Here we are again, banging on about how hot it is outside. We know. Just indulge us for a tiny bit longer. Because whether you’re the type to determinedly lather yourself in sunscreen and prepare to melt into a sunlounger, or you become a virtual hermit for three months, the blistering summer heat can be seriously damaging to your skin.
Despite the benefit of a vitamin D boost, just driving to work can be enough sun exposure to drain your skin of its essential moisture. And that sub-zero air conditioning in your office might feel refreshing, but it’s wreaking havoc on your complexion (gents, don’t think for a second we aren’t talking to you, too).
But there’s no need to despair. A couple of soothing facials here and a hydrating massage there is all that’s needed to breathe life back into your cheeks. These treatments will revive and cool your poor sun-damaged skin, and in a city where fantastic spas are ten a penny, there’s plenty more besides.
Totally healing body experience
Therapists use different products for this treatment to suit your skin type. It includes a replenishing full body, foot and face mask followed by a hydrating massage.
QR700 (90 min). eforea Spa, Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3441).
Seawater pearls ritual
Specifically targeting dryness and dehydration, this facial uses anti-ageing and restorative seawater pearl powder to boost your skin and leave it soft and moisturised.
QR520 (55-minute). Saray Spa, Marriot Marquis City Centre Doha, West Bay (4419 6090).
Thirst-relief oasis massage
This massage blends six different vitamin- and mineral-rich massage oils to re-hydrate your whole body. Add a 90-minute Hand Deluxe conditioning treatment for QR250.
QR500 (60-minute). Angsana Spa, Wyndham Grand Regency, Al Sadd (4434 3333).
Enjoy a facial treatment that combines marine minerals and cooling algae into a cleansing and hydrating mask before getting a refreshing Sodashi plant massage.
QR725 (60-minute). The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay (4494 8888).