Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Face-off: The benefits of getting a facial

They say you are what you eat. The saying can be construed in a number of ways, including how it affects our physical appearance and well being. For example, your diet can affect the condition of your skin.

This photo was taken five years ago when I officially moved to Singapore. I've been fortunate to inherit my father's blemish free skin, and it isn't something I take for granted. It is never too early to start maintaining your skin (and overall health in general!), which includes:

1. Stay hydrated: It's been proven that keeping yourself well hydrated with lots of water consumption, keeps your skin supple and clearer. Water is my favorite beverage (Volvic Water, please!).
2. Watch what you eat: Eating things like packaged goods which are chock full of artificial preservatives or excessive amounts of salt (e.g. instant noodles, potato chips, many items from fast food chains) isn't much better than smoking when it comes to your health. In an ideal world, I would be able to resist such things, but I too also consume junk food once in a while. Mmmm Cheetos. Oooh Shin Ramyun.
3. Occasional maintenance by professionals.

Frankly, I've only had a facial a few times in my younger days, and still hardly.  I just didn't find it necessary, until...

Glomax Aesthetics contacted me recently, asking if I would like to try their facial services. They added, there are no obligations to post or mention if I don't want to.  Nice.  I feel uncomfortable accepting services and then possibly end up not being a huge fan. Because then I don't write about it, but then they might get a little annoyed, and and and ... this is why I don't really monetize this blog.  I just want to write about what I want to write about!

However, I was intrigued, so I got a quick skin assessment, got the facial, and... I saw results. I don't have photos, because I was too busy enjoying the pampering process. I also find taking selfies really tedious (never satisfactory enough). Sorry.

But here is the next-day photo, after a FULL 7am-6pm day of running around and hosting:
Hosting the World Street Food Congress, 
with one of the speakers, Chef Claus Meyer (Noma) 
[photo credit: Justin Leow]

I had to host Singapore's World Street Food Congress over the following two days. My skin was so fresh and clear, I didn't have to put on a drop of foundation/concealer/BB creams or what have you - seriously. Just a bit of powder so my face didn't get shiny and reflect the spotlight back onto the poor audience's eyes.  Inspecting my visage up close, what I appreciated most was how my pores were minimized into nothingness.

It was a good reminder to see the pros once in a while for maintenance; especially as we get older when you start to realize that one night's good rest doesn't solve all your problems like they used to anymore.

GLOMAX Aesthetics also included a promo code for Gastronommy readers to use, so you too can look glowy, fresh, and lovely.

Readers' Promotion
1+1 Bring a friend and enjoy FULL 60 mins at $80 each (UP$168) Luminous Detox Energie Care Treatment when you quote "VICTORIA" when making appointment. 
- Voted Best Pre Party Facial Award 2014 by The Women's Weekly 

GLOMAX Aesthetics - The Face Artistry 
12 Eu Tong Sen Street. 
The Central, Soho 2. #06-168 Singapore 059819 
T: (65) 6225-5193 SMS: (65) 9459-0795


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