ESTHER\u2019S GUIDE TO SPRING-CLEANING YOUR SKIN April is here \u2013 and so is spring. And as the seasonal of new beginnings, it\u2019s the perfect time to rev up your skincare regimen \u2013 and see dramatic results. For me, great skincare is all about achieving a result that means you don\u2019t have to wear foundation. So with that in mind, here\u2019s my top 5 ways to spring clean you skin and get a smoother, plumper, more gravity-resilient complexion before summer arrives... \tThe 3D Lift from Ultraformer: It tightens, it lifts, it smoothes! Our high intensity ultrasound treatment boasts impressive multi-tasking capabilities. By working on muscles, the middle layer of collagen and more superficial wrinkles, it brings about immediate lifting and tightening that continues to get better over the course of several treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. Great for the jaw line, neck and cheeks \u2013 as well as the stomach and thighs. \t Microfirm: For busy ladies on the run, there\u2019s no better and speedier way to spring-clean that skin that with our combination of micro-needling and Radiofrequency. Reducing both downtime and the length of the treatment itself, it boosts collagen and elastin production \u2013 tightening and smoothing in double quick time. Try it on your face \u2013 then see results so fabulous, you\u2019ll want to treat your arms, chest and stomach to the same tightening miracle too. \t Skin-refreshers: After a long, dark winter, sometimes the skin needs a little brightening lift. EF MEDISPA clinics have a range of peels \u2013 from our gentle, antioxidant-rich Blueberry Smoothie treatment, to our more intense Depigmentation Peel \u2013 that we tailor to your needs to get maximum, spring-cleaning results. \t The acne-buster: When spring hits and the weather changes, our skin can often react with breakouts. Which is why we launched Acnelan: A peel that removes excess oil and impurities, refines the skin texture, reduces inflammation and works to re-balance skin and put paid to acne. \t Homework: Even with the most miraculous of treatments, no skincare regimen would be complete without an effective home routine. For skin spring-cleaning with rapidly visible results, I like to combine enzyme exfoliation with a deeply hydrating and plumping hyaluronic acid serum. Try CosMedix Pure Enzymes and DermaQuest\u2019s Hyaluronic Acid \u2013 my two heroes to see you and your skin through spring! ESTHER\u2019S GUIDE TO LONDON IN THE SUNSHINE No more dark evenings, no more hibernating \u2013 it\u2019s time to get out about and enjoy the best bits about being a Londoner! The City is full of favourite old haunts, buzzy new places and secret hideaways to help you find your inner calm. In need of some inspiration? Here\u2019s where I\u2019ll be spending my longer, lighter days... \t For morning peace: To start the day away from the hustle and bustle of city life, I love to venture down to Hyde Park\u2019s Lido Caf\u00e9 to sit and read the papers or simply watch the world go by. \t For a lovely lunch: Opening next month, top of my \u2018must visit\u2019 list is the Astor Grill at Cliveden. Situated in an old stable block, it will have an appropriately equestrian theme and serve up British and American classics under head chef, Andre Garrett. Think scallops, shrimps, burgers and veal \u2013 all washed down with some scrummy Raspberry Jam Souffl\u00e9 or Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Mousse. \t For a night on the town: The Ivy Marylebone. Having already fallen in love with the King\u2019s Road branch \u2013 which happily sits within a stone\u2019s throw of our EF Chelsea clinic \u2013 I\u2019m now keen to try out the new Marylebone venue. As well as being ideally situated near Oxford Street and Marylebone High Street for shopping, the Ivy always has a fantastic atmosphere \u2013 and incredible cocktails! \t For a weekend walk: Nothing beats London in the sunshine. For a relaxed stroll in one of the many parks, I\u2019ll grab a mocha from Ottolenghi en route (the best mocha in town!) and while away time taking in the fresh air. \t For Sunday roast: There\u2019s nothing like a good old-fashioned roast in a good old-fashioned London pub. Top of my hit list is the Ladbroke Arms in Notting Hill. Great food, great atmosphere \u2013 what more could you want?! HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL \u2013 INSIDE AND OUT Having recently attended the Aesthetic and Anti-aging medical World Congress in Monaco, I\u2019m currently pondering what the biggest trends in beauty will be in the coming years \u2013 and how to bring this to our loyal EF MEDISPA customer base. Of all the many things that came out of the conference, one thing\u2019s for sure: that inside-out beauty is here to stay \u2013 and will be increasingly important in the future. \t Go alkaline: Experts in Monaco returned to and updated the idea that the key to growing old healthily and gracefully is to maintain an alkaline environment within the body. For this, I simply take Chris James\u2019 Gorgeous Greens supplement each day. \t Fast track your nutrient intake: When the stresses and strains of our busy modern lifestyles threaten to compromise our internal health and external well being, a vitamin infusion delivered by a drip is a fast-acting, effective way to give your body a boost. Our Drip & Chill lounges \u2013 now also available in the high-flying, fast-living City \u2013 can help do everything from increasing libido to assisting with weight loss and giving you more energy. \t Sniff stem cells: Stem cells have been the focus of medical and anti-aging research for years. Now, amazing as it sounds, I\u2019ve discovered a new stem cell spray that you shoot up your nose! The aim is to support and boost your own stem cells \u2013 but the jury is still very much out as to whether it actually works. I\u2019m currently putting it through its paces \u2013 so watch this space. \t Tailor-make your own supplement plan: I\u2019m a big believer in the power of supplements being able to support a healthy lifestyle if they\u2019ve been approved by your Doctor. At the moment, I\u2019m taking circumin \u2013 a close relation of turmeric \u2013 which is both an anti-inflammatory and believed to help ward off Alzheimer\u2019s. In addition to that, I take huge does of vitamin C, B vitamins, zinc and lots of omega essential fatty acids. I think I might actually rattle! \t Have a body blast: So much for the inside \u2013 now what about the outside? Well, with the pick of EF\u2019s invasive and non-invasive treatments at my disposal, I really am spoilt for choice. And as summer is on it\u2019s way and I\u2019ve got new swimming cozzies to show off, a bit of Lipotripsy to keep cellulite at bay, some laser hair removal to get me fuzz-free and some radiofrequency to keep me toned and taught are top of my list right now!