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Simple ways to improve your complexion

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Dull skin? Blotches? Fine lines? Most of us have something we'd like to improve...

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Dull skin? Blotches? Fine lines? Most of us have something we’d like to improve. But if you don’t want to use Botox and can’t afford regular beauty salon visits, what can you do to get your skin smoother, dewier and more glowing than it is right now? Here are some simple things that really make a difference.

Use more moisturiser

Before photo shoots, models have moisturiser massaged into their faces as it instantly makes them look fresher. Dehydrated skin gets  that dull grey, fine-lined look about it. If your skin is normal to dry, don’t be afraid to double moisturise – use your usual anti-ageing treatment plus a product that’s designed for maximum hydration and really make an effort to massage it in.

Eat moisturising foods

Consume lots of omega-3 by eating salmon, sardines or tuna three days a week. on the other days, use a flaxseed oil in your salad dressing. Also, remember to eat something green every day and drink eight to 10 glasses of water.

Exfoliate and mask

There’s no need to scrub like mad at your skin or exfoliate daily. But ideally you’d slough off the dead skin cells twice weekly. It’s the perfect way to prep your skin to get maximum benefit from a restorative mask. Use one with plant extracts or one that you don’t have to rinse off, as the goodness will absorb into your skin overnight.

Give eyes a boost

The sensitive skin around your eyes is the first to start looking lifeless if you’re stressed, tired or run down. I find using heavy creams only leaves my eyes looking puffier so I’m always on the look out for something lightweight. Talk to your local skincare expert about an under eye treatment that’s good for you.

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