“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear everyday for the rest of your life!” – Renée Rouleau
I think I have found my new happy place! This week, I visited one of my favourite Constantia Wine Route estates, Steenberg, with a couple of ladies for a surprise #WinterSpaDay with #TravelChatSA at the Steenberg Spa. And it was just heavenly, tucked away at the back of the serene estate. This was the perfect setting for my first, yes FIRST, ever facial.
The Constantia Valley is oldest wine producing region in South Africa, which turned 333 this year, with Steenberg Farm being the oldest Cape farm, having been established in 1682. With nine award winning farms in the region, churning out international quality wines. The valley has been as to be called the ‘cradle of quality wine making in South Africa’ and is famous for producing wines enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and his 18th century royals.
It’s no secret that I have been battling with my skin most of my life, and the medication I have taken to tackle this issue has lead to rapid aging probably being a bit dramatic here) and dull looking skin. I have found a great balance of diet, hormonal mediation and skincare products to curb the acne – but my skin just didn’t have the shine and bounce most other people do. Also, being a vegetarian, my natural collagen and protien levels are fairly low, which doesn’t help much either. So, can you believe that I’ve never had a facial before? I have thought about having Botox to plump up the wrinkles (which I will still get one day…), facial peels to get the scarring gone – but never even thought about the most non-invasive, most relaxing way to sooth the issues? And also, I realllly don’t drink enough water.
Enter the 60minute Team Dr. Joseph TDJ Intense Purifying Facial at Steenberg Spa. ‘Waking up’ after my beautiful, deeply relaxing facial, I could immediately see the impact! It left my skin feeling and looking radiant, bright, soft and energized and I walked out with a fresher complexion than I had had in years. No jokes. I’m sure the hour-long rest with all the breathing in essential oils, the heated bed, being wrapped up in furry blankets and listening to soothing, calming music and having a quick Pedi did wonders too. I felt like a new woman when I walked out of the door.
Thank you VERY much to Dionne, my beautician and the Steenberg Spa for hosting us for the most relaxing morning we have had in a long time. I will definitely be back!
To book your TDJ Intense Purifying Facial at R750 for 60 minutes, either visit their website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on +27 (0)21 712 7481. Booking is essential. if you’re unsure of what your skin requires, chat to the receptionist for options that best suit you and your skin type.
P.S. The Spa is a ‘No tech’ Zone! I missed the memo! Please leave your phones in your bag, or at home to fully relax, unwind and enjoy your me-time. You deserve it.
Stay Golden Amazing People x
DISCLAIMER: Although this visited was a PR visit #TravelChatSA Experiences, by no means was a positive review or write-up promised. All of the above is the true feelings of us at The Social Needia, and the facial chosen for us was done by the technician on site who recommended this due to our scarring, lack of brightness and dull tone of the skin when we arrived. We hold the rights to all the pictures used in this blog, as they are our own.