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LOCAL SPA OFFERS FREE FACIALS, MAKEOVER FOR CANCER PATIENTS

From The Sylva Herald

Friday, June 21, 2013

By Nick Breedlove

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Cancer has left a lasting impression on local skincare specialist and spa owner Shehnaz Adam. Her grandmother, Fatima Mussa passed away from cancer, and that loss has inspired her to help others afflicted by the disease.

Adam, who operates Saints European Skin Care and Spa on Asheville Highway next to O’Malley’s, will pair up with Relay for Life to offer a free facial and makeover for anyone suffering from cancer, a $250 value.

“It gives them color – a glow and brings down all that swelling,” Adam said.

Those undergoing chemotherapy often have inflammation and swelling, Adam said. This will help restore color to their skin.

Some people will break down after seeing the transformation, she said, adding that the facials give cancer patients a happier outlook.

“I’ve done this for cancer patients before,” she said. “It’s really awesome that I can do this for someone.”
Adam is an oncology certified medical aesthetician, meaning she knows how to give special attention to those suffering from cancer.

The free facial that Adam is offering is herbal and uses organic, soothing minerals, she said.
“It’s awful what they are going through – this is relaxing and gives them lots of goodness,” she said.
Adam has been working in the skincare industry for eight years locally and previously worked in England.
Appointments are required for the free cancer patient facials and makeovers, and the offer is good through August. For more information and/or to schedule an appointment, call 586-6172.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Saints European Skin Care and Spa owner Shehnaz Adam, left, is offering free facials and makeovers to those suffering from cancer. The offer is good through Aug. 31. Above, Adam, left, gives a facial to Kathleen Dehart, who said the treatment improved her skin, which had been damaged as a result of chemotherapy.

A percentage of money spent at Saints European goes towards helping cancer patients with their skin conditions.