Spa and facial treat worth $220 awaits Big Walk participants
Participants will get a spa and facial treat worth $220
Relax after the fun and prepare to be spoiled.
In a first for The New Paper's Big Walk series, each participant will receive a spa and facial treat, courtesy of Spa Infinity on the second floor of Suntec City Mall.
The treatment, worth $220, is among the $880 worth of goodies awaiting participants of the Jubilee Big Walk on Nov 29.
It entitles you to a Revitalising Collagen Facial for both men and women. It focuses on the use of collagen to tighten pores, repair and renew your skin, on top of brightening and hydrating effects.
Spa Infinity uses skin care products from France called Centella.
Just how will you be pampered? Despite my fear of facial treatments, I played guinea pig for a day.
Previous experience with facials have not been pleasant. So the prospect of being tortured by a metal device scraping all my pimples and blackheads and leaving my face looking like a tomato, had me bracing myself to be mortified.
But the whole environment and interior of Spa Infinity helped calm my frazzled nerves.
The marble flooring and soft background music left me feeling serene and at ease.
Ms Linda Lim, 43, a customer service officer, led me to the women's section, with showering facilities and a micronised ion jacuzzi filled with warm ionic microbubbles that gently massaged my skin and penetrated my pores, muscles and tendons.
Spa Infinity's infrared sauna promises to detoxify, reduce stress and help with weight loss.
After the treatments, I was led to a room where senior beautician, Ms Lan Lethi Ngoc, who is in her 40s, analysed my skin. We found that it was prone to breakouts and had an oily surface because of my penchant for spicy food.
After a detailed rundown of what she would be doing, she put me through an exfoliation process using a Diamond Exfoliation machine.
Then, the dreaded part of a facial process - the extraction.
But I was in for a surprise.
Ms Lan's skilful hands were quick and her scraping method left me with little to almost no pain at all.
Every few minutes, she would ask if the pain was bearable.
After completing the extraction of blackheads and pimples on the left side of my face, she paused, gave me a mirror and asked me to touch the left and right sides of my face to compare the difference.
It was remarkable.
My left side was notably smoother and the pigmentation of my skin seemed more even compared to the right side which, well, still looked dull and reminded me of the surface of the moon.
Afterwards, Ms Lan applied lotion to heal my skin and gave me a face massage.
The whole procedure was completed with a mask, which helped to unblock the pores and hydrate my skin.
It was a wonderful two-hour long process.
And that, Big Walkers, is the kind of pampering you will receive.
Just mention "Jubilee Big Walk" when you make your appointment to enjoy the benefits of your voucher.
WHAT: THE SG50 JUBILEE BIG WALK 2015 IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW PAPER.
WHEN: NOV 29, 7AM
WHERE: STARTS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE AND ENDS AT GARDENS BY THE BAY.
PRICE: GROUPS WITH 50 PEOPLE OR MORE CAN ENJOY REGISTRATION FEES OF $20 A PERSON. FOR PASSION CARD MEMBERS, THE EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION FEE IS $20, AFTER WHICH IT IS $25 A PERSON.
For non-PAssion card members, the early-bird registration fee is $23, after which it is $28. Early-bird ends on Oct 18.
REGISTRATION: YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT AT WWW.JUBILEEBIGWALK.SG
GOODIE BAG: SIGN UP AND GET A GOODIE BAG WORTH $880. THE GOODIES INCLUDE AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION AND DENIZEN T-SHIRT, BEAUTY TREAT FROM RADIANCE SWISS, WELLNESS TREAT FROM SPA INFINITY, A 10-DAY PASS TO TRUE FITNESS, AND A THREE-MONTH DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE NEW PAPER AND SPH MAGAZINES.