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ust as an expert builder will tell you a house is only as good as its foundation, beauty experts know that a great face of make-up starts with the combination of two things – healthy skin and the right foundation and concealer combination.

MATCH ME

For most of us mere mortals who aren’t make-up artists, finding the right foundation and concealer duo can seem daunting. The first step into making this purchase easier is deciding what coverage you are looking for from your foundation. Note that when choosing your coverage, you must also consider the kind of finish you are looking for, which will best suit your skin type. For example a foundation with a dewy finish may not be best for an oily skin which would be better suited to a matte-finish foundation. In the store, opt for the foundation that is closest to your skin tone or ask a Dis-Chem consultant to assist. Test the foundation against the skin on your face and your neck. In addition, keep in mind your skin undertone in relation to that of the foundation you are about to purchase.

TIPS TO DETERMINE YOUR UNDERTONE

  • You have a warm undertone, also known as a yellow or golden undertone if you have a natural bronze shimmer to your skin.
  • A cool undertone, also referred to as an olive or greenish undertone is often descried by having a blue or purple tint.
  • You have a reddish undertone if you have a natural rosy or pinky complexion.
  • Check the veins in your wrist or ankle for clues about your undertone. Veins that look purplish bluish indicate a cool undertone. Veins with a faint green colouring suggest a warm undertone.
  • Should you not identify with any of the above hints your undertone may be neutral.

PRIMERS & POWDERS

Primers – want longer coverage? A cosmetic primer is a cream or lotion applied before applying foundation. Primers also help when you are going lighter on your make-up offering a dewy, fresh look. Primers also set your foundation in for a longer wear.
Powders -minimise oily skin and shininess with makeup powder which can be applied throughout the day over your makeup keeping your skin matte.
Once you have your winning foundation test it on your entire face and then be sure to have a look at it in natural daylight and see how it translates in that light, as indoor fluorescent light can distort how a foundation looks.

A WORD FROM THE MASTERS

“When you put on foundation with a brush, it appears thicker but if you use the brush to blend, it looks more like a moisturiser and has natural finish. Remember to apply your concealer with a fine brush to the problem areas before your foundation.” says Pat McGrath, leading makeup artist and founder of McGrath Labs.
“Colour-match your foundation by applying a swatch of colour along your jaw line and blend down onto the neck,” says Rimmel London makeup artist Kirstin Piggott. “The right shade will disappear into your skin.”

TIPS TO MATCH YOUR UNDERTONE WITH FOUNDATION

Always match your undertone with your foundation rather than opting for something completely different to try cover up your undertone as this won’t match along the neck line, giving off a mask look. This effect too will then actually enhance the natural undertone rather than covering it up. For example, someone with a reddish undertone should stick to foundations with a rosy tint.

PERFECTLY CONCEALED

Concealers hide skin imperfections and problem areas, so it’s best to apply it before your foundation in order for your foundation to neutralize the different shades used. All the colours:
• Yellow toned concealer: ideal for evening out skin tone
• Green concealer: great for covering up red pimples and blemishes
• Peach or pink-toned: use for erasing circles under eyes
• Highlighters: reflect light and used to highlight specific areas of the face that you want to draw attention to
For under-eye application, be sure to apply the concealer in triangular shapes under your eyes and blend it in with a sponge to ensure even coverage and distribution of your foundation. Once the foundation and concealer are in place, your look is almost good to go, so grab that eyeshadow, lipstick, blush and mascara
to complete it.

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ith advancements in many industries happening at a lightning speed because of technology, the beauty and cosmetic industry is also moving swiftly ahead. Make sure you always up to date with these top 6 cosmetic trends

BEAUTY TRENDS

Get your vitamin dose

Taking vitamins to help with your skin concerns has become more and more on trend with some celebrities and influencers endorsing many of these vitamin products. Science has shown that Vitamin D, C and E as well as Collagen all contribute to healthy skin and nails as it’s not always possible to get this from our daily diet. Dis-Chem stocks a range of products to help you with glowing, healthy skin and nails..

NAIL TRENDS

Product infused with nail treatments

A focus on health and wellness is also resulting in the popularity of nail products that not only make nails beautiful but are also infused with treatment ingredients. With these products, you’ll have beautiful nails that are healthy. Why not try our Mavala nail products formulated and manufactured in Switzerland.

