Giving dragons the power to spurt fiery breath, Mexicans the fuel to fire up chilli con carne, and a band the chance to shine with red hot fury; the chilli has also been named as the neutraliser of fat fiends. Fend off body fat with today’s Groupon: Chilli wraps and Derma Pure facials for two people for R336 at Essential Beauty.
Bodies emerging from a winter wasteland, everyone is on the lookout for the quickest centimetre-loss program. Fact is, with spring just around the corner, most have moved “getting that slice of cake from that delicious deli” to the bottom of their priority lists and instead replaced it with getting a body ready for brand-spanking-new bikinis and the beach vibes that go with it. However, when repulsive routines and regimens, like drinking a detox mix that tastes of black tea and sea water combined, seems to be doing more harm than good and don’t seem to work, it’s probably best you go in search of a better plan.
Set in a serene beauty parlour in Bloemfontein, the Essential Beauty salon boasts an air of tranquil ambiences and a force of ridiculously skilled beauty specialists. Armed with the Chilli wrap, the treatment will use its fiery heat to bring your body under control and slim it down to size. Covering the required area in the chilli slimming gel and then wrapping it with medical cling film, your body is sent into a detoxifying state, where body fats are broken down. Increasing the breakdown of fatty tissue, the treatment also improves blood circulation and yields a 15 to 50 centimetre loss within your first session.
Taking its cue from the chilli and its feel-good flavours in different forms, the Derma Pure facial is aimed at putting the ace back in your face. Exfoliating and using deep cleansing techniques to allow your skin’s surface to regenerate, the facial encourages a younger looking skin that would surely have a mermaid doing a double-take. With flawless face and body slimmed and toned to the equivalent of “beach-ready”, you and whoever you choose to bring along will have all the necessary tools for the summer sunshine.
Slimming Fact: J. M. Maxilla discovered that a raccoon could shed weight in three hours. After eating a meal equivalent to one adult human being’s average Sunday lunch, the raccoon picked up one kilogram, but after running on a treadmill for three hours, had lost all the weight.