Paul Clifford goes for his first facial, and dives straight in at the deep end with the Skinfit Caviar Mask at gentlemen’s groomers Jazz Lounge Spa
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The promise The 90-minute treatment aims to rejuvenate and replenish the skin and combat the effects of ageing. Lines are supposedly reduced, oily patches will improve and any blemishes or spotty areas will be cleaned up. The skin should look healthy and youthful by the time you leave the salon.
Step by step The fantastic therapist Kathy talks us through the treatment and finds out what things concern us about our skin. Being a little clueless, she points out the areas that will benefit from the mask before she begins. We lie down, the lights are turned down low and our eyes are covered before she begins to clean our face using an apple gel. Then more masks are applied and carefully removed (it feels like two more) before the finale – the caviar mask. This is applied thickly and given time to set. While that’s happening, we get an extremely relaxing head, neck, shoulder, chest and arm massage. Once the caviar mask had done its job, it was peeled off and shown to us to explain its affect on our skin. We finished with a chat about how to keep up a face regime to keep us looking healthy and young(ish).
The result We’re extremely relaxed and feel refreshed; just spending 90 minutes doing very little and being pampered is fantastic. The massages that happen whenever there’s a mask applied also irons out the knots and creaks from our body – another success. As for the face, well it certainly looks different; the skin seems more plump and fresh, while the lines on the forehead are reduced and we have a healthy glow. The nutrients and vitamins in the mask have made a visible difference, which seems to last for a few days. In the following week, our skin still feels smoother and looks healthier. We’d say this was a success all round.
Pros • Finding out about your skin and how to look after it in the long term is great, making this an experience that lasts longer than the wonderful 90 minutes at the salon. • All products used in this facial are organic.
Cons • There was a lot if information to take in, but we think this was more to do with the therapist knowing it was our first time and trying to explain what was happening. It helped to put us at ease. Dhs690. Jazz Lounge Spa, Avenue 93-94, Umm Suqiem Road, Barsha (04 347 5816).