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The 5 Best Things You Can Do for Your Skin in Your 30s

Ah, the ever-confusing 30s. You've finally (kinda) got your life together. Good job, cute house, a growing401(k). But what about your health? And, eek, your skin? Here are five things you might want to consider before lines and wrinkles set in.

1. Exfoliate regularly. A buildup of dead skin cells not only leads to breakouts (which, ugh, you're still susceptible to) but also deepens fine lines. Buff your face a few times a week with an apricot or peach scrub and you'll ward off both problems.

2. Lighten up on the twice-a-day washing. You're likely still in the habit of removing any and all oil from your face. But we're not teenagers anymore, ladies. Two heavy scrubbings a day might be overkill, causing dehydration and (later on) wrinkles. Instead, swap your evening routine for a gentle cleansing with micellar water.

3. Invest in a good eye cream. We know, the anti-aging market is daunting. But a lot of the products out right now are geared toward those who want to reverse the signs of aging. Skip past the BS and find a simple, thick hydrating cream. (We're fans of ones with avocado.)

4. Get on board with SPF. In your moisturizer. In your makeup. In a mist. Anything.

5. And get some shut-eye. No amount of creams and cleansers can replace a quality night's sleep. It gives your cells plenty of time to repair themselves. Trust: Your collagen will thank you.

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