As everyone does, I wanted to look my best and glowiest for the hols! I had no time to visit a beautician though, what with working long hours in my clinic. ><
Recently, I brought in Hydrafacial MD for trial. So on the eve of Chinese New Year, I decided to give it a go and see what it can do for my skin!
Hydrafacial is a treatment which cleanses the skin thoroughly by: 1. exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells that make the skin look dull and gray; 2. cleansing pores from gunk and such that clog them and make them big or bumpy; 3. hydrating and infusing lots of antioxidants to promote skin health. It is all the rave in the USA where it originated from.
It uses a plastic “HydroPeel” tip combined with adjustable suction to transfer serums onto the skin and remove dead skin cells and other gross stuff that accumulate on your precious skin. It has 2 or 3 stages, each with a different serum. The first stage usually makes use of a hydrating serum that contains glucosamine, etc. The second stage infuses serum that has salicylic acid, amongst others, to deeply cleanse the pores. The serum in the third stage is rich in antioxidants, which promotes skin health by neutralizing bad radicals that damage the skin and cause aging.
Totally painless procedure, perhaps just a mild scratchy and pulling sensation. The skin may turn red immediately but returns to normal color again within minutes to an hour, depending on how rigorous you want it to be done.
After my Hydrafacial treatment (only 15 minutes!), I applied a whitening and brightening mask from SMD on my face for 20 to 30 minutes. SMD also produces a mask with peptides for lifting and tightening. This is the best time to apply skin treatment products as the skin is now well prepped to absorb the good stuff for best results!
I have never been so happy with how smooth my face is after this mini facial I pieced together! Kept wanting to pat my face after that and feel the wonderful softness~ 😀
However, I had a bit of acne a week after the treatment– it supposedly happens after treatments like Hydrafacial and SilkPeel. In that case, will really reconsider about undergoing it again.
Happy CNY! 🙂