Skin changes are among the most visible signs of ageing, and new research has revealed that half of women believe their skin is ageing faster than they are.

Where is your skin ageing?

Where is your skin ageing?

The top three body areas claimed to be showing the worst signs of ageing included:

1. Hands 2. Face 3. Neck

As a result, one in ten women overall said they were unhappy with their skin and one in three said they only sometimes feel their skin looks and feels good.

Overall women blame the poor appearance of their skin on:

• Dehydration as they drink too little water

• Insufficient use of moisturiser

• Smoking

• An unhealthy diet

The research spoke to 2,000 women aged 30-6 and was conducted by Astral Original - it has highlighted that many women feel they have focussed too little on their body and only used creams on their face. In fact, a quarter of women overall believed that their body was ageing faster than it could have been as they had neglected caring for it.

In the video below make-up artist Alana Phillips discusses skincare and what you should be doing to look after your skin.

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