How to spring clean your skin

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With the winter months behind us, it's time to think about giving your skin a spring clean.

But where to start? To give us a helping hand, leading skin expert Dr Jules Nabet shares his top tips...



Exfoliation
I recommend exfoliating two or three times a week. This and cleansing is key – it's so important to rid the complexion of skin-dulling dead cells. Use ingredients such as glycolic acid to aid cell renewal, unclog pores and remove dead skin. Glycolic acid, which is derived from sugar cane, dissolves the bonds holding the older layers of your skin in place, so that the new skin underneath is revealed. It also penetrates deep into the pores to kill bacteria. The Dr Jules Nabet Peeling Act, £109, contains glycolic acid and is light enough to use at home yourself, resulting in a deep cleanse, exfoliation and cell renewal.

Vitamins and antioxidants
Mesotherapy, the process of injecting vitamins and other nutrients into your skin, is hugely popular in France. But for the faint-hearted, stick to ingesting key vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C and Omega oils 3 and 6. These key vitamins make a real difference to the skin and its quality and tone, resulting in instant brightness.

Dr Jules recommends chemical peels to achieve baby-soft skin. But if you're put off by the intensity of a chemical peel, you can opt for a 'mini-peel'.

This is one step further than a facial but much milder than other peels. A gentler, slower approach leads to good, lasting results and intense hydration. What's more, the mini-peels have no down-time, meaning you can go straight back to the office if need be!

Prices from £100 per treatment, for more information visit julesnabet.com.

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