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7 insanely expensive and luxurious Spa Resorts across the world!

CineBlitz presents to you 7 of the most luxurious and expensive spa resorts in the world to pamper yourselves on your next vacation

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Luxury and travel are two of the best things you can pamper yourself with, and if you combine the two, it will transform your next vacay into the best one yet. So, we decided to give you luxurious options for your next outing, but there’s a twist! Everyone loves to be pampered, and what better way to indulge in some leisure than to visit a Spa Resort? We present to you 7 of the most luxurious Spa Resorts in the world! So, get ready to mix leisure and comfort in the best of the places across the world.

# Como Shambhala Retreat, Bali

Cost of Stay (7 nights): Rs 21 lakh for the Como Suite

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Como Shambhala Retreat, Bali

The Como Shambala Retreat gives you an immersive, 360-degree well-being experience like no other spa resort in the world. Apart from massages, guests can also take up complimentary yoga classes near the rainforest canopy. The resort boasts of several beautiful rooms and place nearby, that the luxurious living and treatment will spoil you, especially the Como Suite. The grandest suite is culturally decorated and has two master-suites along with a Jacuzzi, living-room and much more, all built around a private infinity pool. It will give you the ultimate luxurious experience in privacy.

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Como Shambhala Retreat, Bali

• Como Shambhala Massage
Price: Rs 20,000/- per person

A nurturing spa treatment using signature blended massage oils, it is done to calm and rejuvenate the mind and body.

• Pizichili Taster Package
Price: Rs 30,000/- per person

This spa package involves Pizichili (an oil massage for positive health), Swedana (herbal steam), Ubtan (treatment for releasing impurities and improving circulation) and Shirodhara (head massage) treatments. It helps reduce stress and nervousness, while also helping you relax.

• Rashmi Experience
Price: Rs 40,000/- per person

This exclusive day experience of tranquillity at the peaceful water garden helps you relax. It is a truly fulfilling experience. The package includes a Water Blessing, a 60-minute Como Shambhala treatment, a Como Shambhala cuisine picnic lunch, and a private meditation class.

# Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives

Cost of Stay (7 nights): Rs 7.50 lakh for the Deluxe Spa Overwater Villa

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Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives

This deluxe getaway is the perfect, refined retreat for couples and honeymooners. The luxurious overwater villas overlooking the sparkling blue lagoon provide you some of the best scenic views, as well as a comfortable stay on your vacay. But the view is not the best part! The resort houses the famous SPA Cenvaree. The sublime holistic centre will provide you luxurious spa treatments that you could never imagine!

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Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives

• The Honeymoon Celebration
Price: Rs 40,000/- per person

The specially-crafted package starts off with a steam therapy, followed by Pandan Wangi (Fragrant Pandanus), which is a milk-bath infused with Candlenut Oil. The third step includes application of a Kemiri (Candlenut) exfoliating scrub, and in the end, you receive a soothing massage with Candlenut moisturising balm.

• 3-Day Longevity & Rejuvenation Programme
Price: Rs 50,000/- per person

This package is a 3-day programme that replenishes and energises your body. It aims to reduce visible signs of aging and also calm your body’s nervous system. On day 1, you undergo a hot stone massage, along with a botanical bliss flower scrub. On day 2, you indulge in Nuad Tao (a traditional foot massage), followed by a Sea Champagne body contour wrap. You then get a Shirobhyanga (Indian head massage) treatment. The last day starts with an Aromatherapy massage and a Jurlique deep cleanse facial. You also get a home-spa gift set.

# Alpina Gstaad

Cost of Stay (7 nights): Rs 14.50 lakh for the Grand Luxe Suite

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The Alpina Gstaad

This superior 5-star wellness hotel is one of the best spa resorts in the world. With a majestic view of the snow covered Swiss Alps, it offers a year-round skiing opportunity on Glacier 3000. The Grand Luxe Suite also gives you an opportunity to stay in one of the most luxurious rooms available in any spa resort. It marries the beautiful views of the Alps with the finest choices of comfort. But it is the Six Senses Spa that will leave you spellbound. It offers you a tempting choice of 60 holistic and ayurvedic treatments, all for your wellness.

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The Alpina Gstaad

• Holistic
Price: Rs 25,000/- per person

The signature Six Senses spa treatment helps you to relax, but also helps improve the sensory capabilities of all six senses. It helps your mental balance, your mental health, as well as energises your body and strengthens it.

• Biorhythms
Price: Rs 35,000/- per person

The signature treatment helps improve memory, coordination, endurance, temperament, and emotions. It helps you calm down and gives peace to your mind and body.

• Chardonnay Antioxidant Ritual
Price: Rs 40,000/- per person

The signature treatment uses wine to help replenish your skin and body. The massage and the bath not only help you relax, but also make your skin glow and soften.

