The 10 beauty rules to live by

1. Protect your skin with SPF.

Baz Lurhmann wasn't wrong when he told us to wear sunscreen. If you only do one thing do this- rain or shine.
Sun Protection we love: James Read Tan Accelerator, Clarins UV +50 for Face, Clinique SPF 40 Body Cream

2. Stay Hydrated.

Try to drink at least 8 pints of water a day and you will see a clearer, more glowing you. If you can’t quite manage this then at least keep your skin hydrated with a product designed to lock moisture into the skin. Try Clinique Moisture Surge, Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream, Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme

3. Take your make-up off.

No matter how exhausted you are you must endeavour to do this otherwise your face will become a breeding ground for nasty bacteria. Our favourite make up removers include Caudalie Make up Remover Cleansing Water, Lancôme Bifacil Eye Make Up Remover, Sisley Gentle Make-up Remover

4. Don't squeeze

If you suffer from blemish prone skin try and resist the urge to squeeze. It will only make your face red and blotchy and spread bacteria. Instead seek treatment: Ren Clearcalm 3 range exciting clay cleanser will do the trick.

5. Prep and Prime

Before you apply foundation prep the skin with a good primer. The right one will assure your make up lasts longer and will leave you with glowing skin. Primers we love: Laura Mercer Foundation Primer Radiance, YSL Teint Touche Eclat Primer, This Works Camera Close UP

6. Don't neglect your brows

Don't underestimate the power of your eyebrows. The right shape and definition will do wonders for your face. At the Beauty Note our favourite method is threading as it gives clean, even lines that tweezing just doesn't achieve. Come and visit our brow bar Glow to find out what you're missing.

7. Experiment with colour

Afraid of a red lip? We believe there is shade out there to suit everyone. Come and visit the girls in our beauty hall who can colour match anything from foundation to lipstick and assure you leave with a shade that is right for you. Our favourite colour brands include Chanel, YSL, Dior and Guerlain

8. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliation is essential for clear, glowing skin. Assure you scrub of those dead skin cells with our top picks of exfoliator: Ren Guerande Salt Exfoliator, Aromatherapy Associates Essential Enzyme Peel, Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub with Bamboo Powder

9. What's good for you on the inside is good for you on the outside

Don’t be afraid to take a more organic, natural approach to beauty- if you wouldn’t put it in your body why would you put it on your body? There are plenty of brands out there that are less synthetic but have retained their effectiveness. We love Dr Hauschka , Ren, Burts Bees, Caudalie, Green People and Aromatherapy Associates.

10. And finally, don't forget to smile!

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