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Skincare for mature skin: What an expert suggests.

What skincare should you be using in your 40s, 50s and 60s? And is there anything you should avoid? 

Holly Wainwright wants answers.

In Mamamia‘s new video series, the podcast host and author sits down with beauty and skincare experts to learn the basics for mature skin.

In this session, she speaks to Dr Leona Yip, dermatologist and director of Skin Partners, to talk all things skincare. Here are the 6 biggest takeaways.

1. The number one thing to know as your skin ages.

Before we get into what you should put on your face, there are a few things you should know first.

As we get older, our skin changes, and our collagen starts to deplete pretty rapidly.

“By the time were in our mid-40s, we lose approximately 25 per cent [of our collagen],” Dr Yip told Holly. 

“And when you’re in your mid-50s, you lose about 35 per cent.”

You lose more and more as you age, and things like excessive sun exposure, cigarette smoking and pollution only accelerate this.

That’s why your skincare routine in your 40s and 50s should focus on repair and regeneration. 

“You want to build and replace collagen [and also protect the skin],” she said.

Watch: What do I put on my skin these days? Post continues after video.

2. Is there a point where it’s too late to start taking care of your skin?

That’s a hard no, folks.

Speaking to Dr Yip, Holly shared how she only really discovered skincare in her late-40s. Worried that might be an issue, she asked whether it’s ever too late to start.

“Definitely not,” Dr Yip told her.

“These days people live longer and longer, so [in your] 40s and 50s, you’re still a baby. It’s never too late.

Yep, being “too old”

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5 menswear styling tricks to steal from Arise Fashion Week 2023

To commemorate two decades of championing African fashion globally, Arise fashion week made a grand comeback this month in Lagos, Nigeria. Under the theme “Future Forward ”, the two-day fashion event hosted 30 designers from across Africa and the diaspora, from Ajabeng, Bianca Saunders, Kenneth Ize down to Ziva Lagos.

With an international fashion crowd in attendance including the likes of models Naomi Campbell and Alpha Dia (who were both walking the ramp), Lola Ogunnaike among others, the designers presented their latest offering for the season. The collections were a goldmine for fashion inspiration and styling tricks.

From tactile fabrications to statement-making blue hues, the designers working put together a noteworthy fashion affair this year. As the dust settles on the Arise Fashion Week’s 2023 presentation, one thing is certain: menswear, particularly African menswear, is getting more exciting by the minute.

Ahead, take notes of GQ South Africa’s edit of all the menswear styling tricks straight out of the playbooks of the stylists and the collections that graced the Arise fashion week 2023 runway.

50 shades of cobalt blue

50 shades of cobalt blue

Every season there’s a colour that goes on to become the next favourite thing for fashion folks. At this year’s Arise fashion week, cobalt blue was one of the key contenders for the season’s IT colour.

The bold and deep blue hue with connections to coolness, water and the sky was spotted everywhere in the collections. From Ninie’s collection to Pepper Row’s presentation, there was a shade of cobalt blue on the runway.

To stay ahead of the fashion curve, take cues from Ninie’s styling of the deep blue hue. The key to incorporating the colour into your closet, start with a statement piece rendered in the colour paired with neutral tones like white, black or

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