3 ways to treat common issues of ageing skin

Skin expert Melanie Grant shares her top tips

InStyle Contributor / January 11 2017

Suffering with signs of ageing? We turned to facialist and skin professional Melanie Grant for her expertise on how to treat three common complexion issues.


Sun damage

Use a broad spectrum sunscreen to prevent further sun-related damage, says Grant. “Lightening serums with ingredients such as niacinimide, both vitamin C and A, and kojic acid can assist in skin repair." We love The Skincare Company Niacinimide-Vitamin B3 Serum. “You can also consider clinical treatments such as light therapy and laser, which work to resurface the skin, target pigmentation, sun spots and a build-up of redness over time.”


Fine lines

“Fine lines are often caused by dehydration, so enlist a hydrating serum and a peptide-enriched moisturiser [try Grown Alchemist Age-Repair Moisturiser], used in conjunction with a retinol serum [in the evening], to keep the skin moist and plump,” says Grant. She also recommends a professional hydrating facial to target dehydration, which will also ensure fine lines appear less obvious.



There’s a direct link between the amount of H2O you consume and your skin’s appearance. “Make sure you drink at least two litres of water daily and if you’re exposed to hours of air conditioning, consider using a humidifier to replace the moisture lost,” says Grant. Apply a hydrating serum and nourishing moisturiser, and exfoliate correctly to allow for better absorption of your products. Try Dior Instant Gentle Exfoliant – All Types of Skin, it contains fine silica beads to help activate cellular renewal in skin.

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