Nail art: tribal patterns and neons

As nail art trends continue to change, no matter what, nail art will always remain a favourite. As for the current trend, tribal patterns and neon shades are busy making waves

Eco-friendly products and treatments

These are products containing fewer chemicals and are altogether, more natural which is wonderful for our skin, hair and body, but also great for the environment.

Gel Nail Polish

Gel Nail polish is still on trend in South Africa thanks to its benefits. Gel nail bonds better to the nail so no chipping or peeling leaving a longer lasting finish meaning you can go a few weeks before getting your nails done again. Gel polish come in a variety of shades and offers great benefits such as feeling more natural, drying faster, and is a great alternative for those allergic to acrylic or nail resin. Try Gellusion available at Dis-Chem

Short statement nails

This trend emphasizes the natural nail, rather than how long the nail can possibly become, whether it be artificial or natural.

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inding the best way to keep blemishes at bay is not always easy. To make things a little simpler, we have compiled a list of products you may find at your local Dis-Chem store to help fight your everyday battle with most recurring skin concerns, including dry skin, oily skin and aging.

Oily Skin

Sebum in the sebaceous glands clears skin, it aids in protecting and hydrating your skin. Excess sebum in the skin can make the skin oily which leads to clogged pores and acne.
To help manage oily skin, we offer a wide variety of skin care ranges that help reduce excess oil.

Dry Skin

The skin naturally produces an oil called sebum. Skin that is not creating or replenishing enough sebum can become dry and itchy. These products assist in replenishing moisture in dry skin.

Pigmentation

Your skin gets its colour from melanin which is created by cells known as melanocytes. To treat pigmentation, we offer a wide range of skincare products that aid in evening your skin tone and can prevent future pigmentation.

wrinkles

As we age, our collagen production slows down causing a decrease in skin firmness which results in fine lines and wrinkles. To rebuild the elasticity and collagen in our skin, we offer a wide variety of skin care ranges that aid in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Pimples, Blackheads, Acne

Acne and blackheads occur when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin or bacteria. There are many effective treatments that reduce the occurance of blocked pores and reduce scarring. We offer a wide variety of skin care ranges that aid in clearing these types of skin conditions.

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ccasionally, we all need an update in some aspect of our lives and the fragrance drawer is an area that’s so easy to overlook but yet so worth a refresh. So pick a quiet evening, open up that closet, rummage through and analyse your current scents to identify the dominant themes, then challenge yourself to try new things, new scents. These trends and scents are the perfect inspiration before you update:

JUICY AND FRUITY SCENTS

As we head into the summer the latest trend to hit shelves are juicy and fruity scents. The newly released DKNY Nectar Love, with its notes of citrus, rose and orange flower, is the perfect fruit scent to try. Or alternatively, Fever by Jimmy Choo with its fruity, floral sweet jasmine notes.

ORIENTAL SCENTS

If you’re looking for unique and interesting scent that exudes warmth and sensuousness look no further than oriental fragrances with their mix of floral, vanilla or musk with oriental spicy notes. Try the YSL Opium or the Guilty Intense by Gucci. If the oriental scents don’t pique your interest, then you may be perfect for the mix of woody and oriental – opt for oriental woody scents. These scents are a fresh trend to try. The woody elements of sandalwood are mixed with the oriental spicy scents and the result is a strong but spicy depth to fragrance. Try Paco Rabanne Pure XS, Michael Kors Wonderlust and Azzaro Wanted

WOODY

If you are a fan of earthy fragrance with warmth and depth opt for woody scents. Although traditionally considered as being suited to males, they can also make a great scent for women. Try JOOP! Homme, Roberto Cavalli Uomo, Versace Dylan Blue, Givenchy Gentleman Intense, Azzaro Pour Homme or Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc.

SANDALWOOD

Though not entirely new, sandalwood is an enduring trend. This time though it’s been given a modern twist and has a lightweight and smooth effect. Consider Benetton Colors Purple, Mugler Alien and CK Be. May be a sandalwood but the top notes are actually grapefruit and orange.

