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TOP TIPS…

✢ Avoid regular washing with very hot water, which can strip the skin of essential oils and cause irritation. ✢ Make sure you allow time for your products to work. Swapping creams too often means you won’t get a chance to see the benefits, plus you’re more likely to clog and irritate your skin.

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✢ Dot a small amount of highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes and you’ll instantly look more awake and radiant!

STEP 2 Add a hint of shimmer. Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Illuminator (£13/30ml) is a multitasking hero! This instant illuminating lotion softens the appearance of fine lines. Blend along your cheekbones as a highlighter or add a tiny drop to your foundation for a dewy finish. STEP 3 Blusher is mandatory. L’Oréal Paris Sandalwood Rose True

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Rise and shine DIY facial Try this quick facial from skin therapist Nataliya Robinson (www.nataliyarobinson.co.uk). It’s a great way of restoring your skin’s radiance and helping improve elasticity. You’ll need: ✢ 7g Easy bake yeast ✢ A clean face towel Mix the easy bake yeast with warm water to create a smooth cream-like consistency. Cleanse your face normally and then apply the yeast paste. Soak the face towel under hot water, wring it out and then apply as a hot compress to your face on top of the mask for less than a minute. Next, make the towel hot once more and apply on your face again. Repeat this four times (it should take around 4-5 minutes). After the fifth application, wash the mask off with warm water and immediately massage your face with an ice cube. Do this for no more than a minute.

Match Blush (£7.69) gives a lasting natural look and isn’t too sparkly. Fuss-free and a great price. STEP 4 Liven up your lips. Nothing perks up tired lacklustre skin, like a flash of colour on the lips. Even a natural rose shade will do wonders for a pale and dull complexion. We love the brand new bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Feel the Love (£16). It’s a gorgeous caramel rose pink shade that gives just enough colour, but still looks natural.

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STOCKISTS: bareMinerals 0800 652 3362 www.bareminerals.co.uk; Boots No7 0845 609 0055; Elemis 0117 316 1888 www.timetospa. co.uk; Eucerin available from Boots; L’Oréal available nationwide; Sanctuary Spa available from Boots; Soap & Glory available from Boots. Details correct at time of going to press

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