# Four Seasons, Bora Bora

Cost of Stay (7 nights): Rs 15 lakh for the Overwater Bungalow with a plunge pool

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Four Seasons, Bora Bora

The Four Seasons is the best resort group in the French Polynesia. Not only does it have some fantastic rooms with views of the blue lagoons, but the luxurious resort will pamper you like never before! Apart from the leisure activities that you can indulge in, the spa at the resort is fabulous. In fact, you can also request a couple’s massage suite. Here, the treatment beds are placed on glass panels above the lagoon, giving you a fantastic view. The outdoor yoga area and the vitality pool facing the Tahitian mountains also make it a tropical paradise for you.

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Four Seasons, Bora Bora

• Kahaia Haven treatment
Price: Rs 40,000/- per person

Their signature spa treatment includes a Tahitian black pearl powder body-scrub, followed by a deep-tissue massage and a relaxing facial. They also offer a sunburn ritual to help your skin repair itself, if you’ve enjoyed the sun a bit too much.

# The Ritz-Carlton, New York

Cost of Stay (7 nights): Rs 3.50 lakh for the Premier Park Suite

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The Ritz-Carlton, New York

The luxurious hotel around Central Park, New York, is one of the best places to relax. Not your usual resort, this one boasts the best of restaurants as well as spas in the world. The Premier Park Suite will ensure your stay is uber-luxe, as well as comfortable. But it is the in-hotel spa experience that you cannot miss!

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The Ritz-Carlton, New York

• Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Massage + Ultimate White Caviar Illuminating Facial
Price: Rs 90,000/- per person

This specialised spa treatment using caviar, is not only sinfully luxurious, but enriching as well. It nourishes and provides some love to your skin, which is very necessary once in a while. You can indulge in a Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Massage for 60-minutes, post which you can enjoy a 90-minute facial with two options. You can opt for the Ultimate Caviar Lift or the Ultimate White Caviar Illuminating Facial. The added benefit of the second option is gold caviar extracts!

# Gstaad Palace

Cost of Stay (7 nights): Rs 45 lakh for the Penthouse Suite

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Gstaad Palace

A 5-star property with a breath-taking view of the Swiss Alps and access to ski-areas, this is a spa resort that you need to visit at least once in your lifetime. The Penthouse Suite is the best room available and has huge bedrooms along with a fantastic living-room and a roof terrace. The panoramic views from the suite are to die for! And the in house Gstaad Palace spa is something that you will just not get enough of.

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Gstaad Palace

• Oxygen Treatment
Price: Rs 45,000/- per person

The 80-minute-long, specialised treatment encourages the natural production of collagen and elastin in your body. It helps improve your skin, as well as gives you a peaceful experience like no other. The anti-cellulite and toning treatment can also be combined with a body-scrub and massage.

• Hammam Experience
Price: Rs 30,000/- per person

The spa’s signature treatment is the best way to enjoy a peaceful vacay. It starts off with a foot bath and a steam bath. It is then followed by some relaxation in an Infinity room and a total body scrub.

# Chanel Au Ritz, Paris

Cost of Stay (7 nights): Rs 1.30 crore for the Suite Imperiale

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Chanel Au Ritz, Paris

The Ultimate Spa Hotel, Chanel Au Ritz, combines the heritage and luxury of the Ritz group of hotels, along with Chanel’s style, fashion and lifestyle. It is a true-blue luxury hotel and the Suite Imperiale is the best one to book. It is a huge suite with antique furniture and classic artwork. In fact, one room of the suite is also an exact replica of Marie-Antoinette’s bedroom. The hotel also houses the Ritz Club Paris, which is a spa that will give you an experience like you’ve never had before! The signature treatments make use of Chanel products and are a feast for you and your senses.

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Chanel Au Ritz, Paris

• Le Grand Soin
Price: Rs 45,000/- per person

A signature face treatment using Chanel products, this one is a customised, multi-sensory spa session. The whole experience not only makes your skin resplendent, it also makes you feel blissful.

• L’allue de Chanel
Price: Rs 35,000/- per person

A signature body beauty treatment, it makes use of several Chanel products and fragrances, which give pure moments of indulgence for your mind and body. It also helps smoothen and soften your skin, while reducing visible signs of ageing.

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Getting rid of Acne: Dr Vaishali Shah says go ‘The Smart Way’!

Dr. Vaishali Shah gives us the real reason why we get acne and suggests the right solutions

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Dr Vaishali Shah

Dr. Vaishali Shah is a dietician, cosmetologist and  expert in skin treatments. She is armed with the latest technologies related to microdermabrasion,  laser for skin and hair, Thermage for anti-ageing,  acne treatments, scar reduction, skin whitening with Gluta, facelifting and toning, face contouring, skin peels, Ayurveda treatment and hair treatment.

