Great facials available to try for men and women in Bahrain
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Sothys brightening programme Duration: Four weeks of treatments Price: BD145 Where? Vie Lifestyle Lab at The Domain Bahrain
Description: This high performance treatment programme is designed for all skin types and ages, aiming to treat and prevent uneven skin tone and visibly lighten the complexion. The four-week programme consists of four facials including two Sothys Resurfacing Peeling treatments and two Sothys Brightening treatments to leave you with brighter and healthier skin.
Why this? Spa manager Lisa Mascoll says, ‘It is the ultimate treatment that will optimise cell renewal and reduce melanin synthesis, leaving your skin bright, radiant and clear.’ The Domain Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1600 0000).
Description: US-born SkinCeuticals is a cosmeceutical skincare product that is said to have introduced the first stable L-ascorbic acid preparation (topical Vitamin C) and is used by top models and makeup artists around the world. Born from decades of skin cancer research, the high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate the skin. Thalassa Sea & Spa offer a range of facials using these products including for anti-pigmentation, brightening, corrective anti-ageing, soothing and detoxifying.
Why this? Director of Thalassa Sea & Spa, Moussa Lahlali, says all of their skin treatments are customisable. ‘We tailor and suggest which products and treatments to utilise in order to maintain and recover your skin in the most efficient, gentle and comfortable way possible.’ Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Zallaq (1763 6363).
Signature Super Caci non-surgical face lift Duration: 75 minutes Price: BD55++ Where? Rimal Spa, Mövenpick Bahrain Hotel
Description: A results-driven treatment, the Signature Caci facial uses micro-current therapy that works harmoniously with the body’s own bio-electrical field. It begins with a skin cleansing, then application of the firming serum to enhance the micro-currents, which stimulate and re-educate the muscles, redefining facial contours. Overall, it offers greater emphasis on the delicate eye area to lift, firm and smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, using the famous Harley Street Skin Care products.
Why this? Spa therapist Peeraya Chainapapoug says it’s suitable for all skin types. ‘This is ideal for both ladies and gentlemen whose skin is feeling tired and lacks muscle tone. Or, for those you prefer long term results, a course of treatments is recommended to firm, tone and lift, giving a younger more vibrant appearance.’ Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0051).
Description: This advanced anti-ageing facial treatment incorporates peptides and grape seed concentrates leading to a youthful and radiant appearance by minimising the effects of the environment. It’s recommended for skin with pronounced and deep wrinkles. The extracts, which are mainly made from grapes, are said to be 50 times more effective than vitamin E and 20 times more than vitamin C.
Why this? Lolita Sarengo, assistant spa and health club manager, says it takes just one treatment to see the difference. ‘It is a truly effective anti-ageing facial.’ InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
Effective home care
We get expert tips on efficient at-home skincare regimes from Noreen Donovan Roth of clinical skincare line Peter Thomas Roth
What are the most important factors to consider? You need to make sure you are using the right products for your skin. Read the label on products, know what the ingredients are and what they do. When you find products that address your personal skin care needs, use them regularly and consistently to achieve the best results. Don’t give up, use for at least 28 days because the complete benefits of most skin products won’t be visible until after a full cycle of skin-cell turnover takes place.
It’s the day before a festive party and you’ve discovered a huge spot. What do you do? This is every girl’s nightmare! First, I thoroughly cleanse my skin and treat the spot ASAP with Therapeutic Sulfur Masque. It’s an excellent remedy for acne. Apply to affected areas, leave on for five to ten minutes and then rinse thoroughly. It has saved me from many beauty disasters.
What should the men be doing on a daily basis? Keep it simple, cleanse with Aging Cleansing Gel, it’s an anti-ageing facial cleansing gel that detoxifies the pores, emulsifies oil and improves skin texture. Then apply a moisturiser with sunscreen, like Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 30. Follow up with Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel, it absorbs oil, eliminates shine, and minimises the look of pores. It’s also ideal for a man’s shiny face and scalp. Then once or twice a week, mask!
What are your top tips on dealing with large pores? Use products with active ingredients such as AHAs and fruit acids. They will help keep pores clean and clear of dead skin and debris. Therapeutic Sulfur Masque is a great product to start with as it was designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, absorb excess oil and helps to purify clogged pores.
What are your best tips for keeping signs of ageing at bay? Don’t forget the basics – I try to eat right, drink plenty of water and get a good night’s sleep. In addition, rain or shine, I use a high level of sunscreen every day to prevent ageing and skin damage. New to my regimen and to the PTR family is Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask. I use this twice a week. We use plant biotechnology to isolate and replicate the perfect rose stem cells for maximum anti-age repair. Peter Thomas Roth products are available in Sephora. Various locations including Bahrain City Centre (1717 9521).