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Forget 'face focused' anti-ageing - beauty insiders know the real secret to looking younger is to be a body clock cheat.
Published 1st September 2008
If you’ve adopted a ‘neck up’ anti-ageing routine with a face-only focus, you could be missing a trick when it comes to looking younger. “The neck, chest and hands are the tell-tale body parts to an individual’s true age,” says A-list beauty guru Ole Henriksen who believes skincare shouldn’t stop at the chin. To keep an all-over youthful appearance, “the neck and chest should be treated in the same manner as the face,” says Ole. His advice? “Extend your facial skincare products, like serums and day creams all the way down from the neck to the chest.”
Turn Back Time Kit: Olay 3-Point Treatment Cream
Don't be tempted to saturate your face with sun protection yet skimp on other exposed areas like your hands, neck and chest. “These areas are as important as the face and will age quicker than other body areas like legs, tummy and arms,” warns facialist and body-guru-to-the-stars, Nichola Joss. If you want to prevent age spots, lines and accelerated ageing, get into the habit of applying protection daily to the hands, neck and chest. “Look at an SPF of 50 for these areas; you’ll still tan, but slowly and carefully, and you’ll be less likely to burn,” says Nichola.
Best body buffers: Origins Ginger Body Scrub ,
Products: Olay 3-Point Treatment Cream
Prone to sun damage, dry skin and age spots, hands can show the wear and tear of age. A hand cream with SPF will protect and nourish. Ingredients like liquorice and mulberry help encourage dark spots to fade.
Products: No 7 Protect & Perfect Hand Cream .
Teeth naturally discolour with age; a good electric toothbrush can help keep teeth looking brighter and stain-free for longer. Alternatively, invest in a whitening toothpaste.
Products: Oral B Triumph 500 Electric Toothbrush with Smart Guide . Blanx Intense Stain Removal Toothpaste .
Lines and age spots are a common chest complaint as this area is ripe for sun exposure. UVA/UVB protection will help prevent more damage while gentle exfoliation and regular moisturising will help promote a more youthful appearance.
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