Age proofing your skin

Age proofing your skin

Olay facialist Anastasia Achilleos shares her expert tips on keeping your complexion looking gradiant whatever your age

While few of us would want to be 22 again – the boyfriend angst, the endless worry about what people think! – most of us sometimes wish our skin looked a little more youthful, especially if we’ve had a few late nights! Step up Anastasia Achilleos, the A-list facialist who’s helped many a celeb to defy the clock.

Q: I am 44 and my chest area is starting to have that weathered look about it. How can I gain that youthful appearance again Caroline Morgan

A: "Many skincare users neglect the neck and chest area which can result in visible signs of ageing between the face and the chest and neck. Start applying your skincare on all areas, both morning and evening."

Top tip use Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir RRP £29.99, on the face and chest area – within a few weeks you will see tighter, firmer and smoother skin.

Q: I am 45 and I have noticed wrinkles appearing just above my cleavage, creating a kind of crepey effect – how can I prevent this getting worse? Linda Robbie

A: "We usually forget to moisturise our breast area and it can lead to premature ageing. It’s also crucial to apply SPF onto this area on a daily basis. Even if there is no sun, harmful UV rays can still cause ageing. If your skincare does not contain any SPF make sure you apply it separately on top. If you are spending a prolonged amount of time in the sun, apply a higher factor. However, ideally limit the amount of sun on this area as it is delicate."

Top tip use your anti-ageing cream right the way down to your breast bone area and spend 1-2 minutes massaging the cream into the skin. This has a toning effect.

Q: I recently lost some weight, but now I notice the skin on my neck is sagging and wrinkled. How can I minimise this appearance? Sue Jarvis

A: Upgrading your anti-ageing ingredients at this point in your life should make a significant difference. It’s time to start layering your products by using both a serum and a cream to give the skin greater comfort and help improve the texture."

Top tip use Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Serum and Olay Regenerist 3 Point Treatment Cream together both morning and evening. Spend 1-2 minutes massaging with upward and circular strokes.

Q: How do I prevent my neck from ageing? Should I always apply sun cream to my neck as well as my face? Jenna Chynoweth

A: "The neck is often neglected and therefore shows signs of premature ageing. Always use your skincare on your face, neck and chest area. Plus, make sure you apply a daily SPF15 or higher in the sun."

Top tip look for skincare that has multiple benefits, like Olay Total Effects Day Cream SPF15.

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