30s is the ideal time to reevaluate and enhance your skincare strategy. Your skin requires a nutrient-rich diet and a meticulous skincare routine more than ever. 

It’s essential to focus on nourishing your skin from within, as what you consume significantly affects your skin’s health and appearance. 

By adopting a diet rich in essential nutrients and using targeted natural skincare products, you can maintain your skin’s youthfulness and vigor. 

Start making these changes today, and witness your skin—and your self-assurance—transform.

[1] https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-nutrients-that-firm-and-hydrate-skin-according-to-research
[2] https://waterhouseyoung.com/how-to-improve-skin-elasticity-the-ultimate-guide/
[3] https://www.skinfromwithin.online/blog/best-omega-3-for-skin
[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7146335/

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