Dr. Clariss Essential Acne Facial Treatment
A refreshing and purifying skin treatment that will deep-cleanse your skin with science-backed ingredients like salicylic acid, AHAs and vitamin B5 which reduces acne, improves complexion and minimizes the visibility of pores, leaving skin fresh and clear.
Deep-Cleanse & Purify
Are You Embarrassed By Your Acne & Large Pores?
You are not alone. Around 85% of people between the ages of 12 to 25 suffer from different kinds of acne. In fact, acne breakouts do not only happen in your teenage years!
Even when you are in your late twenties or thirties, you can still suffer from “adult acne”. In most cases, if not properly treated, acne can leave permanent scars on your skin.
What is Mask Acne (Maskne)?
If you develop breakouts from wearing a mask, you’re not alone. This condition, known as “maskne” (mask acne), is a common side effect of using a mask. With the mandatory mask-wearing, 'maskne' has become a phenomenon in which even people in their late thirties and forties are having frequent acne breakouts.
Does Maskne Only Cause Acne?
Maskne doesn’t simply cause pimples, though. It may also result in skin issues, including redness, bumpiness, and irritation. It can also trigger conditions such as dermatitis and folliculitis.
Experiencing acne flareups
Facing hyperpigmentation due to acne
Experiencing high levels of sebum productions
Facing congested pores
Treat acne and reduce acne scars
Lighten acne marks and hyperpigmentation
Clearing congested pores
Calm inflamed skin
Balance sebum production
If I Have Acne, Should I Seek Help?
If you have acne, don’t wait until it gets worse before seeking help! The primary objective of seeking early acne treatment is to stop the outbreak and prevent it from forming scars. Prevention is recommended because it is easier, less expensive, and less time-consuming to prevent a breakout than to deal with acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
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How long will Dr. Clariss Essential Hydrating Facial Treatment take?The treatment itself is around 45 minutes. When includes with consultation and preparation, it will take about 1 hour in total.
What is the aftercare process like?We will be using professional-grade Glycolic Acid, which you are advised to avoid any exfoliating agents for the day, as well as avoid prolonged contact with sunlight and use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 and above sunscreen during the day.
Do you offer free consultation?Absolutely! We invite everyone to come into the salon for a complimentary 15-minute skin consultation before deciding to visit as a client. One of our team will sit down with you to get to know more about you, your skin goals and concern, and your lifestyle habits, before taking you through their recommendations and letting you know which treatment would best address your concerns.
What is your cancellation policy like?Providing outstanding service is the core of our business. As the slot is reserved especially for you, we ask that you notify us 24 working hours in advance to change or cancel appointments. More details can be found in our terms & conditions.
Why is there a 'from' on your price list?You may notice that our price list says ‘from’, for example, S$38. This is because the price listed is the price for the first trial. Furthermore, you may choose to include add-ons like additional serums in the treatment to further address your skin concerns.
What are you doing about COVID-19?We follow the latest Covid-19 management rules and regulations set by the Singapore Government. Besides the mandatory rules set by the Singapore Government, Misswish Health & Beauty Sanctuary also strives to achieve these in-house guidelines: All equipment will be sanitised using alcohol pads after each use. One-time usage equipment, such as cotton pad and buds, will be carefully disposed after each use. Virtual check-ins and appointment booking are strongly encouraged to minimise unnecessary contact with commonly used items, such as pen and paper. Hand sanitisers will be available.
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How Is Acne Formed?
Overproduction of sebum from the oil glands.
Formation of white and blackheads due to blockages at the pore of the oil gland.
Bacteria grow easily in these blocked glands leading to inflammation, redness, swelling and pus!
The non-inflammatory acne consists mainly of whiteheads and blackheads and these will not cause scarring. Inflammatory acne consists of red bumps, painful pus bumps and cysts, which often lead to acne scars.
For women, it’s usually the hormonal shifts that happen during their monthly period, which causes the glands to produce excess oil. This causes the oil glands to be filled with sebum that leads to breakouts.
High levels of androgen and testosterone are also linked to causing breakouts. This causes high activity of the sebaceous glands which leads to overproduction of sebum. There’s a higher chance of pores getting clogged, leading to severe acne.
What are the Causes of Acne?
Myths about what contributes to acne are quite common. Many people believe that foods such as chocolate or French fries will contribute to acne. While there’s no scientific support for these claims, there are certain risk factors for developing acne.
Acne tends to run in the genes. If one of your parents suffered from a severe acne breakout, it is possible you might get it, too. A family line with the genetic tendency to overproduce sebum leads to oily skin which results in more breakouts.
There’s also a chance your diet may be one of the causes. Some foods can trigger inflammation on the skin and speed up the formation of a pimple. High-glycemic foods and dairy are amongst the culprit linked to causing acne. A study associated skim milk to triggering acne growth.
It is that painful, red acne on your chin that won’t seem to disappear, stay on your face and continue to bug you?
Pimples growing on the chin are usually related to hormones, especially in women. Hormonal imbalance and shifts can disrupt the body’s healthy functioning and cause acne flare-ups. Acne growth on the chin may fluctuate during monthly periods. Also, an increase in androgens and testosterone in women are the main reasons why they’re prone to pimples growing on the chin.
Hormones are what stimulate oil production. Too much sebum triggers the growth of bacteria which then gets trapped in the pores. Acne breakouts typically happen underneath the skin and the bacteria in there.
In the case of maskne, acne formation around the chin is likely due to insufficient cleaning of the mouth area after eating which the food and its oil lingers around the mouth area for prolonged period of time. Such oils used for cooking are often comedogenic which clogs pores. Furthermore, the unwiped food on your chin area may turn bad overtime which bacteria is formed, leading to greater presence of acne.
Common Areas Where Acne May Develop
Acne can appear on any skin surface. However, there are areas on our face that are way more prone to growth of acne.
Especially with the mandatory mask-wearing, these include:
Acne on the cheek is usually caused by oil and dirt buildup that clogs the pores over time. The dirt and debris that encourages bacteria growth on the cheek come from the environment. These may be on your pillowcases, dirty smartphones, and habits of touching your face with dirty hands. Environmental pollution is one of the skin’s worst enemies. Dirt, oil, and bacteria make a perfect formula for causing acne.
With maskne, you already have oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells on your skin. But when you wear a mask, these substances can build up more and block your pores. A mask also traps humidity due to your breathing and sweating, which may increase the risk of acne.
Another possible cause is friction. The material of a face covering can rub against your skin, leading to chafing and irritation. Or you may be sensitive or allergic to the material of your face covering. Some masks are pretreated with chemicals or feel rough on the skin. Similarly, washing a mask in a scented detergent may lead to irritation.
Why Choose Dr. Clariss Essential Acne Facial Treatment?
Dr. Clariss Essential Acne Facial Treatment helps with unclogging and purifying pores. Deep-cleansing and extractions can help with acne breakouts, depending on the kind you have and how severe they are. In general, facials are suitable for mild breakouts rather than cystic acne. Dr. Clariss Essential Acne Facial Treatment removes whiteheads and blackheads as well.
The products used in our Dr. Clariss Essential Acne Facial Treatment is packed with science-backed acne fighting ingredients, minerals, botanical extracts, vitamins and essential nutrients, giving you the clear and supple-looking skin that you deserve. These ingredients include: centella asiatica, green tea, panthenol (vitamin B5), salicylic acid, AHAs and etc.
As extractions may be painful for some due to how our face can get quite sensitive, Dr. Clariss Aqua Peel Exfoliating Facial Treatment is well recommended for achieving the least pain and the deepest level of cleansing to unclog the most disgusting pores ever.