Our bodies grow and change with years, for better and for worse. Already in your late 20s, you notice mild changes – your body requires more sleep to function, your hangovers become more extreme and your skin glow is not as easy to maintain as it was before. After turning 30, these changes are more drastic and may require your attention and special care. However, this is perfectly natural and there is no need for panic, as long as you’re well informed in advance and prepared to take action in treating different skin problems and delaying premature skin aging. Below, we listed the five most common skin problems to look out for in your 30s, and ways of early prevention or treatment.

1. Acne

If you think your acne situation ended just around the time your teen years did, you are gravely mistaken. For teenagers, acne appears as a result of raging hormones, but these are not the only triggers. Humidity, heavy sweating, steroids, neglected hygiene and stress can all result in a face filled with pimples at any age. Moreover, admission into your 30s may bring adult female hormonal acne, due to changing hormonal levels as a result of pregnancy, discontinuing oral birth control or simply various daily adult-life-stressors. Make sure you’re taking good care of your skin by including adequate facials routines, moisturizing products and most importantly, a balanced and healthy diet.

2. Age spots

If you notice strange spots popping up from nowhere on your body, these are most probably age or sun spots. These hyper-pigmented spots usually appear on the upper body region such as the face, arms and hands, and come in different sizes and shapes. Yes, they can be very noticeable and annoying, but don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to handle them. There are plenty of professional clinics in Dubai which offer laser treatments, cryosurgery, cryotherapy and other procedures for minimizing the appearance of both new and old scars and spots.

3. Wrinkles

Anti-aging creams usually come with a 25+ stamp on them, reminding us of the wrinkly 30s. While wrinkles can appear for a variety of other reasons, the most common one is age. They are actually skin creases which become more and more prominent with years. Our skin loses its resistance and forms lines in certain areas, due to frequent movement or sagging. However natural it is, for most women, it is unsightly and indicates their age. Besides preventive facial products, an effective and fairly common method to reduce or temporarily remove wrinkles is a neurotoxin called Botulinum toxin (Botox), which is injected into the human body in small concentrations to temporarily paralyze facial muscles, and can be performed in many beauty clinics, most popular being in Los Angeles.

4. Eczema

Although not only typical for women in their 30s, eczema is a common skin problem and, in some cases, even a serious skin disorder, causing various anomalies. Dry climate or stress usually cause eczema, and scratching it makes it worse and more visible. Redness and itchy skin has a negative effect on one’s self-confidence and may prevent you from using certain products or tanning. However, treating your skin well may cure or significantly reduce eczema. Make sure to eat healthy, hydrate, take Vitamin D, and use topical steroid creams.

5. Broken capillaries

Getting ready for the beach and seeing those annoying spider veins all over your legs is definitely not good news. Factors like age and environment cause the skin to become thinner and less resistant over time, allowing the formation of broken capillaries. Although these ugly-looking broken blood vessels do not usually pose any serious health issues, every woman is more than anxious to get rid of them. The options for treating broken capillaries range from compression stockings, through laser treatments, to surgeries, depending on the size and type.

No wonder that the age of 30s is called “the second puberty”, considering it comes with a long list of teen-like skin issues. This is the time when our body faces major changes, including skin irritation, dryness and first signs of aging. However, no need to panic – these are all solvable and your prime time of life is yet to come!