Stop doing these 5 things if you want clear skin!

If you are acne prone, whether teenage or adult acne, there are some common lifestyle factors that will contribute to breakouts.

While there are many individual factors that influence and trigger breakouts including hormones, genetics, environment and nutrition…

There are also some common triggers that need to be avoided by everyone who is prone to any type of acne. 

There is no single fix for acne as it has many contributory factors and some of these vary in severity from person to person.

Also, you need to be very compliant with your routine as acne is always ‘under control’, never ‘cured’. But there is every hope that you can keep your breakouts minimised if you are willing to commit to your skincare routine and lifestyle/dietary changes.

Here are some things to avoid to help get you started on clearing your pimples and spots:

  1. Ditch the dairy. There is no middle ground on this one, consumption of dairy products directly impacts breakouts. Try almond milk on your cereal.
  2. Sticking with nutrition, sugar is the next culprit you need to limit in your diet. It contributes to inflammation and so to inflammatory acne. I agree that it is hard to eliminate completely but see how much you can clean up in your diet and watch the impact on your skin.
  3. Again, a dietary tip (see how much your gut health has to do with your condition of your skin?). Be sure to get your 5 a day and drink more water & herbal teas than coffee. Skin, like the rest of your body, needs the building blocks of a strong, healthy structure to flourish and a lot of this comes directly from your diet.
  4. Picking – everyone is guilty of it but squeezing blackheads, popping pimples and generally poking at your face will spread infection, cause scarring and definitely not reduce the breakout!
    1. Use ice to cool a hot or sore spot, it will act as an anti-inflammatory and make the spot clear more quickly. Remember, once you see a spot on the surface, it is too late to do anything about it.
  5. Using random products without any plan or cohesion. It can be tempting to try the latest internet ‘tip’ (who even starts these viral things??) but always consider the source! Professional skincare advice should only come from a skincare professional. Not a facebook meme. Mixing glue and charcoal and applying it to your face is not something you will find in any cosmetic chemistry textbook 😳. Believe me, if there were some instant or miracle cure for acne, we as skincare professional would know!
    1. Also, jumping between one product and another will never work, even if the products are great! Getting on top of acne is a long-term situation and even the very best acne control protocols take months to show the results on the surface as the foundation work in correcting dysfunction deep in the skin comes first.

As specialists in skincare, we also create our own skincare products including our very popular Blemish Control Cream.

 

This is an acne control system that works on all the causes of spots simultaneously to give you real, long-term results.

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Quick Fixes you CAN get for your skin

I hope by now you are aware that skincare is a long game.

Despite marketing promises and social media filtering there is no such thing as a magic potion for correcting skin issues such as acne, wrinkles, sagging skin, redness issues etc. etc.

Some of these issues are caused by internal factors such as genetic predisposition or medical problems, some are caused by years of accumulated external factors such as sun exposure, inappropriate skincare products or other bad skin and lifestyle habits.

Most things can be improved, many dramatically with a combination of long-term excellent skincare at home and appropriate clinical treatments for your particular skin.

So, what are these quick fixes then??

Strangely, it’s the things that you might think you can’t treat/improve/get rid of at all that are actually easy and quick to fix, such as:

  • Visible red veins on the face
  • Skin tags
  • Milia
  • Sun spots / age spots
  • Many other benign skin lesions

Great result achieved with a single cryotherapy treatment on seb keratosis

Have you been putting up with annoying skin lesions for years thinking that they can’t be addressed, or that it would take an expensive round of GP referral/dermatologist visits to treat?

Then you will be happy to know that all the above skin anomalies and more can be very quickly treated by Mariga at Skin Essentials right here in Wexford Town.

Using diathermy or cryotherapy we can quickly and easily remove unsightly or annoying lesions. Unlike a scalpel removal, these methods do not leave any scars.

We do a full consultation with you before treatment to determine suitability and also to let you know whether you will need one or more treatments, and how much each will be.

