Inside our #SOSSkin clinic: How to reduce fine lines

We ask a tester to put Caudalie's Resveratrol range through its paces...

We ask a tester to put Caudalie's Resveratrol range through its paces...

Welcome back to our Marie Claire #SOSSkin Clinic, in which we charge testers with the challenge of trying a skincare routine designed to nix their individual skin gripe – be that breakouts, pigmentation, wrinkles or dullness.

In this video, our tester Nicola is taking on the fine lines that she’s started to notice around her eyes and lips. Though her skin is generally well-behaved, these lines had started to bed in - a development Nicola was not happy about in the slightest.

A keen triathlon-competitor, Nicola also came into our studio concerned about the effects swimming and running were having, as well as worrying more generally about developing wrinkles. She was clued up about the positive effects exercise was having on her complexion (hello glow), but also knew that exposing her skin to chlorine, salt water and wind would dry the surface of her skin, prematurely ageing it. To address all these concerns, team MC decided to put her on a resveratrol-rich skincare routine in the hope that a huge dose of antioxidants both morning and night would neutralise scavenging free radicals and fortify her skin.We picked Caudalie’s Resveratrol range, giving Nicola the Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm, Firming Serum, and new Soft Cream, along with their Gentle Cleansing Milk and Moisturizing Toning Lotion to support the regime.

Watch the video to see how she got on, and try adhering to these five rules if you’ve noticed your fine lines getting more pronounced:

The Beauty Desk’s 5 Rules To Tackling Fine Lines

1) Hydration, Hydration, Hydration Drink enough water, pack your diet with vegetables, and apply hydrating skincare - anything containing hyaluronic is usually a good bet.

2) Be Mindful No, we don’t mean in a zen sense but in a practical one; if you repeatedly make expressions - take frowning for example - wrinkles are likely to form where the creases are.

3) Sleep On Your Back Given that you (hopefully) spend around 8 hours in bed, if you lie with your face crushed into a pillow, you’ll be etching wrinkles into your skin prematurely. To take things a step further, get your hands on a silk pillow.

4) Respect Your Barrier Your skin’s barrier, that is. Don’t strip it with harsh products and make sure you apply things that cosset and keep it intact (your skin is slightly acidic naturally so an acid toner can help with this).

5) Up Your Omegas Fatty acids are crucial if you’d like to keep your skin plump and reduce wrinkles. Eat more omega-rich salmon (though make sure it isn’t farmed), or take an omega pill daily.

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