Looking good: home remedies will help get rid of baggy eyes
Over-squeezing the skin can lead to broken capillaries and – if using bare finger tips – can lead to infecting other areas of your skin.
Q What are the best beauty treatments for puffiness and detoxing the lymph glands in the face?
A Lots of facial treatments can help increase the circulation, promoting healthier skin. Try a facial that includes a manual massage, which aids better lymphatic draining around the eye area, helping to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
Q Can you recommend any home remedies for post-Christmas baggy eyes?
A Eye puffiness is a build up of fluids in the tissues around your eye area, and like other types of swelling it can be reduced with the application of a cool compress. Cool cucumber or damp teabags should be applied to your eyes for 15 minutes. Crushed mint leaves will also help soothe redness. Drink plenty of water, as puffiness can also be a sign of dehydration.
Q Any tips for the most effective anti-ageing skincare regime for 2014?
A I love Clarins Double Serum, one of the most talked about beauty products in 2013. It contains 20 plant extracts that target all aspects of skin ageing. It's also crucial to cleanse your skin well; we use the Clairsonic cleansing brush in Complexions. Always use a good quality moisturiser preferably with an SPF. Book regular facials – every four to six weeks – to help maintain hydration.
Q Are there any exiting new products and treatments to look out for in 2014?
A There is a lot of hype surrounding laser treatments to help rid the skin of cellulite and firm and tone the contours of your face. There's also everything from micro lifts to non-surgical face treatments to live snails on your face!
But I still firmly believe in having your skin analysed correctly so you use products and facial treatments specifically to suit your skin type and age. A good healthy diet, a good night's sleep when we can and a straightforward skin-care routine that isn't packed with oodles of products that we're never going to use, will help keep our skin looking its best.