With prices starting from €35 for diathermy or from €75 for cryotherapy, and many lesions treated in a single session, now is the time to call and book your quick skin fix!

P.S. While we can’t change your skin long-term, we can get you short-term ready for an event or to kick-start you for a longer-term skin correction programme with our deep skin infusions.

Hydrating and plumping hyaluronic acid and revitalising vitamin C will give your skin a beautiful, dewy radiance from the first treatment – read more about it here.

 

Book your treatment with one of our expert therapists online below or call us on 053 9145981.

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Which Advanced Skin Tightening Treatment is right for you?

In Mariga’s latest vlog she talks about our Advanced Treatments in our Summer Promotion…

…and how you know which one is right for your skin.

We’re going to go through the difference between our new LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening Treatment and our Pyramid Treatments.

 

Both treatments are in our Summer Promotion (ending tonight!) and our customers are asking what the difference’s are between them. 

Keep in mind we personalise our treatments and skincare for everybody. For those looking for personal advice we would need to talk to you so we can get to know your skin or better yet, come in to us so we can see your skin in person in order to get the best possible treatment plan for you.

Our new LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening Treatment has just launched at Skin Essentials. You will need a course of 6 of this treatment in order to see full results, so take advantage of this great Promotion offer of LipoFirmMed course of 6 for €500, Saving €150! (the clock is ticking).

This is for people whose main concern is laxity or sagging of the skin. This might affect the lower part of a persons face more so than the upper part.

If your main concern is loss of sharpness and contours, this treatment is great for these areas below:

  • Jawline
  • Cheeks
  • Smoothing out neck creases.

The treatment is performed all over the face and neck, and you will see skin tightening results on all of these areas mentioned above. 

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We also recommend it for people who are concerned with more advanced ageing than that, in the situation where they are contraindicated from having the Pyramid Facelift i.e. they’re on blood thinning medication or other medications that might not suit for this treatment.

We do go through a checklist with you before the treatment in case you can’t have our advanced skincare treatments such as the Pyramid Facelift or Microneedling etc.

The LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening is a results driven treatment without needling. After the course of 6 this treatment will last up to about a year and a half. It tightens, plumps and pulls back loosened skin.

Our LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening treatment is a Celebrity favourite for Shane Cooper of Advanced Esthetics Solutions UK. Nicola Roberts of GirlsAloud are just one of many of Shane’s celebrity clients to have this treatment.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Pyramid range treatments

The Pyramid Facelift is an anti-ageing treatment. Our Summer Promotion is particular good for thise who have already had their course of the Pyramid as a single top-up to their skin. Buy a Single Pyramid Facelift for €330, saving €65! (Ends tonight).

But if you’re not already a Pyramid Facelift client, this promotion is a great place to start as you can buy multiple Single Pyramids for the offer price above.

This is our most effective anti-ageing facial at Skin Essentials. 

Trifractional Resurfacing is another great treatment is our Summer Promotion. Buy as a Single treatment to help with texture issues. Single TriFractional Resurfacing is €250, Saving €50! (Ends tonight)

This treatment is one element of the Pyramid Facelift. It is for people who are concerned with texture i.e. anything you can touch, see or feel like rough skin, bumpy skin or enlarged pores. It also gives tightening to jawline and eye contours. As mentioned above we have a Single Trifractional treatment available in our Summer Promotion until tonight, but you can also buy multiple to create your course of this treatment.

Microneedling is for younger skin. It boosts collagen production to future proof your skin i.e. dramatically slowing the ageing process. We have a Single BioTherapeutic Needling treatment in our Summer Promotion for €175, Saving €55! (Ends tonight)

SmartMeso Skinfusion is one of our newer treatments to Skin Essentials, and it creates hydration and plumping to dehydrated and devitalised skin. This goes a lot deeper than a classic facial to reboot your skin and complexion.

