Beauty / Society

Here's how to take care of your most overlooked body part

By Fiona Embleton


It may not be the first place you think of, but your knees are a secret ageing hotspot. Here's how to look after them

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You lavish the skin on your face with expensive serums and in-clinic treatments to erase the last vestiges of age. But what of your knees? Okay, wrinkly knees may not be the most obvious ageing complaint. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s completely natural to have loose skin on your knees, which cushions the joints and gives them the flexibility to move (otherwise they wouldn’t bend). However, if you've found that the problem has become more pronounced or bothersome over the years, it may be as a result of collagen loss that sadly marks out anyone as over the age of 25.

While we talk about collagen banking for the face, depleted collagen levels can affect the whole body. In fact, after that 25th birthday, you can expect skin to start losing one per cent of collagen each year from head to toe. So the same approach of using science-backed skincare, gadgets and professional treatments to shore up a ‘bank’ of collagen while your body is still efficient at making it, applies from the neck down, too.