So far, so spa

Friday - - Editor’s Letter - Karen Pasquali Jones Edi­tor kpasqual­i­

In my fridge I have a gold face mask that I wear once a week. It’s meant to keep wrin­kles at bay and plump up my skin. I also reg­u­larly have di­a­mond dust, caviar, honey and even snake venom rubbed, scrubbed and daubed on my face in my bid to keep look­ing young. Fa­cials, I de­cided when I was still an im­pov­er­ished stu­dent, are not a lux­ury. They’re an es­sen­tial.

By ex­fo­li­at­ing, ex­tract­ing, moisturising and us­ing the lat­est cos­metic prod­ucts and tricks I can try to look my best with­out re­sort­ing to Botox, surgery or lay­ers of make-up. So far, so spa! And I’m lucky that part of my – and the Fri­day team’s – job, is to test out the treat­ments and prod­ucts on of­fer at spas in the UAE. Yes it’s tough, but I’ll hap­pily do it!

For this week’s spa spe­cial, the en­tire Fri­day gang (both men and women) have put fa­cials and mas­sages to the test so you’ll know which ones are the very best. Turn to the fea­ture on page 64 for the low-down.

See you (fresh-faced) next week!

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