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Thinking long term with your skincare

In today’s #throwbackthursday we talk about your mindset of skincare.

As Mariga says, ‘Short term solutions may lead to long term problems’.

If you have any skincare issues you might be tempted by the likes of a skin peel or microdermabrasion, thinking these treatments are just what you need!?


Yes, these treatments immediately leave your skin feeling amazing, but long term if it’s not the right modality for you, you may actually be causing more damage to your skin.

Advice to take away: Always be guided by your skincare professional and always think ‘long term’ with your skincare. 


Have a skin issue? Book in for a consultation with one of our skincare experts to get you off to the right start for long term results:

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Do you really need a 10 step Korean skincare regime?

In Mariga’s 30 second beauty tip vlog she talks about the  10 step Korean skincare regime.

Do you really need these many steps in your daily routine?

The short answer, eh no! Who has time for that?

 Keep it simple! Cleanser, serum, moisturiser… Take a look:

10 step skincare from Skin Essentials by Mariga on Vimeo.

Have a skin problem? Book in for a consultation with one of our expert therapists. In the meantime, scroll through our blog for more skincare info, tips and latest news.

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Serum Vs. Moisturiser?

We get asked this age old question frequently:

What is the difference between a serum and a moisturiser?

It’s really not an either/or situation, they do two very different things for the skin.

Serum v moisturiser from Skin Essentials by Mariga on Vimeo.


A serum has a thinner consistency that contains a higher percentage of active ingredients in it. We want those active ingredients delivered deep down into the skin and that is why a serum comes in that thinner consistency.

So in a nutshell, a serum delivers deep down into the skins layers to do corrective work where its needed.


Where as a moisturiser concentrates much more on the superficial layers of the skin which is all about protection, repair, replenishing and conditioning the skin on the very surface level.

Make sense?

Discover more of Mariga’s quick skincare tips HERE.

Shop our range of serums and moisturisers online and in our Wexford clinic.

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Is Vitamin C a daily requirement?

Did you know, your body doesn’t make or store Vitamin C?

This makes Vit C an essential Vitamin, i.e. you have to get it in your diet and same goes for skincare.

We absolutely recommend using Vit C in your skincare daily in a milder form, and weekly in a stronger form.

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What are the benefits to the skin when using Vit C? There are so many benefits from using Vit C!

  • Antioxidant Boost for skin protection and repair
  • Smooths texture
  • Instantly brightens
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Promotes natural exfoliation
  • Reduces formation of dark spots

If you’re looking for a Vitamin C boost in your skincare, we have just the thing…

Our brand new C & E+ Advanced Skin Booster is the limited edition antioxidant filled skin hero at Skin Essentials. Find online and in store:Buy sun repair special offer, skin essentials by mariga



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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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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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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