The aim of the facials is to create a relaxing and wholesome experience. Facial ingredients are all natural. A relaxing South-Indian inspired playlist is curated for spa customers to listen to during their experience. Translucent screens give some privacy.
Facials start with light water-based cleansing, followed by an organic virgin coconut oil face massage before the face masks are applied.
The face masks are varied at each event. See below for dates and details.
After the mask is cleaned off, a toner of apple cider vinegar and water is applied. Finally, the face is moisturised with organic virgin coconut oil.
Spa customers are then invited to have tea and snacks while chatting with our interviewer about the experience and self-care. Based on feedback from the test session, simple take-home samples with the face mask (turmeric flavour) are also available for customers to continue caring for their skin.
1 May 2016 at StandUpForSG Labour Day event
[ Test facials for the Spa and gathering of feedback for future sessions ]
TURMERIC I: Turmeric + Honey + Lemon face mask
TURMERIC II: Turmeric + Honey + Milk face mask
19 June 2016 (2-5pm) at Opening Event of Octopus Residency
[ With Really Really Free Market organised by Post-Museum ]
SOOTHING OAT POWER: Oatmeal + Honey + Milk face mask
TURMERIC I: Turmeric + Honey + Lemon face mask
26 June 2016 (3-6pm) at Octopus Residency with HealthServe
[ With free health screenings by HealthServe ]
Spa special! -- Other than facials by Bindi, there will be head/neck massage and foot reflexology by masseurs of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped
Theme: soothing facials for sun exposure
HYDRATING & COOLING POWER: Cucumber + Yoghurt + Honey face mask
17 July 2016 (4-7pm) at Octopus Residency event
Special edition: learn to give yourself facials, self-massage for face/head/neck/shoulders/leg and friend-to-friend shoulder massage!
For a wellness world! Plus free turmeric+honey+lemon face mask samples!
Note: I am not professionally trained, this session is meant to share knowledge.
Closing Exhibition- 1-13 August
At WORKHOUSE, co-working space at 60 Upper Weld Road
We eat these foods all the time- and they work wonders on skin! Why pay for expensive, chemical-laden face products, when the richest ingredients come from nature? Indulging in a natural face mask once in a while or making your own face products can be very satisfying. If it seems daunting, start with very simple, familiar ingredients like honey and lemon. Many of these have similar properties.
*Side note: I once told a friend I mashed up an avocado and did a body mask. She was shocked and said it was a waste of a perfectly good avocado. But our skin is our largest organ! Treat it well!
Often used in Indian cuisine, this amazing spice has extraordinary properties, both topically and when ingested. It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-aging, which makes it great for face masks, especially to combat pimples and inflammation. It is said to help lighten pigmentation when used in the long run and make skin glow. When ingested, it is said to help prevent cancer and detoxify the liver.
Raw honey is naturally anti-bacterial, full of antioxidants and moisturising. It is a stalwart ingredient in many natural face masks, helping to combat germs from pimples and leaving you with a glow- so good it's great on its own as a face mask! It also helps face mask ingredients stick together! The next time you have an annoying pimple, dab some raw honey on it instead of using chemical acne cream!
Lemon is a natural astringent (reduces oil), moisturises and has exfoliating properties, removing dead skin cells and fading dark spots and acne scars. It is also anti bacterial, killing acne germs and skin bacteria. For a simple treatment, dilute some lemon juice in water and apply onto face.
Milk has been used for beauty regimes for centuries. It is soothing and cooling, making it great for burns or itches. It also gently exfoliates and moisturises, softens skin and nourishes it with vitamins and minerals, helping to fight acne.
The ancients took oat baths! Oats are anti-inflammatory, and soothing- making them good for dry skin and sufferers of skin conditions like eczema. Oats act as a mild scrub that cleanses pores to remove bacteria and removes dead skin cells. Don't just have a warm, hearty bowl for breakfast, put it all over your skin!
The cucumber is much more than a crunchy vegetable for salads and sandwiches. It contains 95% water, is hydrating, very soothing, brightening, toning and contains powerful antioxidants. It also soothes dark circles and puffy eyes. Great for prolonged sun exposure!
Yoghurt is anti-inflammatory, soothing, antibacterial, moisturising and softening. Lactic acid in yoghurt helps exfoliate skin, promoting growth of new cells, thus helping to fade blemishes and pigmentation. Combined with cucumber, it makes for a powerful face mask.
Copyright 2016 Ng Xi Jie and Octopus Residency