I'm a skincare expert – six tips for a radiant complexion without breaking the bank | The Sun
17th March 2023

TAKING good care of your skin need not mean paying out for pricey potions.

Nicola Jones, founder of skincare brand Face Junkie, knows a thing or two about looking after your face.

Here are some of her tips for a radiant complexion that won’t cost you a penny.

DRINK WATER: Keeping hydrated is a must for a glowing face.

After waking, Nicola says, drinking a glass of water before anything else will set you up well. Keep a bottle with you to sip throughout the day.

TWEAK YOUR DIET: Hyaluronic acid has moisturising properties and is produced in the skin. It’s added to lots of serums to promote more youthful skin.


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However, it is also found in citrus fruits, potatoes and green leafy veg.

Bone broth is rich in both hyaluronic acid and collagen, which helps improve skin elasticity. A diet that includes these foods can help your complexion.

BEAUTY SLEEP: Nicola says: “A good night’s sleep will help to boost collagen, improve overall skin quality, reduce premature ageing and fight environmental damage much better.”

EXFOLIATE: Nicola recommends exfoliating your face at least once a week.

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She says: “The key is to gently work on the top layer to buff away dull, dry and flaky skin, revealing a healthy glow.”

Make a homemade face scrub by raiding your cupboard for oatmeal and honey.

Nicola says: “The oats gently exfoliate, and honey is a natural antioxidant which brightens the skin.”

TAKE COVER: The sun’s rays age and damage skin. Protect your face by keeping it shaded — a big sun hat should help.

Nicola says using a daily SPF30 or above is essential, even in winter.

Go for foundations or day creams with it included. She adds: “SPF protects skin from premature ageing, fine lines, wrinkles, blotchiness and age spots.”

CLEAN UP: Make sure you regularly wash your make-up kit.

Nicola says: “Bacteria build-up on brushes can cause breakouts and blackheads to form.”

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