Anti-ageing doesn’t need to be complicated or confusing. It can be hard to figure out the many types of anti-ageing treatment, products and ingredients that we are constantly bombarded with on social media, magazines, tv etc. From snails to stem cells, vampire facials to baby botox, there is a never-ending stream of “the next big thing” in anti-ageing. If you are overwhelmed with choice, bewildered by conflicting advice and unsure of what’s really necessary, this blog is for you. Below I have outlined the basics of sensible, proven anti-ageing treatments and products that are all you will need to see a visible difference in your skin. If non-invasive anti-ageing is your thing (we deal in ‘fresh not frozen’ outcomes) then read on! These are my top 3 in treatments and products for a younger complexion on all skin types.
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Treatments top three:
Microneedling – delay and reverse visible signs of ageing. This is the ultimate non-surgical treatment for giving you a youthful look that is fresh – not frozen. For those who want subtle yet visible revision of lines and laxity. Results are gradual and permanent. Fantastic also as a time-delay treatments for pre-ageing clients.
LED light therapy. Powerful, natural, non-invasive and customisable. Stimulates collagen, gives a revitalised softness and glow back to your skin. Add-on to your facial to supercharge results or have a course for a deep skin re-boot on skin that has been neglected or over-exposed to the sun. I have been using LED therapy on my clients for over ten years now and it shows in their skin!
Facial Massage. This old-school treatment will always have a place in our customised facials. A targeted, personalised facial massage is far more than just rubbing lotions into your skin. In the right hands it is a stand-alone anti-ageing tool that increases the availability of nutrition to the skin cells, stimulates lymph flow for sharper contours, releases muscle tension from the face, eyes and shoulders. Our therapists are trained in many types of massage so that we can tailor the best one for you. Examples are sculpting and lifting massage to give a more wide-awake and fresh look to the face and eyes, lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness or pressure point manipulation to relieve tension. And of course whatever method we choose for your facial, it’s blissful to receive!
Products top three:
Gentle cleanser and SPF30 moisturiser are your basic core products in any skincare routine. Without a thorough, yet gentle, cleanse, your following products will not work to their full effectiveness. And, of course, we all know that prevention is better than cure, so SPF30 daily moisturiser is a must-have. From the Skin Essentials range look for Skin Comfort Cleanser and SPF30 Day Cream.
Serum. If you have not yet started using serum then it is time to make the change! Well-formulated serums can deliver targeted actives much deeper than your treatment cream and deliver visible results over time. There are serums for all ages and skin requirements but from an anti-ageing point of view the number one ingredient to use is Vitamin A, the global gold-standard in effective anti-ageing. This ingredient is vital for skin health and function and will keep cellular turnover at optimum levels, giving you brighter, clearer skin with less congestion, diminished lines and a more even colour and texture. Choose the correct serum for your skin type then add a vitamin A serum at night for anti-ageing power on every skin type. From the Skin Essentials range look at Age Slowly Serum.
Treatment Cream. Far more than a ‘moisturiser’, your chosen cream should supply nutrition, hydration and anti-oxidants at a minimum, then ideally you should be able to choose one that also has active ingredients for your skin’s particular needs. Ingredients to look out for: hyaluronic acid, plant butters, seed oils. Try to use creams that do not have silicone in the first few ingredients on the label as a general rule. For example: our Skin Comfort Cream is a fantastic universal cream for normal-dry skin types that will also provide multi-anti-oxidants, plant sterols to deeply moisturise and calm redness, all facilitating an environment where skin cells can function to their capacity, giving you a much slower ageing
For more information on any of these products or treatments, click the links in the text above, check out our treatments page, pop in top our clinic in Selskar, Wexford Town or call us on 053 9145981
We have introduced a new element to our bespoke facials here at Skin Essentials by Mariga, Wexford. You know we are always searching out the latest and best technology and ingredients to bring you the absolute maximum clinical results from your treatments
We can now incorporate the power of ION+ therapy into your facial. Choose from VitalfusION+ to brighten, revitalise and smooth a dull or sluggish skin, or LiftfusION+ for a tightening and radiance effect perfect before a big event when you want some extra wow factor for your skin! ION+ therapy will be used as part of your bespoke treatment when appropriate or you can specifically request it if you have an occasion coming up, be sure to let your therapist know! We do not charge extra for this powerful booster treatment – it is included in the regular price of your bespoke facial.
Ion therapy can also be taken in a series to deeply revitalise skin that has been neglected, or to delay the first signs of ageing when fine lines start to appear. It is also a great maintenance treatment between microneedling courses for maintaining skin texture, health and vitality.
Suitable for all skin types and issues as it is adapted for each client, the ION+ therapy is a universal facial. As it utilises a galvanic electric current to open channels in the skin to allow for deep active product penetration (it doesn’t hurt, it’s actually very relaxing), it is not suitable during pregnancy, for those with diabetes, epilepsy, or anyone with a lot of metal in their body such as plates or pins. (Fillings are ok).
LED light therapy has got to be the most versatile treatment modality available now in advanced skin clinics. It is natural, safe, can be used by every skin type and the results we are seeing here at Skin Essentials by Mariga are fantastic. Our clients are experiencing deep skin rejuvenation giving them brighter, radiant, tighter skin that looks and acts years younger. It is also priced to be accessible to everyone, making it an ideal treatment for those on a budget or to have if you are saving up for advanced anti-wrinkle or scar reduction using microneedling. It will improve the skins appearance and strength and also prep the skin for even better results from advanced correction treatments. To make it even better value for you, we have created the Celluma Club (limited to 10 people per month). See the video for details or continue reading below…
Join our LED Celluma Club!
As the effects of the Celluma LED are cumulative, the ideal way to use it at the beginning is as often as possible! The machine can be used every day for 30 minutes and after the first month a maintenance programme of once a week is ideal.
To help you get the most from your biophototherapy treatments with us our experts have created the Celluma Club. Unlimited sessions of the Celluma treatment for 1 month for an amazing €200! Remember, it is usually €40 for a single light treatment. Fantastic for first time anti-ageing clients who want to dramatically accelerate the results of their new skincare programme. A must-do for acne too. Continue reading →
We are very happy to announce that Oncology Skincare Therapeutic Facial services are now available from Skin Essentials.
Skin Essentials by Mariga skincare clinic is the first of its kind in Ireland to qualify in oncology aesthetics we have expanded our practice to serve people being treated for, or recovering from, cancer. Continue reading →
Beautiful new facial treatment launched today at Skin Essentials
We are excited to announce the launch our latest skin treatment here at Skin Essentials by Mariga. The Barrier repair Facial is a beautiful treatment for anyone who has any dryness, dehydration, dullness or sensitivity issues. As many of these skin conditions can manifest as we move into autumn/winter and start lighting fires and turning on the heating, the timing for this luxurious treat is perfect! 30/60 minute prices
Mariga’s advice on choosing the best sunscreen / SPF
Skin Essentials by Mariga SPF30 Day Cream
This time of year there are sunscreen products available everywhere you look, from the supermarket to the petrol station and of course online and in-clinic from Skin Essentials by Mariga!
It is a good thing that people are now so aware of the damage too much UV exposure can cause, but it also makes it confusing for the consumer when there are so many products available to choose from. In this article, Mariga clarifies what to choose and how to use when it comes to your facial sunscreen. (Of course, you need sunscreen all over when you are exposing any skin to the sun but today we are just looking at facial care). Continue reading →