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Merry Christmas from Skin Essentials

Introducing our Christmas ad from South East Radio!

Our ad launches next week so be sure to tune into 95.2 – 96.4FM.

Don’t forget we have Gift vouchers and fabulous Gift sets available for your loved ones (or yourself).

 

Our last guaranteed delivery date in time for Christmas is 20th December, and our couriers last collection date will be 19th December. We will continue posting orders until Sat, 22nd December. 

For last minute gift buying you’ll be happy to know we are open Sun, 23rd and Mon, 24th December. 

Shop online and in our Wexford clinic.

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Winter-onset dehydration

Dehydration (or Impaired Enzyme Activity to give it it’s proper name) is something that can occur seasonally even if you normally have hydration-balanced skin

Most of the impaired water/oil balance that I see in clients in winter is due to increased heat and the exposure to the dry air that creates, causing water to evaporate too quickly from the skin. 

Flaky, itchy, reactive problems are often a sign of this as enzymes in the skin don’t have enough water to carry out their daily functions. 

It shows as sudden fine lines appearing on the face, often noticeable in straight lines around our eyes and cheeks. This is due to the temporary loss of water from the upper layers of the skin.

Being sick, particularly with a raised temperature will also cause a temporary loss of water. Simply drinking more good fluids will soon restore this balance in a healthy, functioning skin if you act quickly enough.

If the problem is allowed to continue for a period of time then some simple changes to your daily skincare routine will help get you back on track.

  • Drink more water. This is the number one thing you can do for skin health.
  • Protect your skin from the outside with nourishing facial oils; look for ingredients like rosehip seed oil, shea butter, ceramides, squalane, jojoba seed oil, avocado seed oil, pomegranate seed oil. Our Lipid Repair Concentrate is the perfect choice for repairing your water/oil balance.
  • Avoid alcohol, stress and direct heat and processed foods as much as possible.
  • Always be gentle with your skin, especially if it is a little fragile. Avoid over-exfoliation and any skincare products containing fragrance or sulphates.

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Fun fact: too much water can lead to dehydration!!

While the skin is great at absorbing water, it’s not great at holding on to it. As the skin softens on prolonged contact with water, like during a long bath, its barrier weakens leading to water loss and dehydration, so luxuriating in the bath too often really will leave you looking like a prune!

Why not treat yourself to our Deluxe facial of the month for an extra boost to your skin health this Festive Season, introducing the Spiced Golden Pear Facial

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Keeping Your Skin on Track This Festive Season

Caring for your skin over the festive period.

The holiday festivities are underway and while it’s all great fun, usually we are left with the tell tale signs on our skin – not to mention our waistlines and wallets.

While I can’t help to control your bank balance or calorie intake, I can offer some tips to surviving the party season with your skin intact(ish)!

1. Prevention is better than cure. If you anticipate a late night, drink plenty of water between drinks to help keep skin hydrated. (It will help with hangovers too).

Leave your cleanser and a clean cloth out where you can quickly pick them up on your way to bed, reducing the likelihood of sleeping with your makeup on.

2. If you do sleep in your makeup, I recommend an enzyme exfoliation next morning followed by a deep oil treatment such as our Skin Comfort Oil.

Apply 1-2 pumps over a freshly exfoliated face, then go back to bed for twenty minutes with a cup of tea while it does its work. It will awl amazing!

3. Give your skin extra nourishment daily as a protection against dehydration. A couple of drops of Lipid Repair Concentrate, or other non-fragrant facial oil, under your moisturiser every day will ensure that your skin retains water and is supplied with essential fatty acids.

4. Try to relax. I know it’s hard when you have a million things to do, but stress will exacerbate breakouts in people prone to acne or can cause rosacea flare ups in others.

5. If you are prone to spots, go easy on the dairy products and salty foods.

6. If you are prone to facial redness avoid spicy foods, shellfish, fizzy drinks, alcohol and caffeine. (Ok, that’s hard, but at least be aware that they are potential triggers).

7. If your Christmas is more walks on the beach than drinks by the fire then remember you still need an SPF 30 every day and in cold or windy weather I recommend using a rich cream underneath for extra physical protection and repair.

