First Facial in Years8:30:00 AM
I actually can’t remember the last time I did a facial. It has been years. And I’ve only done it twice in my whole life before this. Honestly, I didn’t really realize the need for a facial and didn’t know about its benefits. I thought it was just one of those fads. The last time I went though, I had a bad experience during the extraction. It was so painful that I promised myself to never ever go through it again.
Recently, I’ve been noticing that there are red dots popping up on my face and I now have a lot of blackheads and whiteheads on my nose. It’s really pretty annoying.
It made me think that the reason why my face is breaking out is because I used to wear so much make up back then. Nowadays, on days that I don’t go for a shoot or event I usually will keep my face bare with no makeup so that my skin can breathe once in awhile.
But I could no longer avoid what everyone was asking me to do: do a facial!
So I went to Dr Nano Labcel Beauty Centre for a facial. Twice already. They have a few branches but I went to the one at Tropicana City Mall. It started with a one on one skin consultation with a personal skin expert. She was very polite and patiently explained everything to me and made me feel comfortable before the treatments.
She interviewed me about my skin so she can know what kind of skin I have. I told her that I am quite sensitive to a lot of products. However, I use a lot of makeup and cosmetic products. You know, I always thought I had a round face, but she told me that my face type wasn’t actually round, but rectangular. Well, when in doubt, trust the expert! Hehe.
On a more serious note, she was very surprised that I haven’t been doing facial for a few years and I only did for 2 times before and I told her it was because of the traumatic extraction incident. She explained to me that even though extraction is painful, it is necessary as it opens up clogged pores. She also explained that because of the clogged pores, some of my facial care products could not work effectively, as it could not penetrate inside my skin to work effectively.
She then did a professional skin analysis where she tested and analyzed all parts of my face and also did a skin moisture test! Honestly, it was kind of scary to look at my skin in close up! Crazy! My zoomed-in whitehead looked like a pimple. I don’t want to look at it again! But, it pushed me to do the treatments.
However, after the computerized analysis they were then able to suggest solutions on how to make my skin healthier and better. So each and every treatment would cater to the individual’s needs and problems, not just the same treatment for everyone. It also depends on the type of skin you have.
So I underwent my customized treatment. Unfortunately, I couldn’t avoid the extraction! It was so painful. But after seeing the size of my whiteheads and blackheads, I decided that it was necessary. No pain no gain right? *Cries* But the rest of the treatment was painless, soothing and very relaxing.
After the treatment I could see and feel that there was an immediate improvement. My pores were closed, my skin felt a lot firmer and my husband said he noticed that my face had a little more glow. Of course, because of the extraction, my face was red for two days. But it’s gone now, and I’m happy to see such visible improvements.