Introducing newest team member- Raeesha

Beauty Warriors aspires to bring you diverse opinion and insider information in an around the professional beauty world. We have sourced a team that can do just that!

Made up of uniquely creative and talented individuals, next up in our ‘let’s get you close up and personal with our team’ series we would like to introduce entrepreneur, activist, poet and content creator Raeesah Omar.

Raeesah is a successful brand manager and social media impactor; she creates and manages content for various brands. Her forte lies in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries.

She is the founder and owner of a branding and social media management company, through which she helps set a solid foundation for brands and assists growing their following and increase their reach. She has worked with various brands to translate the essence for their brand through social media resulting in impressive brand growth.

When asked to describe who she is and the vision she portrays, Raeesah says:

“I am the young lady with the mind that never rests. As far as I can recall, I’ve been thinking of thoughts and tasks or objectives to handle. I discover a great deal of fulfilment in picking an objective and seeing it through until the end. It’s how I learn and develop as a person. I love to motivate and inspire people to the best of my ability and my goal is to make a difference to people’s lives in my own small way.”

‘Be your kind of EXTRA and inspire the world!’                                       Is another moto of Beauty Warriors and Raeesah does just that.

Raeesah is a big believer in feminism and woman’s rights, she tries to uplift woman in any way possible. She started a campaign in 2016 with Amnesty WITS (University of Witwatersrand) called “worth bleeding for”, this campaign was to create awareness for girls on campus who do not have access to sanitary pads, this is something that Raeesah is still campaigning for to achieve because she believes that sanitary pads should be provided to all woman free of charge as a basic human right.

You can contact Raeesah on social media:

Instagram- @raeesahomar_

Facebook- Raeesah Omar

Twitter- @raeesah_omar

Email- raeesahomarx@gmail.com

Beauty Warrior- Raeesah Omar

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse………

Just the near mention of a Deep Cleanse Facial sends most people running for the hills, in anticipation of extractions. So the question Begs……to Cleanse or not to Cleanse, is it really necessary?

While there are many ways to look at this I would like to break it down on an Anatomical and Physiological level, no complicated science jargon, promise.

As we know the skin is the largest organ providing protection from bacteria, microbes and harsh chemicals. Is also responsible for temperature control, prevents large amounts of moisture loss and reacts to sensation.

Skin also plays an important role aesthetically. People can often make assumptions as to your internal health and wellbeing by just looking at your skin. It’s called the mirror effect; whereby internal body conditions such as stress and illness reflects in some way on the skin. The right care helps to preserve the skin’s health and beauty. So yes, deep cleansing facials assist in maintaining good skin health.

Let’s take it a step further, the skin is made up of 3 layers- Hypodermis bottom layer which is the fatty cushioning layer , Dermis being the functional middle layer, mainly responsible for skin structure and the Epidermis being the top layer.

The epidermis is the visible protective layer, holds hydration but also shows all the skins tell tales such as blackheads (comedones), white heads (milia), breakouts, sebum production (oiliness) and all associated dry and ageing skin symptoms.

Regular cell turnover every 28 days is imperative in the epidermis; it does however change with age and certain skin conditions. This process is extremely important as it regulates the re-birth of new cells and sloughing of dead skin build up on the outer epidermis (stratum corneum). The continuous process maintains the skin’s strength, helping wear and tear. Through, thorough exfoliation deep cleanse facials assist in sloughing the extra dead skin build up bringing new healthy skin to the surface.

A very common problem that arises is when cells from the lining of pores (keratinocytes) being to shed they can mix with sebum and clog the pore. This is the precursor to acne. Pores may also appear larger, if oil builds up inside pores, or if tissue surrounding the pore becomes agitated. I must admit that together with a good exfoliation, extraction wins the gold medal for combating these skin issues.

So the verdict is in deep Cleansing Facials do assist with a more radiant, healthy looking skin.

I would suggest having them every 3-4 weeks especially if there are visible changes in the skin. For very pustular acne I would consult a dermatologist.

Expect to pay anything from R350 up.

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Majeka House Spa

Babylonstoren Garden Spa

Thai Sabai Day Spa

The Spa at Leeu Estates

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Nail Room Stellenbosch

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  1. Lanzerac Spa – 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch, 7600
  2. Majeka House Spa – 26 Houtkapper Street, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, 7600
  3. Babylonstoren Garden Spa – Klapmuts Simondium Road, Simondium, 7670
  4. Thai Sabai Day Spa – 206 Irene Avenue, Somerset West, 7130
  5. The Spa at Leeu Estates – Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek, 7690

THE BEST OF BEAUTY SALONS

  1. Body Treats Beauty Studio – Shop 20 Welgelee Plein Shopping Centre, Corner Piet Retief and Champagne Road, Wellington
  2. Franschhoek Hair & Beauty – 32 Main Road, Franschhoek
  3. Skin Renewal – Die Boord Shopping Centre, Saffraan Street, Stellenbosch
  4. La Creme – Black Horse Centre, Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
  5. Skin & Body Boutique – B2 Anansi Park, 25 Church Street, Durbanville

THE BEST OF HAIR SALONS

  1. Joie De Vie – 19 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130
  2. Style Bar – Shop 7 Laborie Centre, 43 Main Road, Paarl
  3. Guy’s Chop Shop – 22 Bird Street, Stellengracht Building, Stellenbosch, 7600
  4. Knots Hair Salon & Barber Shop – Shop G03 Die Neelsie, De Beer Road, Stellenbosch, 7600
  5. Salon on Main – La Rue des Roses, 2 Main Road, Franschhoek, 7680

THE BEST OF NAIL SALONS

  1. The Nail Room – 15 Bright Street, Somerset West
  2. Beauty Bar – 13 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek
  3. Nail Room Stellenbosch – Aan de Wagenweg, Stellenbosch
  4. Boston Nail Bar – Black Horse Centre, 56 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
  5. Bella Mia Nail Specialist – 65 Lochner Street, Strand

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