From head to toe: make the most of what you’ve got

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Ever wished you could look like a movie star? The fact is that most movie stars don’t really look that good. They appear as good as they do onscreen because they’re very carefully made up and very carefully lit. Even an “average” person can look good with enough attention, no matter what their size, shape, age or sex. If you don’t have an expert team available to help, there are still quite a few things you can do to make the most of your appearance – and enjoy the process.

Delicious and healthy food

Eating well isn’t just about trying to become or stay slim. Everybody looks better if they’re eating a balanced diet because it means the body gets all the nutrients it needs to stay in prime condition, with glowing skin, shining hair and bright eyes. Eating like this doesn’t have to be a chore. Think of it as a chance to explore different kinds of food you never got round to before. You can still have sweet treats – there are lots of delicious fruits and berries out there that are great dried or in sorbets or smoothies. Nuts are also great for nutrition and taste delicious fresh or roasted.

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Pamper your skin

One of the best things you can do for your skin is to drink lots of water, which will help it stay soft and healthy, but another option is to apply essential oils for skin directly, providing nourishment right where it’s needed. You can also try using cucumber, which really does revive tired eyes if placed on the lids, and also fixes dark and puffy skin underneath them. If you have patches of rough skin, you can use small amounts of baking soda as a natural exfoliant; apply it in the shower, gently rub it in and then rinse it away.

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Monica Bellucci Vanity Fair Spain, February

Revive your hair

Even if your hair is thin and sparse, you can make it look better by softening it. Mashed banana makes a wonderful natural conditioner if you rub it in, leave it for ten minutes and then wash it out again, but the real secret is to use coconut oil and leave it in overnight; just wrap a towel around it so you don’t stain your pillows. You may need two shampoos and rinses to get it out the next day, but afterwards it will look and feel amazing.

Jac Jagaciak Sports Summer Swim for Vogue Germany June 2013 by Greg Kadel

Look great as you get in shape

Exercise makes you look better in lots of ways. Aside from helping you control your weight, it makes you more energetic, gives you a natural glow, tones your muscles and it helps you stand taller, which flatters every kind of figure. It will also give you a confidence boost, the key to that natural sexiness some people seem to exude. If you want to feel a little more confident about starting exercise, why not treat yourself to some new exercise gear? There’s lots of great stuff in the shops this season and you don’t have to spend a lot to look good.

Karlie Kloss by Mario Testino

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Everybody deserves to feel good about the way they look. Isn’t it time you gave yourself a treat?

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