My Current Skincare Routine – Skincare in Your 30s!

It’s finally here! My skincare routine video! I’m pretty stoked about this, as I am super passionate about skincare. I have found a routine that works really well for me. It’s kept my skin clear of blemishes and is helping address the whole beginning to age thing.

If you are in your 30s, it’s time to start getting serious about your skincare. Luckily, I’ve gotten pretty detailed in this video and why I use what. I am of the mindset of finding the absolute best ingredients found in popular skincare items (hyaluronic acid, AHAs, vitamin A, pure oils, etc.) and using them straight up. My skincare routine may look really different and unconventional, but this comes from years of research and talks with my (now retired) dermatologist. Why put something that’s incredibly expensive on your face, when it’s full of fillers and maybe one effective ingredient? Just use that effective, pure ingredient! Fair warning: this video is 15 minutes long, but it is in-depth and I just can’t skimp on something like this!

A couple of things:

  • I really need to stop touching my hair.
  • Retin-A really is not the devil, and if you follow the way I mention how to use it, you will not peel as much or be as sensitive. I promise!
  • I didn’t mention an eye cream because I use the oils under my eyes and feel I don’t need one.
  • I recommend using an EWG recommended moisturizer with sunscreen. Here is a great list to get you in the right direction.

Products Mentioned:

Tretinoin Cream, 0.1% (Retin-A)
Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash
Pure Hyaluronic Acid
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
Alpha Hydrox Intensive Serum (14% Glycolic AHA)
Pure Jojoba Oil
Organic Pure Rosehip Seed Oil
Adult Acnomel
Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion
Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body
StriVectin Instant Revitalizing Mask

Have you found any life-changing products for skincare in your 30s?! You know you gotta help a girl out and let me know! And also, I hope you guys found this video helpful. I have done tons of research and am happy to answer any questions you may have!


  • Reply
    Alycia Lowe
    September 11, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I really need to get a much better skin care routine. Right now, truthfully, its nothing. i wash my face with water in the shower. That’s it!

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    September 11, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    “Go big or go home” LOL you crack me up, Meg. I need to go see a dermatologist, thank’s for the reminder! XO

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    September 14, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Okay I so needed this Meg. I always feel like my skin care routine is sub par. The one thing I do love is Frankincense essential oil for my fine lines. Love it! I used to have a Rx for the same Retin-A cream and liked it.
    My neck has been breaking out for like the last 6 months. So gross. I need to go back to my derm.

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    September 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    What product do you use for Sunscreen? Maybe I just don’t realize it, but I don’t think you posted it. I love this routine though!

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    Sarah Heinbaugh
    October 13, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Meg- are you using olive oil to remove your eye makeup, too? If not, what are you using?

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      Meg O.
      October 16, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      YES! Best eye makeup remover (and makeup remover) ever!! It literally melts it away, including waterproof stuff!

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    March 22, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Frick, all of this stuff is so much more expensive in Canada!! I’m still buying a few of them but I can’t use the affiliate links because I’m using :(:(:(

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    April 1, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Hello! this was a extremely helpful video, as I am trying to “nail down” a skin care routine at 31. Quick question regarding the Alpha Hydrox/Glycolic Serum. I noticed the top ingredients to be a little scary sounding…Ammonium Hydroxide & Propylene Glycol. Do you know if there is a “natural” product or if this is pretty standard when it comes to Glycolic acid. Thanks a bunch…already have several products in my Amazon cart!

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      Meg O.
      April 3, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Hey girl! I am really not sure what to tell you as another product recommendation! But I did do some googling and see there are plenty of more “natural” glycolic acid facial products! Now you have me intrigued and wanting to try something more natural as well. Thanks for commenting!!

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    May 31, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    That AHA product is now $80!

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