Try the brand new La Facial at The Royal Spa in The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
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The promise To help your skin out with anti-ageing, deep cleansing and hydration resulting in a radiant glow in time for the festive season.
Step by step My friendly therapist shows me to a tranquil treatment room where I’m asked to lie on a comfortable heated bed. First, she inspects my skin under a bright light to see what type I have in order to customise the facial and use beneficial ingredients based on my needs. Using that, she asks me to sniff two oils and choose my favourite – I go for one that’s particularly good for dry and sensitive skin. She rubs this over my face and then we commence.
This facial follows a tried and tested formula of cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extraction, mask and moisturising using all natural ingredients and the Espa products. The beauty of it is, throughout the treatment, everything was chosen based on her initial inspection of my skin. On top, major plus points are – while you’re lying with the mask on, your therapist will add in a little hand massage and then the entire 75-minute treatment concludes with a rather relaxing shoulder and neck massage. I left feeling sparkly new but utterly refreshed.
Pros • It’s completely customised to suit your needs and the therapist offers homecare solutions post-treatment.
• All ingredients are natural and so the facial is suitable for any skin type no matter how sensitive.
• It ends with a relaxing massage.
• You have access to other facilities such as the relaxation zone, Jacuzzi and sauna before and after you’ve had your treatment.
Cons • If you’re looking for a wow factor, there are no particular unique tricks, techniques or equipment used within the treatment apart from the therapist’s professional know-how.
The verdict Overall, it’s an effective treatment that left my face, in particular, hydrated and rejuvenated which is what I specifically needed due to drier and more sensitive skin. The added benefit of the relaxing massage at the end leaves you feeling satisfied. BD60, 75 minutes. The Royal Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6808).