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Make the most of your lunch hour with an express facial, blowout, or even soak in a bath

Between work, social dinners and quality time with family, it can be difficult to book in a facial appointment or a pampering spa treatment. But if you have a lunch hour to spare, you might just be able to schedule in a quick fix that will have you feeling refreshed and looking radiant for the rest of the week. We round up 7 express treatments that are under 45 minutes—leaving you enough time for a sandwich or poké bowl before you head back to the office.

1. Pick Me Up Facial at Porcelain Spa

Need a pick-me-up between work? Porcelain Spa’s 30-minute treatment is just what you need. Perfect for a dull and tired complexion as well as sensitive skin, the Pick Me Up facial helps to rejuvenate skin and stimulate collagen production with an exfoliation, custom blended mask, and custom LED therapy. There’s even a relaxing shoulder massage to soothe those tired muscles and melt away any tension.

2. Browgraphy at Browhaus

Unkempt brows are not a good look at any time of the day. Browhaus’ Browgraphy offers eyebrow shaping—with the option of threading, tweezing, or both—and a customised colour tweak to match your hair colour. You’ll leave after 45 minutes with neater, fuller brows that will perfectly frame your face. The best part? The tint lasts for about a week, so this is truly time-saving.

3. Glow To Go IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment at EstheClinic

If you’ve got only 20 minutes to spare, EstheClinic’s express treatment gives you maximum results for your time. Glow To Go helps to even out dull or hyperpigmented skin tone, improves the appearance of pores and promotes collagen production. Unlike traditional IPL that can be mildly uncomfortable, the treatment is delivered using the clinic’s MacPeel No Pain System which gradually raises the temperature of the dermis—promising a pain-free experience with immediate results and zero downtime.

4. Daily Blowout at Blow + Bar

Erase any trace of a bad hair day with Blow + Bar’s Daily Blowout. A lifestyle grooming bar for busy urbanites, multi-tasking is the name of their game—so why not throw in a manicure while you’re getting a blowout? Located at Joo Chiat and Robertson Quay (which offers a great view while you sip on your bubbly), the salon will have you looking fresh for a meeting in 40 minutes.

5. Liftera at The Wellness Clinic

30 minutes is all you need for this lifting treatment, which promises to lift your profile or contour your body with no downtime. The non-invasive procedure uses thermal diffusion treatment technology, delivered using high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten deep tissues, to give you a more youthful appearance.

6. (V)acial at Sugar(ed)

Pamper yourself between your bikini or Brazilian sessions with Sugar(ed)’s signature facial for down under. The six-step treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, ingrown hair extraction and the sugaring studio’s mud treatment, finished with a layer of the Phenomen-all balm, all in 30 minutes.

7. Hinoki Onsen Bath at Ikeda Spa Prestige

Soak off the mid-day stress with a 30-minute bath at Ikeda Spa Prestige. Modelled after a Japanese communal bathhouse, the treatment gets its name from the prized hinoki (cypress wood)—which also releases anti-bacterial mineral oils—that is used to construct the tub. Together with the milky bathwater that is charged with negative ions, the onsen helps to melt away stress and soothe the skin, while promoting blood circulation and metabolism.

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