I am happy to share with you my very first facial experience and its with D’skin
. Some of you might know this brand through Bellabox as I received one of D’skin skincare product from the March Bellabox
. I was invited by the lovely Christine to try out the facial for the very first time! I hesitated at first as I had some concerned because my face was at one of it’s worse phase. Long story short, my entire face was clogged and bumpy. After learning a little more from Christine, I can truly tell that she was sincerely trying to give me some help rather than trying hard to sell it to me, I said yes and here I am writing up on a pretty great experience.
Firstly one of the main thing that I knew I wanted to do badly was extraction! I was like yessssss please get rid of all those clogged pore! I was in desperate need of extraction because my face especially my cheek to my chin had been like that for many months. It got to the extend that I almost give up on the idea of having smooth skin ever again. Now that my face is smooth I shall share with you the process of it!
I went to the Toa Payoh branch, they have a few branches which you can find HERE
and they have many different types of facial
to choose from in order to cater to different needs.
The facial treatment I had is Oxygenating Facial Treatment.
The first thing that the skin therapist did was checking the condition of my face using their machine. After scanning, my face turns out to be Dehydrated! I have dry skin! OMG! Something that I could not comprehend initially because my face have always been so so oily hence I got shock by the result. I was also told that water and oil is two different thing as in my face is lack of hydration even though it’s oily. The reason why its oily is because of my sebum.
After my skin analysis, she let me know what are they going to do.
Cleansing is always the most important step of every skincare regime hence they help to remove my makeup with their Enriched Pure Cleansing Oil
as well as cleansing my face thoroughly before moving to the next step. The skin therapist instructed me to always double cleanse whether I have makeup or sunscreen.
Their cleansing oil has 3 layers when you take a close look. It’s also
- 0% chemical fragrance
- 0% artificial colouring
- 0% lanolin
- 0% mineral oil
- 0% SD alcohol
A steamer was used to open up my pore to prepare for the next step which is Extraction.
Before Extraction, the staff did a peel to remove those whiteheads that’s already on the surface.
During Extraction, it will hurt depending on how difficult it is to get out the black/white heads. Pimple are removed as well. Since I often do my own “extraction” at home. I have a higher tolerant towards the pain. Your face is going to be very red right after but that’s alright as treatments are done right away to calm those redness down.
Once the Extraction is done, the first thing that they did for me was using an electronic device to kill all the bacteria on your face. As you may know all those black/white heads as well as pimple that are squeeze out probably has lots of bacteria hence this step is crucial. Note that you will feel mild electric shock on your face
A mist device was then being used to help calmed down the redness on the skin. A pretty relaxing process.
Finally they finish off with an CO2 Gel Masque
which customer can actually buy it to use it at home.
The CO2 Gel Masque is an effective mask treatment for refining skin texture, face slimming and brightening. CO2 promotes an increase of O2, results in active metabolism and cell renewal hence skin pigmentation, ageing and scars will be reduced. This mask will keep the balance between oil and moisture, slowing ageing and revitalise your skin to the healthy radiant condition.
As you can see my face looks less red after the treatment. Which is good because you don’t really want to step out of the place looking like a strawberry though I would definitely not recommend to go to places after facial that involve Extraction.
After the treatment, they recommended me to use these two product. The Multi-Calming Booster for the next few days as well as Soothing Essential Solution that’s very good for the sensitive skin. Click in the name to find out more.
This is how my face looks after 4 days. (note that I haven apply any moisturiser in these shoots) The redness has reduce a lot and the scar are recovering. There are some dry patches as the recovering area has some peeling. Overall the feeling of able to feel the skin smooth without bum was the best feeling I’ve felt on my face in a long time!
I’m so thankful to Christine for encouraging me to give it a try as well as Kristine my skin therapist for doing a good job in removing all those clogged pores as I can imagine how gross it is.
Note: There were eyebrows trimming and shoulder massage included in all their facial package which I enjoyed too.
In conclusion one of the biggest different in extracting the clogged pores at home and at a facial is firstly it’s done by professional who knows how not to scar your face while extracting , next is you do not have special device to kill those bacteria and calm your face down with treatment at home. This is why overall, I know I will be back again once I start feeling like my face is clogged or if I just want to enjoy other facial treatment.
If you haven tried facial and want to try it for the very first time, I will recommend D’skin as I enjoy mine!
Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin ~ Zoe Saldana