We’ve just come out of a dry Joburg winter … and (as in every year) our skin took a battering! So we stopped by the gorgeous YouBar in Illovo for a QMS collagen rejuvenation facial to hydrate our skin and fight ageing. Now our skin feels like a million dollars! This facial even highlighted our problem areas and we received some valuable advice on our skincare routine. The facial begins with deep cleansing, exfoliating and toning before a cold algae mask is applied to sooth and remove dead skin cells. Then boom, a (much-needed) collagen serum is applied to hydrate skin. We even received a glorious massage and an eye treatment. It was a real pamper! YouBar uses a range of great products, including Africology and Dermalogica. To get ready to slip our feet into sexy sandals this spring, we tried a deluxe Africology pedicure. It was heavenly for our feet … and our neck and shoulders were also massaged. Trust us … you want to sip a cup of tea during your pedi. Forget the run-of-the-mill offerings … there’s a host of brews to try. We thoroughly recommend the Devil’s Advocate – it’s a full-bodied ginger and chilli-infused tea that’s sure to give you a boost. If you’re looking for gorgeous hair, glowing skin, polished nails or even lush lashes, this classy little spot will give you a sweet escape (while making you feel right at home), and you’re sure to leave feeling like the new you! Totally desirable and really worth a visit. Who doesn’t need a little TLC? Oh, and it’s really affordable!