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Tips on how to keep your face clear and spot-free

Smooth, glowing and clear, it's the holy trinity of great looking skin. And prepare to bare, because springtime and summer means lighter bases. So if you haven't already, it's time to cleanse your way to clear skin. The most important part of the journey to clear skin for me, is always taking off my makeup and I definitely recommend for everyone to do the same. This will avoid clogging your pores and prevent outbreaks. So as you stumble your way to bed after a long day at work and an even longer night out, think of it like this: would you wear the same clothes 24 hours a day, seven days a week never washing? I'd recommend following a beauty routine that includes cleansing and moisturising. And there's no excuse because shelves are literally groaning with the choice of beauty and skincare products. Too time-consuming? Too expensive? Say no more because thanks to Boots No7 Beautiful Skin range - check it out below -the route to blemish free skin just got even easier.

Tips on how to keep your face clear and spot-free

The toner step has been ditched in this range and now it's just cleanse and moisturise because the Beautiful Skin cleansers have been developed to do the job of both. It cleanses your skin, taking away every trace of dirt and impurities and helps to balance and control oil production where needed. Then finish with a moisturiser.

There's three different skincare options to choose from, just look at the packaging: green is for normal/ oily skin; pink is for normal/ dry skin; and lilac is for dry/ very dry skin. In two of skintype ranges, there are two different cleanser formulas. For instance, in my normal/ dry skin range I could choose from either the Melting Gel Cleanser or the Cleansing Lotion. I really like this aspect of the range because everyone has their own preference when it comes to cleansers: some like to add water; some like a lotion; and others like an oil. This range does this affordably and with a moisturiser to go. Talk about simple.

Finally, and it might sound like something your gran would say, if you're still struggling with keeping your skin clear do try nourishing your skin from the inside out: a healthy diet will help, as will drinking lots of water. And try to avoid touching your face because this will spread bacteria from fingers and under nails onto your face. And you can always seek your doctor's advice with any skin problems.

So there you have it, time effective, affordable way to keep your face clear and on the way to beautiful skin.

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin cleansers, £9, and moisturisers, £12.50. Buy via

Here's the run-down:

Green packaging for normal/ oily skin
No7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser, £9.00 - enriched with zinc, this gentle soap- free cleanser removes excess oils and unblocks pores for radiant, healthy-looking skin all day long.
No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water, £9.00 - a refreshing cleansing water that’s enriched with zinc to help control oil production leaving clean, shine-free skin.
No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream, £12.50 - a light, non-comedogenic formula, enriched with zinc to balance oil production and prevent breakouts. SPF 15 and 5* UVA.

Pink packaging for normal/dry skin
No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser, £9.00 - enriched with rosehip oil, this gel develops into a non drying oil that effectively removes make-up and impurities.
No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion, £9.00 - containing rosehip oil, this lotion hydrates and leaves skin refreshed and perfectly clean.
No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream, £12.50 - contains rosehip oil to sooth dry areas. SPF 15 and 5* UVA.

Lilac packaging for dry/ very dry skin
No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm, £9.00 - enriched with  unique multivitamin and mineral blend, this clever cleansing balm cleanses, comforts and hydrates in one.
No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream, £12.50 - rich, intensive hydration, instantly nourishing, energising and smoothing skin. SPF 15 and 5* UVA.


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