The second time I went to Phuket my friends and I took some time out from the heat to hang out at a new shopping centre. While inside we saw a few beauty salons with opening specials for facials. For about $10 Australian dollars you could get a facial, and face massage. It sounded like a pretty good deal to my friends so we decided to go in. I’d actually got a similar deal during my last visit to Phuket.

After a quick wash and steam the beauticians take out their tweezers and start cleaning the pores of your face. This is an extremely painful procedure and one of my friends admitted to crying during the process. For some reason I forgot about the first time I went through the process and how painful it was then.

The face massage and steam is quite nice but I don’t think the pain of the whole process makes it worthwhile.