6 tell-tale AGE­ING HOTSPOTS

Look younger for longer by nur­tur­ing th­ese key ar­eas

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The good news is that it’s never too late to re­v­erse the ef­fects of age­ing. Just re­mem­ber that tak­ing care of your skin is a daily process – here’s what you need to do...

DECOLLETAGE

WHY? Years spent sleep­ing on your side and not ex­tend­ing your skin­care down your neck can have this area show­ing early signs of wrin­kles. WHAT TO DO? Start car­ing for it like you would your face – cleanse, mois­turise and al­ways fol­low with SPF. WE LOVE: Neu­tro­gena Rapid Tone Re­pair Day SPF 15, $39.99.

HANDS

WHY? They’re al­ways ex­posed to the el­e­ments, par­tic­u­larly in­ci­den­tal sun dam­age, and it’s an area we don’t think about. WHAT TO DO? Ap­ply sun­screen to the back of your hands – keep a tube handy in the car for driv­ing – and use a rich hand cream overnight. WE LOVE: Na­tio Well­ness Hand Cream SPF 15, $9.95.

NECK

WHY? It looks older be­fore other ar­eas be­cause the skin is thin­ner than on our face and it’s sen­si­tive to UV rays.

WHAT TO DO? Use the anti-age­ing creams used on your face, and ap­ply in an up­ward mo­tion.

WE LOVE: The Jo­joba Com­pany’s Botan­i­cal Hy­drat­ing Face Mask, $39.95.

CHEEKS

WHY? You lose col­la­gen in your face as you age, so it can ac­tu­ally work in your favour – and keep you look­ing younger – if you’re not too thin. Dark spots or hy­per-pig­men­ta­tion be­come more prom­i­nent too.

WHAT TO DO? Up the mois­ture lev­els by adopt­ing a more thor­ough skin­care rou­tine of serum, day/night cream and daily ex­fo­li­a­tion – and en­joy some ‘good’ fats in your diet.

WE LOVE: Nivea Cel­lu­lar Anti-age Vol­ume Fill­ing Pearls, $32.99.

KNEES

WHY? The skin here loses its elas­tic­ity, caus­ing a saggy look, and small fat de­posits might start to make your knees look a bit lumpy.

WHAT TO DO? Start ap­ply­ing a firm­ing cream ev­ery morn­ing and night to tighten prob­lem ar­eas, and pair this with work­outs that sup­port knee strength, such as lunges and squats.

WE LOVE: The Body Shop Spa Fit Firm­ing & Ton­ing Gel-cream Mas­sager, $39.95.

EL­BOWS

WHY? We rest on them and bend them hun­dreds of times dur­ing a day, so the loose skin tends to sag. WHAT TO DO? Treat them with the care you give the rest of your ex­posed body, and re­mem­ber to ex­fo­li­ate and mois­turise them. WE LOVE: Aveeno Daily Mois­tur­is­ing Lo­tion (354ml pump), $12.95.

Jen­nifer Anis­ton looks af­ter her whole body, daily – and it shows!

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