This is a great treatment to have after sun exposure. This treatment is full of antioxidents as it introduces Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to the skin. A Single SmartMeso Skinfusion treatment is €120, Saving €30! (Ends tonight)

Buy any of our Summer Promotion treatments online or call us on 053 9145981. Promotion ends at midnight TONIGHT (6/7/19)

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Anti-ageing treatments for people on blood-thinning medication

Did you know, that when you are taking blood-thinning medication such as aspirin and Warfarin, you are contraindicated from having invasive anti-ageing treatments?

In the latest video blog from Mariga at Skin Essentials, she talks about the specific treatments available to people on blood thinning medication…

…or other medications that contraindicates them from having certain invasive treatments.

 

First of all, the treatments that aren’t suitable for people on blood-thinning medications are:

  • Micro-needling
  • Pyramid Facelift
  • Hydroporation
  • Diathermy

But the great news is we have some new treatments that are non-invasive, that are entirely suitable for people on blood-thinning medication and they are extremely effective anti-ageing and skin boosting treatments.

LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening is the newest edition to Skin Essentials, and is a more advanced, results driven treatment that is perfectly safe for people on blood-thinning medication.

Below is a list of treatments available at Skin Essentials that are suitable for you if you are on these medications:

  • Radiofrequency
  • Deep Muscle Activation treatments
  • SmartMeso – This is a needle free therapy that pushes Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C in under the epidermis using electroporation.

We are currently having a Summer Promotion in celebration of our new treatment – LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening, take a look at our special offers below:

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LED facial – what does it do for your skin?

LED facial – why you need to add this amazing therapy to your clinical skincare routine. Anyone who has been to Skin Essentials by Mariga for a skin treatment is likely to know how much I love LED as a skin therapy tool! I have been combining LED into my treatments, both classic facials and advanced therapies such as microneedling, for ten years now.

Photo of client lying under the Celluma LED light therapy panel with the caption 'New Facial at Skin Essentials by Mariga The Light & Heat Facial treatment with TriPollar radiofrequency and LED light therapy'

Those of you who have already had LED facials with us will know how relaxing it is, and how your skin glows and feels incredibly smooth afterwards. But it is much more than a relaxing add on to a treatment. This simple seeming technology is working deeply in your skin to enhance cellular function that has an effect long after your facial is over.

So, what’s happening in your skin while you snooze under the panel? For the skin-geeky among you, here’s the science bit!

Light is applied to the face in a custom-chosen wavelength(s) between 400-830nm

Cytochrome C Oxidase is activated in the mitochondria and fibroblast activity is upregulated

Respiration, transcription factors, ATP energy production, angiogenesis, cell proliferation are upregulated while apoptosis (cell death) is decreased

Revitalised skin cell function and tissue repair manifest on the skin in visible results such as increased hydration, plumper skin, decreased lines, better colour. 

It is common to see an immediate result from your first LED treatment, particularly in terms of skin colour and smoothness but for lasting effects we recommend a course of 12 treatments taken at a rate of 2-3 per week when using LED as a stand alone treatment.

As part of a combined therapy such as bio therapeutic microneedling or light&heat radiofrequency therapy we use the LED in such a way as to enhance the effects of the principal therapy and results are seen from a single treatment.

Additionally, in a skin that is not suitable for hands-on treatment in the early stages of a corrective skin programme, for reasons such as hyper reactivity, you can benefit from LED as a gentle yet progressive skin therapy.

For more information or to book call us on 053 9145981 or visit our live booking page

 

Summer 2019 Advanced Skin Treatment Promotion Offers

List of promotional offers on Skin Essentials by Mariga wexford advanced skin treatments, 50 to 75 euro off special offers on microneedling, trifractional, pyramid facelift, LipofirmMed

I’m delighted to introduce our exclusive offers for our Summer 2019 promotion.

This year, we wanted to focus on the needs of our regular clients and make sure that you are getting access to offers that are relevant to you right now, so we have for the very first time included special offers on single treatments that you can use as a top-up to your previously-taken packages of skin treatments. But don’t worry if you are a new client, we have thought of you too and our single treatments can be taken as a taster of what we have to offer in terms of advanced skincare for you.

