-Firm up with L’occitane’s Amande collection
I love L’occitane’s Amande (Almond) collection – they launch a firming collection in time for summer and play around with the packaging every year, to make it slightly more current. Forget products that are going to get rid of cellulite, and firm up the skin but massaging the skin has proved to be a good method in addition to your diet and workout. I apply it before going to Flybarre and Flywheel for my skin to absorb it when I work out & sweat. I don’t believe any product can help you lose inches, nor lose weight – that only happens in the traditional way, a good diet and regular work outs, but this is definitely a great supplement.
-Scrub up – Coconut glow polish at De la Mer Day Spa
The last thing you want when you’re about to get to beach season is scaly skin. I personally love getting a scrub once a month at a spa, and use my REN scrub weekly in the shower. I recently popped over to check out a brand new spa in Jumeirah Beach road, they have everything under one roof – Hairdresser, gym, spa, facials, treatments, nails – each room looks like a dedicated spa/salon – impressive. The treatment started off with a peppermint foot bath, followed by the scrub – which was a mix of coconut and sweet almond oil. I then popped over to the shower in the actual room (5 points!) and headed back into a warm bed for my massage. I always leave good scrubs refreshed, and at De La Mer Day Spa, I not only left refreshed, completely relaxed and energetic for the rest of the evening. I also got to meet the mother and daughter behind it, the most adorable and the sweetest duo. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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-Body Composition test with Dr Chandy George at Balance
The only way you’re going to know your goals is by checking your body composition. I recently popped down to Balance spa for a Body composition test with Dr. Chandy George. He checks your muscle mass, fat, minerals, protein on a machine, and gives away a report to keep as well as consultation on what to do differently. You can come back again to compare results, it’s a good way to monitor muscles, minerals and fat.
-Slenderizer massage at The Nail Spa
I love the Nail Spa, and I love how they continuously introduce new treatments to their menu, which keep things fresh an exciting. With Summer approaching, there was no better time to introduce the Slenderizer massage. Developed by experts at The Nail Spa and Deborah Mitchell, who is known for her work with Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham – they created a massage that is a non-invasive deep tissue to improve the tone, elasticity of the skin whilst eliminating toxins and the appearance of cellulite. Once I got to the Nail Spa, I was asked to choose my oil – they have three kinds of oils depending on what you want from the massage however, the technique sticks the same. One was for detoxifying, another was for stretch marks, and the last was for cellulite. I decided to go for the detoxifying, which they recommend for the first one. (PS they have an offer where you can buy 3 massages for 4 – I definitely recommend this!) The massage was not like any other ordinary massage – Slightly painful and uncomfortable on the legs and arms with the kneading, pressing, and fly techniques of the skin, but super relaxing on the back. From the second I finished the treatment, my body felt firm. This would be perfect right before a holiday!
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-Wake up your skin with a 20 minute Bliss facial
I must say I’m so excited Bliss is now available in Dubai – especially that it’s also available at Mall of the Emirates (Debenhams). Hoping they will be opening a full fledged Bliss spa soon, but till then – I will enjoy the Bliss section in Debenhams. They have a menu of several 20 mins treatments that are perfect before a night out & I recently popped over for a mini facial. They used their oxygen range using the cleanser, toner, mask with massage on the hands. 20 minutes, basic facial minus the extractions, but I ended up leaving fresh, relaxed, with a wake up glow.
-Workout: Fly Duo
There’s no better workout than a double fly. You might have read about my fitness addiction – Flywheel! The perfect way to get ready for the summer? Do a Fly Double once a week – yes that means Flybarre followed by Flywheel. 1 hour of toning up and working those tiny muscles in an athletic barre class and then go on to do 45 minutes of indoor cycling to the best music.
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Summer, here we come.