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A year for beauty
12:34pm Thursday 17th January 2008 in Leisure
IF you've been sinful during the festive season, the New Year is the perfect opportunity to turn around your beauty routines for 2008.
Remove your skin and haircare out of the doldrums and seek resolution inspiration from some of the best in the business.
They'll help you make 2008 your year to shine...
RUBY HAMMER - International make-up artist and co-founder of Ruby & Millie cosmetics.
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION: "Keep the five key beauty rules: don't forget your SPF and keep out of the sun; drink plenty of water; invest in a good skincare routine; eat well and exercise; and stop smoking.
"I would also recommend making the effort to give your make-up bag a makeover in the New Year."
MUST-HAVE 2008 PRODUCT: "Paul Labrecque Luxury Hair Care, a US product which is now sold in Selfridges.
"I'm so grateful the range is finally available in the UK."
NICKY HAMBLETON-JONES - Presenter of Channel 4's 10 Years Younger and founder of style consultancy, Tramp2Vamp.com RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION: "Pinks, peaches and soft red lipsticks are all coming back for spring/summer and they're an easy way to update your beauty look.
"Wearing colour on your lips also helps brighten up your complexion and gives you more of a youthful glow.
MUST-HAVE 2008 PRODUCT: "If you're over 35 use a lactic acid exfoliating mask once a week to remove dead skin cells and plump up skin.
"I'm loving Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask."
TREVOR SORBIE - International hairdresser RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION: "It's essential to start the New Year repair process by addressing the overall rehydration of your hair.
"A concentrated conditioning treatment once a week will inject high moisture levels back into your locks, whilst re-building structure and leaving it shiny and healthy.
"It's also important to make a resolution to book regular appointments for hair cuts. Even if you have long hair it needs regular trims.
"Book appointments every six weeks for short hair and three months for long hair."
MUST-HAVE 2008 PRODUCT: "My new Trevor Sorbie Repair and Protect range."
GARY COCKERILL - Celebrity make-up artist and Sculptra lifestyle architect RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION: "Embark on a routine to get your skin in really good condition for 2008.
"Use a gentle exfoliator daily but nothing too heavy duty as you don't want to remove too many of your own natural oils.
"As the condition of your skin improves with adherence to your routine, you can reduce the frequency of your exfoliations to twice a week.
"Tone your skin daily with soothing products containing rosewater, which is great for conditioning and priming the skin."
MUST-HAVE 2008 PRODUCT: "One of the best mascaras for full, plump lashes is Diorshow Black Out, which really helps thicken and lengthen lashes."