WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THE CREPEY SKIN ON MY UPPER ARMS?
Women often complain to me about this and there are three ways to tackle it: cover up, improve the appearance of the skin and tone up.
If, like me, your body temperature tends to fluctuate, capes are invaluable as an alternative to jackets. Zara’s version ensures you keep cool while covering up. Also consider layering a top or shirt below a sleeveless dress, but cut the top’s neckline so that when you wear the two pieces together only the sleeves are visible under the dress. A pair of lace or opaque Cami Confidential ‘sleeves’, in a shade that matches your sleeveless dress, is another option.
Massage sagging skin on your arms with the Hayo’u Beauty Restorer (€40, hayoumethod.com), a jade tool that boosts circulation. Also use a microneedle roller to prick the skin and encourage it to produce more collagen. Next apply a product containing PHA (polyhydroxy acid), such as Garden of Wisdom PHA Plus Serum, to exfoliate. Finally, try triceps dips at home. I squat with my back and bottom against the side of the bath with my hands on the rim, my elbows behind me, and use my arms to push myself up. I do two sets of 20.
GARDEN OF WISDOM PHA PLUS SERUM, €16 for 30ml, victoriahealth.com
SLEEVES, €45, camiconfidential. co.uk