13 June 2016
Kate Middleton’s facialist talks Anti-Ageing
With clients including Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Cornwall, Deborah Mitchell is a trusted skincare guru – so who better to teach us how best to take care of our ageing skin than her?
Deborah’s number one tip is to hydrate. It’s the best and easiest way to achieve a glowing complexion.
She said: “Our body retains less water molecules with age, hence skin feels drier and goes slightly prune looking. Drinking more and more water does not help enough – there is only so much we can fit in.”
The likes of coffee and alcohol help to contribute towards dehydrated skin, so it’s recommended to limit your intake of both.
So what can you do to improve hydration and reduce early signs of ageing?
Deborah recommends introducing healthy fats, such as avocados and salmon, to your diet to help your skin retain moisture and to compensate for loss of water throughout the day.
Eating little and often (every four hours) can also help to prevent dehydration.
Use a serum as well as moisturiser! Serums can penetrate the skin more deeply, tackling the problem faster. Apply it before your usual moisturiser.
Watch your facial expressions. Excessive frowning can lead to the early development of fine lines and wrinkles so try to avoid this where possible.
And it’s not just your face that requires hydration; your body is just as important. Prevent your body from retaining bad fluids with a body detox. Use a salt rub to reduce signs of puffy skin.
So there you have it. What are your top skincare tips? Send us a tweet with your favourites.
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