Anti Aging Creams

I started using anti-ageing creams about a year ago and it was a massive wake up call.  Somewhere around my 35th birthday I noticed a few telltale signs of ageing and  It was then I started reading up on the ageing of skin and how some women maintain flawless skin (other than those who have been genetically blessed) and some just sag away.

The fact is our skin starts ageing at 24, a good 10 years before I realized I was growing old . Incidentally, in my twenties I had been most abusive with my skin, not taking care of it, stretching it to the limit.  Now if you’re 20 something (or beyond) and reading this, you don’t need any life altering changes, just a little care that’ll keep your skin fresh and young. Here are a few simple steps to younger looking skin. 


We don’t often care about our skin when we’re younger. Sometimes we’re good to our skin and sometimes we aren’t. Even when I was good I was using products like baby lotion to remove make up and in the process rubbing my eyes red and tugging my poor skin black and blue. Remember,  Taking care of skin begins with make-up removal.  In order not to stress your skin and to respect its natural balance, make sure to use a pH-neutral make-up remover, specially formulated to cleanse your epidermis gently.

I recently started using Bobbi Brown’s cleansing oil and it was revolutionary. No dabbing on cotton and stretching and rubbing my skin. I who have always been fond of my kajal ad mascara now wake up without raccoon eyes. Invest in a good cleansing oil.


The dermis is made up of 70% water and the epidermis, 15%. Therefore, It is important to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day and at the night too. There is a reason body creams are different from face creams and it’s not ‘marketing’. Being born with insanely dry skin, I would always have a big bottle of some seriously potent body moisturizer that I would generously dab all over  including on my face.

The skin needs to breathe so thick body moisturizers are not ideal for face. Do spend time understanding your moisturizer. There is science to it. Day Creams, Nights Creams, Under Eye Creams, Face Creams all serve a purpose, find one closest to your skin.

Skin Care Regime


The eye contour skin is ten times finer than the skin on the rest of the face. This means that wrinkles around the eyes are often the first sign of aging that most women will see when they look in the mirror. As we get older, our skin loses moisture naturally and we also lose volume which makes our already thin skin even more fragile.  We will all experience a breakdown of the connective tissue and gravity will pull at our exterior which will trigger the formation of lines and creases.

When you’re removing make up, or cleansing and toning, or moisturizing, take exceptional care to not pull and tug your skin, especially around the eyes and lips as these area are most prone to showing signs of abuse 🙂


Massage your face and neck regularly especially when applying moisturizer. Be careful and gentle and don’t pull and stretch the skin too much. Regular facial massages can rejuvenate your skin and make it look better. Massage is self exercise for your skin. It works deeply in to skin, cleans the rooted dirt and it also improves blood circulation and relieves stress.

With age blood circulation becomes bad. When blood circulation is improved with facial massage and mask, sufficient oxygen and nutrients are transported to create a healthy epidermis and dermis.

Somethings to always remember are: Don’t be too harsh when massaging, Patter out the puffiness instead of rubbing it and don’t forget to massage your neck.

Face Massage

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The food you eat—from wrinkle-fighting antioxidants in fruits and vegetables to hydrating healthy fats in fish—may matter to your skin almost as much as it does to your waistline.

The antioxidants in colorful vegetables and fruits, such as leafy greens, deep red tomatoes, blueberries, and carrots, help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. So at each meal, fill about half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Skin is constantly being regenerated and it contains tissues with high cell proliferation rates; therefore skin requires adequate amounts of protein, carbohydrate, oxygen and fats to fuel the high turnover of cells.

With 5 simple steps you are bound to notice happier, healthier skin. Be kind to yourself.

Written by Sadaf Zarrar
Founding Partner