3 beauty treatments you’ve been too afraid to try (but should!)

Have you ever wanted to try a beauty treatment, but held back because you weren’t exactly sure what you’d be getting yourself into? You are not alone! Although treatments such as face peeling and laser hair removal give awesome results, their names are downright scary! What exactly are you peeling off ? LASER? Will I get burned?! But fear not beauty seekers. Be bold. Be beautiful. I’m here to demystify these intimidating treatments so you can get your glam on!

Eyelash extensions: look bold, feel bold!

If you could only use one makeup product, what would it be? For me, it’s a no-brainer–mascara! Long dark lashes are one of those things that can immediately transform your look from dull to smoking! But although mascara can give you a bit of a boost, there’s a lot to be desired. Even after 3 applications, your lashes still aren’t as long as you would like. And I’m sure we can all relate to “raccoon eyes”, the annoying dark smudges left by eye makeup after swimming, getting caught in the rain, or having a (sometimes much needed) cry sesh. Well guess what, your modern fairy godmother of beauty has arrived and she’s packing eyelash extensions!

Eyelash extensions are single or clustered lashes that are glued directly to your natural lashes. Your beautician will explain the process and help you pick the length and thickness that works best for you. Because your real lashes naturally fall out every month or so, these extensions are semi-permanent and last about 4-6 weeks depending on how well you care for them. Avoiding excessive eye rubbing and returning for touch-ups can keep your lashes looking lusher, longer.

We all know that the eyes are a sensitive area, but when done by a professional, eyelash extensions should not hurt. An experienced beautician plumps up your lashes skillfully and delicately. Honestly, the best piece of advice I can give is to find a professional you trust. This is NOT a treatment that should be done by an inexperienced beautician or by yourself at home. Lucky for you, Vaniday makes it super easy to get high-quality eyelash extensions at the best prices. Browsing through our selection of trusted salons and reading customer reviews will ease your nerves and give you the confidence to be adventurous and try out this amazing treatment! Say bye to mascara and hello to looking beautiful from the second you wake up!

Laser hair removal: bye cactus legs!

Don’t let your imagination run wild with the word “laser”. It’s not as scary as it sounds.  Once you take the plunge, you’ll be stroking your super soft legs and wondering why you didn’t do this sooner!  Laser hair removal is a commonly done procedure that uses light to get rid of unwanted hair. So how does it work? Concentrated light is beamed on hair follicles. Pigments within these follicles absorb the light. As a result, the hair follicle is impaired and no longer able to produce hair. Because the follicle is impaired, opposed to being removed through methods such as waxing or shaving, you are left smoother, longer.

The sensation of the treatment differs, of course, from person to person. Some compare the feeling to an elastic band quickly snapping on their skin or describe the pain-factor as similar to or less than waxing. Others find the treatment completely painless. Directly after the procedure the targeted area might look and feel a bit sunburned and many specialists will sooth the skin with ice or aloe. There are other tricks to evade discomfort, such as avoiding treatments while you are on your period (your skin is more sensitive!) and not waiting too long between follow-up sessions.

As many of you know, maybe from experiences with waxing, the right beautician makes all the difference. An experienced beautician knows that little things such as applying pressure after a waxing strip reduces discomfort. Laser hair removal is the same way; the right person can make the experience much more relaxing. Do a bit of research before you book, read reviews, and inform yourself. Vaniday has tons of top-rated and trusted laser hair removal salons in Singapore to choose from.

If you hate shaving every day, struggle with dark or annoying hair, or hate the feeling of prickly legs, why not try laser hair removal? Many people have found this treatment to be their solution to all things hairy. And besides, half the fun of new beauty treatments is experimenting! What do you really have to lose, other than hair of course?

Face peeling: reveal skin you never knew you had!

Dull skin is so last year! If you want to glow but don’t want to wait around for smoothing creams to work, face peels are the way to go! As the name implies, face peels renew skin by speeding up skin cell replacement, allowing the dead outside later to peel off. As a result, wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots are reduced, as fresh glowing skin is revealed. My favorite part about clean dewy skin: no need for pore clogging foundation and makeup!

Different salons use varying types of peeling treatments, but common ones include Glycolic acid (derived from sugar cane) and fruit enzymes and acids (from fruits such as pineapples, papaya, and grapes). There are many versions of face peels to accommodate any need. For example, salicylic acid peels rid the skin of acne by removing excess oils. Natural enzyme peels are gentle enough for all skin types and work wonders on clogged pores (who doesn’t want that?!). With so many types of peels, have fun and explore your options!

An expert beautician will modify the treatment to suit your complexion and skin type. The peel is applied to the face with a sponge or brush and rinsed off with a neutralizing solution. Some people feel warmness while the solution is on, and the face might look a bit pink afterwards if you opted for a stronger peel. Your beautician will advise you on proper after-treatment care (such as wearing sunscreen to protect your fresh skin!).

If you want to ease yourself into the world of skin rejuvenation, you can first try exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments or relaxing facials. Although these treatments are great for quickly achieving a nice glow and smooth skin, face peels work a bit harder and are more targeted towards remedying discoloration, acne, and wrinkles. But beware, once you see how awesome peels make you look and feel, you will be addicted! Nothing feels better than the piece of mind (and confidence!) that comes with clear glowing skin.

Ready to be a bold & beautiful babe?

Knowing what to expect from a beauty treatment can calm your nerves and give you confidence to experiment. Remember, beauty professionals do these treatments all day, every day, it’s like second nature to them! Don’t ever hesitate to ask a beautician any questions you have about a treatment you are interested in.  Hundreds of salons in Singapore are literally at your fingertips. Go on! Be the fun and fearless female that you are and discover your new beauty ritual!