Skin Essentials by Mariga FAQ’s
1. Are Skin Essentials products suitable for sensitive skin?
Yes, the whole ethos behind the product range is to create a line of products which are free from all known irritants. All Skin Essentials by Mariga products are free from fragrance, sulphates and colourants.
2. How do I know which products are right for me?
I love to see as many people as I can personally to analyse their skins needs and prescribe a tailored programme. My advanced skin analysis service has been specially developed to comprehensively assess your unique skin problems and solutions. Read about it here.
For geographical or other reasons it is not always possible to visit the salon so you will find a distance analysis form on my website for those who can’t. Just fill it out and I will take it from there. Prefer to talk to someone? You can always just give me a call to discuss you skin concerns on 053 9145981.
3.When is the best time to apply my products?
Any time! The important thing is to use them; they won’t work in the bottle. I can make out a suggested homecare routine taking into account your available time, lifestyle and commitment level. It doesn’t matter whether you apply the products day or night except for SPF which must of course be used during the day and Overnight Repair Cream which must only be used at night.
4.In what order do I use them?
Serums, if used, are always applied to a freshly cleansed skin followed during the day by your SPF or at night by your treatment cream. If using both water and oil based products, the water based one must be used first with any oily or creamy product layered on top. It is not necessary to wait between layers, Skin Essentials by Mariga products absorb and get to work very quickly.
5.When can I expect to see changes in my skin?
This varies between individuals and you will be given guidelines at your assessment, but generally speaking surface issues will be resolved within a couple of weeks, deeper changes such as stimulating sluggish oil flow or boosting collagen production take up to 3 months and acne and rosacea take at least three months to correct. It is necessary to be patient, a lifetime of incorrect treatment takes time to correct but with compliance you will reap the benefits far into the future.
6.My skin feels dry, is this normal?
In the first few weeks of your new regime it is possible that your skin will go through a period of feeling dry or tight. This is usually due to the fact that most mass market skincare is full of surface conditioners such as silicones or mineral oil which sit on the surface of the skin and while they feel nice, they can’t change any cellular dysfunction. Skin Essentials by Mariga products are designed to absorb fully, penetrating deeply into the epidermis where they can correct cellular function. Your skin will miss the ‘greasy’ layer it is used to at first but as your skin becomes hydrated from within, this feeling will go.
To make your skin feel more comfortable during this ‘withdrawal’ period I recommend layering your products onto a still-damp face after cleansing as this will lock in water. For those with very dry skin to start with I recommend using two drops of Nourishing Oil under moisturiser until your skin is producing more oil by itself. Also, this can be a sign that you are not drinking enough water so make sure you are getting your eight glasses a day.