She also specialises in weight management programs like HIFU, U-lipo,  laser fat reduction , cool sculpting, cellulite therapy, breast enhancement, tummy tuck, body toning and firming and body detox. Here, she answers all our queries related to acne.

1. What are the main causes of acne in women?

Acne is mainly known as a teenagers problem but more and more people today suffer from adult acne. During teenage years, acne is developed on the T-zone area like forehead, nose and chin  whereas adults majorly get acne on the U-zone area i.e. side of the cheeks, jaws, chin and neck.  Some of the factors / causes which result in acne especially in women are:

  • Excess oil production
  • Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
  • Bacteria
  • Hormonal changes during puberty
  • Hormone changes as an adult. The menstrual cycle is one of the most common acne triggers
  • Excessive usage of cosmetics
  • Greasy food
  • Lack of hygiene

Women often experience fluctuating hormonal changes during periods. Another reason could be stress – when a person is in stress, the body tends to produce more androgens. Other reasons for acne in adulthood could be family history, even the cosmetic product we use could create a problem of acne.

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Dr Vaishali Shah treating acne

2. What are the treatment options for acne ?

The non-prescription way to treat acne is as follows:

  • Soap and water could help reduce acne
  • Cleansers could be a better method for removing acne – they mostly contain benzoyl peroxide
  • Salicylic acid : this tends to help to correct the abnormal shedding of cells. For milder acne salicylic acid helps to resolve or prevent the acne problems
  • Alcohol and acetone
  • Herbal, organic and natural medication

The prescription treatment for acne would be:

  • Antibiotics can be used directly on the skin or can be taken orally which tends to lower the bacteria causing acne and prevent inflammation
  • Azelaic acid which comes in the form of gel or cream with anti inflammatory properties

3. How are pimples related to the monthly menstrual cycle?

Period acne differs from other acne as the pimple breakouts are on the lower half of your face, jawline and neck. Around the mid-cycle, the progesterone rises and causes  sebaceous glands in our skin to produce more sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that will get collected in skin pores, resulting in the skin becoming oily. The oil is the place where most of the bacteria grow.

4. How are acne problems related to hormonal changes?

Whether it’s that first zit as a teenager or the imbalance of your hormones, at one point in life we have all struggled with acne. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when pores become clogged by dead skin cells resulting in accumulation of sebum (aka : oil). Bacteria within the pores can also contribute to pore blockage and inflamed blemishes that contain pus.

In most of the cases, it’s the fluctuation of hormones. Hormones stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum blocking the pores. Bacteria can then grow within the pores, causing them to become inflamed and break out.

5. Can food allergies cause acne?

Yes, food allergies also cause acne in teenagers and adults. Swelling and inflammation of the skin is one of the symptoms of allergies; acne is simply another kind of inflammation. If you notice acne appearing after you eat a particular food, you may have a food allergy.

Processed and refined foods including white bread, biscuits and sweets have a high GI (glycaemic index), which means they cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. This triggers the production of hormones such as insulin, which we now believe can make acne worse.

6. How does exercise affect acne? Is it beneficial?

Exercise, yoga, meditation and breathing awareness are all great tools in controlling acne. In women and teenage girls, fat can convert ‘good hormones’ (oestrogens) into ‘bad hormones’ that have testosterone-like actions – a contributing factor to acne. Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of developing acne and reduce its severity.

Exercise not only helps to lose weight or maintain your ideal weight but it reduces insulin output, which can contribute to acne. Exercise can also help to reduce stress – another cause for acne breakouts. Additionally, you can sweat out impurities and excess oil – just make sure to cleanse and wash your skin properly post workout.

7. Does regular sex improve acne related problems?

Like other forms of exercise, sex increases blood flow to the skin, which will give you a brighter complexion. The more energy expended translates to better circulation and higher blood pressure, leading to increased hydration. You can prevent menstrual acne through the energy you use in sexual activity. It improves the quality of your skin and helps in some instances to fight acne.

Sex can help to balance your hormone levels, which may help in keeping your skin clear. It improves blood circulation, which helps to deliver oxygen to your skin. There is a positive impact on your immune system which may help in fighting inflammation and infection caused by acne bacteria in your clogged pores.

8. What options are available for treating scars left by acne?

Chemical Peels: This is a body treatment technique that uses a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. which eventually improves and smoothens the texture of the skin, often it’s done on the facial skin.

Jet Facial: Jet Facial reaches the inner layers of skin for instant and far superior results. It cleanses with oxygen and saline, exfoliates, boosts lymphatic drainage and provides extraction benefits. Thoroughly and deeply cleansed, skin is prepped into an optimal condition to receive further benefits from skin care.

