With the excesses of the past month, your skin is probably crying out for a little 'me' time.

The problem is, at this time of year, few of us have the money to spare to book ourselves into a swanky spa for an afternoon of relaxation.

One thing you can do though is give yourself a facial at home; a good skin treatment should leave your skin smooth, clear and looking fresh. Luckily, you can achieve the same results in your bathroom as you can at the spa.

Celebrity make-up artist Helen Hand has shared her top tips for saving your skin - and your budget - with an DIY facial.