21 Apr Beauty review: DMK Medi Pedi
Still making up for lack of Beauty Week… and sharing a treatment review that I have been wanting to share with you since I first started my treatments at DMK. Some disclaimers before we start. Feet gross me out. Mine included. In fact up until my second DMK Medi-Pedi treatment, my very good friend Tumi had not seen my feet at all. They are not crusty or anything, but they are not perfect. I developed a very serious dislike of standard pedicures after contracting an infection from what I assume was a pumice or foot file that wasn’t cleaned properly, but mostly, I just don’t like feet.
With that being said that does not mean that I don’t aim to have my feet look decent and feel soft. Up until I discovered the DMK Medi-Pedi my foot treatment routine has been made up of me weakly scrubbing my feet with a pumice, moisturising my feet and wrapping them in cling wrap, but all of this, as simple as a routine it is, was done half heartedly because as much as I love DIY, DIY on my feet is just no fun.
Two weeks ago, I completed my 4 week recommended Medi – Pedi treatment (because I had a lot of hard skin build up – obvs because my pumicing was so lame) at DMK in Kramerville; and I can say and recommend with absolute unwavering certainty that the DMK Medi – Pedi is the best pedicure I have ever had for various reason starting with the fact that I don’t have to go through the uncomfortable and unpleasant (for me atleast) process of having my feet scrubbed with a foot pumice or foot file that has been used on someone else previously.
Now available at 95 Sorbet salons nationwide, the DMK Medi-Pedi is a pedicure treatment developed by Danné Montague-King, a pioneer in the skin industry. The treatment removes callouses and hard skin build up using a simple and some what gentle exfoliator process via your feet being massaged. Yes. I just said massaged. I know what you are thinking… how on earth does that work?
After your feet are cleaned, all regular pedicure procedures go out the window and the Medi part of the Medi-Pedi starts. Using rubber gloves the therapist applies the DMK Alkaline Wash on your feet, by rubbing and massaging the wash whilst spritzing water on your feet so that the Alkaline Wash doesn’t dry out. As the Alkaline Wash makes contact with your skin the natural pH system of your skin which is normally around 5.6 is raised to around 12. This results in some toxin related odour emissions as the Alkaline Wash changes the pH levels of the skin, but more importantly creates an intense alkaline condition that softens the hardened skin and callouses on your feet and removes dead skin cells.
From this point on the therapist focuses on neutralising the skin by applying the DMK Herbal Pigment Oil (a skin softening oil) and the Callous Créme, both of which I have purchased for at home use.
The DMK head office is at 18 Southway, Road, Georgian Place, Block C, Kelvin, 2054 and their number is 011 262 6120. Medi – Pedi with OPI nail paint is R250,00.