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2017: The Year of Ageing Backwards!

2016 was the year of Ageing Slowly here at Skin Essentials, with new launch of products and treatments aimed at preventing and slowing the formation of lines.

FOR 2017, we are bringing you the year of AGEING BACKWARDS, where we will focus on revision of existing signs of ageing such as lines, wrinkles, loosening skin, sun spots, age spots and visible red veins.

This is for you if:

-You are a smart, vibrant, accomplished woman.
-You have friends, family, a career that you love and are proud of.
-You feel the best you ever have in your life inside , confident, positive, happy.
-You like how you look, you don’t want to jump on the fillers/anti-wrinkle injections bandwagon. You just want to look like you, but rested and younger. The keyword here is FRESH, NOT FROZEN!

BUT for some reason your mirror isn’t working. It’s showing you a version of yourself that is starting to show ageing around the eyes, maybe the mouth. Your skin is not as bright or radiant as it was.
This can’t be you. You feel just the same inside as you did at 25!

THIS is the moment you realise it’s time to start ageing backwards.

Our generation is standing up to ageing. Our grandmothers may have had to accept wrinkles as a fact of life before 50 but we are luckier, we can say no, thanks.

This is NOT about wrinkle injections, fillers or any other invasive methods (which, in my opinion make people just look like they’ve had enhancements, smoother but, curiously, never younger, even though that is the goal. Weird).

From the New Yorker Magazine

From the New Yorker Magazine

Thanks to fantastic breakthroughs in research and development in the fields of biochemistry, corneotherapy and skin science, our generation can stand up to ageing AND to surgery. We get to have it all – naturally.

By focusing on the scientifically correct components required to build healthy skin, each individual can be assessed to discover exactly what the weaknesses in your skin barrier / cellular processes are, and a programme of strengthening homecare combined wth non-invasive clinical treatments can be determined.

Use of protocols such as microneedling, LED phototherapy, hyaluronic acid hydroporation and vitamin infusion will show amazing visible, measurable results on concerns such as crows feet, lip lines, uneven texture and loosening skin.

The benign blemishes that come with age such as sun spots, skin tags and visible red veins can be very quickly and easily banished with cryotherapy (cold) and diathermy (heat), often in a single session.

Make 2017 the year that you choose to Age Backwards with Skin Essentials.

Call us on 053 9145981 or visit www.skinessentialsbymariga.com to find out more about our Age Backwards skin analysis, available for personal customers and online for distance clients

Daily care for oily skin – Mariga’s advice

In this post I want to help oily types manage their skin on a daily basis.

First, we have to define and understand what a true oily skin type actually is. Many people mistakenly think that they have oily skin when in fact it’s something else altogether.

What are the hallmarks of a true oily skin type?

-Large pores, particularly on the t-zone

-The skin NEVER feels tight, itchy, or dry

-Daily shine

-RARELY has blackheads or spots

If the above sounds like you, coupled with makeup that just slides off and hair that needs to be washed every day, then you have a true oily skin.

While it IS possible to have oily skin AND acne, they are two different things and having one does not automatically mean you will have the other. Many people with acne assume that their skin is oily when that is (in Irish Skin anyway) most often not the case. In Irish skin, perhaps 10% of the population will be a true oily skin type.

The benefits of oily skin.

Yes, there ARE benefits, lots of them! They include a slower rate of wrinkling, usually blemish-free complexion, and higher tolerance to a wider range of skincare products, treatments and cosmetics.

The downsides of oily skin.

Most people with oily skin get fed up with large pores, too much shine and makeup not staying put. As you can see these are mostly APPEARANCE issues rather than actual skin problems so they can be much more easily addressed then poor dry or red skin types.

How so?

There are two things to know about controlling the appearance of oily skin:

1.Cleansing and exfoliating often makes it worse (you’re doing it wrong).

2.Oil fights oil.

1. Trying to deep cleanse and exfoliate away oil is not just a waste of time, but is like trying to drive your car by pressing on the brake and the accelerator at the same time! One action is fighting against the other and you will most likely ruin your engine (or skin) in the process.

when you deep cleanse or over-exfoliate oily skin you get rid of the oil that is there at that moment, same as if you did a gentle cleanse. But with deep action products, you have stimulated a deeper reaction in the skin. The response by the oil glands of being ‘stripped’ is that they go into fast production mode to make up for lost resources. So you deep cleanse, scrub or exfoliate then a coupe of hours later your face looks like an oil slick. You did it to yourself! You gave your skin the signal that it was lacking oil and it produced more, it was only trying to please you!

The secret is to CONTROL the flow of oil, not stop it. Lipid secretions that are controlled continuously and gradually distribute oil evenly over the surface of your skin. There is no sudden stop/start, no patchy production. The result is an evenly lubricated skin surface with no sudden shine.

How to achieve that?

You need to regulate oil flow by applying minute amounts of the right oils in the right ratios to the skin surface so that it gets the message that oil is always available and stops sudden production. This might sound scary but it doesn’t take long to get in the habit and start to see results. Why not try it? What have you got to lose? Team oil! See more about oil for oily skin in Mariga’s video on daily management tips for oily skin below.

Best targeted Skin Essentials products for oily skin:

-Lipid Repair Concentrate

-Hydrating Cream

 

Have you read Mariga's e-book yet? 'The Skincare Rules' is packed full of simple, easy to implement tips that will help to get you great skin - for life!

Have you read Mariga’s e-book yet? ‘The Skincare Rules’ is packed full of simple, easy to implement tips that will help to get you great skin – for life!

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