Try our Skin Comfort Cream – a pea-sized amount will be all you’ll need.

8. Remember that sugar is an ageing agent on the skin, so think twice before you have that extra piece (crate) of chocolate.

9. Eat lots of fruit and veg. We all tend to ignore the fruit bowl at Christmas when there’s much more ‘interesting’ fare on offer but be nice to your skin and feed it lots of anti-oxidants from the inside too.

10. A smile is a great facial treatment! A good laugh takes years off you and is the best form of relaxation. Enjoy the time off work, catch up with friends and try not to fight with your family!

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Gifting Made Easy at Skin Essentials by Mariga

We know that you have a lot to do for Christmas, and so little time that every minute is precious!

So we have a range of services designed to make Christmas gifting from Skin Essentials as easy and quick as possible for you.

(Of course you can pop in for a browse and take as long as you like too)!

In-store:

  • We have various gift packages of our skincare at different price points boxed and ready to go. Drop in, call to have it packed and ready in advance or use the click-and-collect service on our webshop.
  • You can call us in advance to order any of our pre-made gift sets ready for quick pick-up, even pay over the phone if you prefer to do a super-fast pickup when you are passing.
  • If your loved one is currently a client here at Skin Essentials, we will already have a list of what they need/want/are running out of, so just pop in or call in advance with their name and your budget and we will get a bespoke gift wrapped and ready for you.
  • Our Christmas gifts are ready boxed and be-ribboned, just add your card and you are good to go.
  • Gift Vouchers – Just drop in to us to purchase a gift card for any amount, we will add some festive ribbons and bows if you like to make it ready for giving – this can also be pre-arranged over the phone to have it ready in advance.

Online:

  • We have pre-selected gift boxes available to purchase directly on the store. Want a bespoke option? No problem just chose the products you wish to have boxed and wrapped and also add the ‘add Christmas gift packaging’ item to your cart.
  • We can ship directly to you or to your recipient. To ship to your recipient simply put their address in the shipping section instead of your own but don’t forget to add a note to let us know not to put the receipt in the parcel if it is going direct!!
  • Vouchers can be purchased directly from our webshop and again sent directly to you or your recipient. Our vouchers are redeemable against all of our products and services and do not expire.
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The Smooth & Calm Collection
Choose this to calm and smooth sensitive skin. Gift set includes: Skin Comfort Cream/ Anti-Redness Concentrate/ Enzyme Exfoliator
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The Complete Anti-Ageing Collection
Everything you need to future proof your skin. Gift Set includes: Skin Comfort Cleanser / Hydra Collagen Serum / Age Slowly Serum / Lipid Repair Concentrate / Skin Comfort Cream
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The Hydrate & Glow Collection
Choose this for skin that needs a softening and hydrating boost. Gift set includes: Hydrating Cream / Hyaluronic+ Moisture Boost / Enzyme Exfoliator
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Skin Comfort Kit / Oncology Suitable (U)
Luxurious Skin Comfort Duo. Ideal for anyone who’s skin dryness fluctuate due to treatments such as chemotherapy. Gift set includes: Skin Comfort Cream/ Skin Comfort Oil. €80 (RRP €90)
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IncandeScents by Mariga
The new scented candle range from Skin Essentials. Mariga’s signature scent captured in a beautiful hand poured, natural soy candle.
Gift Voucher
Available for €50 / €100 online, or call us on 053 9145981 to purchase any amount gift card of your choice.
Bespoke Gift Packaging
Buying as a gift? If you would like your selection beautifully presented as a Christmas Gift add this choice to your cart.

For help or inspiration call us on 053 9145981.

Happy Gifting!

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The year so far in YOUR words – client testimonials

It has been a really exciting year for Skin Essentials,

Between learning the latest in:

  • Skin science,

  • Ingredients and applications from world-leading educators such as Lance Setterfield and Patrick Johnson,

  • Travelling to some lovely destinations including Adare Manor and Phoenix, Arizona

(I know, hard life!)

And exclusively launching the very best of anti-ageing treatments into Ireland with our Divine Pro machine, we’ve had a busy time!

But while the travel and learning is great in and of itself, the reason we do what we do is to provide the best possible results and experience for you, our valued clients.

