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For great-looking skin this spring you need to go back to basics. Cleansers and exfoliators are the foundation of every good beauty routine, so don’t skip these essential steps if you want to prep your complexion for the warmer days ahead.

While you may be feeling the joys of spring, your skin could still be showing signs of the winter blues. Months of being wrapped up toasty warm with the heating on full blast does little to nourish the complexion, leaving skin feeling dry and looking dull. Forget clearing out the cupboards and turn your attention to giving your complexion a spring clean instead. Hard-working exfloliators and scrubs are designed to wash away dead skin cells, while cleansers clear out your pores to leave you with radiant, glowing skin.

GLAMGLOW’s Gentle 5-minute Mask To Scrub exfoliates and purifies skin. Its vegan clay-based formula is infused with Salicylic acid, which works to purge the pores of oil and debris that causes blemishes. Available from Selfridges.

Heaven Skincare’s Hydro Cleansing Milk contains organic jojoba, the closest match to your natural oil, to balance and condition. It’s suitable for all skin types and thanks to its rosemary and lavender properties it’s also a great stress-reliever.

Fenty Skin’s Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser is a 2-in-1 makeup remover and cleanser that gives you the delicious deep clean. Its creamy lather removes dirt, oil, and long-wear makeup without stripping or drying. From Harvey Nichols.

No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Face Exfoliator, from Boots, contains aluminium-oxide micro-crystals that smooth, refine and renew. sweeping away dull cells for a new season beauty boost.

Formulated with aloe vera extract and eucalyptus oil, Source of Nature Gentle Facial Wash, contains expertly combined natural oils and extracts, is gentle on skin and 100% vegan. From Sainsbury’s.

St Ive’s oil-free Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub, from Superdrug, is made with 100% Natural Exfoliants gently polishes away little imperfections. The results is soft, bright skin.