Summer is almost upon us, and everyone knows what that means—beach trips, outdoor adventures, and loads of in-the-sun fun! I recently went on a beach trip and wore a halter-style two piece that left a weird tan line over my chest and shoulders. And while I like my new tan, I wish it was more uniform!
Coincidentally, I’d just learned of microdermabrasion: a full-body treatment that effectively removes superficial dead skin cells to make your skin look smoother, even-toned, and more radiant. It’s essentially an exfoliating, whitening treatment—but since I was fresh from the beach, I figured it would give me an even-looking glow.
After browsing Deal Grocer’s Beauty Category, I decided to pay a visit to Skin Philosophie in the Fort for this very reason. Skin Philosophie offers a treatment called Full Body Whitening Microdermabrasion. And if I’m to believe what I was told, the medical-grade microdermabrasion machine they have at their facility is much more powerful than the ones in other spas. Proof: You only have to do this treatment once a month, while other places require you to come back every two weeks. Watch what happens in the video!
MY EXPERIENCE IN PHOTOS
Before we get started, how lovely is Skin Philosophie’s modern minimalist design?
My full-body microdermabrasion treatment took place in this room, which I found very cozy and clean.
There are only two simple steps involved in treatment:
STEP 1: Cleansing of the skin. My arms, legs, chest, and back were cleansed with Cetaphil prior to the microdermabrasion. I felt relaxed during the entire sponge bath.
STEP 2. Microdermabrasion. A suction head was passed over my entire body, again and again, to collect and slough away dead skin cells. If you have gotten a diamond peel on your face in the past, I’d say the sensation is quite similar! It’s relatively painless, but if you feel anything, you may ask for the intensity to be adjusted to your liking.
And that’s it! Immediately after the treatment, I felt smooth all over. I was much happier with the appearance of my skin—it looked brighter and more uniform in tone. If you get any dry patches and redness on your skin, like I did, don’t panic. These are totally normal side effects and will subside after a few short hours.
I would definitely recommend getting microdermabrasion done a week or two before hitting the beach. It’ll make you feel the most confident you’ve ever been in your own skin!
Full Body Whitening Microdermabrasion, P6,000
Address: 3rd Floor, The Fort Strip, 28th Street Corner 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: 2158080 / 856745
Operating Hours: Daily, 10AM to 7PM
Photos and video by Say Artillero