Leading health and beauty magazine ‘Health & Fitness’ interviewed Eden Skin Clinic Founder, Lorraine Scrivener, for her expert skincare advice.
Along with dermatologist Dr Wong and Lisa Goldfaden (co-founder of skincare brand Goldfaden MD), the panel of specialists revealed their personal daily beauty regimes and their anti-ageing advice.
Here are Lorraine’s top picks and essential advice for Health & Fitness magazine…
Lorraine’s morning skincare ritual: Make it count!
I like to keep my skincare routine short, but effective. I cleanse with my Agera Ultra Calming Cleanser and rinse off in the shower to save time.
I then apply Agera Nano Eye Lift followed by Agera Mag C Serum topped off with the most important product that I wear every day – my Agera Daily Moisturizing Protector SPF 25.
Lorraine’s evening beauty ritual: Double cleanse
I always double cleanse in the evening with Agera Ultra Mild Cleanser to make sure all my make-up is removed. This is really important as the skin needs oxygen to repair itself. Make-up, if left on, deprives it of nutrients and slows the natural exfoliating process, which can leave the skin looking dull, dehydrated and could lead to breakouts!
Next, I use my serum, a retinol one – a high dose of vitamin A, which helps to plump the skin and increase collagen production.
Beauty cabinet secret: Be a minimalist
Believe it or not, my bathroom cabinet only has a small selection of products! I try one product at a time, as too many can be counteractive for the skin! Skincare products can be like candy: having a large selection is satisfying, but they get forgotten about and unused.
I do have a few Dermalogica essentials. For the important basics, such as a cleanser, moisturiser, eye cream and SPF, I spend around £100. If used correctly, these products should last well. Other additional products such as exfoliators and masks will last longer as they’re only used once or twice a week. Don’t keep products way past the sell-by date. If it has been open longer than a year, it’s time to say goodbye!
Lorraine’s top anti-ageing tip: SPF is everything!
‘For me, SPF is the number one product on the list. It’s lovely to have a tan and we do need vitamin D for good health, but too much tanning alters the cells’ DNA, causing premature ageing, pigmentation and other sun-related concerns.
I love Colour Science Brush On Mineral SPF, a powder that conveniently fits in the handbag for over-make-up application throughout the day – great if you do a lot of sports outside – and it’s a hit with men too as it’s not greasy or messy. One application of SPF in the morning isn’t enough if you’re out and about all day – reapplication is a must.