At this point in time, most of us are staying at home during the Circuit Breaker in Singapore. 3 weeks into isolation, although a far cry from what we really want to do everyday, we are probably slowly getting adjusted to this new way of life. Just like how many have learnt that ordering in can still be a feast, there are new ways to be resourceful with your stay-at-home skincare needs.
You can’t go out to get your skin a pampering fix, but it doesn’t mean you can’t give your skin a luxurious treat while staying at home. At-home facials are great because not only are they good for anyone’s skin, you can do them more regularly too. The Circuit Breaker is probably a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be able “spa” on a frequent basis. Try SW1 Shop’s Stay At Home Skintoxifier Kit for a bi-weekly skin detox.
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The ultimate spa-at-home bespoke peel created by the team behind one of Singapore’s largest aesthetic clinics mainly to help tide the SW1 Clinic patients and SW1 Shop customers (who have no access to their favourite in-clinic skin fixes) through the Circuit Breaker while the clinic remains closed, you can order the SW1 Bespoke Peel online, which brings you to an easy set of questions to learn about your skin type and needs. A peel is then concocted according to your replies and delivered by courier swiftly (we tried one morning, and received our peels the next working day!).
Depending on your skin type, a variety of peels such as lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and retinol can be used, and another surprise – skincare ingredients such as Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Tranexamic Acid may also be added to your peel, if you wish. It comes in a convenient compact glass bottle with a dropper applicator, perfect for precise amounts of application.
What we loved most was the option to choose the strength of the bespoke peel (on a scale of 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest), so if you still go for your daily runs outside of home fairly frequently such as I do, or if you have sensitive skin, you can choose a lower strength peel (I chose strength 2), or choose the highest strength (strength 5) and hide at home for 3 to 5 days for rather spectacular skin renewal results achievable at home.
Don’t forget to put on a mask afterwards for the lovely just-out-of-spa glow.
What else from this industrious and thoughtful bunch? Watch out for new videos in SW1 Clinic’s youtube channel as they introduce creative stay-at-home spa “recipes” in coming weeks.
DON’T FORGET THE NECK
Not that all of the above can’t be used for the neck, but the skin of the neck is different from the face, so it needs a lot more nourshing care than you might expect. Try the Great Necks-pectations Skincare Kit which contains the right blend of products for the neck’s anti-aging needs. Watch their IG video here.