[By Anna Miller}
1. REMEMBER YOUR ABCS
From about two weeks before an event, follow the ABCs rule – no alcohol, bread or processed carbs. Stick to lean protein (such as white fish, chicken and pulses) and lots of leafy green vegetables to stay trim.
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2. GET BACK UP
Tone your back by holding a couple of water bottles and shadow boxing (a form of non-contact boxing using super-sharp movement, which activates your arm and back muscles) for a few reps. This works your arms, too, so you’ll get an effective workout. Also do lateral raises and uppercuts with the bottles to work your lower back and get rid of the love handles you might see in a low-backed dress.
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3. SOAK IN SALT
A quick pre-red-carpet trick favored by Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow is a simple 15-minute bath with Epsom Salts. The magnesium in the salts relieves bloating by relaxing the muscles to promote healthy digestion and reducing water retention in the gut.
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4. DE-PUFF WITH A PILLOW
Add an extra pillow to keep your head raised and to ensure your circulation is good. If you still have puffy eyes in the morning, try placing cold, wet black tea bags on the eyes for three minutes to soothe.
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5. ACE OF BASE
Make foundation and concealer multi-task by using on discolored patches of skin on elbows and knees, or over any strap marks on feet. Follow with powder and then mist with L’Oréal Elnett hairspray to fix in place. But apply sparingly if you are wearing a soft color, or if you might be sitting on light upholstery.
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