As I visit beauty salons on a regular basis, I was familiarized with the routine of having to change into a robe first before lying down on the facial bed.But I must say that Glomax Aesthetics has got one of the most comfortable facial beds with a fluffy silk covers and soft cushions. You could practically doze off to sleep on such comfy beds.
Beauty facials usually start of with basic cleansing to remove any impurities followed by extraction, treatment, facial massage and lastly, the application of mask as the final step. Rather than to describe about the whole facial process here which can get rather lengthy, I would only talk about the highlights of this particular facial I had.
I personally hated the contact of machines on my skin because I always have this imagery of the machine suddenly going haywire and sending sparks as it race and cut through my skin. Since I could not afford to experience such horrors, I would choose facial treatments which does not require the use of machines. But somehow I’ve to admit that results from machines-aid treatments like microdermabrasion or diamond peel could be rather effective and astounding on the skin. When I did the microdermabrasion at Glomax Aesthetics, I was blown away by the effect it brought to my skin – there was an instant brightness and radiance on my facial skin.
The most excruciating part of facial which most females dreaded is extraction. Manual extraction also tests the true skills and expertise of the beauty therapists. After having done regular facials for several years, I noticed that very experienced therapists tend to have the patience to purge out all the impurities in the pores across the face while less experience therapists preferred to work on targeted areas at each time rather than squeezing out all the pores, til the face looked scarred and blemished.
What I came to understand is that experience therapists actually enjoy the process of extracting the dirt out of each pore and they prefer to get the cleansing job done for each session. But this would often ends up in overly-extracted skin that has several cuts and blemishes which that days for the wounds to heal. On the other hand, the new generation of beauty therapists would avoid over-extracting of the face so the customer could still leave the beaut salon looking fresh and radiant.
So here comes the crucial question, which is better for the skin? I guess it’s all up to personal preference. For instance, in this facial, I had my pore thoroughly cleansed and the pores on my skin appeared so much smaller than before but the whole process was rather painful and intolerable for me as I had my zits being popped. There’s redness in my skin but after a few days, the redness subsides and I start to enjoy a clear and smooth skin. All I could say is no pain, no gain. Girls, we are naturally born to suffer more for beauty’s sake.
After all tearing and painful extractions, there comes the rainbow and sunshine when the beauty therapists massage a generous amount of essence (like vitamin C and green tea extracts) into my skin and used a cold compression machine to soothe my skin. In addition to this, she also trimmed my eyebrows neatly and gave me a good shoulder, neck and head massage. Finally, a charcoal masks which helps to cleanse the pores and to brightens the face. Well, it sure did because I walked right out of the salon with a super radiantly illuminated skin with a big smile albeit the patches of redness on my face.
To all ladies,
This is our love-hate relationship with facials.
One moment you would cringe in pain,
The next moment you would cooed in delight.
All in the pursuit of beauty.
Special thanks to Hazel for the invite and the beauty therapist at Glomax Aesthetics for their highly professional facial services and great skincare tips.
GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry
12 Eu Tong Sen Street
The Central, Soho 2
Phone: (65) 6225-5193
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