A guide to the best facials in the UK

Whether you are looking for results or a bit of me-time, here's the very best facials that are worth your hard-earned cash...


by Aimee Jakes |
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Facials are not only the perfect chance to relax and take time out of our busy schedules, but are the ultimate way to get great skin results.

From skin peels which help even texture and improve the appearance of the skin to radiofrequency treatments which can help tighten and lift, there are lots of facials out there which really focus on good results.

Whether you're after a post-spa glow or a complete skin overhaul, here are the best facials across the UK to treat yourself to. Because it's about time, eh?


The best spa facials in the UK

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Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

A five-star Country Spa retreat that offers guests an intimate and luxurious sanctuary in the countryside. You will never want to leave. **Opt for:**Elemis Touch Skin Solutions Facial | 55 minutes priced at £75These targeted facial treatments will gently but firmly take on the challenges of sensitivity, oiliness and dullness for healthier complexions. Therapists will prescribe either superfood pro radiance, sensitive skin soother or anti-blemish mattify and calm.

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Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, Lake District

Framed by the dramatic Skiddaw Mountain and Lake District Fells, guests can escape city life for a perfect luxurious and relaxing getaway.**Opt for:**Mediterranean Marinade | 55 minutes priced at £75A calming facial for sensitive or delicate skin, the luxurious treatment is packed with fresh ingredients and vitamin boosters that will leave the skin, body and mind smoothed and soothed. Designed to soothe, calm and destress a sensitive and stressed skin.

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The Spa at Carden, Cheshire

Newly opened in 2020, this futuristic spa will leave you feeling pampered and renewed. The gardens feel very 'Love Island' and we're into it. **Opt for:**Green tea and aloe cleansing facial | 75 minutes priced at £155The intensive skin detoxification facial includes a double mask of revitalising aloe vera and cucumber, followed by a mineral-rich clay mask infused with manuka honey, rosemary, and tea tree.

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Thai Spa Square, London

A tranquil spa nestled away in the centre of London - the perfect place to hide the hustle and bustle. Opt for: Traditional Thai Facial | 1 hour priced at £85This hard-working facial promises to heal and nourish your skin by mixing organic skin products with traditional application techniques. Skin is kneaded, steamed and massaged, allowing you to drift away from all the stresses of daily life.

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Speaking on the impact of beauty services reopening since lockdown, Chair Lesley Blair from BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology) says: " We’re delighted to get everyone working again this is such welcomed news for our industry. We have worked tirelessly with other industry bodies to try and get all beauty back on track. These restrictions being lifted will not only improve revenue streams for beauty businesses, but will give a much needed lifeline for many that have not been able to work in nearly 5 months.

"In addition it helps get people back into work and also boost the wellbeing and morale of those who can now do their jobs, and those customers who are now able to have their treatments done. It cannot be underestimated the psychological effect and feel good factor that a visit to your beauty therapist can bring."

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