How to pick the right facial treatment according to your skin type
Essential reading before your next appointment
Being presented with a menu of facial treatments when you visit a spa and being asked to pick one immediately is probably one of the most intimidating things ever. The easiest way to pick the right one? Closely examine your skin and see what it needs. From a brightening facial to cryotherapy, these are the ones we picked this month to deal with dull and dry skin, and more.
FOR INFLAMED SKIN:
Cryo x Organic Riot facial. Freezing cold air (-140˚C) is blown over your face in small circular motions to boost collagen production, shrink pores and reduce puffiness. You’re then treated to a skin softening massage with a toxin- and cruelty- free moisturiser (i.e. Organic Riot Smog Block). Available at The Alchemy, INR 2,500 onwards.
FOR TIRED SKIN:
Skeyndor’s Pure Oxygen facial, where formulas spiked with Swiss watercress and prebiotics are massaged into your face to re-oxygenate skin tissue. It instantly detoxifies and restores the skin’s natural barrier, and protects against pollution damage. Available at Jean Claude Biguine, INR 3,500.
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FOR DULL SKIN:
The Biologique Recherche Soin Peeling aux Acides de Fruits facial. This 40-year-old brand has a global cult following (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are loyalists) so you can bet on instant results. Specially recommended for uneven texture, this exfoliating facial gets rid off flakey skin and lightens acne scars with fruit and floral acids. The result: Less redness and irritation. Available at Myrah Spa, INR 8,000 onwards.