I know I’m in dire need of a facial when my boyfriend starts to teasingly refer to me ‘strawberry nose’
. I know you’ll figure it out why he calls me such.. but as time passed, I started to get used to it. It more like a monthly reminder for me now. It wasn’t always the case though. It used to annoy me.. big time, haha. So when he addressed me as such last week, I immediately scheduled a visit at Flawless for a much-needed facial.
I’m sure most of you are aware that I’ve been trying to get my skin color back to its usual shade after our nonstop surfing trip in Baler. So as of the moment, everything [from facials to supplements], basically revolves around skin whitening. With the help of the Paolo, I decided to try Flawless’ All-Natural Ultimate White Facial. 🙂
“The All-Natural Ultimate White Facial (Php1600)
makes use of two powerful ingredients that not only lighten and rejuvenate the skin but help improve its clarity and texture as well—Dunaliella Seaweed and Gigawhite. A unique alga endemic to the Dead Sea, Dunaliella Seaweed is known to contain almost every amino acid that exist in nature and is a powerful skin anti-aging tool, while Gigawhite is a safe skin lightening agent used as a natural alternative to hydroquinone, the world’s currently reigning number one skin lightening active. The All-Natural Ultimate White Facial also made use of Kojic Acid and Vitamin C to further boost its skin lightening and anti-aging effects.”
The facial started much like how they always do. They began by removing my makeup and thoroughly cleansing my face. But unlike others, the All-Natural Ultimate White Facial focused more on facial massage and whitening than anything else. I had a good 10-minute massage. It was immensely relaxing that I almost fell asleep, but of course I tried my very best not to so that I can describe the facial experience better. 🙂
With just enough pressure, the therapist focused on the key points of my face like the temples, cheeks and brow bone. I often get Thai massage to relax and loosen tight body muscles, and I almost forgot how relaxing a face massage can be. It was rather very soothing and calming.
After the massage, a cool menthol mask was applied on my face, leaving it for 10-15 minutes. The menthol mask was very cold and it leaves a gentle stinging sensation on the skin. The mask aims to speed up the skin brightening process. Like I said, I’m very keen on skin whitening every since I came back 3 shades darker from our surfing trip. Once the mask was removed, the therapist proceeded with the typical steps for a facial: pricking blackhead and whiteheads (which I have a lot of on the nose area), and then sealing everything to close my pores.
**Oppss, sorry about my bloodshot eyes. Like I said on my previous post, I was recovering from sore eyes and other ailments the past few weeks. But nothing a relaxing afternoon at Flawless can’t alleviate. 😉
And of course, what’s a visit at the Flawless without consulting a doctor. I had a quick chat with the lovely Dra. Ocampo of Flawless Sta. Rosa branch regarding some of my skin concerns. My skin has gone a long way since college and it has improved tremendously, but there’s always room for better skincare regimen. Apparently, my skin is very prone to breakouts and even a seemingly harmless pimple can hideous leave marks so the good doctor recommended the Flawless Acne Kit and White Plus Cream; which I’ll be trying out and eventually reviewing soon.
I also had my first session for Meso-Lipo on the same day, but I’ll be saving that up for my next post. I’d like to get a few more session before writing about it para mas bongga! But so far, after just one session, the effect is already quite impressive. I can’t wait to share my weight loss journey!
And oh, good news to all! From June 12 to August 31, 2015, select Flawless services will be tagged at a 3+2 offer. By booking 3 sessions of a choice service, clients will instantly get 2 more free, which they can redeem until October 31. The best part is, sessions are transferable so family and friends!