Nowadays, it is no longer enough that your shoes are shined and your shirts well-pressed. Make that strong first impression with clear, glowing skin and neatly manicured nails.
MOST REVITALISING SPA EXPERIENCE FOR MEN
FOUR SEASONS LANGKAWI
Masculine Vigour & Vitality, from RM900 for two hours
The treatment: Targeting male vigour and virility, the invigorating scrub, steam, and deep-tissue massage enhance testosterone levels to strengthen masculine energy.
Did you know? Tongkat ali has been used as a natural aphrodisiac for centuries. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi. Tel: 04-950 8888.
BEST ANTI-AGEING FACIAL FOR MEN
Elemis Skin IQ & Facial for Men, RM435 for one hour and 15 minutes
The treatment: The ultimate overhaul for male skin, this rejuvenating treat uses Time Defence Wrinkle Delay and Time Defence Eye Reviver to combat the effects of daily shaving and pollution.
Tip: This is great for tired, stressed, and dehydrated skin. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. Tel: 03-7492 8000.
BEST HOLISTIC RITUAL FOR MEN
SPA VILLAGE CAMERON HIGHLANDS
Tok Batin Mystical Tradition For Him, from RM600 for three hours
The treatment: A truly exotic experience that draws from the extensive knowledge base of the Orang Asli, the healing therapies are derived from plants, roots, and bark extracts from the surrounding jungle.
Did you know? This treatment also includes a Hydrotherapy Batin Bath, as bathing rituals are an integral part of physical and spiritual cleansing throughout Asia. Cameron Highlands Resort, By the Golf Course, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang. Tel: 05-491 1100.
MOST INVIGORATING FACIAL FOR MEN
Men Skin Fitness Facial Treatment, RM160 for one hour and 15 minutes
The treatment: Clogged pores, beware! This relaxing face massage works in a sebum balancing lotion with antibacterial properties. A mattifying clay mask extracts impurities, so skin is clean and hydrated.
Tip: A monthly deep cleanse is essential to maintaining healthy skin. Ground Floor, 1 Mont’ Kiara Mall. Tel: 03-6203 7218.
BEST ON-DEMAND NAIL SERVICE FOR MEN
NAILS ON WHEELS
Pit-Stop Spa Mani & Pedi, RM210 for one hour to 90 minutes
The treatment: Two manicurists will visit your house for a quick job of trimming and buffing your nails, removing cuticles, and exfoliating your hands and feet. Finish with clean, shiny nails and soft, smooth skin.
Highlight: Perfect for guys who do not wish to hang around in a pink salon with chatty women. The manicurists come over with all the tools needed and the session can be arranged around your busy schedule. Tel: 012-689 9293.
BEST SOS FACIAL FOR MEN
Skin Health Therapy, RM238 for one hour
The treatment: Designed to boost overall skin health and prevent premature ageing, indulge in an oatmeal cleanser for a thorough scrub, followed by an exclusive stress-relief scalp touch therapy. With ingredients by the international Dermal Institute, this highly relaxing experience perfectly caps off a busy week.
Tip: Dermalogica products are free of common irritants and ingredients are non-comedogenic. Second Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-2093 2168.