Dame Helen Mirren shares emotional message as she pays important tribute

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Dame Helen Mirren has shared an emotional message to pay an important tribute.

The legendary British actress took to her Instagram account to pay tribute to nurses across the world in honour of International Nurses Day.

She used the sweet video to thank medical workers for all of the hard work that they’ve been doing during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Today is International Nurses Day,” she said in the video that she uploaded earlier in the week to mark the day.

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“Now, I work for L’Oreal and maybe some of you may know they have the famous phrase, ‘Because you’re worth it’.

“Well, today of all days, we can say with our hands on our hearts, truthfully, and sincerely, to the nurses, you are worth it,” she sweetly said.

"Thank you so much for everything you’ve done and for everything you will be doing in the future."

helen mirren emotional message international nurses day

The Calendar Girls actress, who has been an ambassador to renowned international beauty brand L’Oreal since 2014, then suggested that nurses use the brand’s iconic catchphrase to ask for a pay rise.

She added, “and in the future when you come to negotiate your pay rises you can say altogether, very loudly, ‘because we’re worth it’”.

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The actress has been ambassador for L’Oreal’s Age Perfect range since 2014, joining fellow iconic actress Jane Fonda in the honour.

Scroll down to see the star’s go-to cream from the range plus some of our favourite products…

Best bits from Helen Mirren’s L’Oreal’s Age Perfect range

Helen’s favourite cream

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One of the National Treasure actress’s go to products for the range is their Rehydrating Day Cream for mature skin, which uses Soya Peptides and UV filters to help firm facial contours and reduce the appearance of age spots.

SHOP NOW: L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Rehydrating Day Cream, £11.99, Boots

The hair colour saviour

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With weeks in lockdown and hairdressers closed across the country until further notice, we’re doing everything we can to keep our locks as lush as possible.

This hair toner, specifically developed for natural grey hair, adds a touch of natural colour and leaves locks radiant.

SHOP NOW: L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Colour Care Beige Grey Hair Toner, £8.25, Boots

The eye cream

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Most of is are plagued with dark under-eye circles so this eye cream is exactly what we need.

Infused with black truffle, fermented black tea and caffeine, the cream stimulates circulation to visibly reduce dark circles and puffiness.

SHOP NOW: L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Eye Cream For Dark Circles, £24.99, Boots

If it's good enough for Dame Helen it's good enough for us!

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Aleesha Badkar

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