Asian Skin SolutionsThursday, August 07, 2014
I had the pleasure of visiting Asian Skin Solutions at Park Mall recently for a much needed pampering facial treatment. It has been...
I had the pleasure of visiting Asian Skin Solutions at Park Mall recently for a much needed pampering facial treatment. It has been a while since I last had a facial and now that I am past 30, I figured it's about time I showered my skin with a little more tender loving care.
The last time I went for a facial was probably more than 5 years ago. The reason? I never liked extractions and somehow, my skin always ended up looking worse. Smooth, radiant, glowing skin after a facial was something that I have never quite experienced till I came across Asian Skin Solutions, specializing in Asian skin. In fact, I was pretty impressed after just 1 session and was tempted to sign up for a package thereafter.
What's different about Asian Skin Solutions?
Asian Skin Solutions develops facial treatments targeted at common skin problems faced by Asians, such as acne, pigmentation and large pores. Each facial treatment is customized based on your skin's needs to get to the root of the problem and restore your skin's overall balance.
I was also very happy to learn that only mild extractions are performed at Asian Skin Solutions as they believe that extractions will actually enlarge pores over time.
Before each facial treatment, the therapist will conduct a comprehensive skin analysis to analyze your skin's current condition before recommending a suitable treatment.
What happens during the Skin Analysis?
After filling up a questionnaire about my medical background and lifestyle, I was ushered into a cozy consultation room for a skin analysis. My skin was tested using a handheld device for moisture level, oiliness, pigmentation, roughness, wrinkles, pore size and sebum production.
Here's a photo that I took before the facial treatment started.I had nothing on except for sunblock and eyelash extensions and my skin generally looks fine. However, on closer inspection in real life, you will realize that I have pigmentation on my upper cheeks. Pigmentation is one of my main gripes and I am pretty sure mine is hereditary as my mum suffers from it as well.
|With Sunblock and Eyelash Extensions|
Unfortunately, the skin analysis revealed that my pigmentation problem is pretty serious.
As I have not been using a moisturizer on a regular basis for years until recently, I also have dehydrated and oily sensitive skin that is prone to occasional breakouts. This was further confirmed by the skin analysis.
I was told that the optimal moisture level is at least 60% and when your skin is dehydrated, it tends to secrete more oil, which leads to oilier skin.
The overall results showed that my skin only fared well in terms of smoothness, as can be seen from the red circle in the middle. The more red circles you have in the middle, the better your skin condition is. To be honest, my results set off some alarm bells and left me feeling a little panicky!
Anyhow, I was told that with regular treatments and better care (I have to remember to moisturize!), my skin condition should improve and that put me at ease. Based on my current skin condition, the therapist at Asian Skin Solutions recommended that I try out the Repairing Collagen+ Treatment. This treatment helps to boost hydration and hasten the cell renewal process.
Before I take you through the treatment process, here are some photos of the VIP treatment room. I really appreciate the small sink next to the treatment bed as I usually prefer to remove my hard contact lenses before facials so that I can catch a few winks and also enjoy the face and eye massage.
After removing my contact lenses, I changed into a comfortable robe and slipped under the covers while I waited in anticipation for the treatment to commence.
In case you were wondering, the entire process took a little less than 2 hours, which I thought was just about right.
|Immediately after the facial treatment at Asian Skin Solutions|
Based on my overall results, my wrinkles also appeared to be less severe after just one treatment. I am pretty confident that there will be significant progress in my skin's condition over time if I embark on a package of 10 facial treatments with Asian Skin Solutions.
If you are interested to try out Asian Skin Solutions, you will be happy to know that the salon has kindly extended an exclusive promotion for my blog readers!
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Asian Skin Solutions
Park Mall 9 Penang Road #11-04
Bugis Village 154 Rochor Road
Mon to Fri: 11am - 8.30pm
Sat: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 11am - 7pm