In Singapore where there are rather limited choices when it comes to unwinding and relaxing over the weekend, going for facials may seem like a natural choice for many people. But did you know that other than just lying in bed and allowing the therapist to provide you with the ultimate indulgence for 60 minutes, the type of facials you undergo can do wonders for your skin?
In this article, Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics, shares with us on the different facial treatments that best suit your skin type so that you can reap the most benefits from the treatments, giving you a bang for your buck!
If you have a normal skin type, you are blessed with pretty healthy skin. You really don’t need to spend too much money to do improve your skin condition because you are not going to get much out of those facials that are focused on treating a certain condition.
DR SIEW RECOMMENDS Even though your skin is in good condition, you want to maintain and make sure your skin is hydrated regularly. Hydrating your skin prevents wrinkles and fine lines from forming. It is also important to age-proof your skin to delay the signs of aging. Choose a facial treatment that will hydrate your skin, infuse your face with vitamins, lock in moisture, and smooth out fine lines. Our Refresh HydraClear medi-facial is designed to unclog your pores and to maintain a healthy, glowing skin. Alternatively, our Serenity Skin Restoration medi-facial helps to hydrate your skin and seal the moisture in your face with the clay mask at the end of the treatment.
Although the oil on our skin helps to protect our skin from pollution and the harsh environment, too much oil on your skin is also not goof for you. Oily skin can lead to blemishes and encourage acne growth. In a hot and humid environment like Singapore, it is common to suffer from oily skin as hot weather encourages sebum production. Other than choosing a mild cleanser so that you can use it twice a day without stripping too much oil from your face, going for regular facial treatment will help keep the oil secretion in check.
DR SIEW RECOMMENDS Your skin probably has a lot of acne-causing bacteria and other impurities lodged in the pores due to the layer of oil consistently on your face. Your face will also likely have accumulated laters of dead skin cells because the oil tries to retain everything under the layer. Radium Rescue Plus combines several proven therapies to combat acne-prone and oily skin. Effective skin-clarifying treatments such as ultrasonic and aquapeel therapies are used in this treatment to remove debris that are in your pores. This treatment also consists of a scrub to remove dead skin cells to reveal healthy, glowing, fresh skin cells below.
Sensitive skin can be quite difficult to manage. Sensitive skin can be due to excessive dryness, skin disorders, or allergic skin reaction such as eczema, rosacea, and allergic contact dermatitis. Even exposure to the harsh weathers can cause your skin to turn red and itchy. “The problem is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to caring for sensitive skin. You should stay away from skincare products that contain fragrances.”, says Dr. Siew. “Choose a soap-free facial wash that is mild and fragrance-free. Your face is sensitive and you should avoid using products that have too many unnecessary ingredients in them to avoid a possibility of a rash”, he continued.
DR SIEW RECOMMENDS Pampering your skin with a facial that aids you to calm sensitive skin can work wonders. You need to be very cautious about which facial treatments you choose. If you opt for one that is not suitable for you, it can potentially do more harm than good. Always go to a doctor to discuss the facial treatment you intend to undergo and get his professional opinion on whether it is beneficial for your skin. Serenity Skin Restoration treatment is designed to calm red, sensitive skin, while delivering moisture deep into the skin – working its magic both inside and out.
Aging and Saggy Skin
For many of us, visible signs of aging start to appear from as young as 35. You see wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines on places you never saw before. Your skin begins to turn dull because the skin loses its moisture content due to a decrease in collagen level. The skin’s elastin fibres also loosen, which in turn causes the skin to sag. With the slowdown of the body’s regenerative process, the complexion becomes dull and unattractive. Applying sunscreen is the cheapest and most effective way to slowdown the process of premature aging. Always ensure that you apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 about half an hour before you go into the sun.
DR SIEW RECOMMENDS Facial treatments are an integral part in maintaining one’s radiance and supple skin. Radium Radiance Signature is our most luxurious facial treatment designed to cleanse, infuse, detoxify, rejuvenate, and lift your skin. It consists of Tripollar V-Lift that delivers focused radiofrequency waves deep into the skin to provide immediate lifting of the skin. The 2-hour treatment provides a thorough and deep cleansing of the face to remove impurities, mask to lock in moisture, Tripollar V-Lift to stimulate collagen production to lift and firm the facial contours.
You know you have combination skin when parts of your face are oily but not others. When your skin is either dry or oily, taking care of it can be straightforward. It becomes a little tricky when you have combination skin. Combination skin is one of the most common skin type that people have; finding skincare products to incorporate into your daily regime becomes challenging. “Caring for your face can be challenging if you have combination skin. You require non-alcohol skincare products that have antibacterial benefits without leaving the skin feeling dry or tight. Products that contain Witch Hazel are good for reducing irritation and inflammation without drying the skin”, says Dr. Siew.
DR SIEW RECOMMENDS Our award-winning, most popular facial treatment is designed to help people with combination skin. Radium Red Carpet Facial won Harper’s Bazaar Spa Awards 2017 for the Best Pre-Party Prep Facial. This anti-aging treatment comprises of the following: Cleanse, Infuse, Lift, Rejuvenate and Detoxify. Your luxurious experience begins with AquaPeel to remove the dead skin cells and decongest clogged pores. Aqua Peel is also used to effectively remove the sebum and bring back the balance to your skin. The next step is to infuse the skin with vitamins and antioxidants. The 90-minute facial treatment will end with a LED Red Light therapy followed by a lifting mask to seal the goodness in the skin and lift your face at the same time.
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