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If you’ve never been lathered, scrubbed, rub-a-dub-dubbed, dunked in hot water, shoved in a steam room, flayed with a loofah, attacked with North African black soap, shampooed and massaged all over – we do mean *all* over – with argan oil, then you’ve never truly been clean.
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Top detox tips: we ask the health spa and beauty experts

Detox spa tips: Principe Forte dei Marmi, Italy, VersiliaWe all know it’s traditional to begin the new year with a detox regime – but there’s no need to cringe in fear: it doesn’t have to be a painful week of cabbage-broth concoctions, brutally early running sessions and caffeine-withdrawal headaches.

As part of our bumper spa guide series, we’ve grilled the world’s health and beauty experts for their quick-fix detox tips, including advice on the products that really work. Alternatively, just check into one of their luxury hotel spas and cheat – they’ve highlighted the best treatments to book, too…

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CALCOT MANOR GLOUCESTERSHIRECalcot Manor Spa Manager
Beauty Manager Francesca Gordon

Instant makeover – what’s your favourite way to look better fast?
I never go a day without wearing my Bare Minerals Foundation. It looks so natural everyone thinks you are naturally flawless, and a hint of blusher makes such a difference.

Quick-fix detox tips?
– Start the day by body brushing (always towards the heart) to stimulate your circulation.
– Drink 1.5–2 litres of water per day: fill a 2-litre bottle of water in the morning and sip this throughout the day to ensure you are getting enough. It’s probably a shock how little water you actually drink!
– Swap your regular tea or coffee for green tea.
– Eat your five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day.

Calcot Manor spa pool – CotswoldsBest detox treatment to book at Calcot Spa?
The Thalgo Algae Wrap. Using 100% Marine Algae, it feeds skin with a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and proteins. It aids detoxification whilst relieving muscular tension and boosts sluggish circulation. A relaxing yet effective treatment.

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