Pre-holiday facials

We all want to look our best when we’re on holiday. A pre-festive facial will help with fine lines, dehydration, city-living daily pollutants and so much more.

There is a moment, during a QMS facial, when the therapist applies a thick, algae mask to your face … which oozes over your eyes and slides down your cheeks and over your mouth (yes, she checks first that you’re not claustrophobic) and you just know it’s going to be the best thing you’ve ever done for your skin. Like the plaster mask she uses a little later, it sets, and when it’s peeled off it takes off all nasties. Smells gorgeous, too. It’s the best, but not the only treat that the facials offer. And they offer an impressive lot! Depending on your skin’s needs, these are our faves …

The Collagen Rejuvenation Treatment This specialised fruit acid peeling system combines with the unique pioneering collagen serums which immediately gives super hydration for dry skins. And it lasts for weeks! These QMS collagen serums have brilliant moisture-retaining capacity. Techniques used will help with wrinkles and sagging by targeting the underlying cause of aging – loss of collagen.

Perfect for those of us with tired skin, particularly after a long flight, is The Activator Treatment. Super protective marine collagen and deep penetrating hyaluronic acid provides revitalization and smoothing to dull and lifeless skin. It’s also a great treatment option for brides and those going to a special occasion.

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The Urban Repair Treatment targets the damaging effects of daily pollutants on the skin and helps repair the cellular structure to restore the skin’s natural wellness. This facial combines a deep pore decongestion with advanced treatment to support the detox processes, accelerates epidermal regeneration and boosts metabolism.

The Neo-tissuedermie Treatment is an innovative treatment offering firming, lifting and toning. It stimulates the production of collagen to reverse deep wrinkles and tighten loose facial skin. A lifting and contouring massage followed by hydrating foam massage will leave the skin visibly tight, smooth and moisturized.

We’ve all suffered from wearing masks … we try to have The Deep Cleansing Intense/Deep Pore Cleanse Treatment as often as we can. Therapists offer skin refining fruit acid exfoliation combined with deep penetrating hydrating ingredients such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, which reduces excess oiliness, refines rough skin texture and at the same time smooths fine lines caused by dehydration. This is the perfect treatment for combination skin (oily and dry) showing the first signs of skin aging.

For a treatment before you leave for your holidays (or when you’re on holiday with time to spare), these QMS facials really are excellent. And we can’t recommend The Leonardo Spa enough. Besides the fact that The Leonardo hotel must surely be the most glamorous, impressive spot in Sandton, the spa is uber sensational, with exceptional therapists … love it!

Details: 087 536-0200 or legacybalance.co.za/spa/Leonardo-Spa-Sandton

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