Think of Eye Cream as Moisturiser for Sensitive Skin
36 Pick the lightest one that relieves dryness. I prefer one with a hyaluronic acid base because oil-based ones can cause milia. I also look for active ingredients like retinol. You can put a retinol-based cream just a few millimetres from the lash line – it’s safe for use around eyes, although it can sometimes irritate upper lids.
Keep Pimples Moist
The biggest mistake people make is trying to dry out pimples. If you do, they scab and two things happen: They’re harder to conceal with makeup, and are more likely to scar. Another mistake is to put a hot compress on a pimple as that increases swelling. Instead, use a cold compress, like a refrigerated green-tea teabag. You can also dab on some anti-redness eye drops (like Visine) to soothe it. If you really must squeeze, make sure the pimple has a visible whitehead. Do it only at night so your skin has time to calm, and cover it with a plaster to keep it moist so that it won’t scab.
Try Non-surgical Skin Tightening, Not Facelifts
There’s a lot of interest in skin rejuvenation treatments like Ultherapy to help the lower face. Celebrities don’t want to admit to having plastic surgery, and facelifts are very obvious when you rst get them. The paparazzi trail my patients to my ofce – they can’t hide out there for six months to wait for a facelift to loosen. These treatments offer gradual skin tightening that’s not detectable. DERMATOLOGIST TO SUPERMODELS AND NEW YORK’S ART CROWD DR DAVID COLBERT Founder and head physician from New York Dermatology Group. His skincare line, Colbert MD, is available at http://store.nydermatologygroup.com.
Facial Oils Are the New Anti-ageing Essential
I feel strongly about oils. I’m fascinated by their anti-ageing benets: They give optimum delivery of active ingredients and instant results. On dry skin, oils ll in lines and seal in moisture – the more hydrated skin is, the more supple and radiant it looks. Use one or two drops once or twice a day with your moisturiser. I like those that are really weightless, like borage seed, passion fruit, argan or marula oils – you put them on, then forget they’re there in ve minutes.
Change Your Routine Based On Your Day
People often ignore the moods of their skin and repeat the same thing all the time – and that’s when you risk over- or under-treating your skin. You need to listen to what it’s telling you; if it feels red-hot from a day out cycling, you shouldn’t go home and do a microdermabrasion.
Supermodels’ and Celebrities’ Favourite Facial
The Triad, a three-step treatment: Skin is prepped with microdermabrasion, treated with lasers and nished with glycolic acid exfoliation. I’ve found it to be the most effective combination medical facial for both texture and tone. Exfoliation and microdermabrasion even out pigmentation and reduce brown spots, making skin more even-toned – that’s the hallmark of youth. It gives radiance you can’t get with a spa facial. Angelina Jolie, Sienna Miller and Rachel Weisz do it before they walk the red carpet. You can even do it just before an event – we did Adriana Lima, Erin Heatherton and Miranda Kerr, and they walked in the Victoria’s Secret show that night. Results last for about a month.
New York Aesthetic Trends
People love doing small amounts of llers like Restylane, and another popular thing now is ultrasound face tightening. People of all ages are combining tiny amounts of different treatments like llers and Botox – they’re doing less, but more often, so they can modulate the results and look more natural. The trend is to look like you haven’t had anything done, not to step out of a limousine with cheeks the size of tennis balls. HOLISTIC SKINCARE GURU DR NICHOLAS PERRICONE Dermatologist, fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American College of Nutrition and the American Academy of Dermatology, and founder of cosmeceutical skincare brand Perricone MD, available at Sephora and Escentials.
Most Effective Wrinkle-fighters
My three favourite topical ingredients to smooth, tighten and tone skin are alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), DMAE and vitamin C ester.