Tips 31.  Get a good facial scrub and exfoliate every 3-5 days to remove dead skin cells.

2.  The skin surrounding the eye is a lot finer than that of the face. Therefore, always use eye makeup remover and not a cleanser to cleanse the eyelid and lashes.

3.  Use a toner after cleansing your skin to close the pores and remove any residue makeup or dirt on the face. You do not remove the toner unlike the cleanser.

4.  For those of you who wear contact lenses or individual false eyelashes use a water-based (non-oily) eye makeup remover to avoid eye irritation or your false lashes from falling out.

5. Avoid the urge to squeeze a pimple or zit, popping pimples could cause scars and inflammation.

6.  Shampoo your hair every 3 days, because washing the hair everyday strips it of its natural oils.

7.  Drink plenty of water to avoid dryng out your skin. To avoid dehydration your body needs water or other fluids to work properly. You should drink about 1.2 litres of fluid every day to stop getting dehydrated. This works out to be about six 200ml or eight 150ml glasses, cups or mugs. In hotter climates, the body needs more water than this.

8.  For dry, sensitive and mature skin types use skin bracers or fresheners as these are the mildest form of toners. They contain no alcohol and usually consist of floral water such as rose water.

9.  Makeup brushes can become coated not only with makeup residue, but also with body oils and dead skin which makes them a haven for bacteria.  Cleaning your makeup brushes after every use with warm soapy water or a specialised brush cleaner will not only reduce the likelihood of infection/skin problems but prolong the life of your brushes.

10. Use a night cream before going to bed as this will help the skin to repair whilst you are sleeping.