Saturday, February 11, 2017

Basic Guide to Proper Facial Care

Most people just wash their faces with soap and water. However, facial care is way more than that. Keep in mind that the first thing people will see is your face. This is one of the main reasons why knowing proper facial care is essential. 

Proper grooming matched with good hygiene will go a long way in boosting your confidence and enhancing the way you feel about yourself. Here are some tips I’d like to share on how to get that everyday fresh look and be more attractive than ever.


Don’t use ordinary soap on your face, as it will dry your skin. Look for a gentle cleanser instead. You’ll just have to choose which one works best for you. This will gently clear your skin from dirt, sebum, bacteria, etc.


Cleansing is one thing, exfoliating is another. Think of this as an extra mile in cleaning your face. Dirt and grime clog your pores, so regular cleansing won’t be enough. Fortunately, you don’t do this daily; two to three times a week will do just fine.

Know your skin type

But before you do those things I shared, I’m not a dermatologist but I know for a fact that we should all know our skin type before trying out any grooming products. It’s good to take note of any allergies or sensitivities you have when it comes to skin care. This would be a big help in choosing the right products for you.  

It’s also a good idea to have an expert check on your skin regularly by visiting an aesthetic clinic and just recently, I discovered a hidden gem in Malaybalay City that offers extensive facial services with free consultation- MY SPA.

Treat your skin with a facial service occasionally

By doing this, you get the full experience of getting your face cleaned. You don't have to do it weekly, but at least once a month is good enough. The first time I visited MY SPA, I got to try the “Cold Hammer” treatment. A cold hammer is basically a facial treatment tool that soothes tired and overheated skin, and closes pores while locking moisture into the skin. Of course, cleansing was done prior to the treatment.

(screenshot from my phone)

Part of the service is exfoliation and it was done with an “ultrasonic exfoliator”. It’s a 100% painless procedure to help clear whatever’s clogging your pores so you wouldn’t have nasty blackheads. Think of it as an alternative to painful pricking. If you’re like me who has low pain tolerance, then this one’s for you! 

The treatment ended with another round of the cold hammer being scrubbed on my face and a gentle facial massage.
couldn't help not taking a selfie after the treatment (haha!)


Washing, cleansing, and even shaving causes your skin to dry or let the moisture from your skin escape. Thus, leading to skin losing its elasticity which would leave you a drier skin prone to damage. A light moisturizer would do the trick so you’ll look younger. Choose the one with UV-ray protection so you wouldn’t worry about the sun.

Tip: don’t forget to check out some of the beauty & grooming products available inside MY SPA.

Learning the basics and knowing how to take care of your skin will tell a lot about yourself. Skin care shouldn’t be limited to a bar of soap.

Know more about the promos and services at MY SPA by checking out their Facebook page here.
MY SPA is located at Yabo’s Bldg., Ground Floor, Moreno St., Brgy. 4, Malaybalay City.