How to Pick the Perfect Facial Treatment For Your Skin Type

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From hydrating facials, to oxygen facials or chemical peels, finding the right type of facial treatment that suits your skin type is important. There are many facial treatments offered in Singapore, but the right one will leave your skin looking clean and healthy.

A facial treatment can boost the skin’s ability to heal and repair itself, as well as stimulate collagen and cell growth. Some skin concerns that can be treated with a facial treatment are:

● Wrinkles or sagging skin
● Acne-prone skin or oily skin
● Dull and dry skin

It is important to note that not all facial treatments are suitable for your skin type.

The wrong type of facial may not alleviate your skin concerns, and instead worsen it and cause further skin inflammation or permanent scarring.

Consult your dermatologist or a medical professional to determine if a facial treatment is right for you.

This article will provide an overview of the facial treatment suitable for the common skin types in Singapore - normal skin, oily skin, combination skin (both normal and oily) and mature or ageing skin.

The right type of facial according to your skin type

People in Singapore book a facial treatment for all kinds of reasons, be it for maintenance or to tackle a specific skin problem like acne or wrinkles. Here are the best kinds of facials for your skin type.

Normal Skin

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For those of us who are fortunate enough to have this skin type, it means your skin is generally healthy and does not have any adverse reactions to most skin care products or environmental factors (dust).

You may still struggle with the occasional pimple or wrinkles, but these skin concerns are treatable. With minimal sensitivity and imperfections, you can opt for deep cleansing facials or any other facial treatment to address your current skin concerns.

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A great facial treatment you can try is Illumia Therapeutics’ Oxygen Perfector Facial, an oxygen facial you can get in Singapore that revitalizes the skin and gives it its natural glow.

It delivers oxygen into your skin to boost collagen production and improve its hyaluronic acid structure, allowing it to better retain moisture and leaves behind naturally smooth skin.

Oily Skin

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Your skin needs to produce sebum to keep itself hydrated and well-moisturized. This also protects the skin from drying out.

Oily skin usually means your sebaceous glands are producing too much oil, and this can lead to other skin problems such as enlarged pores, a shiny skin complexion and blemishes.

An oily skin surface can attract dirt and this leads to clogged pores or even acne. Oily skin can also be caused by other factors such as:

● Genetic factors
● Stress
● Hormonal imbalance
● Season and humidity

When looking for a facial treatment, bear in mind that overactive sebum glands do not mean avoiding facial moisturizers or serums.

In fact, some products can help in regulating the skin’s oil production, and hence reducing the oiliness altogether.

Look for facial treatments that include deep cleansing such as exfoliation of the dead skin cells or an extraction to remove dirt and grime.


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Illumia Therapeutics’ HydraClear Facial does just that. The HydraClear Facial involves a series of treatments adapted from the popular non-invasive treatments in Korea. This facial is effective in removing the excess sebum on the skin and dead skin cells, revealing a clearer, fresher-looking skin even after a single session.

Normal & Oily Skin (Combination)

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A combination skin type is a mix of either normal, oily or dry skin, with the most common combination being dry and oily.

The oilier parts of the face would usually be found on the forehead, the bridge of the nose, to your cheeks. This is called the “T-zone”.

Other times, your skin type would change according to the season. During warm, humid days your skin would appear oilier than normal.

During cold, rainy seasons, it could appear to be drier on the cheeks. If you struggle with this skin type, you’re not alone.

It can be difficult to choose skin care products that are specially designed to treat normal, dry or oily skin concurrently, but there are facial treatments that can target both the dry and oily areas.

Light therapy or low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a modern and non-invasive facial treatment that helps to eliminate signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles, but at the same time reduces inflammation including acne, strengthens the skin cells and promotes collagen production and circulation.

You can choose to try out Illumia Therapeutics’ Lux LED Facial. The latest LLLT light-emitting diodes (LEDs) system powers intensive light energy into the skin to help rebuild and repair your skin’s healing ability.

It is a clinically-proven facial treatment that provides clients with significantly clearer skin - all with no downtime.

Mature Skin (Ageing)

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Mature skin can come with their own forms of struggle, including fine lines forming around your eyes, mouth and nose area, or wrinkles on your forehead.

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity as the skin cells do not produce collagen or elastin - components that are responsible for youthful, bouncy skin - as fast or rapidly anymore.

On top of this, you may still face problems with other skin types, such as dry skin. It can be tricky to look for anti-aging creams or lifting serums that do not dry out your skin at the same time, but looking for a suitable facial treatment shouldn’t be as difficult.

For mature skin, it is imperative that you look for one that addresses all of your skin concerns.

This means targeting both the parts of your skin that you want to be firmer, and other parts that need to be nourished and rejuvenated, in order to have healthier-looking skin.

Oxygen facials can help in slowing the signs of aging too, but you should look out for facial treatments that dermatologically reduce the wrinkles and are safe for dry skin types as well.

Illumia Therapeutics’ Triple Gold Lifting® Facial addresses both these skin concerns using innovative technology.

The triple-ultrasound waves then micro-massage the skin to stimulate skin tissue growth and repair, thus decreasing the effects of aging and rehydrating your skin back to health.

Speak to Illumia Therapeutics’ skin experts to choose the perfect facial treatment for your skin type. 


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