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Not sure if you should sign up for a facial package? You’ve come to the right place! Below we break down what you should do before jumping into facial packages and why facial packages can be great for your skin (and wallet)!

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Know thyself!

There is much wisdom to be attained when you know yourself – even in the realm of skincare! Plus, we believe that no two skins are alike, and they should not be treated as such! Before you start looking into the types of facial packages spas in Singapore offer, you should know your skin type and condition first.  

Skin type is affected by your genetics. Skin conditions are temporary states of your skin that can be affected by external factors such as unsuitable skincare products, air pollution and being in an air-conditioned environment all day or internal factors such as hormones, lifestyle and stress.  

While there are four primary skin types (normal, oily, dry and combination) skin conditions can be trickier to grasp. Here are some of the common skin conditions: congested skin, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin and sensitised skin 

Looking to better understand your skin type and condition? Check out our simple guide to better understand your skin type and skin condition!

Know thy Ally!

Once you know your own skin type and condition, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with the different types of facial treatments that various spas offer. Each facial spa in Singapore offers facial packages that are usually some sort of combination of the following: extractions, exfoliation, hydration, firming & contouring, express facials.  

In the case of congested skin, one would benefit from extraction treatments as your pores are thoroughly cleansed using precise extraction techniques. For mildly congested skin or for those of us with lower pain tolerance, exfoliation treatments are a great alternative to traditional extractions.  

Hydration treatments are the perfect starter treatment for all skin types. In particular, dehydrated skin would flourish once essential hydration is replenished. Plus, hydrating your skin sufficiently can work wonders in reducing fine lines and wrinkles! 

Sensitive skin and sensitised skin requires a customised and delicate touch. First, the focus would be on restoring the skin’s natural barrier, increasing its ability to protect itself from environmental aggressors and pollutants. Depending on your skin type, the approach to restoring the barrier differs as well!  

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So why choose a facial package? Here are some reasons why you’d want to opt for a facial package:

Cost-Effectiveness

Purchasing a facial package in Singapore can be a financially viable alternative to paying for the treatments individually each time you visit. Depending on the facial spa, you could even receive some goodies as part of the package, saving you some money in the process!

Consistency is Key

Healthy skin is a commitment, and you must stick to a regular schedule to achieve the best results. With a facial package in hand, you’ll be encouraged to be consistent in coming for the treatments. Don’t let your investment go to waste by skipping out on appointments! Being consistent also means that spa staff will be more familiar with your skin. This way the therapist can make accurate adjustments and customisations with every visit.   

Special Promotions

In Singapore, purchasing a facial spa package often comes with many perks – from loyalty programs, gifts with purchases and even complimentary treatments! While it is always advised to see facials as an investment in your skin and to purchase facial treatments based on its needs, having these additional goodies to sweeten the deal never hurt!

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Now that you’ve been equipped with the knowledge of what to look out for in facial packages in Singapore, go forth and discover all your facial treatment options at Porcelain

Are you new to the concept of facials? Or just not sure where to start your facial journey? In this simple guide, we break down why you getting regular facials is beneficial and tips on how to find the perfect facial spa in Singapore! 

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There is an abundance of options when it comes to facial spas in Singapore! Though they each may offer slightly different treatments – each with their own benefits, almost all facial spas provide 3 common benefits:

3 Common benefits of all facial spas:

1. Resetting and Rejuvenating Skin 

Daily pollution and stress can get the better of you and your skin: commuting, city pollution and staying in air-conditioned environments can adversely affect your skin in the long run. Thus, it is good to invest in your facials and other self-pampering activities. Professionally executed extractions, medical-grade technology and signature facial massages are just a handful of things that work to help reset and rejuvenate your skin. Plus, nothing beats having a professional therapist take care of you as you catch some much-needed rest and awaken to brighter, healthier skin! 

2. Tailored Skincare 

For those who experience a myriad of skin issues, tailored treatments and skincare is often required. Investing in regular, tailored facial treatments can help alleviate these problems, strengthen its natural resilience and restore a healthy glow. Post-treatment, you would also be able to receive personal advice from professionals on how to take care of your skin at home, along with the appropriate dosage of products to use. 

3. Stress Management 

Nothing is more relaxing than heading to a spa after work. Laying down on a warm bed as calming music plays and experienced hands massage your tensions away. Not only does it help manage stress (which can impact the health of your skin), facial massages can actually reduce muscle tensions that pull and tug on your skin. Goodbye stress and hello youthful visage! 

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Now that we know the common benefits of regular facial treatments, the next step is choosing the right facial spa in Singapore! Here are some essential things to look out for when searching for your go-to facial place: 

Understand Yourself 

Though it may seem like a philosophical thought, it is important to understand your skin. Knowing your skin type and issues allows you to make informed decisions and provide your therapists with accurate information. Doing so before heading out to look for a facial spa will let you know what treatments to look out for!  

If you are unsure of your skin’s type and needs, check out this article to learn more about your own skin: Do you really know your skin type? 

