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7 Steps to Glowing Skin ...

By Rebecca

Dull or discoloured skin can really wreck even the hottest of looks and usually, experts suggest, it’s the product of a stressful lifestyle. Unfortunately ladies, we all feel the pressure at work or school from time to time so it’s inevitable that at some point, our skin will suffer. Luckily though, with a little TLC it’s easy to restore that natural, healthy glow. Here are a few tips to show you how …

1 An Old Favourite

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Girls, trust me, it isn’t called beauty sleep for nothing. A good night’s rest allows skin to breathe and regenerate, and will leave you feeling fresh and looking fab in the morning. I know it’s hard, but try to work a solid seven hours somewhere into that busy schedule; trust me, you’ll reap the benefits all day long. In short, a good' night sleep is always necessary for glowing, healthy skin.

2 Vitamin E and Fragrance Free

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Use a cleanser and moisturiser that are Vitamin E enriched to promote skin repair and moisture retention, and try to stick to products that have no added scent. Often fragrances contain drying agents and allergens which result in red, raw patches and sensitivity. Ick!

3 Filtration Stations

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The chlorine added to municipal water supplies is harsh on the skin and causes drying and tightness after a wash. To soften water by removing chlorine, simply install a charcoal filter in your shower head – these are widely available at good hardware and lifestyle stores, and can really make a difference.

4 Pomegranate Perfection

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Delicious juicy pomegranates are jam packed with nutrients that are great for your skin. Tuck in regularly for increased collagen production and extra elasticity. Who needs expensive products? Just head for the grocery store!

5 Steam Clean

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Beauticians recommend that every month or so we do a deep cleanse to remove impurities which leave skin dull and dry. Either head for a salon and book a professional facial, or simply steam your face over a basin of hot water. Be sure to wash hot skin thoroughly with a cleanser, experts say, and to close the pores afterward with a splash of cold water.

6 Rough Touch

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Over time, dead cells accumulate on the surface of the skin and this leaves it sallow and discoloured. Simple exfoliate with a specialised gel or foaming wash about once a week to keep your skin looking healthy and clear. Avoid loofa products on your face as these are too rough and will cause redness and broken blood vessels.

7 Fake It

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Get yourself a great highlighting product to define your features, and then sweep a little bronzer over brow and cheek bones to create the instant illusion of radiant health. Remember to cleanse, tone and moisturise before you apply your make up though, or it’ll sit badly on your face and just make matters worse!

Got any great tips? How do you enhance your natural glow? Come on ladies; share your beauty secrets! I’d just love to hear them...

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