Have you ever faced troubles choosing a facial salon or spa for your regular facials?
We feel you – thus, we created this definitive guide to help you choose the best facial treatment you can find in Singapore for your skin.
The Importance of the Right Facial
While it may seem infinitesimal to scrutinize the differences between facials and facial spas, an uninformed decision can lead to unnecessary consequences that can last ages. We’re sure you have heard your fair share of facial horror stories – from improper extraction techniques leaving behind scars, being zapped unsafe equipment to having breakouts and sensitivity post treatment from incorrect products. A wrong decision can leave you and your skin scarred (physically and emotionally). Although this may sound foreboding, it’s all avoidable when you are armed with information to guide your decision.
Steer clear of terrible experiences and work towards finding the best facial treatment in Singapore with these simple tips:
The research we are referring to is not equivalent to a quick 10-second search on Google to end up selecting the first facial recommended in an article titled Top 10 Facials in Singapore. No, we mean spending time looking into the spa’s beliefs and philosophies, reviews, testimonials and the amount of information shared about their techniques and equipment.
Beliefs and philosophies dictate how a brand operates and what they value. Though it may seem insignificant to consider it in part of your research, ask yourself – would you be proud to go to a spa that upholds wildly different beliefs and philosophies?
Additionally, the more information a brand shares about the equipment they use, the more research you do about the equipment used and if it’s suitable for you (this is especially important for expecting moms)!
Lastly, reviews and testimonials are a sure-fire way to know if the spa and its treatments are reliable.
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2. Identify your Concern
The selection process for a facial is harder when you prioritise achieving radiant, congestion-free and ageless skin simultaneously. Here’s a rule of thumb we use to identify the urgency of skin concerns.
Sensitivity – Congestion – Surface Concerns (wrinkles, pigmentation, fine lines & scars)
This scale is grounded in the idea of obtaining and maintaining pH balance in the skin. Your pH balance determines the strength of your skin’s natural barrier against aggressors (like UV Rays, pollutants, irritants and free radicals). With an off-balanced pH, you would experience symptoms such as sensitivity, increased dryness/oiliness and breakouts.
Thus, it is vital to rebalance your pH to strengthen the barrier against these aggressors. Once the skin’s barrier is restored, it would allow for your skin to recover faster and to be more positively receptive to treatments. Next, you would aim to treat congestion before surface concerns. Removing congestion aids in rebalancing the skin’s pH by helping to reduce sebum over-production (which leads to congestion).
Furthermore, most treatments that target surface concerns are very stimulating and can cause the skin to purge (pushing excess sebum and congestion from deep within the pores to the surface). Thus, clearing as much congestion as possible would minimise the uncomfortable process of purging.
Therefore, when selecting the best facial treatment for your skin, you must identify and rank your skin concerns accordingly.
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Now that you know our best selection tips – here are a couple of our recommendations for the best facial treatment for your skin type to help make your selection process easier!
For Normal Skin:
You struck gold in the skin type lottery! Though normal skin types experience few major skin concerns, it is still important to maintain the beautiful visage.
Treat your skin to our radiance reviver! With a gentle yet intensive OxyJet, remove dead skin cells and loosen congestion build-up. Hyperbaric Oxygen Infusion therapy to pump your skin with nutrients and oxygen to revive and hydrate skin. Top it off with a Shiatsu Massage to reduce puffiness, drain toxins and lift skin.
For Oily Skin:
Oily skin is often a result of pH imbalance caused by an over-production of sebum to compensate for a lack of hydration. Thus, the key is to rehydrate and control oil production. What better way to do it than with our award-winning Quintessential facial extraction!
A deep cleansing facial designed specifically for acne and congested skin to help refine pores, brighten skin tone, reduce sebum production and smoothen skin.
For Dry Skin:
An opposite to oily skin, dry skin’s pH imbalance lies in the underproduction of sebum and lack of hydration. Thus, rebalancing requires replenishing oils and moisture.
A combination of cold therapy, shiatsu facial massage and LED light therapy to reinvigorate the skin. Treat yourself to the wonders of bee-centric products – from a hydrating milk & honey mask to a cold infusion of bee propolis extract.
For Aging Skin:
Although it is important to refer to the scale of skin concern urgency, if it leads you to skin surface concerns, then we have the treatment for you! Ageing skin, along with its concerns of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging, often require highly intensive treatments to stimulate repair and regeneration.
A high performing, custom-made facial that combines the cold touch of Cryotherapy with the heat of our Zap IPL treatments. Micro-currents work to tone your skin while stimulating collagen production. IPL works to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate skin.
Still unsure which treatments to pick up? Book yourself a 30-minute Virtual Skin Education Session with our highly trained Skin Educators as they guide you through your skin and make recommendations based on your needs. Plus, it’s now complimentary because of COVID-19!
We hope you enjoy these tips for selecting the best facial treatment for YOUR skin from Porcelain Skin! Join our mailing list below for more tips and tricks to navigate the realm of skincare with ease!