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Lauren Murphy, a make-up artist at The Voice UK shares her top tips for healthy skin

by Chloe Best

The Voice UK has ensured that all contestants get star treatment behind-the-scenes of the ITV show by enlisting NIVEA as the official Backstage Care Partner. Make-up artist Lauren Murphy has been working with the acts to create gorgeous beauty looks, telling HELLO! Online that clean and healthy skin is crucial to ensuring make-up has staying power under the bright studio lights.

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"Flawless skin starts with great skincare. Before applying make-up the skin needs to be cleansed and well prepped to ensure make-up has staying power under the bright lights!" Lauren explained. "Hydration is key, when the skin is well hydrated it creates a smooth base for me to work on and doesn't suck all the moisture out of your make-up." Ensure your own skin is healthy, hydrated and glowing with Lauren's top tips…

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The Voice UK make-up artist Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy shared her top skincare tips

  • Drink water: I know it sounds boring but it is the easiest step we can all take to healthier skin! It helps flush out the toxins that cause irritation and rehydrates the skin which is key to getting that healthy glow.
  • Cleanse: Always remove your make-up before bed, cleansing the skin is so important, make-up dries out the skin and lashes and clogs pores if left on overnight, which will irritate the skin. Skin cell repair happens whilst we sleep so give it a helping hand by applying a night serum packed full of antioxidants and a hydrating overnight facemask to cleansed skin before going to sleep.

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  • Exfloiate: One to two times a week, gentle exfoliation lifts the dead skin cells which if left make your skin look dull, the removal of dead skin allows you to rehydrate your skin and absorb the benefits of your serum and moisturiser.< > Wear this daily, Nivea's Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream has SPF 15 so it helps to protect your skin whilst moisturising.
  • Give your skin a boost with Vitamins: What we eat really has an effect on our skin, antioxidants aid skin cell repair and rejuvenation. Avocados are a power fruit that work wonders, rich in healthy fatty acids and antioxidants which are vital for skin health.

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