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Beauty: Get set for spring...

With the warmer weather here, Sue Moxley offers some tips to help you look good and feel great

Get your glow on

Skin regeneration slows down as we get older but that doesn't mean we can't brighten and refresh out complexion after a log winter. The latest skin buffers, such as Lulu's best-selling skin care range, Time Bomb Take off Time Cleanse and Buff- £16.50 at: ( are super-refined and can be used once or twice a week to pep up the circulation.

Leading aromatherapist and founder of the Love Henri range Henrietta Cassar says you can get your glow back by using ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard: "Mix a tablespoon of oatmeal with a little water or milk until it makes a creamy paste and smooth over skin for ten minutes before rinsing off. Or, if skin is blotchy, try a mic of sugar, honey and lemon juice; no damaging micro beads, and skin will feel super smooth." Boost the benefits by applying Love Henri Luxurious Shea Balm- £38 at: ( which leaves skin long-lasting, smooth and supple. 

Tend to your tresses

Hair tucked under hats during cold weather can end up looking lank- even greasy. Ise a detoxifying, moisturising shampoo such as Gorgias London Coconut Shampoo, £14.99, that will help improve texture and condition the scalp so circulation is boosted, stimulating growth. Once a week try a hair revitalising mask to bring back shine; I love Superdrug's nutrient Hair Therapy Overnight Masque, £4.99.

Buff your body...

Just like our facesm skin cell renewal is slower on the rest of our bodt and, after a long time wrapped up, skin can feel rough. The latest shower oils such as Puressentiel Rest & Relax Bath-Shower with rose and lavender extracts, £9.99 at good health shops, are the best way to wake up tired skin.

Keep shower water warm- never hot- and use a body bruch to work in taking extra time over care of backs of arms legs where skin can get a goose-bump like texture. Pat rather than rub skin dry then apply a nourishing body lotion. I like the Royal Family's favourite, Olverum Dry Body Oi, with skin reviving sandalwood and bergamot oils that has a non-greasy formula and smells gorgeous- £36 at: ( or for very dry skin try Cetraben Natural Oatmeal Cream, £8.99 at Superdrug.

Wake up your makeup

Take a fresh look at your makeup and get ready to discard and powders that look caked- you should change your mascara every three months, too, to avoid eye infections. Invest in some new brushed like my Sue Moxley professional five-piece set, £17.72 at Amazon, to improve the way you apply your makeup. If you're looking for fresh colour inspiration, visit your local department store and ask for a makeup consultation: they are often free of charge and you'll get some great advice/ 

Lavera is a cruelty-free range with new textures for spring- try the Illuminating Fluid Effect in Sheer Bronze. You can apply it under your foundation or on its own to give skin a sun-kissed glow, £14.90 from health shops or: (

Cover up

The sun''s not at its strongest i n spring but it can still do damage, so make sure your moisturiser has a SPF to help protect against ageing. Holland & Barrett's new CBD beauty range includes CBD Day Cream with the antioxidant properties of CBD oil to help reduce free-radicals and fight ageing, £14.99 at Holland & Barrett. And invest in Priori's Mineral Skincare base SPF25, which helps protect against sunlight, £35 at: ( Use a big fluffy brush to apply over your fae and neck. 

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