wellness

Overnight facial treats for long-haul flights

Make the most of a long-haul flight by letting your skin feed while you sleep. You’ll wake up with a refreshed face and a stunning glow to go. Here are our favourite overnight facial treats.

Enriched with micro-lipids, Ericson Laboratoire Hydraclinic Aquafix Serum (R850) adjusts the amount of moisture it provides the skin. Like a reservoir, it seals water in the skin for instant plumpness.

Leave the OptiPhi Classic Hydra-Derm HA Masque (R540) on for optimal hydration to plump up the skin, disguise fatigue and fight the signs of ageing.

BioNike Defence Elixage Huile Serum (R645) is an…
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Overnight facial treats for long-haul flights

5 spas for gents in Cape Town

Father’s Day is coming up, and our dads deserve only the best for toiling away to fulfil our wishes. Even if you’ve moved on and started your own family, thank your dad this Father’s Day by spoiling him with a visit to a men-only, no-frills spa.

While our suggestion might make you scoff, hear us out. There are several of these spas in Cape Town that cater for a male clientele – this means there are no fluffy pillows and pink explosions; male-only spas are sophisticated and chic, and promise to appeal to even the manliest of men.

Here are our…
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5 spas for gents in Cape Town

The (proven) health benefits of travelling

If you’ve returned from a weekend getaway or a carefully planned vacation feeling more centered, and hale and hearty, there’s a scientific reason – holidays are good for your health.

Other than the obvious joy of leaving your everyday routine behind, here are five scientifically proven health benefits of travelling.

  1. Good for the heart

Women and men who travel more are less likely to suffer from heart attacks.

  1. Less anxiety

You feel less anxious and stressed while on holiday, and the effects continue after the vacation.

  1. Increases…
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The (proven) health benefits of travelling

Wellness: YOU’LL NEVER ACHIEVE WHAT YOU WANT

In the beginning, we all set out to climb a mountain, but when life gets in the way, we settle for what’s more “realistic”. Fact is, you have the potential to achieve anything you desire if you choose to. Let me rephrase that: commit to. We all want to be the best version of ourselves, whether that means having a six-pack, making vast amounts of money or just being happy. Unfortunately, what most people lack are the patience and the endurance to succeed in spite of pain.

It really comes down to two word: pain tolerance. However, pain is a…
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Wellness: YOU’LL NEVER ACHIEVE WHAT YOU WANT

5 SPIRIT-REJUVENATING DESTINATION

When the perfect holiday comes to mind, you might imagine white sandy beaches or dancing the night away in a foreign country. But if you’re looking for a retreat that will reawaken your spiritual self, look at places that are less obvious and accessible.

Bali, Indonesia

With its rich colours and distinct cuisine, Bali isn’t just an escape for the senses. This Far East destination has had a spiritual allure since time immemorial. Dotted across this Indonesian island, which is known as the “island of the gods”, are ancient temples such as Tanah Lot, which many who seek enlightenment travel to see. Awareness…
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5 SPIRIT-REJUVENATING DESTINATION

THE PRESSURES OF POSITIVE THINKING

The cult of positive thinking dictates that if you’re unfalteringly optimistic and invest a lot of time in dreaming big, you’ll become rich and successful, thin and beautiful, and attract the best partner in the world. The cult warns that if don’t think optimistically or dream big, the consequences are ghastly. You’ll get nowhere, achieve nothing, attract the worst and become a sorry loser.

There’s so much pressure on us today to be the most positive person in the room – the one who only sees solutions, not problems – that it’s refreshing to talk to Johannesburg-based counsellor, life coach…
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THE PRESSURES OF POSITIVE THINKING