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summer skin dos and dontsThe cold weather is finally giving way to sunshine and summer is on the horizon. This means it’s time to shed your winter layers and refresh your beauty routine, so you can emerge like a beautiful soft-skinned butterfly into the next season. The Club Spa’s Manager Lyndsey Jackson-Guy reveals the must-know beauty tricks for a rejuvenated you.

Do’s

Do use SPF even when it still seems like winter! Wind and sun are one dynamic (and evil) duo for the skin. So when freezing temperatures and biting winds have left your skin dry, agitated, and pretty much in the fetal position, UV rays have a clear shot at your skin. Using SPF lotion all year round will add moisture to your skin and make it less prone to lines and wrinkles. In the summer months The Club Hotel & Spa has its very own Sunshine Butler on hand to provide guests with SPF sun cream.

Do keep things natural. Lotions using as many natural ingredients as possible are best as the skin can get very delicate during winter. Use a Herbal Steam room if you are looking to shed your winter weight. Herbal Steam rooms accelerate weight loss and a single steam session can burn as many as 600 calories! The Club Spa’s Herbal Steam Room also helps to eliminate toxins and leaves skin hydrated. The Herbal Steam Room is complimentary to use for all hotel and spa guests.

Do exfoliate. Central heating and icy weather play havoc with your complexion, making your skin look dull and feel horribly dry. Using an exfoliating scrub can help to shed dead skin to reveal softer, fresher skin. The Ayurvedic Master Facial at the Club Spa includes deep cleansing and exfoliation.

Do look after your hair. It’s not just your skin that gets neglected throughout the winter. During the colder months, hair can get dry and brittle from lack of vitamin D, so make sure you give your locks some love and attention once in a while too. For a natural remedy,the Salt Pool at The Club Spa contains essential minerals which can help to repair and protect damaged hair and make it shinier.

Don’ts

Don’t exfoliate too much as this can dry out your skin. This then can lead to the skin getting too oily as it tries to recover from being stripped. It is best to exfoliate your skin once a week.

Don’t just wrap up under warm layers and forget about looking after your body and skin during colder months. Harsh cold weather drains out the moisture in skin, however a body lotion will rehydrate and rejuvenate this. The Rasul Mud Room at The Club Spa is known for its healing properties. The Rasul Mud will leave your skin feeling soft and renewed as it will detoxify your skin and improve the texture.

Don’t stress. Massage is a proven powerful stress reliever which not only helps you unwind but can also help with long-term anxiety issues. The Shankara Bliss treatment at The Club Spa includes a face and scalp massage which aids relaxation – perfect for relieving stress. A happy person is a beautiful person.

Don’t stick with the same products all year around.  You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in the summer.  But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine.  Find an "ointment" moisturizer that's oil-based, rather than water-based for the colder months, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. (Hint: Many lotions labelled as "night creams" are oil- based.)

The Club Spa is home to an Indoor Salt Water Pool with Hydrotherapy Bench and Thermal Suite, comprising a Salt Cabin, Herbal Steam Room, Sauna and Experience Shower to revive and invigorate.  A soothing Relaxation Sanctuary offers four reclining beds with integrated headphones playing soothing music with  fruit, herbal teas and magazines available.

Both the pools and thermal suite are complimentary for all hotel guests to use between the opening hours of 8am to 8pm. The Club Spa is part of Feelunique.com, Europe’s leading health and beauty retailer and uses luxury brands Darphin and Decleor.

If you want to have a little break before the summer and get yourself in tip top condition then you can head to The Club Spa, Green Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 4UH, Channel Islands

For reservations please call: 01534 876 500  or visit www.theclubjersey.com

Jersey is a hop, skip and a very short plane ride away and offers a warmer climate, stunning scenery and some of the best restaurants in the world so what are you waiting for? Here’s our pick of the top things to do.

Where to eat

Tassili, found in The Grand Hotel, is one of Jersey’s best restaurants and it is well deserving of the three Michelin stars hanging over the door. The food is fresh, seasonal, and as local as possible and served in exquisitely presented dishes.

The restaurant has an air of sophistication but at the same time is welcoming and inviting. Head chef Richard Allen has created an impressive menu full of vibrant and unusual dishes which seem to work perfectly.

There’s a range of different tasting menus which can be paired with wines or you can choose something from the main selection. Current highlights include a plate of lightly smoked cod with torched scallops, a melt-in-your-mouth parfait of foie gras with smoked duck and 100% chocolate pine nut butter and a plate of unbelievably tender roast Pigeon breast.

The dessert selection is heavenly and can and must be attempted no matter how much you’ve already eaten, and we guarantee no one can resist the pineapple cheesecake.

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Where to drink

Cocktail bars are plentiful across the Island but if you want to escape the crowds head to Shaun Rankin’s latest restaurant, Ormer, and take a turn on the roof garden.

The setting is a little like a secret garden with fairy lights, pastel shades and a spectacular cocktail menu. There are lemon trees and overgrown plants giving it a pleasant feeling of serenity, away from the bustle of the street below.

To soak up the drinks you can also find a delicious range of bar snacks to nibble on such as; fresh smoked salmon with malt bread and butter, a pile of ham hock with a fragrant parsnip and cornichon terrine or a plate of incredibly fresh Oysters.

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Where to relax

The Ayush Wellness Spa is the place to go if you’re looking for ultimate relaxation and the chance to properly escape from London and give you mind, body and soul a chance to recharge. The spa offers instant inner peace and the relaxation room alone is enough to send you into an out-of-body state of calm.

There are a wide-range of treatments and our favourite is the Padaghata (we can’t pronounce it either). This is one of the best massages you’ll ever have  and it’s an Ayurvedic full-body massage performed using only the therapist’s feet.

Oil is used and it is effectively an incredibly deep tissue massage all over the body. The exceptionally talented therapists hold onto a rope to balance their weight evenly and then skilfully use their feet and knees to create intense pressure. After the massage you’ll be treated to a steam detoxification, to further remove excess fat and toxins from the body.

The spa can be found within the acclaimed Hotel De France and after your treatment there’s a café next door offering healthy and restorative (but still delicious) lunches and juices.

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Where to stay

Jersey is laden with luxury hotels to suit even the pickiest of travellers. If you want somewhere with character head to Banjo in St Helier. It’s quirky, stylish and exclusive with only four private bedrooms on offer.

The restaurant is a must, even if you’re not staying over night, and offers an exceptional range of dishes which you’d be hard-pushed to find in London.

If you’re after a quieter retreat Longueville Manor is a boutique hotel with 30 bedrooms to choose from. It’s set in picturesque surroundings and one of the best hotels you’ll find in Europe.

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