Make a date to exfoliate!

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Exfoliation is key to good skin. You have to sometimes slough off those dead skin cells to let the new ones shine through. I find it particularly helpful at a few different times of the year – as spring appears, before summer holidays, at the end of summer, and in the middle of winter.

Exfoliating face and body is key to maintaining healthy skin. Clarins launched three new classic style exfoliators last month – their new Face Scrubs.

The range is infused with plant-enriched formulas, using natural beads from either wood cellulose, lava or sugar from beetroot to refresh, purify or nourish the skin.

There are three scrubs – Fresh, Comfort, and Pure.

Fresh Scrub is a cream scrub for thirsty, dehydrated skin. It’s a cream-gel formula, and has two different sized natural beads made from wood cellulose – the larger ones exfoliate, the finer beads refine. It also contains organic leaf of life extract.

Comfort Scrub is a nourishing oil scrub with sugar microcrystals for dry, sensitive skin. The gel-in-oil formula transforms into a silky, milky veil upon contact with water, and the sugar microcrystals from beetroot gently remove the dead skin cells. There’s wild mango butter in there, and this mask can also be used on the lips, which is brilliant.

Pure Scrub is a purifying gel scrub with lava beads, perfect for oily, blemish-prone skin, with shine, small blemishes, or enlarged pores. It instantly purifies and tightens pores, and leaves a matte finish. The lava beads gently dislodge dead skin cells, and it deep cleanses. It contains organic alpine willow herb extract to help reduce the activity of a key enzyme involved in sebum productions.

Each of the new Clarins scrubs is £26, and available now at Clarins counters and

If you want a full exfoliation, then here are some fab deals from the 5pm Spa and Beauty site to get those dead skin cells moving!

At California Beauty in Glasgow, you can indulge in a Body Exfoliation along with a Shrinking Violet Body Wrap, as well as a Mini Facial. The whole thing will cost you just £55.

A Basic Facial at Tooran Nail and Beauty is just £15 – and includes a deep cleanse, scrub, face and neck massage, mask, and moisturise. Perfect. Available Monday to Saturday as well.

Microdermabrasion is the king of exfoliation treatments IMO. If you want to get deep down into your skin, then book in for this fantastic treatment that uses crystals to slough off the dead skin. Your skin GLOWS after it, trust me. At Beauty at No25 in Bearsden & Milngavie, Microdermabrasion removes unwanted dead skin cells and stimulates the production of healthy new skin cells. The procedure also reduces fine lines, age spots, acne, blemishes, scarring, and stretch marks. This treatment includes an express facial with a soothing gel mask. It’s £41 and is available Monday to Saturday.


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At the Park West Spa in Hamilton, book in for the whole day – a full five hours of treatments, for £169. Indulge yourself! Available all week, the Ultimate Park West Spa Experience includes a Body scrub,  a back, neck & shoulder massage, a choice of Elemis facial, a hand & arm massage, a scalp massage, and a luxury manicure & pedicure. The deal includes nibbles. Jacuzzi and sauna facilities are available to add on to this package on Fridays to Sundays for £15 per person, to be arranged directly with the the spa.