Buffalo horn massage in Dubai

Latest news from the spa and salon front line this week

This week: a men’s-only sauna and steam room at Burj Al Arab; a product for skin pigmentation and a buffalo horn massage.

Continuing with the theme that luxury is all in the details, Burj Al Arab (04 301 7777) has unveiled a glass window steam and sauna room 150 metres above sea level. Exclusively for gents, the relaxation rooms feature massive, rare, fog-proof glass windows that look out onto the World Islands and Downtown Dubai. For fans of all things novelty, the mosaic-tiled steam lounge features a special crystal frame, which becomes covered in a veneer of ice when heated.

Meanwhile, skin pigmentation caused by exposure to harmful UV rays is a major cause for concern to many women living in sunny Dubai. That’s why we’re welcoming the arrival of a new product for use at home. SkinCeuticals’ (04 340 6880) Advanced Pigment Corrector is suitable for all ethnicities and contains salicyclic acid to exfoliate existing dark spots, and ellagic acid, working simultaneously to block excess melanin and improve luminosity of the skin.

Lastly, Dubai-based spa The Cure is now offering Guaza ‘buffalo horn’ facial massages, which involve the use of the horns in board form and as an oil. Buffalo horns are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and are said to improve circulation and remove toxins. Cool or cruel?

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