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We’re always looking for the next big trend in makeup and beauty, from fresh techniques, to new products, to the latest names in fashion. Many of us also look to celebrities for inspiration, since they always tend to represent our ideals both on screen and in magazines. Granted, lots of the best celeb looks are nearly impossible to emulate, since these people hav
e teams of makeup artists and post-production engineers to keep them looking their best. But there are plenty of celebrities who manage to be almost effortlessly beautiful as well. One such figure is Game of Thrones and X-Men star Sophie Turner.
It is hard to overstate how big Game of Thrones was while it was on the air. It made household names of many of its stars, Turner among them. By the end of the series, Deadline reported that nearly 20 million people were tuning in to find out how the series would wrap up. The global phenomenon also spawned a media franchise that went far beyond the show. The property has already inspired numerous video games: TellTale Games brought in actual members of the cast to reprise their roles, and on mobile devices, Foxy Bingo has an online game titled Game of Thrones 243 Ways, which uses the iconic logo and series imagery. Also on mobile, Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows has been particularly well received in recent years, proving that there is still demand for the show even past its heyday. Even beyond these forays into gaming, the show has spawned everything from cookbooks to spinoffs that are now in production.
Given this expansive reach and influence, it’s no wonder Game of Thrones essentially introduced us to a whole new lineup of celebrity actors. But Sophie Turner may well prove to be the biggest of the bunch. She’s widely viewed as having improved as an actress throughout the series, and appears to be in line for regular, starring work in Hollywood. She’s been a regular in the public eye, and has been profiled by Elle among other major publications. And as Turner has grown more prominent, she has also been quite open about her beauty routines! This is wonderful for those of us who like to emulate celebrity looks, because Turner actually gives us plenty of tips we can use.
Less is More
It can be tempting to throw as many products on as possible, but Sophie Turner believes in using as few substances on her face as she can. Avoiding unnecessary products can help avoid damaging skin, which can make your job easier in the long run. And who are we to argue with the results Turner showcases?
Invest in Good Sleep
So many blemishes and wrinkles can be avoided by simply getting plenty of sleep. While Sansa Stark may not have had too many nights of peaceful rest, Turner swears by her silk pillowcases as her top tip to help her get plenty of sleep –– which in turn likely speaks to why she has such flawless skin. Per Healthline, a good night of sleep is in fact one of the best ways to bring about great skin. So whether it’s a silky pillowcase, a new mattress, or anything else that may help you personally, try to make it easier to get those eight hours!
Protect Yourself From the Sun
Keeping your skin protected from the sun will help you look more youthful for longer. Once again this isn’t exactly a problem Sansa Stark had to deal with much! But real-life Sophie Turner makes a point of not leaving the house without putting on sun cream, and even uses specific hairsprays that protect her hair from the sun (helping to keep split ends from forming and keeping her hair coloured for longer).
Drink Plenty of Water
There are countless benefits to drinking more water, but it has also been shown to keep skin healthy and moisturised. Turner makes sure she gets plenty of fluid not only to help keep her skin clear and her body hydrated but also to help her flush toxins from her body. Drinking at least two litres of water a day (more if you’re especially active) can do wonders for your skin.
Following these tips may not make you Queen in the North –– but it will help you work toward that natural, healthy, and vibrant look Sophie Turner seems to carry so effortlessly.