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Dr Katherine Armour’s top 5 skincare tips
Wed, 6 July 2011 3:54PM
I just landed back at desk after attending a media briefing with L’Oréal Paris about their upcoming skincare launches, Primps, and although I’m sworn to secrecy when it comes to their product newbies, there is something wonderful I can share with you; something I learned from them just now – some awesome anti-ageing skincare tips.
They’re straight from the mouth of Dr Katherine Armour, Primps, who is L’Oréal Paris’ consulting dermatologist. And after listening to her today, it’s obvious that she’s one knowledgeable woman. So why wouldn’t we want to steal tips from her, right? Right.
Follow these ace skincare recommendations and you‘re well on your way to brilliant skin like Dianna Agron‘s.
DR KATHERINE ARMOUR’S (OBVIOUS BUT STILL HELPFUL) TOP 5 SKINCARE TIPS:
TIP NO. 1: Wear a broad spectrum SPF product every single day.
WHY: To prevent pigmentation from forming, and to avoid dull, dry skin.
TIP NO. 2: Use an appropriate moisturiser for your skin type.
WHY: Moisturisers have the awesome ability to temporarily plump up the epidermis, concealing fine lines and combating dry, dull skin, but they can’t work properly if you’re 20 years old and using a cream made for 50 year olds and vice versa. They simply won’t give you what your skin needs right now if you do.
TIP NO. 3: Use a gentle cleanser, preferable a cream one.
WHY: They are less likely to strip your skin of its vital moisture, promoting healthy, glowy, happy skin.
TIP NO. 4: Opt for skincare products that contain active ingredients.
WHY: Because they are awesome at preventing premature ageing and keeping your skin in top nick. Dr Katherine says we should look for products that contain retinols, AHAs, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, soy, niacinamide and panthenol.
TIP NO. 5: Avoid smoking.
WHY: This really is a no brainer, Primps, but just to make certain that you’re aware, smoking causes collagen to breakdown faster than it naturally would, it reduces the water content in your skin leading to dry, dehydrated skin, and delays wound healing (amongst many other bad things). Enough said.
See, I told you they were wise tips.
Do you follow any of these skincare tips already?
If so, which ones?
If not, are you going to follow any (or all) of them from now on?
Posted by: Cherie Herrmann