Skin Products You Should Use Before 30

Quick quiz – which is the largest organ in your body? 

Ten points if you said your skin. It’s true. The human body’s largest organ requires the best level of care, starting with your face.

In many situations, age is just a number, but not when it comes to beauty. Considering this, there are some essential products you'll need to include in your regimen before you turn 30. Facial products you may have used in your 20s may not be as effective in your 30s.

As you approach your 30s, the idea is to target fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and other early signs of ageing. Of course, that’s if those things bother you. Many are fine to age naturally without help which is all good too!

Remember, ageing is a natural process. Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be about trying to turn back the clock, rather about keeping your skin healthy and happy.


Mild cleanser

Any skincare routine should start with cleansing your face to remove impurities and oil build-up, which can clog your pores and leave skin looking dull. The most effective formulas will gently cleanse your skin without removing its beneficial oils.


An exfoliator

Using quality exfoliators and facial scrubs is the best way to get rid of the dirt and grime that frequently forms on the face due to polluted air. Gently scrub your skin to remove pollutants and dead skin that could clog pores and irritate the skin. In a pinch, try a brown sugar and coconut oil scrub. Nourishing and smells good too!


Eye serum

The skin beneath your eyes is the thinnest and most delicate type on the face. Good to know: eye creams are created specifically for the fragile eye area, which ages faster than the rest of your face, so they're different from face creams. An eye treatment product is worthwhile if you're worried about fine lines, wrinkles, a lack of firmness, dark circles or undereye bags.


Hydrating moisturiser

Face moisturisers help to strengthen the skin's barrier while keeping your skin soft and hydrated. A hydrating moisturiser may help in delaying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.



  • Hyaluronic acid serums hydrate the skin and plump it up while preventing dryness and dullness.
  • Niacinamide is a type of Vitamin B3 that promotes collagen production, evens out skin tone and reduces inflammation.
  • Retinoids stimulate cell turnover and increase collagen production, which reduces wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. These are best used at night only.
  • Peptides are collagen's building blocks and can increase collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve skin firmness.



For all skin types and ages, sunscreen is the most crucial step in any skincare regimen. Choose a sunscreen that best suits your skin type. Always cover your exposed body parts, including ears and fingers before going outside. In addition to tanning, UV radiation damages the skin by causing pigmentation and dark spots.


Good to know

Try not to self-diagnose every skin problem that crops up. Swapping endless products can leave your skin more damaged, so if you are having persistent skin problems, rather consult a dermatologist. 


This article is for informational purposes only. Always check with your doctor or medical practitioner about any health concerns, before embarking on any fitness or nutrition programme, and usage of any medication.