CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO LOVELINESS Cleanse your skin at night. Invest in a good toner such as Dr Hauschka’s Rosewater Facial Toner. FAKE TAN FALSEHOODS It takes a good hour to correctly apply and let fake tan dry properly. If you don’t have this amount of time to spare, cover up instead of making a dog’s dinner of the application. If you want a darker shade, apply a second coat instead of choosing a really tar-coloured tan. Don’t apply your fake tan in the morning. The stink will offend everyone else in your workplace. St Tropez products will give your skin a really natural colour.
In contrast, if you have pale skin, you need to come to terms with that fact and aim to glow in summer. BRUSH UP ON YOUR REGIME Body brushing, which jumpstarts the lymph system in the morning, also exfoliates and invigorates and dispenses with the need for expensive exfoliators and other expensive treatments. ARCH ENEMIES Eyebrows frame the face and need attention but avoid the tendency to overpluck. Those of you fair of face might need a little extra help to create a stronger line. Tinting brows is too severe. Use a shadow to create light and shade. ADD WATER Invest in a moisturiser that works for your skin type. Absolutely insist on getting a sample. You can’t know how a moisturiser works until you’ve tried it on clean skin over several consecutive days. LUSCIOUS LIPS Lipsticked lips need to be well moisturised to look good. Bring your own lipbrush or cotton buds to try a lipstick out before you buy. You need to determine how creamy it is or isn’t. IMPROVE YOUR SKILLSET Learn how to properly apply your make-up. Know when to stop. Overdoing your make-up shows a lack of self-confidence.