MODERN FLORALS

If you remember that iconic scene in the movie The Devil wears Prada where lead actress and cut-throat magazine editor Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep) retorts with the line “florals for spring – ground-breaking”, in response to one of her team’s suggestion that the magazine do a florals spread for a spring issue, you may be surprised that florals in spring can be new and trendy when done with a new twist. Try Givenchy l’interdit EDP, Versace Eros Pour Femme EDP, Azzaro Pour Elle Extreme EDP, Kenzo World Intense EDP and DKNY Be Tempted EAU or So Blush EDP

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ou may be busy and have a thousand things on your to do list, but on your next shopping trip for your skincare, in the skincare aisle and do a deep dive into what ingredients are actually in the products you’re placing in your basket. Get the most out of your skincare by choosing facial care products fortified with ingredients that target your unique skin concerns. If you are looking for products with specific results speak to a Dis-Chem cosmetic consultant for information.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid plumps up wrinkles and is rather similar to a sponge. Thanks to its ability to retain water (up to 1000 times its weight), hyaluronic acid is able to draw water from the dermis (the tissue that, with the epidermis, forms the skin) to protect it. In its natural state, hyaluronic acid forms an aqueous gel in the presence of water, which ensures hydration.

Marula

Portia M is a proudly South African product which uses extracts from the Marula Tree.
You can use a small amount of Marula Skin Oil on your face in the morning and evening before you apply the Marula Skin Day Cream or Night Cream.
There are many benefits to using Marula products, these benefits include the fact that Marula contains amino acids, fatty acids and is rich in antioxidants which protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun and pollution. Other benefits to Marula include that it aids in healing the skin as well where blemishes and marks are concerned.

Chaste Tree

• This Payot Blue Techni Liss range fights the effects of desynchronised skin biorhythms and mitigates the impact of blue light on the skin, allowing the cells to regenerate easily.
• Formulated with a combination of Hyaluronic acids, chaste tree and horehound extracts to repair damaged skin while smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.
Payot Jour Cream: Chrono-active care protects the skin from the damaging effects of blue light emitted by electronic devices and softens wrinkles and fine lines. 50ml, R795.00
Payot Day Serum: A high concentration of three sources of hyaluronic acid, that fills the lines and wrinkles and fights against out-of-sync biorhythms 30ml, R795.00
Payot Soothing Gel: Protects the delicate eye contour area from blue light, soothing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
15ml, R550.00
Payot Balm: This regenerating night balm soothes and revives skin stressed from lack of sleep by working through the night 50ml, R795.00
Payot Mask: A quick and easy peel mask that smooths wrinkles and repairs texture. Just 15 minutes’ leave-on time means it fits neatly into your weekend schedule.R145.00

Red Ginseng

Introducing the first anti-fatigue treatment with Red Ginseng to activate a healthy glow and Pro-Retinol to lift and firm up skin. Revitalift Energising Red Cream reduces the signs of tiredness and enhances the natural complexion of all skin tones, from the lightest to the darkest, thanks to a formula infused with colour pigments.

Collagen

Collagen plays a role in strengthening, hydrating and adding elasticity to the skin. As you age, your body produces less collagen, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles.

Matrixyl 3000

Matrixyl 3000 is a powerful anti-ageing peptide found in the Nutri Women SkinRejuv Repair serum. It is known to visibly reduce signs of ageing by boosting the metabolism of the skin, minimising wrinkes as well as improving the tonicity and elasticity of the skin.

Alpine Snow Algae Extract

• Alpine Snow Algae Extract is a species of green algae that turns red to protect itself from the harsh UV rays at high mountainous altitudes.
• Based on the special R3 formula, it triggers the dynamicmechanisms of cell youth and regenerates the skin.

Thermal Spring Water

Natural spring water spray with soothing, anti-irritating and softening benefits. Provides pure, natural relief for all types of sensitive skin.

ODA White

ODA White is an ingredient used to treat hyperpigmentation. It is known to inhibit the metabolic pathway of melanin synthesis thus reducing the amount of melanin produced which results in hyperpigmentation.

Olive Squaline

• Protects against signs of ageing, blue light, UV, pollution and stress.
• Smooths skin, improves elasticity, decreases the appearance of fine lines and protects against moisture loss.

Charcoal

Struggling with oily skin? Charcoal could solve your problems. Activated charcoal can act as a magnet for dead skin cells and other debris on the skin. Activated charcoal has been proven to be great for acne-prone skin as well.

Green Tea

Beauty benefits of Green Tea
• Anti-ageing
• Skin toner
• Soothes sunburn
• Anti-inflammation
• Fights acne
• Hydrates skin and more…
Formulated with Ambora leaf and Green Tea extracts combined with Enoxolone which has anti-itching and soothing properties.

