While a new season means new make-up trends to get on board with, it also means a less-than fresh looking skin. Often caused by central heating and the change in weather it is important you sort it now -  there is no point being the first of your friends to wear a trend if your skin is looking a little less than desirable.
 
Here are four ways to enure your skin is clean and clear and the perfect base for working this season's must-have make-up. 
 
Check the products are suitable for your skin type 
Make sure you are using products suitable for your skin, there is no point spending a fortune or even keeping a strict beauty regime if you are using the wrong stuff. Go to a make-up counter and ask them what products they would recommend for your skin.
 
Take off your make-up 
Not solely for winter time, this is an evening ritual that needs to be adhered to. Otherwise you will just end up with clogged pores and plenty of blackheads. Remember, cleanse, tone and moisturise before getting into bed each night. 
 
Leave blemishes alone
Whatever you do, don't pop any pimples or try to scrape off blackheads. While they might look unsightly now, it you do try to squeeze them they will look ten times worse and you will end up damaging your skin.
 
Hands off your face 
Keep your hands off your face. Not only will this stop you catching airborne viruses, but your hands are home to hundreds of germs that you don't want on your face. 

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