According to Su-Man, the facial guru to celebs, we are all committing skin care mistakes that are actually ageing our skin. She states skincare should be a ritual, not a chore and outlines her top tips to help keep skin youthful and ageless.
Don’t Over-cleanse! Doing this strips away skin’s natural oil which could cause breakouts as well as dryness. Twice a day is enough.
Use more cream than you think is enough. This is because it will glide on skin with ease.
Don’t be gentle. Massage the cream vigorously into skin as this will increase ‘microcirculation’ and warm the facial muscles, allowing the skin to absorb moisturiser effectively.
When it comes to your eyes – use a different technique. Apply cream in a zig-zag motion and apply pressure around the socket regularly. This will help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and reduce the tension.
Remember your hairline. The face doesn’t end with your features. Apply moisturiser and massage up to your hairline, along ears, around jawline and neck.
Always sleep on your back. Who knew right? Seems it’s the best way to prevent wrinkles in the face neck and chest.
Avoid dry air - Like the plague. Dry air dries out skin, speeding up visible signs of ageing. Keep a glass of water on your desk at work to help maintain moisture levels in the room which will help prevent your skin and eyes getting dry.
Give your eyes a good workout. Staring at a screen all day, driving all day, air con, and even central heating can tire eyes. To help soothe & prevent eye problems, regularly exercise your eyes and try to give your eyes a rest every hour. Do this by either your eyes for a minute or looking into the distance.
Pay attention to your neck. The skin there is thinner, drier and constantly moving. Its lack of oil production can cause wrinkles and creases to appear quickly. Su-Man recommends you cleanse your neck every morning and night to get rid of grime, and regularly exfoliate to get rid of dead skin. Follow with a moisturiser to keep the neck hydrated.
In order to keep skin hydrated and moisturised at the same time, use a hydrating moisturiser containing collagen, humectants and antioxidants. Combined, the collagen firms & plumps skin, humectants hydrate skin reducing dryness and helping keep it supple & youthful looking, whilst the antioxidants fight against environmental skin damage such as warm, dry air. A hydrating moisturiser is key to healthy skin.