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hough many refer to “ethnic hair”, the term is inappropriate, as the correct term is Afro hair. The word “Afro” is derived from the word African – people of African descent who have a unique texture of hair. The first step to understanding how to take care of your Afro hair better is to know what texture it is. Tumelo Mpholo, hair expert and owner of Tumelomjs Afro Boutique, says: “There are thousands of different Afro textures on the African continent and in the world.
“There are so many Afro textures that you may even find a different texture of Afro hair in every member of the same family.
“The most important thing to know about all types is that a good balance of moisture and strength are key to having a healthy Afro.
Therefore, understand the amount of moisture and protein your hair needs in hair care products.
“Practise suitable product regimens and styling techniques and protective hairstyles for your hair type.”
Some of the more generally known hair types include type 4a, 4b, 4c, 3a, 3b and 3c.
Now let’s unpack these and some smart tips about caring effectively for each type.
One thing they all share is that sulphate-free products are the ideal for constant use.
“Sulphates dry the hair and strip moisture away from it while sulphate-free shampoos and products maintain the natural oils on the hair and scalp.”

This hair type has overall looser hair patterns with springy curls and often more volume. It may also be easier to straighten.

3a – The curls here are big and loose and in a defined shape. Avoid heavy finish products and rather opt for water-based lightweight conditioners. For curl definition, a pure wash and go will suffice.

3b – Although more coarse and dense the curl here is still springy. It may tend to frizz more so make sure to use hair products with anti-humectants, which fight frizz. Also use glycerine-based products that will give you definition without weighing the hair down because glycerine is a water-based oil.

3c – This hair’s curly type is curly coily and it‘s often tightly packed. Ladies with this hair type also often have the most volume of all type 3 hair. Use both heavier and lightweight curl creams to define curls.

Type 4 hair textures have quite tight curl patterns which remain so in a wet or dry state.

4a – This hair type curl is tight. The looser type of curl will often take on an s-shape pattern. It retains moisture more easily and is cotton soft. Use sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner and be extra vigilant when combing to prevent breakage. Deep condition bi-weekly, moisturise often and when needed use strengthening protein treatments.

4b – This type hair in its overall look and feel is similar to type 4a but will have less curl definition (z-curl shape). This hair will also be more prone to shrinkage that may make it appear much shorter than it actually is. The strands here also require lots of regular moisture to prevent breakage and products to encourage more curl definition for twist out styles.

4c – This hair type is most prone to shrinkage and it may be harder for it to retain moisture. Leave in conditioners daily to prevent the hair becoming dry and brittle and breaking. Deep condition this hair type often and increase moisture retention by sealing in the moisture in your conditioner with natural oils or butters.

No matter what type of hair texture or type of hair you have Dis-Chem stocks a wide range of hair care products designed for your curls. Whether you are looking for more spring or moisture our products are carefully sourced to ensure the spectrum of curls are covered ensuring that there’s always a bounce in your step and your curls.

1. ORS Curls Unleashed Sulphate-Free Shampoo, 355ml, R149.95 2. ORS Curls Unleashed Leave-in Conditioner, 355ml, R149.95 3. ORS Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly, 453g, R119.95 4. Cantu Shea Butter Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment, 173g, R129.95 5. Cantu Shea Butter Define & Shine Custard, 340g, R169.95 6. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream, 340g, R129.95 7. Dark and Lovely Au Natural Plaiting Pudding cream, 250ml, R79.95 8. Dark and Lovely Au Natural Afro-Moisturising Butter, 250ml , R79.95 9. Dark and Lovely Au Natural Conditioner, 250ml, R44.95 10. Dark and Lovely Au Natural Shampoo, 250ml, R44.95 11. African Pride Moisture Miracle Honey & Coconut Oil Shampoo, 354ml , R109.95 12. African Pride Moisture Miracle Moroccan Clay & Shea Butter Heat Activated Mask, 340g, R119.95 13. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo, 400ml, R59.95 14. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Repairing Conditioner, 250ml, R59.95

15. Dr Miracle Leave in Conditioner, 237ml, R114.95 16. Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil, 118ml, R99.95 17. Pure Royal Anti-Itch Treatment Spray, 250ml, R54.95 18. Pure Royal Scalp Treatment, 125ml, R54.95

*Pricing and promotional offers are only valid while stocks last and may not be available at all stores.

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nline data portal Statista estimates that the male grooming market will be worth $29.14 billion (R403 billion) by 2024 and is being driven by the priority men have, over time, started giving to their looks. The first focus area when it comes to male grooming is the most visible area of the face, the beard.
The rule of thumb when it comes to beards though is to make sure you find the right style of beard for your face while also finding the right products and routine for your skin and hair.

