THE PROBLEM: FIRST SIGNS OF AGEING THE SOLUTION: Although the skin’s ageing process starts long before you notice it, the first signs of ageing start to appear when you’re in your 30s. Crow’s feet, faint frown lines, dark spots and a dull complexion – these are the early indicators. The solution is to take your skincare routine seriously (your mom was right). Always cleanse and never sleep with make-up on (even if you just use a cleansing wipe on those lazy nights or rushed mornings). Wear SPF every day – you don’t need a separate sunscreen, just ensure your moisturiser or foundation has an SPF of at least 15 (but the higher the better) and keep a small tube of sun cream in your handbag in case you end up outdoors. Start using an anti-ageing serum before applying moisturiser at night. Invest in a good eye cream. And up your daily water intake – hydrating from the inside is just as important.
ALSO TRY Elizabeth Arden Prevage Night Anti-ageing Restorative Cream, R1 235, Clinique Super Defense Daily Defense Moisturiser SPF 20, R580, and Clarins Extra Firming Eye Complete Rejuvenating Cream, R545