Young Parents Team
Wishing for brighter, dewy skin? Or perhaps you prefer full-body relaxation instead. It’s Mother’s Day on May 8, and what better time to pamper yourself? Young Parents reviewed three treatments to splurge on.
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IF YOU WANT A DEWY COMPLEXION LIKE A K-STAR
Clarins Skin Spa
#05-05 Wheelock Place; Tel: 6838-5060
You’ll find instant gratification at Clarins Skin Spa, which has a series of facials that fight ageing – including the Radiance Smoother, which I tried.
No machines were used during the nine-step treatment; only the adept touch of my therapist’s hands and a gentle fan-shaped brush applicator.
My skin was cleansed, massaged and pampered thoroughly with professional-grade botanical-based products while I drifted in and out of sleep.
Post-treatment, my face looked fresh and less puffy – who could tell that my little one had kept me up all night?
The 75-minute session costs $250.
Why settle for a spa package when you can get fit at the same time? That’s the premise behind the MIHA Bodytec and Ayurveda Experience package at St Gregory Spa.
Developed in Germany, MIHA Bodytec uses electric muscle stimulation to make your body work harder during exercises – work out for 30 minutes and it’s as if you did a 90-minute one (I had the sore muscles to prove it).
After sweating, it’s time for your choice of an ayurvedic treatment – I highly recommend the relaxing Abhyangam (a herbal oil massage for 60 minutes).
End your session with a dip in the pool and a healthy bento-style meal, which was delicious.
The package costs $250 nett (U.P. $310 nett) and is valid until May 30.
IF YOU WANT TO RENEW YOUR SKIN
Bella Skin Care
It’s high-time that you purged your pores after the hormonal rollercoaster of pregnancy. Bella Skin Care’s treatment could be just what you need.
Besides a good therapist, the other star here is the Aquadew Pro machine. Its spiral-shape probe helps exfoliate, while helping serum penetrate your skin.
After the 90-minute session, there was slight redness where the therapist had earlier extracted whiteheads. But that faded the next day and I saw a remarkable difference in my complexion. My skin felt smooth and supple – and lasted that way for more than two weeks.
The first Aquadew Pro facial costs $168, and $300 subsequently.