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Beauty Lab: Diamond Peel

Isha Andaya tries a different kind of facial.
Beauty Lab: Diamond Peel Isha Andaya tries a different kind of facial.

At a recent event I attended, Joey Mead mentioned that she gets regular microdermabrasion treatments to keep her smooth complexion in mint condition. I've never been one for facials but when I was given the chance to try a Diamond Peel at The Skin & Laser Clinic, I thought I'd give it a go.

Eunice tells me that what makes a Diamond Peel different is that the instrument used to exfoliate your face has crystals in it. It feels a bit rough (what scrub doesn't?) but it really does a great job of sloughing off that dull layer of surface skin.

I thoroughly enjoyed my 30-minute treatment at the clinic. Apart from the delightfully posh interiors of the waiting area, the actual treatment room was so nice and private. Rovie, my attending therapist, made me feel so comfortable on the treatment bed and she unobtrusively explained each step before performing it. I liked how she was knowledgeable enough to answer my queries.

The procedure itself was very relaxing—a massage while applying the cleansing cream, the warming effect of the steamer on my skin, and even the rhythmic movement of exfoliating was calming.

I loved the scent of the moisturizer and other lotions and scrubs applied. Apparently, Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo formulates it and you can purchase the skin care line from the clinic for mainenance in between treatments. Rovie recommended getting a Diamond Peel once a month but not more frequently than that.

I left the clinic with glowing skin and I didn't feel the need, or want, to put on makeup. Even my pores looked smaller!

Now I get why so many women make it a part of their monthly beauty routines. Wouldn't you love to glow?

A Diamond Peel at The Skin & Laser Clinic is priced at P2500 for a session. The clinic is located at the 2/F East Building, Forbestown Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio. Call (632) 403-3245 for appointments.

—Isha Andaya, Managing Editor

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