6 areas prone to ageing (& how to protect them)

Top Areas Prone To Showing The First Signs Of Ageing - Cindy Crawford

Time to take better care of these forgotten areas

New Idea New Idea and WHO Executive Beauty Editor / December 06 2017

The good news is that it’s never too late to reverse the effects of ageing. Just remember that taking care of your skin is a daily process
– here’s what you need to do.



Why? Years spent sleeping on your side and not extending your skin care down your neck can have this area showing early signs of wrinkles.

What to do? Start caring for it like you would your face – cleanse, moisturise and always follow with SPF.

We love: Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Day SPF 15

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Day SPF 15



Why? They’re always exposed to the elements, particularly incidental sun damage, and it’s an area we don’t think about.

What to do? Apply sunscreen to the back of your hands – keep a tube handy in the car for driving – and use a rich hand cream overnight.

We love: Natio Wellness Hand Cream SPF 15

Natio Wellness Hand Cream SPF 15



Why? It looks older before other areas because the skin is thinner than on our face and it’s sensitive to UV rays.

What to do? Use the anti-ageing creams used on your face, and apply in an upward motion.

We love: The Jojoba Company Botanical Hydrating Face Mask

The Jojoba Company Botanical Hydrating Face Mask



Why? You lose collagen in your face as you age, so it can actually work in your favour – and keep you looking younger – if you’re not too thin. Dark spots or hyper-pigmentation become more prominent, too.

What to do? Up the moisture levels by adopting a more thorough skin care routine of serum, day/night cream and daily exfoliation – and enjoy some ‘good’ fats in your diet.

We love: NIVEA Cellular Anti-Age Volume Filling Pearls

NIVEA Cellular Anti-Age Volume Filling Pearls



Why? The skin here loses its elasticity, causing a saggy look, and small fat deposits might start to make your knees look a bit lumpy.

What to do? Start applying a firming cream every morning and night to tighten problem areas, and pair this with workouts that support knee strength, such as lunges and squats.

We love: Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream



Why? We rest on them and bend them hundreds of times during a day, so the loose skin tends to sag.

What to do? Treat them with the care you give the rest of your exposed body, and remember to exfoliate and moisturise them.

We love: Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

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For more anti-ageing advice from New Idea, head to newidea.com.au

What steps do you take in your body care routine? Share with us below.

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Adriana has been writing about the beauty world for more than 15 fun-filled years and has a real passion for helping women navigate gracefully through those tricky 45+ years.