In Mariga’s latest vlog she talks about the most common Summer skin problems and the easiest solutions.
Hint: SPF is everything…
Humidity is a major factor for this annoyance! If you tend to perspire on the face, you may be prone to enlarged pores and breakouts in the Summer time. You may also find your SPF cream or make-up latches on.
Pores: Pores tend to swell in the heat, anything in your pores may become trapped and will irritate your skin, such as oil and sweat.
Breakouts: The blocked pores slows down the excretion process thus causing little pimples around your nose, chin or hairline.
Solution? Cleanse your face more often.
Wearing make-up as your only source of SPF?
No way! Some foundations contain SPF, but there isn’t enough SPF in them to get full protection.
How can you wear SPF with your make-up throughout the day? We’re always told to reapply SPF about every 2 hours, especially when out in the sun. If you wear make-up every day this will be tricky to do…
You have 2 choices: If wearing make-up, cleanse your face and reapply every few hours (Not ideal, we know), OR don’t wear foundation so you can easily top up your SPF.
Solution? I recommend the 2nd choice of not wearing make-up if you’re going to be out in the sun as you can easily top up your SPF for protection. Protecting your skin is the ultimate goal.
Top Tip: Putting foundation over your SPF using a brush or sponge etc, interferes with the SPF cream you have underneath.
I would recommend leaving your SPF on your face a while before putting your foundation on. After your morning cleanse, put your SPF on and go about your morning routine before doing your make-up.
If you do wear foundation, Mariga recommends using a Mineral powder make-up with a soft brush as it would be best for leaving your SPF cream in place underneath.
P.S. Don’t forget to protect your skin on your whole body inc. hands and neck (the first places to see signs of ageing)
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
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.
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 were in our Summer Promotion (ended early July) and our customers were 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buy any of our Summer Promotion treatments online or call us on 053 9145981. Promotion ends at midnight TONIGHT (6/7/19)
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:
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:
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:
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!
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.
With our newest facial, you can harness the benefits of microneedling PLUS the benefits of our customised facial in one relaxing treatment.
Our new Microneedling-Lite Treatment has been created to specifically address the concerns of first fine lines for both men and women.
-Boost collagen production for intense age-proofing -Increase glow and radiance -Plump out fine lines -Nourish, hydrate and brighten your skin -Refresh tired eyes -Reduce puffiness
It is a lighter, cosmetic type of microneedling that has less downtime than traditional needling and is more comfortable to receive.
Because we use it to stimulate skin performance, not to penetrate products, we can combine it with some lovely elements of our customised facial for you so that you get the power of microneedling and also the skin-nourishing benefits of a facial in one 60 minute treatment, ideal for the busy lifestyles we lead today.
This is an amazing one to choose when you want to power up the age-prevention of your regular facial but don’t yet need the deep-revision of more intensive microneedling treatments.
…Best for you if you are under 35 with the very earliest signs of ageing such as tiny fine lines starting to appear around your eyes or your skin is starting to look duller or tired.
Perfect choice for brides (or grooms)-to-be for maximum radiance on your big day
Combining lymph drainage techniques to relieve puffiness, cosmetic microneedling to stimulate collagen and reduce the first signs of fine lines and skin laxity, and a seaweed-based mask to supply essential minerals to the skin cells while reducing signs of fatigue such as tiredness under the eyes.
Each treatment takes just 60 minutes and can be used as a stand-alone to stave off the visible signs of ageing or temporary issues that arise as a consequence of late nights, or a series of 3 will work a little deeper if you have been neglecting your skin.
Book our *Microneedling-Lite Facial* online: Cost €150 for a single session, or save €50 on a course of 3 for just €400. Call us on 053 9145981 for more info.