The thing about reaching what we call ‘a certain age’ is that our skin will sometimes looks as though it has reached it quicker than the rest of us. I have never sat out in the sun for any length of time, well before I ever had to consider looks and skincare – I simply cannot deal with very hot sun and it makes me feel uncomfortable. Even with a hat on, I don’t enjoy the rays as much as others. This reminds me of a holiday in cyprus a couple of years ago. We were in a family run hotel, balcony room overlooking the pool. It was fascinating watching all the ladies topping up tans. There was a mother and daughter who were so bronzed it was frightening. I wonder if they ever cared about how their skin was dealing with that onslaught every day – hope they’d bought cooling after sun by the lorry load !