When you’re in your…40s


1. Wake up. When the alarm goes off and before getting out of bed, gently stretch all over to wake up your body. Once awake, drink two large glasses of water to rehydrate.

2. Relax in a warm shower. Enjoy the skin-firming benefits of cooler water. Spray cooler water from your feet up to the top of your body.

3. Bon appétit. Maintain a balanced diet and make sure you eat three meals a day, especially breakfast. Include fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, eggs and dairy products and drink eight glasses of water a day. Need to lose a bit of weight? Decrease your portions.

4. Exercise. Regular physical activity helps to tone muscles and balance your metabolism. A few abdominal exercises are great to tone the tummy. Swimming gently tones the entire body and of course, a 30-minute walk everyday helps keep your heart healthy.

5. Sweet dreams. This is the first secret to beautiful skin and overall balance. Avoid caffeine after midday, air out your room and lower the heat.

6. Emergency days. If you work, save a few vacation “emergency” days to recuperate if you are feeling particularly tired.

7. Smile, smile, smile, and people will smile back. Enjoy less stress and contact with others.

8. Make a list of things you need to get done and do them one at a time concentrating on each one separately. You’ll be able to get everything done you need to without feeling overwhelmed. Get help without feeling guilty and let others take responsibility. Learn to delegate.

9. Spend time in the sun, but protect your skin. The sun is the leading cause of premature skin ageing and age spots. How can you protect your skin? Apply UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40 over your regular moisturiser. Its 100 per cent mineral sun filters ensure a perfect tolerance, or adopt Super Restorative Day Cream in the SPF 20 version.

10. Pollution, pollution. To help protect your skin against the harmful effects of the environment, all of Clarins daytime products contain an anti-pollution complex that thoroughly protects the skin. In 2007, as a worldwide first, Clarins will launch Expertise 3P, a unique mist that is as gentle as it is effective in protecting the skin against the effects of artificial electromagnetic waves.

11. Over time, the skin is not as elastic. Hormonal modifications can often lead to weight gain and drier skin. The skin cannot “bounce back” and becomes slackened. Exfoliate both your body and face twice a week and trust Clarins, the body contouring expert and you will maintain a youthful-looking silhouette longer.

12. Relax with a foot massage. Apply Relax Oil and gently massage the arch of your feet. Another relaxing exercise is to roll your foot over a tennis ball or simply practice deep breathing.

Clarins is available at selected beauty therapy salons, pharmacies and department stores.

Clarins HydraQuench

This season, when your skin becomes tight, flaky and dehydrated, make sure you invest in the Clarins HydraQuench range that soothes, replenishes and protects your skin from winter’s unforgiving elements.


Normal to combination skin

CLARINS HydraQuench Lotion SPF 15 & CLARINS HydraQuench Cooling Cream-gel

Fresh and non-oily, the HydraQuench Lotion and the HydraQuench Cooling Cream-Gel protect the skin from the harsh winter climate while instantly making the skin appear smoother and less dehydrated. The matte finish ensures a perfect make-up finish, while the skin is stronger when faced with the harmful effects of pollution.

Lotion SPF 15 RRP $89

Cream-gel RRP $89

Normal to dry skin

CLARINS HydraQuench Rich Cream, CLARINS HydraQuench Cream & CLARINS HydraQuench Cream SPF 15

Unique moisturising skincare that provides protection against extreme cold. Skin feels smooth and radiant and your make-up is enhanced.

Rich Cream RRP $89

Cream RRP $89

Cream SPF 15 RRP $89


CLARINS HydraQuench Cream-Mask

Dehydrated Skin

A mask with creamy, non-drying texture that can be applied to the entire face. In five to 10 minutes this mask provides a true moisture oasis for all skin types.

RRP $76.00

CLARINS HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase

Dehydrated Skin

Imperceptible comfort from this bi-phase serum that restores youthful vitality to the most dehydrated skin, even in hot climates.

RRP $89

CLARINS Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm with Essential Rose Wax

A delicious melting balm that soothes irritated and chapped lips by providing deep-down moisture. For softer, fuller, rosy lips.

RRP $44