7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting My First Facial at 21
When I got my first facial as a 21-year-old, I did not really know what I was getting myself into. I had no ate who guided me throughout the whole process. I just remember entering the facial clinic and leaving a bit traumatized because of the experience. It took me at least a year to have the courage to book my second session.
Now that I'm waaaay older and wiser (in terms of beauty, at least), I want facial first-timers to know what they should expect. I wish someone told me these #facts, too! If you're an NFSB (no facial since birth) gal, read on to be guided:
You have to know the difference between a facial spa and a dermatological clinic.
Back then, I just viewed derma clinics and facial spas as same places where I can get pore-clearing treatments. I was wrong. Dermatological clinics offer medical-backed up services, and they can address severe skin issues like extreme acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Facial spas, on the other hand, offer superficial treatments that target simple or superficial complexion concerns like dullness and breakouts. Both do have in-house dermatologists, which leads us to...ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
You'll need to consult with a dermatologist first.
Whether you choose to visit a facial spa or a dermatological clinic, a doctor would have to assess your skin's condition. From there, she can recommend the kind of treatment you should get. Some centers offer this service for free, but some may charge you for it.CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
There are various kinds of facials you can get, depending on what your skin needs.
Clinics offer treatments that target any skin concern. The most common would be those that will address these issues: Acne, dullness, and dryness. Don't try a particular facial just because it's uso or your fave celeb tried it.
Be aware of the fact that pricking hurts like hell.
Extractions, aka pricking, is the process of squeezing out the plugs from the pores. Dislodging the gunk prevents pimples and clarifies the skin. The aesthetician uses a small stainless steel tool and her fingers to remove the clog. Watch out for the moment when she focuses on your nose and chin—these areas are sensitive so it's going to HURT. You might shed a tear or two.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
But there are now clinics that offer pain-free facials!
You'll need to do it regularly to see results.
Aside from a consistent skincare routine, getting a facial every month is key to maintaining flawless skin. Think of it as a deep-cleaning ritual your pores deserve after being exposed to dirt, pollution, and stress.
Look at it as an investment—you'll thank yourself later.
A facial may cost from P600 to as much as P5,000. I know it seems expensive, but the P600-facial is almost the same price as your weekly Samgyup meal. Sacrifice a KBBQ dinner to pamper yourself. While we're at this subject, set aside an amount for your aesthetician. Look at tipping as a form of courtesy.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!