- Many women I see are over-treating their skin because it seems like that has become the normal thing to do. The overuse of aggressive ingredients to get a quick result can result in the opposite effect to what women want.
- Daily skincare should be simple and regular without the use of harsh products, less is (usually) more. Cleanse, tone, moisturise with a weekly exfoliation. Serums can be used to treat individual conditions as well as an eye cream pH balanced for the skin around the eyes.
- As we age the level of sebum, collagen and elastin (ie. the good stuff!) reduces naturally. By using oil-based products the level of lipids can be increased because the skin requires help to balance the natural protective barrier that keeps the skin healthy and youthful.
Tips for looking after ageing skin
- Rebuild and maintain your natural barrier, the acid mantle.
- Don’t strip or over-treat your skin.
- Use oil-based products that aid the penetration of anti-aging ingredients to hydrate and plump.
- Add a DIY mask. Not enough women use masks at home, says Sue. Using masks weekly helps support the salon treatments and continues to build the skin strength because they help the ingredients to penetrate.
In the tool kit:
- Dr Spiller Collagen Cream, $126, dr-spiller.com.au
2. The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream, $46, thebodyshop.com.au
3. O Cosmetics Youth Activating Oil-Balm, $79, oscosmedics.com.au
4. Natio Renew Radiance Exfoliator, $17.95, natio.com.au
5. Napoleon Perdis Collagen Hydrogel Face Mask, $15, napoleonperdis.com