GO TO GOATEE

The short beard, where the hair is boxy in shape but minimal in length, is great because it suits all face shapes. This is what makes this refined but still rugged look an all-time favourite season after season.
When it comes to favourites, the goatee is certainly worth a mention. This style, consisting of a connected moustache and goatee, is perfect for men with square jaws. In this look, the sharp edge of the jaw is softened by the coverage of a goatee. Remember to get great clippers to keep the look trim and well defined at the edges.

GENTEEL GENTLEMAN

On the other end of the spectrum is the uniform style beard, which is short but precisely shaped.
The hair here is only slightly longer than stubble and because of the sharp edges it gives, it usually works best on round, square or oval face shapes. Whichever style you end up choosing, also try using a beard oil which keep beards moisturised and can tackle issues such as slow growth, beard itching, and split ends.
Beards aside though, another aspect to get right as a man is your hair. Some of the most popular looks this year include the textured crop, the undercut quiff and the tapered high and tight.

TOUSLED COIF

The textured crop is characterised by short well cut but almost messy hair at the top and an undercut all around. This look works particularly well on men with thick hair. The undercut quiff, where the sides are short and the top well cut but longish, is quite trendy and has been sported by the likes of Justin Bieber. For this look make sure you always have a prestyling product on hand to shape the top.
The high and tight, where the sides are super short with slightly longer hair on top, is great for those who do not care for length but want a very modern look.

BRAZEN & BOLD

If you like the sound of the above haircuts but are worried about hair thinning, try to understand the causes of the issue as the first step to finding a solution. One of the most common causes of thinning is male pattern baldness. This can be caused by genetic factors, but it is important to note that there can be other causes. If the hair thins in a receding pattern more highlighted at the temples and crown of the head, then the cause is likely male pattern baldness.
If the hair loss or thinning occurs in random patches then the cause could be alopecia. Other causes of hair thinning in men could also be related to other health issues. Certain illnesses such as scalp infections, changes in hormones, or stress can also be likely causes.
Speak to one of the Dis-Chem consultants who can assist with hair thinning solutions

MEN’S SKIN CARE
Want youthful skin that’s soft to the touch? You can achieve it with these simple tips and tricks:
1. Don’t be afraid to cleanse!
Using a gentle facial wash, keep skin clean by washing twice a day, morning and night.
2. Don’t be afraid to exfoliate!
Get a good exfoliater and don’t be afraid to get rid of dead skin cells twice a week. This aids in youthful, glowing skin.
3. It’s not on top, it’s inside!
Remember what you put into your body reflects on the outside. Get plenty of water and fresh fruits and veggies every day.
4. Invest in good products!
Don’t be shy to get help from Dis-Chem’s in-store assistants when purchasing your products. Get a good face wash, moisturiser and shaving cream if you want to see good results.
5. Go one step further
Want to see excellent results? Then don’t be afraid to go one step further by investing in facial serums or booking a facial treatment from time to time.