Of course it wouldn’t be our summer promotion if we didn’t have something new for you to try and this year that is the LipofirmMed skin tightening for face and neck.

Get the details, pics and pricing here.

We also have some great treatments for chest/decollete area, some new, some long-term tried and tested. Whether you have sun damage, lines, pigmentation or skin tags on the chest area, we can take care of that for you. Read more here.

Which treatment is right for you? We always complete a consultation before any treatment, of course to make sure that it is suitable for you but also to gain an understanding of what is important to you in terms of outcome. But as a general guide, here is a summary of what the most suitable treatment is for the most common concerns we come across.

BioTherapeutic Microneedling – A combined therapy including classic microneedling with low level light therapy. This is perfect in a single treatment for anyone who is interested in maintaining their skin and collagen at it’s current good level, choose this one if you are generally happy with your skin and want to keep it that way! In a course, bio-therapeutic needling will refresh the appearance of the skin, smooth the texture, build collagen for long-term youthful skin, and address existing lines. Perfect for addressing the first signs of ageing for anyone under 35 (ish).

SmartMeso Infusion of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C – this advanced facial combines nano (very shallow) needling with electroporation and serum infusion to hydrate and revitalise skin much more deeply that a classic facial treatment can. Great as a pick-me-up for skin that has been neglected, after being sick or on medication, or for those who suffer a lot of dehydration due to environmental issues such as air conditioning, over heated rooms or outdoor work. All skin types and ages can benefit from this hydration and revitalising booster.

TriFractional Resurfacing – amazing for texture issues on all skin types and ages. This advanced treatment combines nano needling with radiofrequency in a treatment that intensively targets the upper layers of the epidermis to smooth texture, tighten pores, firm the jawline, reduce fine lines and brighten the whole facial appearance. Great in a single session as a jump-start to a better skincare regime. In a course, this technology will lift facial contours and refine deeper texture issues.

Pyramid Facelift – the star of the anti-ageing show, this treatment will do all that the TriFractional Resurfacing does, PLUS act on deeper layers of the skin to accelerate collagen production for plumping on areas beginning to get hollow such as under-eyes or around the mouth. Choose in a single treatment for an intensive boost when upping your anti-ageing game or in a course to revise deeper lines, hollows and sagging if ‘cure’ rather than ‘prevention’ is where you are currently at!

List of promotional offers on Skin Essentials by Mariga wexford advanced skin treatments, 50 to 75 euro off special offers on microneedling, trifractional, pyramid facelift, LipofirmMed

All of our treatments and protocols are exclusive to Skin Essentials by Mariga, Wexford where we combine the very best that science and nature have to offer to produce incredible results in a safe, non-invasive manner.

Call us now on 053 9145981 / 086 3823608 to avail of our specials. Available from June 27th until July 6th 2019 or while stocks last. We have just 10 of each of these specials available and it is first come, first served!

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Summer Promotion 2019

It’s that time of year again!

Our hugely popular summer promotion is fast approaching and here is what you can expect this year:

NEW

LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening – an intensive course of skin tightening and contour defining treatments. This is a double intensity skin firming treatment – see all the details here 

Décollete Treatments – a suite of treatments designed especially for the skin of the upper chest, from quick hydration boosters to deep revision of sun damage, red veins or scars. Read all about them here.

THAT’S NOT ALL!

We also have super promotion prices on our most popular advanced anti-ageing treatments.

For the first time, we have promotion offers on our single treatments – ideal for our regular clients for a maintenance treatment on your Pyramid Facelift, Microneedling or Mesotherapy, or perfect as a taster treatment if you are just thinking about moving into more advanced anti-ageing treatments.

Details on pricing will be posted in my next email!

(Were you thinking about booking a course of treatments? Don’t worry, we have you covered with excellent package prices available on all our advanced treatments as standard).

Contact us on 053 914581 / 086 3823608

Or call in to our specialist cosmetic skin clinic at 10A Redmond Square, Wexford