Breaking out? You’re definitely not alone—enough people have suffered mask-related acne that the term “maskne” has even been coined sometime in 2020. Face masks can often cause clogged pores and skin irritability, leading to a variety of facial issues from rashes and redness to zits and blackheads.
Proper moisturizing, cleansing, and wearing a good quality mask can help you keep your skin calm but if you’re looking to give your skin a little extra attention, a trip to a skin clinic for a facial (or other cleansing treatments) may be a good idea. Here are some of the top-rated skin clinics in Metro Manila when you’re in the mood for some pampering.
Glow Skin Clinic
A facial isn’t always a walk in the park, but it’s easy to feel at ease with Glow Skin Clinic’s pretty interiors and warm, attentive staff. Promising a premium pampering experience, the clinic offers a variety of treatments to make clients feel fresh, bright, and effortlessly beautiful. First-timers may try the clarifying Start Up Facial (P1,800) for a basic facial. For a deep cleansing treatment, Glow’s eight-step Signature Facial (P2,500) combines microdermabrasion, electro-infusion, and LED light therapy for maskne-free and youthful skin.
New Normal Protocols: Book online and fill out a health declaration form. Glow takes precautions to ensure every glow session is as safe as possible with thorough disinfection and sanitation of the facilities.
Aiming to be a local leader in the treatment of acne and acne-related skin conditions, AcneCure takes its job seriously. With experienced dermatologists and well-trained aestheticians, each treatment is efficient and expertly executed. Whether you’re visiting for a Reborn Peel Mild (P2,088) for acne-free complexion or a Smoothing Microdermabrasion (P1,100) for cleaner, smoother skin, AcneCure is a great place for your skin concerns.
Branches: Westgate (Muntinlupa), BF Homes (Parañaque), Evia Lifestyle Center (Las Piñas)
Contact: +63 917 5471263, +63 917 8420771 (Westgate), +63 917-1656130 (BF Homes), +63 917 3204626 (Evia)
Website: https://www.acnecureclinic.com, Facebook
New Normal Protocols: Before visiting, contact AcneCure to reserve a spot and confirm the branches’ opening hours.
Mecca Aesthetic Clinic and Spa
Get a beauty vacation at Mecca Aesthetic Clinic and Spa, where everyone abides by the philosophy “Beauty + Pamper.” The staff works to make every visitor feel relaxed and pampered, so you leave with skin that glows from inside out. Pimple Injections (P350 per pimple) are available if you have a particularly nasty zit you’d like to zap away, but other services for mask-related irritation include the Lactic Peel (P1,500) for rosacea and Bump Off Sebum Facial (P1,550).
New Normal Protocols: The clinic is operating at limited capacity, so contact Mecca for a booking and wait for the staff’s confirmation before visiting the clinic.
Belo Medical Group
As one of the biggest and most recognizable skincare brands in the Philippines, Belo Medical Group provides cutting-edge treatments and top-notch service. Glycopeel Cleaning (P1,800) is a popular facial for clients with oily and acne-prone skin but if you’re willing to splurge on a more intensive treatment, the Belo team recommends the Inara anti-acne treatment (P2,200) or the Agnes RF (P9,000), among others.
Branches: Alabang, Ayala Malls Manila Bay (Parañaque), BGC (Taguig), Greenbelt (Makati), Medical Plaza Makati, Powerplant Mall (Makati), Greenhills (San Juan), S Maison Conrad (Pasay), Shangri-La Plaza (Mandaluyong), SM Megamall (Mandaluyong), SM North The Block (Quezon City), Tomas Morato (Quezon City), Trinoma (Quezon City)
Contact: +63 999 8857273, +632 88192356
Website: https://belomed.com, Facebook, Instagram
New Normal Protocols: Book a treatment or an online consultation at the website. As a precautionary measure, all of the Belo doctors and staff are fully vaccinated.
If you’re looking forward to total pampering, you can’t go wrong with a day at The Spa. While it’s more known for its massage and body treatments, The Spa also offers a pretty extensive selection of facial treatments. The Light & Luminous Facial (P2,090) is especially suited for blemished skin that needs TLC, while the Restorative Water Lily Facial (P2,200) is a soothing treatment that can help with redness and dehydration.
Branches: Rockwell (Makati), Greenbelt 1 (Makati), The Fort (Taguig), The Podium (Mandaluyong), Shangri-La Plaza (Mandaluyong), Alabang Town Center (Muntinlupa)
Contact: +63 998 8479405 (Rockwell), +63 998 8479453 (Greenbelt), +63 998 8479528 (Fort), +63 998 8479416 (Podium), +63 998 5864225 (Shangri-La), +63 998 5864238 (Alabang)
Website: http://www.thespa.com.ph, Facebook, Instagram
New Normal Protocols: Every room is disinfected and sanitized before and after each session. Guests are expected to book online and observe social distancing.
Remember to book ahead before heading to your spa of choice! And of course, pack your face mask and face shield—it may not be best for your skin, but facial coverings are still a must in public places. Get your COVID-19 essentials on KKday.
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