Category Archives: Facials

Perfect Party Prep Skin Treatments

Party prep your skin!

When it comes to pre-party skin treatments you need 3 things:

  1. A quick treatment…

  2. With minimal downtime…

  3. Plus maximum skin boosting results.

When your social diary is full, you need to look your best, fast!

At the same time, late nights, extra rich food / alcohol intake and hectic schedules gang up on you to make you look tired, dull or blotchy.

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The answer? Deep boosting skin treatments that can be done quickly to get you back to your best.

We recommend the following:

  • SmartMeso Dermal Infusion – Using nano-needling to deliver hyaluronic acid and vitamin C deep into the epidermal structure, this will give you brightness, deep hydration and healthy glow, fast.
    • Downtime is just an hour or so of pink/tingly skin. Ideally, have this one a day or two before a big event to give the ingredients time to activate fully in your skin.              

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  • LipofirmMed – Using Tripollar Radio Frequency to heat the deep tissues, stimulating tightening of collagen fibres, and DMA technology to sculpt the jawline, this will give you instant results on skin radiance and facial contouring.
    • You can have this one from a few days before right up to the day of an event as there is no downtime at all.

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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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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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Deluxe Dermal Infusion Skin Treatment

A brand new protocol from Skin Essentials!

I have created The Deluxe Dermal Infusion protocol in response to your requests to have a treatment that gives the relaxation of our signature classic facial plus the deep, long-lasting results of a clinical skin treatment.

Combining multiple elements from our extensive catalogue of exclusive specialist skin treatments, the Deluxe Dermal Infusion works on every layer of the epidermis to give you instant and lasting results for plumper, hydrated, revitalised and younger-looking skin.

What you can expect:

Skin is deeply and gently cleansed to prepare for all the goodness to follow…we then continue with a biodynamic lymphatic drainage massage of the face, neck and chest to promote nutrient exchange and drain any puffiness.

(This is everyone’s favourite part of our custom facials, if you haven’t has this massage before, be prepared for a treat!!).  

A custom-chosen enzyme is then applied to the face to work on any surface concerns and you will enjoy a hot stone shoulder massage while that activates. Then, after an aromatic hot towel steam,  it is time for the SmartMeso element of the treatment where Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C are infused deep into the epidermis to boost skin from within using nano-needling and electroporation technology.

Finally we will massage in a deeply nourishing mask to condition and comfort the skin.

Taking approximately 80 minutes (a little more or less depending on how much infusion your skin needs during the SmartMeso phase of the treatment), the Deluxe Dermal Infusion treatment is available with Jane or Mariga, intro price €175.

Call us to book on 053 9145981 or 086 3823608

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Dewy Skin In A Hurry

Dewy skin is the biggest skincare trend for 2019,

But we have always believed that radiant, dewy skin is the key to looking brighter, fresher and younger.

Many of our treatments and products aim to promote fresh, dewy skin among other benefits and our latest one really takes this to the next level!

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Dehydration, whether short-term or long-standing is the number one cause of dull, sluggish skin.

Whether you are temporarily dehydrated due to weather, illness or travel, or if you have a longer-term dehydration issue from lifestyle factors or using inappropriate skincare products, we have a solution for you with our new SmartMeso suite of treatments.

Not a facial, yet still a natural, gentle treatment with little downtime, this is perfect for fast, visible results that last long beyond those of traditional hydrating or revitalising facials. It’s skincare, but not as we know it!

Infusing hydrating hyaluronic acid and revitalising vitamin C directly into the deep layers of the epidermis using a combined technology of mesotherapy, microneedling and electroporation, for the first time we can get ingredients directly to the lower epidermis where they can work from the inside out.

In this way, no ‘goodness’ of the ingredients is sacrificed to the traditional way of having to pass first through the upper epidermis which will break down molecules and take the first usefulness from ingredients, leaving less for the lower layers to utilise.

It is in the lower layers that hyaluronic acid is naturally made and stored, and it is here that the first signs of depleted hyaluronic acid show as fine lines, thinning skin and loss of plumpness or springiness on the skin’s surface.

What results can you expect?

  • Super-hydrated skin that glows with dewy radiance
  • Dehydration lines eliminated on cheeks
  • Visible plumping of fine lines around the eyes
  • Younger overall appearance
  • Improved texture – smooth skin

From a single session for a quick pick-me-up on skin that is running a little dull, dry or sluggish to intensive courses of six weekly treatments for deeper issues that need more work, we can craft a bespoke Micro-Infusion skin revitalising treatment for you.

Working underneath the epidermis to moisturise, hydrate and revitalise much deeper than traditional products or facials can reach, this is skincare – for the inside.

If you’d like to inquire about our SmartMeso suite of treatments, or any of our treatments, call us on 053 9145981. You can also book a treatment online.

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Skin Peels – the lowdown

Skin peels, also known as acid peels or chemical peels, remain one of the most asked-about treatments in the skincare world.

Probably due to the amount of media exposure given to the many, many types of peel on the market.

It seems to me like every month there is some buzz about a new peel that gets people all fired up and the queries come in!

The first thing to know is that there is rarely a ‘new‘ peel on the market. There are some great ingredients that have been available for a long time with names that you will be familiar with such as lactic acid, glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

All of which are great tools when used correctly. Generally a new trendy peel that is getting media attention will either be a new brand with great marketing but nothing new to add to the tried and true peels currently available, or a new way of combining existing ingredients to create a specific outcome.

The fact is that there are great peels already available to professional skin therapists and the rest is just repackaging to satisfy the never-ending thirst for the next, newest thing being driven by our consumerist society!

Of course, every now and then, something new does come along but it’s not very often and I will always bring you the latest updates when that does happen!

The more interesting aspect of advancement in peel therapies is when new and subtle variations in ingredient combination or enhanced application techniques are developed that give us therapists the opportunity to custom-prescribe, apply and enhance traditional peels.

This has benefits for the client including things like more comfortable or faster treatments, custom peel courses that evolve as your skin does so that each treatment is blended based on the results of the last, less downtime from treatment and ultimately an enhanced experience in terms of the process and the results.

Peels are not the answer to every skin issue, but they are a great tool if you are looking to correct any texture issues from mild congestion all the way through to deep acne. They are also only as good as your commitment!

To see results, particularly on acne, you MUST have your peels when recommended and use the appropriate home-care as prescribed to get full results.

If you are curious about whether a peel or course of peels are right for your skin just get in touch with us and we will be happy to advise you.

Call us on 053 9145981 or book a consultation/treatment for the New Year by clicking the link below.

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