Pumpkin Brings Light and not Darkness into this World
This autumn season is all about PUMPKINS. There’s seem to be this widespread pumpkin sensation on the internet, and people are so excited about this fruit whenever Halloween is nearing. This squash plant, which is often carved as Jack-o’-lantern, is not as scary and spooky as it portrayed to be. Pumpkin brings light and radiance to this world!
Pumpkin contains one of the skin-brightening ingredients – alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin. At the same time, it also contains antioxidants, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which help to soften the skin and boost collagen production, thus preventing signs of ageing. Sounds like exactly just what I need!
SkinLab Facial Treatment Room
I’m not sure why I have not heard of pumpkin-infused skincare products before when this fruit promises so many fantastic skin benefits. It is only recently that I heard SkinLab The Medical Spa has decided to launch the Pumpkin Glow Facial treatment across their spa outlets.
It was the perfect opportunity for me to try out this Pumpkin Glow Facial just before the Halloween celebrations. I’m pretty excited to share with you this facial experience because I enjoyed the session and I like how my skin is looking right now.
Pumpkin Glow Facial
Duration of the treatment: 120 minutes
Cost of the treatment: Trial price – $168 NETT* (U.P. $430)
Key steps: Double Cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, eyebrow trimming, ampoule application with booster device, lymphatic drainage massages, facial massage, masking
Benefits: Revitalise dull, tired-looking skin, improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of open pores
A gentle milk cleanser first used to remove any makeup or dirt on the skin. The second cleansing action is performed by using a Pumpkin Hydra Cleanser. This cleanser also contains vitamins and nutrients which promote skin regeneration.
The therapist applied a thin layer of pumpkin peel all over my face and neck area to exfoliate the skin. I had to leave the peel on my skin to sit for about 5 minutes.
The peel contains active enzymes and AHA that slough away the dead skin cells. It is gentle on the skin, and it is suitable for those with sensitive skin. The product itself contains soothing ingredients like green tea extract which would help calm the skin. Hence I did not experience any tingling sensation or dryness on my skin.
Application of SkinLab’s Pumpkin Amino Formula
This Pumpkin Amino formula helps to neutralise the skin and promotes the absorption of the nutrients present in the pumpkin peel.
It contains niacinamide, a skin whitening ingredient that suppresses melanin pigments from reaching the surface of your skin. As you can see in the photo above, I am starting to have some skin pigmentation all over my skin. Hopefully, this Amino formula would help to brighten up my skin.
The therapist brushed this foam-base formula is over the pumpkin peel layer, all over my skin.
It felt nice to have all these active products on my skin and knowing that these products are doing all the work while I just lie down and rest on the treatment bed.
Extraction is nonetheless painful, but the therapist tried her best to make it less painful and more comfortable for me.
Once she has removed all the gunk out of my pores, she moved on to trim my eyebrows. She did a great job in neatening and trimming my brows.
Pumpkin Hydrating Ampoule
The Pumpkin Hydrating Ampoule, containing hyaluronic acid and Epidermal Growth Factors (EGF), is massaged into my skin, using a 24k-Gold Nutrient Booster device. This device helps to promote the absorption of the ampoule into the skin. It also radiates blue LED light which helps to kill bacteria on the skin as well.
Overall, I felt comfortable as this device is used on my skin. It did not cause any discomfort at all.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
A layer of pumpkin cream is applied generously all over my skin before the massage. Then, the therapist whipped out another device which I’ve not seen before – an electronic Guasha massager. Now, that device is cool! The head of the massager does look like a Guasha plate. It also emits red light which helps to boost collagen production in the skin.
The massager also produced small vibrations on the skin to help stimulate blood circulation. It was very relaxing indeed! The lymphatic drainage massage is then followed up by another facial massage, using SkinLab’s V-Shaping massaging techniques.
My facial experience ended off with a pumpkin-gel mask which was applied across my face and neck. During the masking process, the therapist also did a therapeutic head and shoulder massage for me.
Overall, I enjoyed this Pumpkin glow facial experience. I only start to witness the positive effects of this treatment a couple of days later. My skin looked radiant, and my pore size is noticeably smaller too. My skin appeared even more glowy and bright right after exercise.
Instead of using pumpkin as Halloween decorations, perhaps we should puree it and make a facial mask out of it?
SkinLab The Medical Spa
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