Make your own face mask at home

Do you feel like your skin needs an extra something as we transition into the cooler months?

Maybe you have already started switching on the central heating or lighting the fire and your skin feels a little more dry than usual?

This is the perfect time to book a skin treatment to re-balance your skin and stop any issues such as dryness or dehydration that are beginning to creep in.

Remember, the earlier you address any skin changes the easier it will be to get your skin back to its best.

But maybe you can’t get to us right now and need something at home to tide you over?

Most people will feel like using a face mask to deeply hydrate or restore the comfortable feeling to their skin….but Skin Essentials don’t have a mask for sale?!?

What to use…..

Don’t worry, you already have all the ingredients you need at home in your daily Skin Essentials products to create your own prescription mask – here’s how:

You will need

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In your hand, simply mix two pumps of your cream and one pump each of your water based serum and oil based serum and add a pea sized amount of Vaseline (this will ‘seal in’ all the other ingredients).

Massage into clean, dry skin – including eye contour area – and leave overnight. Wake up to soft, hydrated skin!

Tip: To make this an even deeper treatment, prep the skin first using Enzyme Exfoliator for 10 minutes, remove and continue to mask stage.

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Acne scarring dramatically reduced – amazing results

I am incredibly excited to show you the results of our new acne scar revision treatments!

These fantastic before and after images are the first in Ireland from this new technology –

The Pyramid Facelift by Divine Pro is available exclusively from Skin Essentials by Mariga in Wexford, and now in our monthly pop-up clinic in Dublin.

We want to share our very own before and after images with you as the results are fantastic from our Wexford clinic.

Taken six months apart, these images are of a young male client who has undergone a course of Pyramid Facelift Treatments with us here at Skin Essentials by Mariga.

Before and after picture of indented acne scarring showing dramatic improvement in depth and colour after a series of Pyramid Facelift Treatments from Skin Essentials by Mariga in Wexford Town

Pitted acne scarring treated with Pyramid Facelift technology at Skin Essentials by Mariga

Although these fantastic results are taken immediately before and two months after the scar revision treatment, it is worth noting that this client was already compliant with a great homecare routine to control breakouts and strengthen the skin and had previous skin treatments with us.

It is for this reason that we were able to get such fantastic results with only 3 treatments.

The better condition your skin is in before these advanced technologies are used, the better your results will be.

For this reason, we do a comprehensive consultation before deciding on any treatment path and will wait until the skin is in the best possible place before going in with the big guns! For some that may be days, weeks or even months but it will be exactly what is right to give your skin the best result.

We have programmes for all types of acne scarring from red, flat post-inflammatory lesions, through to deeper indented scarring and will create a personalised programme exactly for your needs.

Schedule your scar revision consultation with us at Skin Essentials by Mariga in Wexford Town by calling us on 053 9145981. The initial consultation is €25 and is redeemable against your first treatment. This consultation will allow us to determine suitability for advanced treatments.

We are exclusive stockists of this Divine Pro technology in the South East, you won’t get this anywhere else!

Up to now, this type of acne scarring did not have a non-surgical solution, and even the medical treatments offered were quite daunting, including deep medical-grade peels and dermabrasion requiring significant downtime so that makes us extra excited to be able to offer treatments with little to no impact on your day-to-day life.

Most experience just a few hours of redness and heat in the face after each treatment.

Do you want to find out more or check your suitability for this treatment? Call us on 053 9145981 to set up your appointment or book online for Wexford and our monthly Dublin pop-up clinic.

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Which microneedling is right for you?

I absolutely love microneedling and incorporate it into almost all our anti-ageing programmes both in our Wexford base and our Dublin pop up clinics.

There are many types for different levels of outcome,

But in general terms I have outlined the differences below and tried to give a best example of what skin concern each is best for:

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  • Classic microneedling (Bio therapeutic Microneedling on our website) Excellent as a single treatment as a pre-ageing advanced facial to build collagen as a future-proofing method. Take in a course of 3 spaced a month apart for correction when you already have early signs of ageing such as first eye lines etc.
  • Trifractional Resurfacing: Combines shallow needling with radiofrequency energy. Best for first lines, pores, texture issues. Fantastic for resurfacing and revealing a smooth, glowing radiant skin. A great option to jump-start the skin after a period of neglect, or when starting a new skin regime. Results from a single session, take a course for deeper issues.
  • Voluderm Facelift: Combines deeper needling with radiofrequency energy. Best to address hollows under the eyes, softness around the mouth and to re-volumise cheeks for a youthful look. Best in a course of 3.
  • SmartMeso Nano Needling: Combines shallow needling with vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Infusion. Best for dull, congested skin that needs a boost. Have this in place of, or combined with, your regular facial 3-4 times per year for deep, deep skin hydration and cellular energy.

We use the above in a bespoke single-treatment, combination or series to address each client’s concerns, time availability and budget. 

Note: You may sometimes see microneedling described as ‘medical microneedling’ or ‘surgical microneedling’. These terms describe a much deeper type of needling that is performed by a doctor, or surgeon, and is a very different treatment, although the terms are often misused by salons or cosmetic clinics who perhaps don’t really have the advanced expertise to know the difference.

Some advanced types of medical/surgical needling even require a general anesthetic! Don’t worry though, you will get amazing results from cosmetic grade needling on all signs of ageing, wrinkles, scars and lax skin.

