Think of Eye Cream as Mois­turiser for Sen­si­tive Skin

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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 ofce – 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 benets: 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.

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