Skin care in your mid-20s to early 30s


By the time you reach your mid-twenties and early thirties, there’s no doubt that you will have started to notice some changes developing in your skin. Fine lines are likely to have made an appearance, and your skin is probably craving more hydration.

And while you probably know that good skin care products can help your complexion remain as youthful-looking as possible, it can be tricky to figure out exactly what products, formulations and ingredients will work best for your skin. So, to help clear the waters, we spoke to NIVEA Skincare Expert and Consumer Services Manager, Robyn Hutch to get the lowdown on the changes that occur in your skin during this time, and the best ways to ensure your skin looks as healthy and radiant as possible for years to come. After all, the earlier we take care of our skin, the better!

How does your skin change during your mid-20s to early 30s?

According to Robyn, our genetic make-up, lifestyle and the environment are the key factors that can cause changes in our skin in these early stages. “From an internal aspect, there is genetics and individual skin types that affect ageing. From an external perspective, the environment, sun exposure and lifestyle are huge factors,” she explains. “It’s a combination of these factors that affect how your skin changes. Internal aspects affect the decline in energy and lipids [within your skin], which can result in your skin becoming drier and the skin renewal process beginning to slow down. Then consider the external factor like sun exposure. UV light causes oxidative stress, which results in the first lines and wrinkles.”

Your busy lifestyle can also have an impact on the health of your skin. “We know that this age range tends to burn the candle at both ends, resulting in a lack of time,” she says. “This adds to the skin looking tired, dull and lacking the radiance that we may have once had in our teens.”

Which key skin care ingredients will help to address these issues?

According to Robyn, when it comes to tackling the early signs of ageing, it’s best to start with these three skin-boosting and protecting ingredients.

Coenzyme Q10: “Coenzyme Q10 naturally exists in your body and in your skin and plays a vital role in energy production,” says Robyn. “As we age the levels of Q10 decrease and, as such, the skin has less energy to renew, protect and repair. Using a moisturiser that contains the Q10 ingredient will help to provide lost moisture and give your skin an energy boost to help fight wrinkles.”

Goji Berries: “These berries are known to be high in vitamins C, B and E and rich in anti-inflammatory properties,” Robyn explains. “Goji berries have been proven to enhance the skin’s mineral uptake and help skin recover from fatigue and stress.”

SPF sun protection: Robyn also recommends a product with sun protection to help fight off fine lines and wrinkles by protecting the skin from UV exposure.

Introducing your new anti-ageing go-to product…

One particular product that has been formulated with each of these age-fighting ingredients is the NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-wrinkle Energising Day Cream SPF15. Created with women’s busy lifestyles in mind, this day cream will be your one-stop, go-to product for targeting ageing each day. This day cream doesn’t only deliver much-needed hydration to the skin, but it also contains co-enzyme Q10 to help tackle fine lines and give the skin a boost of vital energy to help it function at it’s optimal level to regenerate, repair and renew itself.

But the benefits don’t stop there – it’s also rich in goji berries to help awaken tired skin with a daily hit of vitamins and help give it a radiance-boost. As an added bonus, this formula also contains SPF 15 sun protection to help shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles. Oh and it’s even suitable for sensitive skin!

In addition to these benefits, all of NIVEA’s products are clinically proven, value-for-money, and designed to work in harmony with your skin, and with over 100 years of research and skin care expertise, NIVEA truly are the experts in skin care.

Simply use this cream every day during your mid-twenties to early-thirties and rest easy knowing that your skin is getting the hydration, nourishment and protection it needs to help it battle those first signs of ageing.

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Stay tuned to find out which ingredients and products you should be using in your thirties to forties, and beyond!

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