Hey guys! I never thought I’ll be able to post a photo of myself like this—with ZERO make-up on and taken by a DSLR (entire face in HD). I’ve always been insecure about my complexion because of the frequent outbreaks and highly uneven skin tone. Hahaha don’t believe me? Here’s a picture that I found 10 weeks ago.
You can see how uneven my skin is and the patches of acne on my cheeks and forehead. I was wearing full make-up and with edited lighting to try to reduce the details on my face. But no matter how much you try to conceal, you can’t cover up bumps and unevenness.
From when I was a kid, I never believed in skincare because I was ‘young’ and I thought only older people needed it. However, I didn’t know proper skincare should start from when you’re young because it’s easier to prevent skin problems than to cure. I never used toners or even moisturisers for my face.
The problem for me became more prominent after my ‘A’ levels last December, when I started to model; I had to put on full make-up almost everyday for long hours during shoots. At that time, I lacked the knowledge and resources to get proper skincare. It started to take a toll on my skin. I had acne breakouts almost all the time, especially on my forehead and cheeks.
Here are other pics I look in the last 5-6 weeks, I also had full make-up on and you can see the pimples and blemishes. They’re considered really bad because the photos were taken from so far away unlike selfies, which are taken from an arms-length away.
I’ve never had the funds or the opportunity to get introduced to the wonders of facials. The only other time I went to one was to NewYork skin solutions, but it was for that complimentary one-time facial every citizen is entitled to *cough spam texts cough*. They just cleared my surface pimples and acne, which is only a short-term solution. Recently when I found out about HAACH®. I finally had some hope for saving my poor face.
I went down to the HAACH® two weeks back to get an Oxygeneo treatment. Oxygeneo is a machine that exfoliates and oxidizes the skin, it claims to be able to do a shitload of wonders for the face. This is a list of additional things it does as compared to the traditional facial machine called Microdermabrasion:
I was there to try out the machine for myself to see if it really worked.
I arrived at M Hotel on a rainy weekday with Keith, who was so sweet to accompany me there ♥ The staff were really friendly and asked us if the air-con was too cold and if we were comfortable. While I filled up the mandatory forms, they provided both of us with hot freshly brewed tea. The place was superbly furnished and smelt really good! I felt really relaxed the moment we stepped in.
|Inside the Spa room|
There was quite a tingling and rather spicy feeling on my face during the facial but the lady explained that it was perfectly normal. After that, I found out that when the want of the machine comes into contact with the gel, carbon dioxide bubbles start to form, causing oxygen-packed blood to move to the skin’s surface for a plump and radiant complexion, hence causing the sensation.
It was also safe for my super sensitive skin.
(In-picture wording: Cleaned bumpy acne forehead; no more blackheads; even skin tone; dewy, hydrated and firm)