Make a change to make a difference

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JUST a few changes to your beauty routine can make a lot of difference to your skin, hair and body.

For a start, always use a good quality under-eye concealer. The delicate eye area is prone to dark circles and so a good concealer will even out your skin tone and give the area a natural glow. The area around your eyes is the first place to show signs of ageing, think fine lines and wrinkles. Gently apply a pea-size amount of cream on the under-eye area before bed for a fresh, well-rested look in the morning.

Never leave the house without using sunscreen each and every day. Not only will a high SPF product save your skin from sun damage now, it will save you money on anti-ageing products and expensive salon treatments in the future.

Never go to bed without washing off make-up as this only clogs the pores, and keep hands away from your face. Resting your face in your palm can spread bacteria, and picking at imperfections can cause long-term scarring.

Avoid over-tweezing your eyebrows, just clear up a few stray hairs now and then and fill in any gaps with an eyebrow pencil to define natural shape. Find the right foundation for your skin. A perfectly matched foundation shade is what you need for a flawless make-up base taking into consideration your skin tone and whether you have oily, dry or combination skin.

Don’t forget your decolletage. Many women are guilty of stopping their skincare routine at their chins.

The neck area has potentially the thinnest skin on our bodies and as a result is often the first place to show signs of ageing.

Treat your hands and nails to a DIY manicure and pedicure. Sometimes a basic buff, shine and polish is all you need for that put-together look.

Once people know how to do it at home they can treat themselves to a mini spa and don’t forget to use a good handcream.

Lastly, a weekly home hair treatment between salon visits, to hydrate, repair and prevent damage can make a big difference.

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