Hump Day Treatment: The Facial That Uses Massage to Turn Back Time

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If you thought facials were simply about various lotions and potions being slathered on and rubbed 0nto your face, then you need to experience the new Clarins ‘Tri-Active Facial’, where massage meets skincare to seriously deliver results. Using the exclusive Clarins ‘manual method’, these new facial treatments incorporate techniques that have been developed and used for over 60 years to really enhance the anti-aging ingredients the products contain. And what’s even better, each facial is completely tailored to meet your specific needs and concerns, from the products used to the massage moves performed.

Hidden away in the Clarins boutique in The Dubai Mall is where your fabulous facial will take place, the perfect shopping break or way to relax after a long day making your way around the mall. Inside the cosy treatment room, your therapist will assess your skin before asking which main problems you wish to address, from dull skin to dryness, clogged pores to aging issues, and you’ll then lie back and relax as the hour-long treatment begins.

Clarins Boutique The Dubai Mall
Photo: Courtesy of Clarins

After cleansing and toning, the skin undergoes a double exfoliation, once with a classic face scrub and then with an enzymatic exfoliation. These enzymes work to stimulate cellular regeneration, and you can actually feel them getting to work on skin with a pleasant and subtle tingling sensation. A cooling mask is then applied to the face and eyes whilst your arms and hands are treated to a heavenly massage, providing the perfect time for a quick power nap.

Using the innovative Clarins facial massage techniques, their most potent and powerful anti-aging serums and creams are applied, but not in the way you might expect… Instead of them being rubbed on any which way, the skin on your face is gently pushed and pulled to firm and reshape the facial contours. Each movement is carried out with extreme precision to stimulate the lymphatic system and blood circulation, helping with the absorption of the product (and it has the bonus of feeling blissful!). If that sounds like a facial fad to you, then just look at the results and you’ll soon be convinced. These treatments have proven to reduce the volume of wrinkles by 29 percent and improve skin firmness by 18.3 percent! After just 60 minutes, your skin will feel plumper and firmer, and you’ll have that natural, youthful glow everyone’s after.

Clarins ‘Tri Active Facial’, AED 450/SAR 460
The Dubai Mall
(+971) 4 434 0522

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