20/05/2014 09:28 BST | Updated 15/07/2014 06:59 BST

Beautiful Swan: How to Achieve Kristen Stewart's Unblemished Look

There's nothing quite like a vampire-themed fantasy film to make you feel self-conscious about the shocking state of your skin.

Thanks to an epic Twilight marathon and hours of staring green-eyed at Kristen Stewart's porcelain features, it's enough to make any self-respecting woman howl at the moon in resentment.

After all, a quick glance in the mirror each morning tends to suggest that the dragged through a hedge backwards while being punched by Edward Scissorhands look is actually the in thing.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

While KStew's paler than Nosferatu on a skiing trip complexion may not be everyone's cup of tea, the hustle and bustle of everyday life still means that taking care of your skin is absolutely vital.

Aside from the natural effects of ageing, other factors such as the air quality, climate and your occasionally vampiristic lifestyle all play their own part in influencing your skin health.

Consequently, fighting back to become your hometown's version of Bella Swan - or not, you can just attempt to woo Robert Pattinson - is easier than you think ...

Avoid Unforgiving Soaps

Traditional soaps may contain harsh cleansing ingredients that strip your skin of its natural moisture faster than a shape-shifter shifts shape. Quite simply, to keep your skin looking healthy, it should be hydrated by using a gentle cleanser to preserve its innate qualities.

In the past, Kristen Stewart has revealed she's used Proactiv since she was a teenager in an effort to keep her skin fit for Hollywood and make sure her man doesn't run off with another vampire who maintains a wickeder skincare regime.

Shun Prolonged Sun Exposure

Although it's well documented that vampires tend to avoid the sun, lest they burst into flames (vampires in Twilight tend to sparkle rather than burn, though), for the non-blood sucking among us, soaking up the rays is an undeniably agreeable way to spend a few relaxing hours.

However, prolonged exposure to sunlight ages your skin rapidly, with inadequate protection from UV rays potentially leading to skin cancer. Short of becoming a recluse, use your common sense if it's sunny out by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and keeping your skin covered.

Pack Up the Cigarettes

It's hardly a secret that puffing on the old ciggies ages your skin, with a wrinkled and leathery complexion doing nothing to persuade your mirror that you're not the secret lovechild of Pete Doherty and EastEnders' favourite old bat, Dot Cotton.

This leathery look is caused by the elasticity of the skin diminishing and the body's collagen being broken down. Aside from the dermatological damage, your risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke all increase exponentially.

Get More Sleep

Whether you grab some shuteye in the confines of a coffin or opt for a more conventional sleeping arrangement, snoozing for between seven and 10 hours is a reliable way to boost your circulation and leave your skin looking ready for battle.

This is achieved by the production of collagen in your body - the key ingredient to achieving healthy skin - increasing as you sleep, which is why, even if you're busier than a mosquito at a nudist colony, you should set aside enough time to catch up on your beauty sleep.

Admittedly, although the tips above will stand you in good stead to stop the ageing process in its tracks, without KStew's army of makeup artists on hand, achieving her inimitable brand of pale will undoubtedly remain just out of reach ...