The previously mentioned options are usually used for very deep scarring or other skin conditions that involve the underlying structures and are strictly for the plastic surgeon’s office.

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Antioxidant Facials – Perfect For September

After the summer season,

I always recommend having an anti-oxidant-rich facial to help your skin repair itself from the extra UV exposure built up over the summer months.

Increased exposure to UV light (it doesn’t have to be hot, or even warm, just not dark 😂) speeds up the rate at which collagen fibres are broken down in the skin structure.

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Decreased collagen leads to the visible signs of ageing that we all want to delay as long as possible – wrinkles, lines, increased pigmentation, bumpy texture and enlarged pores.

Luckily, anti-oxidants are Mother Nature’s antidote to decreasing collagen quality. Our bodies already produce our own anti-oxidants at cellular level to repair damage to our cells but, like everything, the availability of these natural resources slows down as we age. 

Supplementing your intrinsic supply of anti-oxidants with your daily skincare will keep things ticking over nicely for you, and adding a deep boosting anti-oxidant repair facial when necessary will recharge your skin’s ability to battle UV-induced damage. 

(Skin Essentials homecare products are ALL high in anti-oxidants. Specifically for anti-ageing and tackling UV ageing, use Hydra Collagen Serum daily under SPF30 and Lipid Repair Concentrate at night).

Even if you use SPF daily and liberally, your cells will still experience a surge of UV induced oxidation just from the longer hours of daylight.

Top antioxidant facials at Skin Essentials by Mariga:

  • We can adapt any or our 45 minute customised facials to supply the maximum amount of anti-oxidant repairing ingredients to the epidermis, leaving you hydrated and glowing.
  • For deeper repair choose our SmartMeso Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C which infuses hydrating and anti-oxidant molecules deeper into the epidermis than a facial alone.
  • Combine the two above in our Deluxe Dermal Infusion; all the deep repair of the SmartMeso plus the surface conditioning, multi-antioxidant cocktail and relaxation of our customised facial.

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Norma Sheahan in the Irish Daily Star

Irish actress, Norma Sheahan is a great friend to us here at Skin Essentials. 

As a Skin Essentials regular, she’s a wonderful promoter of our products and our favourite anti-ageing treatment – the Pyramid Facelift.

Norma has mentioned us over the last year in well known places, such as the ‘Cutting Edge’ on RTE…

(If you haven’t seen this clip yet watch below. We still have a cheeky laugh every time.)

 

She’s also had interviews in Irish lifestyle and entertainment magazines, and most recently she had a feature in the Irish Daily Star! We are so delighted to see we’ve been mentioned again. 

Please note it’s ‘Mariga’, not Marisa @ Irish Daily Star 🤣

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We wish Norma all the best in the new upcoming musical – Angela’s Ashes, kicking off next Monday 9th Sept, in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

We’re looking forward to seeing her soon, in the meantime keep using that Hydra Collagen Serum x

 

Discover the products Norma uses in her skincare routine, and also the treatments she receives at Skin Essentials. Click the button below:

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Dublin Clinic for Sun Spots, Skin Tags, Milia?

At Skin Essentials by Mariga, One of our most popular skin treatments addresses an issue many of us tend to have!

Especially when we get to a certain age – our sun spots love to appear in force…

As skin fanatics we know better then anyone that these skin issues can play on our minds as something we really should sort. So what are you waiting for?

We’re talking about Sun spots – Skin tags – Milia – but did you know how easy it is to remove them?

Milia around eye contour area can be treated at Skin essentials by Mariga, Wexford, with diathermy or cryotherapy

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Some lesions we can treat

We’ve said it before but many of these issues above are quickly and easily removed in our state-of-the-art skincare clinic using diathermy or cryotherapy.

See below the list of what we treat at Skin Essentials by Mariga:

  • Red veins on the face
  • Sun spots (flat brown pigmented patches)
  • Milia
  • Skin tags

There are certain things that we can’t treat, such as:

  • Moles
  • Verrucae
  • Any lesion that bleeds, recurs or is varicoloured

When we get talking to clients, they often reveal some little anomaly on their skin (face or body) that really bothers them, and many are surprised to find out that we can treat them very easily in just a few minutes.

If there’s a skin issue on your mind that you’re looking to get rid of give us a call us on 053 91 45981, or drop in to our clinic in Selskar Street, Wexford, to find out if we can help you today.

We also offer this popular treatment in our Donnybrook, Dublin 4, clinic on the last Saturday of every month. Call us on 053 9145981 to book in this treatment for Donnybrook. Our next clinic day open for bookings is 28th September.

Last year, Mariga did a Facebook live video about this topic and received a lot of follow-up enquiries, so its always good to remind our customers that this is an area we can help.

See below our video for more detailed information about the treatments, prices and suitability.

 

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Our most relaxing, advanced facial!

The newest advanced facial treatment to Skin Essentials is our fantastic LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening.

Part of the Divine Pro suite of treatments (Pyramid Facelift being the most famous of Divine Pro)

This LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening facial is one of our most relaxing, advanced treatments yet.

This facial is highly recommended for those who:

  • Want a subtle but still visible ‘tweakment’,
  • Those who are looking to rewind the first signs of lines and loosening skin,
  • Or those who are natural scardey-cats!

Melt watching this live demo of the LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening treatment in action, and book in your facial with Skin Essentials:

 

For more info on this gorgeous LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening treatment click HERE.

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