The Cure Facial
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 firstname.lastname@example.org