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5 Ways To Amp Up Your Beauty From The Inside Out

5 Ways To Amp Up Your Beauty From The Inside Out

by Christy Hall March 24, 2020

We all know that beauty starts on the inside.  Let’s look at some ways to go beyond skin deep to get the results you desire. 

  1. Be kind to yourself:  Be conscious of your thoughts. Notice when you feel yourself going into a negative state. Because of our survival instincts, humans have a negativity bias built into our psyche. This was helpful back when we needed to remember not to eat a poisonous plant in the wild, or that a tiger lived in that particular cave. But in modern life it is used to ruminate on current dramas, past hurts, or future anxieties. See if you can notice when you go down your particular rabbit hole, and see if you can change your thoughts to kindness and gratitude. If not, just focus on the word STOP. 
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Skin Health & Well Aging Part 2: A Deeper Look At Skin Aging

Skin Health & Well Aging Part 2: A Deeper Look At Skin Aging

by Christy Hall March 16, 2020

As we age, the structure and function of our skin changes both from intrinsic and extrinsic causes.  These changes lead to dissatisfaction with wrinkles, dryness, sagginess, enlarged pores, and discolorations.  Here is what is happening intrinsically with aging.

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Skin Health and Well Aging - Skin Function blog cover. The layers of the skin, changes with age.

Skin Health & Well Aging Part 1: Skin Function

by Christy Hall March 09, 2020

Understanding how the skin functions as a whole will explain why some topical (on the skin) interventions work, and others don’t. The intent of any good skincare regimen should be on bringing the skin’s natural function back to optimum performance, much like it was back in your younger years. It is important NOT to just apply a topical “Band-Aid” on skin issues with moisturizers or organic oils. You need to get your skin back to a healthier state of functioning on all levels by feeding it the right nutrients.
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Serums

Serums

by Christy Hall February 29, 2020

Skincare, Where to Start?
There are so many skincare products on the market today, and to add to the confusion, there are serums, lotions, creams and other potions.  So, how do you know where to start. At Mikel Kristi, we try to make this simple for you. Our serums are our powerhouse products for everything anti-aging.

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Ingredient Spotlight:  Edelweiss Flower Extract

Ingredient Spotlight: Edelweiss Flower Extract

by Christy Hall February 24, 2020

Plants have been an essential part of skincare and health for centuries. In skincare formulation, we often find that when plants can thrive in harsh environments with extreme heat, cold, or dryness, they develop amazing survivability qualities that tend to help our skin and tissues in a similar manner.  One such plant ingredient is Edelweiss flower extract. 
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Book Release - Your Beauty Advocate by Christy Hall

Book Release - Your Beauty Advocate by Christy Hall

by Christy Hall February 17, 2020

Advocate:A person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, and/or cause.

For all the ways to describe who I am and what I do, the word advocate feels the most right. I am not just a PA-C, injector, skincare formulator, and entrepreneur. Those are simply the tools I use to carry out my life’s passion. My mission is to help educate people on the power they have to work with aging on a deep and impactful level, and to help my clients see themselves in a new light that they have control over. 

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Cosmeceuticals: Your Partner In Aging Well

Cosmeceuticals: Your Partner In Aging Well

by Christy Hall February 10, 2020

An Introduction To Cosmeceuticals
So, you may ask, “Why don’t all skin products work?”  Many of us have bought the newest trendy product that we have read about in a beauty magazine or seen on TV, used it for a few weeks, see no results, and then put it in the cabinet never to be touched again. The fact is that YOU WANT TO SEE RESULTS!  You want your skin to look and feel healthier and younger. However, many beauty products fall short because those amazing “active ingredients” that they advertise aren’t delivered to the right place in the skin, or in the right form to be effective. 

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Skin Type Myth Busted

Skin Type Myth Busted

by Christy Hall February 03, 2020

Many companies in the business of “Big Beauty” have capitalized on the notion of a customized skincare plan based on your particular skin type. I think we have all taken the quiz, received the result, and went straight to the cash register confident that this custom regimen would be the answer to our skin woes. Cut to three months later, and we are back at a different register, listening to different set of promises … and lather, rinse, repeat.

It really doesn’t matter what “skin type” you have. The four basic daily needs for skin health and anti-aging do not change

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30 Days to New Skin & A Youthful Glow Blog Cover

30 Days To New Skin & A Youthful Glow: Core Collection Spotlight

by Christy Hall January 27, 2020

A new year and a new you with beautiful, radiant skin. Our Mikel Kristi Core Collection will feed your skin all the right nutrientsfor rejuvenation and health. The basic needs for all skin types are restoration, protection and exfoliation.  Use our Core Collection to meet and exceed these needs easily.
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The Skin Type Myth

The Skin Type Myth

by Bold Commerce Collaborator January 20, 2020

Does Skin Type Matter? 
In reality, everyone’s skin has the same anatomy, and therefore the same basic needs to keep skin young and healthy.  So, knowing your skin type (oily, dry, or combination) really doesn’t matter when choosing skincare… as long as you meet these needs.  
Any skincare product regimen should address these 3 basic needs:

  1. Natural exfoliation
  2. Restoration of collagen 
  3. Protection from environmental damage. 
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Psychological Obstacles to aesthetic intervention blog cover, young woman with skincare related words overlay

Psychological Obstacles To Aesthetic Intervention

by Christy Hall January 13, 2020

I want to bring to light the many stigmas attached to the use of cosmetic intervention as a whole. The idea of beauty in our culture has been warped and misguided by big beauty and fashion marketing for many years, and I am happy that a more inclusive mindset is starting to take hold in our culture that honors everyone’s uniqueness. You can see this in the popularity of tattoos, vibrant hair colors and different body types being embraced and well represented. And cosmetic intervention is no different than the aforementioned choices.
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Bioactive Ingredients used in skincare. what are they? Mikel Kristi cosmeceuticals blog cover

Bioactive Ingredients? What are they and why are they important?

by Christy Hall January 06, 2020

We all want healthy, radiant, youthful skin. Many of us buy excessive amounts of skincare products looking for the magic, only to become disappointed when they don’t see the results we crave.  I’ve been there myself and really it was that dissatisfaction with my own skin that led me into the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetics. I was a product whore in my late 20’s and yet my skin was still dry, dull, and discolored. The final straw was when wrinkles started appearing at age 30.  What was I doing wrong? I had talked to a dermatologist, I had read every article in beauty magazines that I could, and I tried every over the counter product I could get my hands on, yet nothing seemed to give me the results I wanted. I did not understand the issue until I started my career in cosmetic dermatology.

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