In return we get to experience your delight as your skin gets better and better, younger and younger and that’s where the real joy of our job is.

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Here are some lovely testimonials left by our happy clients this year.

Do you have any feedback or comments for us? Just drop us a line at info@skinessentialsbymariga.com or go to our Facebook page.

Hi Mariga, I now know it’s a Sunday but I can’t contain the excitement to wait until tomorrow to mail you and let you know the amazing results that I can already see after my fabulous treatment yesterday. 11 lines are definitely softer looking. Already looking forward to the next one. Many many thanks

So what can you expect from Skin Essentials in 2019? 

We’re getting ready for a very special launch of an even more progressive, non-surgical lift, customizing our advanced treatments for each client. Stay tuned for more details coming soon… 

If you’re not already signed up to our Skin Essentials newsletter, join the club HERE and keep up-to-date with our latest news and offers.

If you would like to find out more about our Divine Pro treatments and to see if they are right for you, book a FREE Divine Pro consultation where our expert therapists will assess your skin and advise on the best treatments for you.

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TriPollar and LED facial

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If you are looking for a fast, results-based facial to give you a super-glow before a big event or night out then we have just what you are looking for!

Our newest super-high-tech facial, created by Mariga in response to YOUR requests, is a blend of two exclusive technologies…

The TriPollar radiofrequency and BioPhotas light therapy which work together to brighten, tighten and sculpt your features for a fast result when you want to look the absolute best version of you – today!

TriPollar technology gently but deeply heats the facial tissues, tightening existing collagen fibres and encouraging the growth of new ones for an immediate tightened effect and longer-term youthful collagen boost.

BioPhotas’ LED is a low level light therapy that is best described as the application of specific wavelengths of light to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.

This can be customised to each individual’s needs but some examples of the therapeutic benefits are: reducing inflammation, up-regulating mitochondrial function to re-energize cells, collagen production or anti-bacterial action for acne or rosacea sufferers.

An hour long, this lovely treatment is warm, relaxing and has little to no downtime. You could have this on the same day as your event and wear makeup straight after if you wish.

This facial is suitable for all skin types and will leave you with a tighter, hydrated and radiant complexion. Not suitable for those who are pregnant, those with epilepsy or anyone prone to migraines.

This treatment costs €165 and can be booked online by clicking the button below, or call us on 053 9145981 for more info.

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Red marks left after spots?

Whether it is an occasional spot or pimple, or a more serious case of acne, a common feature of many spots is that even when they are gone, they will leave a red mark behind that can least for weeks or even months.

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These marks can even be permanent in some cases – usually when the damage is so deep (as in cystic acne spots) that the full depth of the skin structure is damaged, or due to damage inflicted by picking or squeezing.

Even when the damage is not that deep and you have resisted picking, the red marks can hand around for a while after the original spot is long gone.

What causes them?

When you have a spot or pimple, the body sends healing resources to the area which are transported in the blood. This is why the area initially gets red and inflamed.

Sometimes when the spot is healed there is some redness left behind as the tiny capillaries that carry the blood to the skin have become enlarged and more dense in that particular area, meaning we can see them through the top layer of skin.

Many times this will fade over time as the capillaries return to a normal size. The weaker your skin is in general, the longer this can take. So, in this, as in many other things, prevention is better than cure.

In a skin that has the benefit of a good diet, optimum hydration and appropriate supporting skincare, these red marks will vanish much more quickly than in a compromised skin.

To help them fade faster, you can make sure that your skincare includes Vitamin C (Hydra Collagen Serum), Vitamin A (Age Slowly Serum), and essential fatty acids (Lipid Repair Concentrate).

In our clinic, some superficial acid peels or LED light therapy may help to speed up the fading.

Sometimes, the capillaries remain enlarged and the red area never fades. While this is no harm, most people don’t want this visible damage left on their skin.

In these cases we can consider using diathermy in isolated areas to reduce/remove the red patches where they have visible capillaries involved, or Trifractional resurfacing treatments where the red mark is more scar-like and definite in shape.

For more information call us on 053 9145981, or book a treatment online by clicking the link below:

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