Q. I am in my mid 40s and have oily skin. In summers, my skin looks incredibly dull and parched. Please suggest how can I protect my skin against the inevitable impact of heat and sun damage?
■ Maya Pathak
A. You’ll need two anti-ageing products in your 40s: a morning serum that contains moisture-drawing hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, and a night serum that includes peptides and retinol. Retinol should be applied at night as it can make your skin sensitive to the sun. However add a hydrating cleanser, antioxidant serum, retinol, a gentle face cream, eye cream to combat specific issues and sunscreen with zinc to your everyday regime for brighter and healthy skin.