Here’s something you’ll love that you can do at home in around 60 seconds.

I first heard about this a long time ago. Back then it was Steve McQueen who was extolling its virtues but now, apparently, lots of celebs are doing it.

For once it’s not complicated, it’s not expensive (in fact it’s free), you don’t need any equipment you haven’t already got and you don’t need any product.

After washing, scrubbing, exfoliating (or whatever else you do) and before moisturising just hold your breath and lower your face into a bowl of cold water.

That’s all you have to do, and the benefits outnumber those of the average facial spa.

Many people think that cold water closes the pores but, in fact, the pores don’t open and close. Healthy skin depends on good circulation and switching from warm to cold this way causes blood to rush to the surface of your skin. It also soothes tired eyes and decreases puffiness, particularly useful in the morning.

This home facelift evens skin tones, tightens and smoothes, fights wrinkles and even helps with the removal of toxins.

Try to make the water as cold as possible. In the North of England, where we’re based, just running the tap for a few seconds is usually enough. It also helps to move the face from side to side as this moves the cold water over the face and decreases the effect of your face warming the water that’s touching it.

Let your face warm up for a few minutes before moisturising and you’re good to go.

You don’t have to take our word for it. You can get all of the above benefits, completely free, in 60 seconds in your own home. Give this home facelift a go, what have you got to lose?

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