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Keep it simple: Olympia Christou’s natural beauty tricks

Girl on fire. She’s the London-based, Aussie beauty taking the fashion scene by storm with her stunning features and effortless style. From DIY facial scrubs to natural detox baths, we chat with Olympia Christou about her daily skin regime and favourite beauty products – most of which are probably already hiding in your kitchen cupboard.

My morning beauty routine is …
I make a concoction of hot water, lemon and a scoop of Holy Mountain Universal Glow and if I have time I will do some basic stretching to start the day. For my skin I cleanse with La Roche-Posay Effaclar H moisturiser, and every other day I use a homemade coffee grind scrub/mask. I then use the Aliange Vitamin B Hydrating serum and Jurlique Herbal Recovery Eye serum, then on top of that a mix of sunblock and this Aesop men’s moisturiser at the moment. I rarely wear makeup but always make sure my skin is dewy, especially during these winter months.

My night beauty routine is …
I cleanse my face every night to wash off all of the dirt and pollution – I really like the Aesop Exfoliating cleanser for this. After I go through the same serum steps, I use an evening primrose oil and before going to sleep I put the Aliangé Eye cream on my eyes and lips. I also drink lots of herbal tea and magnesium to wind down.

My favourite products for body are …
Olive oil and coconut oil. My skin is pretty dry so I go for a heavy moisturiser. I also make my own body scrubs with brown sugar coffee grinds and coconut oil.

My favourite form of exercise is …
Yoga and running or spending hours dancing.

When my body needs to recover I …
I love to have a long bath with epsom salts, milk, honey and olive oil. Makes your skin feel incredible after.

My favourite detox is …
Juice cleanse every so often.

My favourite retox is …
Work hard play hard.

When it comes to beauty I always …
Put my body and mind first. I spend more time looking out for what I put in my body versus what I put on.

My beauty icon is …
I find beauty in interesting people who are charming and funny, I’m not typically attracted to physical beauty.

The best advice on beauty I’ve received is …
Never neglect your décolletage but most importantly stay hydrated and wear sunscreen every day.

The best health advice I’ve received is …
Live a balanced life and eat as many vegetables as you can.

The product I can’t live without is …
Dior Addict perfume – I’ve been wearing it every day since I was 13. Also, Kevin Murphy Plumping Wash shampoo.