There’s lots to celebrate and share this month. From new faces in-branch and on Instagram to gorgeous gift ideas, festive fundraisers and “love the skin you’re in” treatments and products, we’ve got all kinds of news to report, so grab a cuppa, take a seat and have a read. Our first port of call? A fresh new face who’s officially dropped anchor at Skin Renewal Ballito…
The Ballito Team from left to right: Thandi, Anudha, Rianca & Tasmin
We are incredibly excited to welcome Anudha Reddy to the Ballito team as our new Branch Manager. Having previously held the same role at Skin Renewal Illovo in Sandton, Jo’burg’s loss is most definitely our gain – and a homecoming for Anudha. The youngest of four children, she grew up in KZN with her bare feet in beach sand, her eyes on the ocean and her sights set on pursuing a career in a facet of the field of medicine, which has always fascinated her.
Because of her appreciation for skincare and aesthetics, and the opportunity to work with – and learn from – medical doctors , she decided to study Somatology, completing her national diploma at the Durban University of Technology in 2004. She worked at various practices for the next 6 years before the travel bug bit and she jumped on board (literally), taking up the positions of Aesthetician and Assistant Manager on cruise ships which honed her skills professionally and her character personally. It’s this nine-year rung on her career ladder that developed her deep appreciation for different demographics, culture and religions as she visited various countries and interacted with people from all walks of life.
We are honoured that Anudha decided to drop anchor with us, choosing Skin Renewal as the next adventure. Be sure to give her a warm welcome when you see her gorgeous, smiling face at our branch.
Because we know she has a bit of a sweet tooth, we recently surprised Dr Caitlin with a delicious (definitely-not-sugar-free) birthday cake and a bit of a sing song, which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Dr Caitlin, we wish you your best year yet and look forward to celebrating many more milestones with you!
There’s a lot to like about @corinne_durrheim_cornelissen and @lianca_physioballito – the two influencers we’re proud to welcome to the family as Skin Renewal fans turned brand ambassadors and collaborators.
Corinne Durrheim Corneilson is a local and international model, Miss South Africa runner-up (1993), makeup artist and International Image & Confidence Building Consultant in the business and corporate fields.
Lianca Dookran is a respected physiotherapist, owner of the Ballito franchise of Mommy Wellness Spa and the well-deserved winner of Season 2 of ‘A New You’ on Ballito TV.
So, go on, give these social media-savvy glow-getters a follow on Facebook and the Gram to watch – and support – their post-worthy Skin Renewal journeys.
Be sure to follow us on social media to enjoy the journeys of these fabulous women as well as insights into the team, our business and what makes us tick.
We are raising funds for our Santa Bags in support of our Seed Fund children. When you buy a ticket at our branch to support this important cause you’ll be putting yourself – and your skin – in the running for the BIG prize, generously sponsored by our product partners, Lamelle and Neostrata.
It’s no secret that glowing skin is always a winner on the Secret Santa front, which is why we’ve got your Secret Santa shopping sorted with a festively fabulous range of Lamelle gift boxes. Personalised for different skin concerns, our highly-qualified therapists and Doctors are on-hand to chat to you about which gift is perfect for the lucky recipient’s Christmas stocking.
View our festive deals here!
If you’re feeling too spoilt for choice with our wide range of gift ideas, from stocking fillers to under-the-tree show stealers, purchase a Skin Renewal Gift Voucher, valid for 3 years, by calling or visiting us, or get it online!
Our skin takes a beating in the heat of the Durban sun, leaving our skin with sunspots, age spots and uneven skin tone. Therapist Tasmin Leighton, “Taz” to us, highly recommends doing Limelight, which can be performed on any part of the body, to combat the unwanted effects of the sun.
What is Limelight?
Limelight is a pulsed light that heats up the pigmentation, bringing it to the surface layers of the skin which allows the pigmented skin cells to be sloughed off through the process of skin cell desquamation.
For best results Taz recommends that 2 – 4 sessions (approximately an hour each) be done, 4 to 6 weeks apart, and that Retinol is incorporated into this treatment to optimise results and accelerates healing.
What’s the downtime?
Expect 24 to 48 hours of downtime because it’s best to stay out of the sun and go makeup-free – the perfect excuse to stay indoors, wear your favourite pair of lockdown leggings and binge-watch that series you’ve heard is so good.
And prep for the procedure?
Preparation for the procedure includes a Tyrosinase Inhibiting serum and an SPF, which Taz advises you continue use post-procedure as well.
We pride ourselves on keeping abreast of the leading trends in both technology and treatments available, which is why we are so excited to bring you Profhilo® – the latest injectable treatment available, making big waves in the anti-ageing industry for good reason.
An alternative to Dermal Fillers, Profhilo® uses a slow release of Hyaluronic Acid – one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) available on the market – to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The result is an injectable that remodels skin laxity, combats crepe-like texture and enhances the strength and overall condition of the skin while delivering proven anti-ageing benefits and wrinkle-reducing results. Profhilo® is specially formulated for those of us looking to plump up our skin, restore elasticity, improve skin tone, texture, hydration, and the appearance of fine lines. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that?
The results of Profhilo® are seen 3 to 5 days post-treatment and a course of two sessions, four weeks apart, is recommended to maximise results. Once results are achieved, a course of two maintenance treatments can be repeated every six months or as needed.
Endocare C Pure Concentrate (14 x 1ml ampules) is an intensive, oil-free Vitamin C treatment – suitable for all skin types – that combats the visible signs of ageing, highlighting the skin’s natural radiance.
What benefits can you expect to “C” with Endocare?
- The high concentration of pure Vitamin C exerts a powerful antioxidant and brightening effect to combat free-radical damage.
- SCA® Growth Factors technology helps regenerate the skin, softening fine lines and wrinkles and increasing firmness.
- The proteoglycans provide a filling and moisturising effect.
SkinBucks, our complimentary loyalty programme, rewards you – our valued Skin Renewal customer – for your continued loyalty. As a loyalty programme member, you earn SkinBucks every time you transact in a branch or on our online skin shop, which can be redeemed in-branch for services, products, or gift vouchers.
For more info about the programme or on your Loyalty Status, speak to any of our team members when you next visit our branch.
We look forward to seeing you at our branch soon and, until then, connect with us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on all our product, branch and ambassador news. And, in case you didn’t know, we have a dedicated WhatsApp number – 087 153 1079 – to help assist you with information, appointments and more.
Wishing you continued good health and happiness!
With our love,
The Ballito Branch
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