We can’t wait to share the last few weeks of the year with you all. While the atmosphere is pervasive and very much, ‘let’s get this holiday started’, the Irene team are ready and waiting for your visit. What can we do to help you get through this busy time? Tell us what you need to make it to the festive season: time away from your crazy stress and to-do list? Help with a skin struggle you’ve always wanted sorted? Or maybe just some great product advice. We’re here for all that and more!
From Left to Right: Ilona, Nadeane, Minet, Liezel and Deoné
We are ready to welcome you
To really get a sense of who we are, medical therapist Deoné Fouché played 10 Questions. Deoné gives insight into what she thinks is the best facial to help with stress, the skincare product that’ makes her face flawless and why she adores Irene.
10 Questions with Deoné:
1). How are you feeling right now? “Good, well rested and ready for the “Season to be Jolly”. Personally it feels like we’re going back to a semi-normal way of being and that’s a positive feeling. But I see how emotional patients are. They’re struggling to tolerate pain. Mentally people aren’t in the best place.”
2). How are you finding ways to help? “It’s about asking more questions. “Are you ok?” it's also about listening to the answers and giving patients the opportunity to be in a space where they can experience wellness on all levels.
3). And what’s helping you? “Taking care of how my skin changes all the time. Dealing with all my conditions on a daily basis means I need something that tackles my oiliness but isn’t too drying. I also scar easily so I like a regular exfoliation. The Alpha Hydroxy in Neostrata Ultra Daytime Smoothing Cream does all of this and works with my skin sensitivities rather than causes flaring.”
4). What is your team’s recipe for happy? “We laugh with our patients and with each other. We are always lightening the mood. In the right moment, connection also means not having to be so serious.
5). Everyone’s got a guilty pleasure right? “Mine’s definitely Caramel Treat. On the days I indulge in sugar, I reach for it and it’s gone in minutes!”
6). What’s the best thing about Irene? “The landscape sets the tone. It’s relaxed with a family vibe.”
7). Hidden gem in the area? “The biltong shop upstairs from Skin Renewal Irene, in the Southdowns Shopping Centre (we’ll help you find it). Also, there are gorgeous boutiques here you can’t find anywhere else.”
8). Best treatment for stress relief? “For my mental health, I book a HydraTouch Facial. I also feel a lot calmer when I’m treating a patient with this treatment. It settles the mind, yet is stimulating, working deeper so you feel something happening. It’s not just a superficial facial. The treatment ends off with a relaxing facial massage and mask. Perfect combination.”
9). What skincare helper is always on you? “My DCT lip balm, a go-to for hydration and SPF.”
10). What has this pandemic taught you? “Talk through it rather than internalise things. Get things that bother you off your chest otherwise you’ll crack. I feel my duty as a therapist is to be there for people and offer support. To do that, I need to be in a really positive space and give off good energy.”
As we welcome two new team members to our branch, we want to share in our excitement with you. Junior Therapist Naledi and Housekeeper Dikeledi joined our team, are rearing to go and they bring with them that energetic spirit, sense of fun and family community we’re known for.
The newest faces to our team Dikeledi and Naledi
This is the month of birthday celebrations for two of our doctors! Happy Birthday Dr Lestonn and Dr Trent. With their special days coming up on the 20th and 27th, that holiday feeling is kicking off and we’re so ready for it. We also have manager’s Nadeane’s Römer’s birthday to look forward to on the 30th of December bang in the middle of the festive season. More reason to spread the joy!
Our dynamic trio celebrating their birthdays amongst the festive celebrations
Two of the fabulous finalists in the Mrs. South Africa Pageant and Female Empowerment program for married women, Tshego Dludla and Tanita van der Merwe are entrusting us with their Skin Care needs. What a privilege it’s been to walk together on their skin journeys. These strong and dynamic women see the power in taking care of their body’s largest organ for its health and how they feel after much-needed self-care. We are so proud to stand with them.
Mrs SA Finalist - Tanita van der Merwe with Dr Zander
Mrs SA Finalist - Tshego Dludla with Dr Lestonn
What do you need to get your body skin and silhouette the healthiest and happiest it’s ever been? Another “promises everything” body cream that sits on the bathroom shelf gathering dust? Or a smart set of treatments that works together for results-driven benefits? We’d suggest the latter. Our best solution is looking at body treatments like lego blocks; on their own they’re pretty cool, but together they create magic. To treat body concerns like shaping, cellulite and skin tightening, ask us more about teaming up carboxytherapy with cryotherapy and radiofrequency. We might just have the winning recipe to your specific concern.
We are very excited to welcome our sister branches in Ballito, Kwa Zulu Natal and Waterfall in Gauteng. The new Waterfall branch boasts a spa which operates seven days a week ensuring that you never miss that Skin Renewal touch. If it’s a pampering session you’re after, look no further. Also, think of our new branches as seamless integration centres – especially if visiting KZN! You can now enjoy treatments in Durban, Umhlanga and also our fabulous new Ballito branch, ensuring that your skin care journey happens exactly where you are!
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.
The SkinBucks programme comprises of three tiers:
- Jade (receive 1% of total spend back in SkinBucks)
- Pearl (receive 5% of total spend back in SkinBucks)
- Diamond (receive 10% of total spend back in SkinBucks)
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 1040 – to help assist you with information, appointments and more.
Wishing the greatest health, hope and happiness for the rest of this year and until we see you again!
With our love,
The Irene Branch x
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