To be honest I am a new facial convert. I am not a fan of people touching my face and lying in bed for a long time hanya untuk di seksa hahaa. But I did some work for a spa last year and it included doing a deep cleansing facial.
IMMEDIATELY after the facial, I noticed my skin felt softer, much like a baby’s butt! But the best part was for a few weeks after the facial, my skin was glowing and radiant.
I WAS HOOKED! Siapa jua nda mau lawa?!!
Eversince then, facial is a regular part of my beauty routine. And I really highly recommend it to all you ladies (and gents!) yang mau lawa and kerapian macam aku.
So if you are new to the whole facial routine, here is basically what it entails:
1. DEEP CLEANING
I can tell u the aesthetician (yakni this is what u call a person who does your facial) will seriously clean you up.
Because of this, I feel it’s best to do a facial at the end of a work day, before you go home to wind down. Suruh amah saja masak atau tapau ok. Lapas facial jangantah sibuk2 kan masak. Hubby hubby bah please apa jua sebulan sekali. All women need maintenance ok!
Yes they will apply a scrub to exfoliate all the dead skin cells that built up from your daily activities. After the scrub, usually I can immediately see my skin looking more bright.
Why don’t the scrubs we use at home have this effect? I really dunno?!
At the hand of an unskilled aesthetician, this is painful!!! Basically she will extract blackheads to keep your pores clean and prevent acne so make sure u find an aesthetician with a gentle hand.
In some places, before extraction, they steam your face for a few minutes to “open up” your pores. Some aestheticians say it’s not necessary.
To some, it can get uncomfortable so if you are one of those people, do specify that you don’t want the steam.
Depending on the condition of your skin, there will be a mask applied. I’ve seen a mud mask, cream masks, gel masks, depending on your skin’s needs.
By the way, my aesthetician recommends to use masks at home 2x a week to preserve your post-facial glow.
5. FACE MASSAGE
Some places have machines to massage your face- they range from simply improve blood circulation, to stimulating collagen production. Some just zap away bacteria that promotes acne… some have lifting and whitening function. Some are just cool to see hahaha.
Looks like a karaoke machine hahaa…
But face massage can also be done by a skilled aesthetician with her hands, more often for a lifting effect.
While I don’t enjoy people touching my face, I’ve grown to find it very nyaman!
This week I actually did a hydrating facial in a new salon called The Beauty Spot and I LOVE IT! Siuk, lawa dan nyaman the place.
Check out my video below!
Treatments are varied from hydrating, deep cleansing, to lifting and whitening and they even have a machine that supposedly sculpts much like botox. 😱😱😱
It’s definitely the best time to go try out a facial cause for your first treatment, you get 50% discount!
For more info, check out their Instagram – @thebeautyspotbn.