Five of the best winter facials in London

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Spring … everything feels all fresh and new and dewy – except, that is, for your skin, which is suffering from winter pallor and dehydration. Certain facials are particularly well suited to the winter months, because they heighten your skin’s sensitivity immediately post-treatment, which means that sunshine and UV rays are best avoided – plus, all of that restorative and regeneration action can take place well in time for the longer, lighter evenings. Try one of these before we say goodbye to winter….

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4. Bespoke Youth Trio

Best For: Suitable for all ages and skin types, this treatment will boost a complexion that’s tired, dull and lacking in radiance. It’s great for before an event or when you really need to glow – rumour has it that this is a fave of the Victoria’s Secret models prior to a show. Well, if it’s good enough for them …

What is it: A threefold treatment that starts with two deep exfoliation treatments, which remove dead skin cells, as well as providing hydration and luminosity. Finally, laser genesis stimulates collagen production and plumps, renews and brightens skin, diminishing fine lines in the process – the perfect winter skin pick-me-up.

Downtime: The treatment feels really gentle, with little more than a warm sensation from the laser. You may experience a tiny bit of pinkness for a few hours afterwards but other than that, the results are instant and the downtime, nonexistent – again, making it a great treatment to have before an event.

Aftercare: One of the reasons why this facial is particularly well suited to the winter months is because you’re best to have avoided sun exposure for 6 weeks beforehand – and the same caution should be applied to the weeks following. Using a Vitamin C serum will help to prolong the effects of the glow.

Results: Short lived but immediate – this treatment creates a radiant look with results still visible after a course of treatments. More permanent effects may be experienced after a course of treatments.

Where: The Private Clinic of Harley Street, priced at £250.

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