MUST-HAVES FOR MANSCAPING
1. Shaving cream
2. Great manscaping kit
3. moisturising beard oil
4. long-lasting hair products
1. Clubman Pinaud Shave Soap, 59g, R129.95, Save R20.00 2. Clubman Pinaud Beard Balm, 59g, R179.95, Save R20.00 3. Tabac Gentlemen’s Care Shaving Gel, 200ml, R140.00 4. Clubman Pinaud 2-In-1 Beard Conditioner, 89ml, R179.95, Save R20.00 5. Clubman Pinaud Shave Oil, 30ml, R129.95, Save R20.00 6. Nivea Skin & Stubble Balm, 125ml, R99.95 7. BioNike Defence Man Safe Shave Anti-Irritation Shaving Foam, 200ml, R75.00 8. BioNike Defence Man Safe Balm Soothing Aftershave Balm, 75ml, R149.00 9. L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Beard And Hair Styling Cream, 75ml, R119.95 10. L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club 3-In-1 Beard, Face, Hair Wash, 200ml, R119.95 11. Johnny’s Chop Shop Hell Gel, 100ml, R79.95 12. Johnny’s Chop Shop Trigger Happy Texturising Spray, 125ml, R79.95 13. Johnny’s Chop Shop Hobo Hair Dry Shampoo In A Can, 200ml, R79.95 14. Johnny’s Chop Shop Shampoo With A Shot Of Conditioner, 250ml, R89.95 15. Gatsby Styling Wax, 75g, R69.95, Save R10.00 16. Hair Resq Thickening Conditioner, 355ml, R129.95 17. Vigro Intensive Leave in Bio-Tonic, 100ml, R119.95 18. Groganics Growthick Hair Fattening Shampoo, 236.57ml, R109.95, Save R20.00 19. NaturVital Hair S.O.S. Shampoo, 300ml, R79.95 20. L’Oréal Men Expert Pure & Matte Moisturising Gel, 50ml, R124.95 21. L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Black Charcoal Wash, 150ml, R89.95 22. Tabac Gentle Men’s Care Moisturizing Gel, 50ml, R155.00 23. Nivea Men One Stroke Shave Gel, 200ml, R74.95 24. Nivea Men Active Energy Skin Revitalizer Face Cream, 50ml, R129.95 25. Nivea Men Deep Matte Finish Moisturiser, 50ml, R129.95 26. BioNike Defence Man Repower Global Anti-Ageing Serum, 50ml, R195.00 27. BioNike Defence Man Energise Revitalising Cream-Gel, 50ml, R195.00 28. Mondial Body Super Groomer 10-In-1 Kit, R349.00 29. L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Long Beard And Skin Oil, 30ml, R149.95 30. Clubman Pinaud Beard & Tattoo Oil, 30ml, R179.95 31.Johnny’s Chop Shop Beard Oil, 30ml, R119.95
*Pricing and promotional offers are only valid while stocks last and may not be available at all stores.

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ver wondered if you are the only one at your beauty salon who cannot get enough of that specialised treatment they offer?
Well there is no need to wonder anymore because we have the lowdown from the skin experts at the Dis-Chem SkinStrategy salon on which of their treatments their clients simply cannot get enough of.

In no particular order, here are the salon all-time customer favourites to try on your next visit:

Facials

With the fast-paced lives we live it’s no wonder we all love a facial. SkinStrategy facials are tailored to target your unique skin concerns while giving you an hour or two of tranquil peace and calm. Try their hydrating and anti-ageing facials. The hydrating facial rehydrates dehydrated skin. The laser and medical magnet used during the treatment also stimulates blood circulation in the face, bringing essential nutrients to the surface and leaving you with that beautiful glow. Their anti-ageing facial stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which maintain firmness of the skin, leaving you with rejuvenated skin and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

Spray tan

As this is a seasonal treatment you’ll know it’s summer when the bookings for the spray tan treatments start going up. Though offered at selected salons, it’s worth getting to where it’s offered because it will take only 30 minutes of your time but you’ll walk away with a lovely airbrushed tan that dries fast, is non-sticky and won’t streak.

Combo packs

We all like to get even more and the SkinStrategy offers combo beauty treatments that will give you even more value for money. Try the spa manicure and pedicure (with a paraffin wax added for either hands or feet), which is offered for a single price. If your big day is approaching, the multiple treatments offered as one bridal package is your complete solution to looking gorgeous for your big walk down the aisle.

Nail treatments

No salon is complete without a proper array of exciting nail treatments. The SkinStrategy nail bars offer gelish, gel, acrylic, bio sculpture nails and the latest in trending nail treatments such as polygel. This nail product combines the best of both acrylics and gel to deliver feather-light nails that have a more natural look. Moreover, it has minimal odour.

Slimming

If you’re looking to support your weight-loss goals, the slimming treatments will help you see results. The salon’s slimming therapeutic massage results in centimetre loss because it increases blood circulation. Because it improves lymph node functioning, it also decreases water retention and breaks down cellulite.

Wax treatments

Wax treatments naturally keep customers coming back but their popularity at SkinStrategy is also a testament to the expert therapists who are professionally trained to deliver the best wax treatments with minimal discomfort or pain. In addition to the standard wax treatments customers love, there’s also a popular permanent hair reduction treatment called Epil Free offered at selected SkinStrategy salons that is a must try. This pain-free treatment is safe and suitable for all skin tones, hair colours and ages. You can expect about 80-95% hair reduction.

Massages

Just as popular as the facials are the body massages at SkinStrategy salon. Massages come highly recommended because even though the therapist is working on your physical muscles, the resultant effect is overall stress relief. Massages also boost lymphatic flow to detox your body while stimulating nerve endings, which increases your energy levels.

Edited by: Farrah Francis Journalist: Ziphezinhle Msimango Photographs: iStock Photography, Supplied  Layout: Bernadette Bronkhorst