Today we are going to chat about the Mikel Kristi 4-step Skincare routine that we swear by. Taking care of your skin does not have to be an overly drawn out process each morning and evening. We are all busy people, who usually only have a few minutes to ourselves each morning before phone calls, kids, or an early morning meeting is calling our name. But that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your skin. So, here is simple breakdown of what you need to know!!
Step 1: Cleanse/ Face Washes - our two luxurious face washes fall into this category. Step 1 is vitally important because proper cleansing of the skin sets the stage for our next steps, as this will give other products the opportunity to fully penetrate the skin and work to their maximum potential. Our face washes are gentle, yet effective. They do not have harsh abrasives and will work to balance your skin, whether oily or dry.
Step 2: Refine/Toners & Swipes- Our lavender hibiscus toner is our most popular step 2 option. Toners can help close pores after cleansing, reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. It can also be used throughout the day as refresher or even as a makeup primer or setter. The options are endless when it comes to using this gentle and gorgeous smelling toner.
But for a slightly more power packed punch, toner can be replaced by our other step 2 options, our swipes. Both the refreshing and rejuvenating swipes come in canisters with individual pre-moistened pads. After washing, apply the swipe across the face for an infusion of healthy essential oils and effective ingredients to help tighten, brighten, and smooth the skin. Our rejuvenating swipes have glycolic acid in them, which will also help to speed up cell turnover, resulting in helping collagen production, and that means the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.. YES please!!
Step 3: Treat/ Serums- Mikel Kristi Skincare has some of the most effective serums you’ll find on the market. Each product strives to give you results you will see and feel. Our serums range from ourVital C, which is great for reducing brown spots and evening out skin tone, to ourVital A Rejuvenating Serum, which is an extremely gentle yet effective Vitamin A product, that will stimulate cell turnover, stimulate collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the overall look and texture of your skin, to our most popular,Bio Peptide Serum, otherwise known as photo shop in a bottle. This serum will work to brighten dull and lackluster skin, and improve textural irregularities, blemishes, uneven skin tone, and fine lines, while providing a daily boost to your skin’s natural renewal process. This silky and luxurious serum is pure skin indulgence.
Step 4: Balance/ Moisturize-Take your pick of moisturizer depending on your preference and needs! We have a fabulous Vitamin C Moisturizer, called C Radiance, or a thicker more hydrating moisturizer, and one of our most popular, our anti-inflammatory Calendula Moisturizer, also fabulous for the cooler and drier months!
Cell turnover is a very necessary step for not only your skin health, but for the look of your skin as well. If we do not work to remove- or exfoliate- those skin cells, we will start to see clogged pores, which is the breeding ground for acne breakouts. Dead skin cells will also contribute to a dull, lackluster, and uneven complexion. As mentioned above, our swipes are a perfect solution to a quick and easy way to promote cell turnover, and it can be done each night from the comfort of your home!!
Step 3 is probably our favorite at Mikel Kristi because so much magic can happen with this step. Each one of our serums work fabulously on their own or in combination with others. They can be used morning and night, except for our retinal product, the Vital A Rejuvenating Serum, which can cause sensitivity to the sun, so we ask you only use that one at night! You can pump them into your hand, cocktail them together, and then apply. It is quick and easy!! And each one of these products serve multi purposes!!
Why do we want to balance our skin as the last and final step by using a proper moisturizer? Well as we move into the cooler months, using an effective moisturizer as our last step helps to seal in the steps that we have previously taken in our skin care routine. It will give us that smooth supple feel, making makeup easier to apply. Or we can use a moisturizer at night, and it will take us into the morning, making our skin feel dewy and quenched when we wake up, as well. Take your pick as to the amount of moisture you need, as we have different moisturizers for different needs.
This seems like something any good skin care brand would want to stand behind, but the truth is…all products are not as they seem!! Pretty packaging, great marketing, or large price tags does not mean you are buying the best and most effective products on the market. Certain ingredients, like that in our Vital C and Vital A serums, have certain formulations of active ingredients that ensure you will be putting the most effective products on your skin. Ingredients can break down in their packaging over time, they can lose efficacy when exposed to air, and by the time you purchase that product and apply it to your skin, it has a very small amount of active ingredient left in it…perhaps that is the reason you haven’t seen real results with your previous purchases! No need to worry about that when you purchase Mikel Kristi products. Our ingredients are effective! We have no unnecessary additives or ingredients in any of our products, there are no extra fillers or scents, AND we package our products in a safe way to make sure your products work when you open and use them!
For a perfect introduction to the Mikel Kristi four step regimen, try our Forever Young Core Collection today and receive $25 dollars off your purchase!
The Core Collection includes products in each of the 4 steps of your skincare routine!
1 - Refreshing Botanical Wash
2 - Lavender Hibiscus Toner
3 - Bio Peptide Serum
3 - Vital A Rejuvenating Serum
4 - C Radiance Moisturizer
Try it today!!! And see the difference!!
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Hello beauties!! As shocking as it sounds, summer 2021 is already wrapping up!! Kids will be back to school in a matter of weeks, summer vacations are coming to a close, and that means a shift in our daily routines is just around the corner.
While our daily calendars may look different come fall, our skin care routines are going to shift as well. Hopefully you didn’t slack on summer skin care, but it’s never too late to get into an easy daily routine as well.
Hello beauties!! Let’s have a little skin care education today and talk about a popular ingredient many of my patients have been asking me about lately. It’s called niacinamide, pronounce (ni-ah-cin-ah-mide). It can be found in many foods such as meat, fish and milk, green vegetables and beans. But the real craze is its presence in lotions, creams, sunscreens and facial serums. It comes with a lot of tout and patients are all too excited to tell me they have purchased products with this ingredient, even if they don’t know just what properties this ingredient has! So, let’s discuss.