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Do Your Research 

There are plenty of facial spas in Singapore that offer a wide range of treatments for your skin concerns. Knowing your skin type and needs are can help narrow down which spas can best cater to your needs. Apart from your skin needs, consider your ability to support consistent facial treatments as it will often take several sessions to give you the healthy skin you deserve. The last thing you want would be to enjoy the results of one session without the financial ability to consistently enjoy those results. 

Beyond the facial spa’s capabilities and offerings, it is also vital to determine if their beliefs align with your own. Sharing the same beliefs allows you to build a strong relationship and sense of trust for your spa. Furthermore, checking in on the reviews can clue you into other’s experiences – a valuable indicator of the spa’s quality of products and services, and whether the spa is worth the visit.   

Arrange for a Consultation 

When in doubt, always arrange for a consultation. It allows you to visit the spa and understand the offerings first-hand. If feel like you’re still not fully aware of what your skin needs, this consultation is an opportunity for you to ask the experts! During the visit you could observe the hygiene standards of the staff and how comfortable you personally feel in the setting.  

Get Your Money’s Worth! 

It is always good to shop around to understand the offerings and benefits that different spas provide. Do not let pressure influence you, instead, treat purchasing a facial like investing in art. When you have found the right facial spa in Singapore that connects with you emotionally and understands your needs, commit to a regular biweekly or monthly schedule. Signing up for packages can even be a financially viable alternative! Good skin is an investment, but nothing beats a lifetime’s worth of healthy skin! 

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Finally, it is important to be realistic in your expectations. A single appointment alone will not do miracles for your skin, especially if you do not keep up a good routine at home. You would have to be consistent with booking regular appointments, applying the recommended products and keeping up a healthy lifestyle

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Ready to give Porcelain a try? Begin your skincare journey with a Skin Discovery Analysis and allow our trained professionals to uncover your skin’s deepest secrets! 

In a world packed with environmental aggressors and irritants, sometimes your skin needs a soothing touch to get back on track. Here’s our quick guide to incorporating Soothe into your skincare routine for healthier, calm skin! 

Botanical Sensitive Care Toner 


This instantly soothing toner is best used on cleansed skin. Suited for day & night use. Apply 2-3 pumps onto a cotton pad before swiping on skin. Alternatively, spray directly onto skin and pat till fully absorbed.   
Need a soothing mask? Dampen a handful of cotton pads and apply on skin for 5 minutes!   

Botanical Soothing Gel

Best used after serums and before heavy creams, apply a liberal layer of this anti-inflammatory, healing gel for a calmed and soothed complexion. 

Still unsure of how to use your new soothing skincare? Book yourself a 30-minute Virtual Skin Education Session with our highly trained Skin Educators as they guide you through your skincare routine and make tailored recommendations based on your needs! 

Youth is nature’s gift, but age is a work of art. With Plus+ in your corner, anti-ageing is more than correcting the effects of time on your skin. Instead, it allows your skin to age well, appearing untouched by time. 

Here’s our quick guide to incorporating Plus+ into your skincare routine for a timeless complexion. 

Bio-Cellulose Mask

Soaked with a powerful blend of nature’s best, this restorative mask works best on cleansed skin, allowing the ingredients to seep into the skin. Suitable for day & night use. 
 
After 20 minutes, gently tap the remaining serum until fully absorbed!   
 
Each mask comes with 30ml of serum – store it in a cool, dry place to use for the next 3 days.

RevitalEyes Silk Mask

Are your eyes in need of a de-stress session? Leave this mask on cleansed skin for 20 minutes, catch a quick nap and awake to refreshed eyes! Suitable for day & night use.   
 
Not only does this mask reduce signs of stress and age around the eyes, but it works on your neck too!  
 
Apply the RevitalEyes Silk Mask to your neck instead and say goodbye to fine lines. 

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Still unsure of how to use Plus+ to slow down time’s impact on your skin? Book yourself a 30-minute Virtual Skin Education Session with our highly trained Skin Educators as they guide you through your skincare routine and make tailored recommendations based on your needs! 

When your skin is going through a change and you want to regain control and restore balance, Control is the line you can rely upon. Here’s our quick guide to incorporating Control into your skincare routine for healthier, balanced skin! 

Deep Cleansing Gel 

Formally known as Daily Cleansing Gel, this powerful gel cleanser’s proprietary formula thoroughly removes impurities and excess sebum while soothing and moisturising the skin.  
 
Best used at night as a second cleanse. Suitable for use on the body to minimise acne and brighten skin. 

Glycolic Toner

A complex blend of nature’s best, this alcohol-free toner soothes inflammation, hydrates and accelerates collagen & elastin production for visibly radiant skin.   
 
Suitable for day & night use, pump product onto a cotton pad before swiping onto cleansed skin. When used in the day, do remember to apply SPF to minimise the development of photosensitivity. 

Hydraclear Gel

Clear and weightless, this gel works to keep acne at bay. Best used on cleansed skin, after serums and before heavy moisturisers/creams. 
 
Suitable for day & night use, apply a pea-sized amount on acne to soothe inflammation or apply a liberal layer on the skin to regulate skin’s sebum production.   


Still unsure of how to use Control to restore harmony to your skin? Book yourself a 30-minute Virtual Skin Education Session with our highly trained Skin Educators as they guide you through your skincare routine and make tailored recommendations based on your needs!