Lasers For Scar Improvement: A scar is an unpleasant reminder of a healthy body process, created when your skin repairs a wound caused by an accident, infection, inflammation, or surgery. We use a high-powered laser to remove the top layer of skin that has been scarred. The laser also penetrates to the skin’s middle layers, tightening and smoothening the skin.

Carbon Dioxide Laser: Carbon Dioxide Laser is a treatment option for raised birthmarks, moles, scarring from acne and sun-damaged skin. There’s evidence that laser resurfacing is an effective non-surgical way of improving the appearance of acne scars and other skin conditions.

Microneedle Radiofrequency For Scars: Microneedle RF is one  of the most advanced medical technologies used for skin rejuvenation, tightening, body sculpting, and scar remodelling.  Deep or fine wrinkles, scars, blood vessels, discoloured red and brown skin tone can all be effectively treated by this treatment.

9. Tell us about the few interesting cases you successfully treated acne?

We have been treating many patients/clients for various skin, hair and weight loss related  issues. These are a few clients who took acne treatment from us and they shared their experience and feedback by revealing their before and after pictures.

Mariyam

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Mariyam: I was referred to Dr Vaishali through my friend and as per her consultation she advised me to start with acne treatment and skin lightening. I used to visit her clinic, Slim Feel Beauty Care clinic located in South Mumbai (Napean Sea road) every month and within 3 months I could see remarkable results for my acne and acne scars. My skin has become soft, clear and the acne has reduced drastically. I would like to thank Dr Vaishali and the team for helping me in the journey.

Pooja

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Pooja: I met Dr Vaishali, she patiently heard my case and recommended me the required treatment for Acne. Since then my life has changed, I could see that my acne has almost disappeared. For better results for acne scars, she recommended me to do skin lightening treatment and now I have a clear skin which is glowing and looks fresh every time I step out of the house.

Nancy

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Nancy: Dr Vaishali Shah is an amazing cosmetologist. I went for Acne and hair treatment.  She is very polite and has helped me to get rid of acne and given me hairfall treatment. Within 2-3 months I could see the difference how my skin felt, my acne reduced with the treatment and my hair fall issue has also reduced. I’m extremely happy with the results and have recommended my friends who are facing the similar issue. She is the one who suggested the right treatment and post treatment care and now my skin feels happy and the acne scars have improved drastically.

Hope you have benefited from reading Dr Vaishali Shah’s interview and now know the treatment options available for acne and skin problems. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more health and lifestyle related articles.

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Looking stylish and elegant! Sanya Malhotra steals the show in this ivory outfit

Sanya Malhotra recently stunned everyone with her classy outfit and we surely can’t take our eyes off her.

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Sanya Malhotra

Sanya Malhotra recently stunned everyone with her classy outfit and we surely can’t take our eyes off her. After looking at these pictures, you are all set to fall in love with her style statement. She is looking absolutely gorgeous! Sanya looks chic in this multicolored print blouse with balloon sleeves paired with flared palazzo’s. The actress completed her look with a pair of statement ring and sleek hair adding to it her peachy-pink makeup.

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Apart from acing it at work with flair over her artistry, Sanya Malhotra is gaining attention for all the right reasons. The actress is impressing everyone with her bodacious dance moves and lovable personality.

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The Dangal girl is known to be the director’s actor and is always appreciated for the choice of her roles. Sanya made her debut with Bollywood’s highest-grossing movie. Since then, all the actors and directors have been praising her for her talent. The actress will now be next seen in Anurag Basu’s upcoming film. For more updates from Bollywood stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Street Dancer 3 wrap up party: Shraddha Kapoor looks ethereal in a black outfit

Shraddha Kapoor donned a sheath dress from Dolce and Gabbana

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Shraddha Kapoor in Dolce and Gabbana for Street Dancer 3 wrap-up party; Picture Credits- Instagram

Shraddha Kapoor is one of the most in-demand actors this year and  is a part of some massive films. One of them is Remo D’souza’s Street Dancer 3 with co-star Varun Dhawan. We’ve been seeing Shraddha’s overall journey for this movie on her Instagram handle, be it the hectic shoot schedules or the long practice sessions with the team.

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Yesterday evening, the team of Street Dancer 3celebrated the wrap up party of the movie and the actress has left us stunned with her look! Kapoor wore a midi-sheath dress by Dolce and Gabbana. The dress was off-shouldered while it had sheer sleeves and a lace-up detail going on the middle of the dress. To complete the look, she did some subtle peachy make-up and left her curls open. And we must say she looks ethereal in this outfit.

Apart from Street Dancer 3, we’ll see Shraddha in Saaho with the Bahubali actor Prabhaas. Saaho’s teaser is out and it has a great response. On the other hand, she is also a part of Chhichhore and Baaghi 3. Let us know in the comments section below, what are your thoughts on Shraddha’s black outfit and stay tuned to us for updates like these.

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