The Cure Fa­cial

Friday - - Spa Reviews -

Let’s face it (sorry), at Fri­day we’ll try any amount of fa­cial scrub­bing, buff­ing and ex­fo­li­at­ing in the quest to erad­i­cate much-loathed black­heads, saggy jowls and crow’s feet. Ex­actly why I signed up for a deep-cleans­ing fa­cial re­as­sur­ingly named The Cure by Natura Bisse. Who is of­fer­ing this cure, you ask? The Spa at the Ad­dress Ma­rina, which is one of my favourite spas in Dubai, for its op­u­lence, ur­ban-cool vibe, ex­pert staff and ex­em­plary ameni­ties (the lav­ish chang­ing rooms are lovely enough to stay in all day!).

Af­ter the rit­ual wel­come wheat grass drink (which I loved!) the cheer­ful ther­a­pist, Amy, guided me to a cosy treat­ment room, and once I was com­fort­ably ly­ing down she started with a deep cleanser and en­zyme-fu­elled foamy mask to prep my skin for an ex­trac­tion.

I have a love-hate af­fair with ex­trac­tions. I tried to switch off as my ther­a­pist be­gan man­u­ally at­tack­ing black­heads, swoop­ing and goug­ing like a bird of prey. It was a lit­tle un­pleas­ant, but des­per­ate beauty needs call for thor­ough hands, and it was over quickly enough.

The gly­col-peel­ing ex­fo­li­a­tion then squeezed out more grime and dirt from my pores while moisturising and sooth­ing my skin, which not only looked clean but felt freed of sand, grime and gen­eral city residue. And un­like run-of-the-mill pro­ce­dures that leave pores open and sore, my face looked smooth and flaw­less, al­beit a lit­tle ten­der to the touch. The Spa The Ad­dress Down­town Ma­rina Price Dh560 Du­ra­tion 75 min­utes Call 04 436 7424 or email spa.dubaima­rina@thead­dress.com

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