Skin Detox & Purging: What IS Going On?

by Christy Hall November 05, 2020

Have you ever tried new skincare products and after using them for a week or two, your skin starts to get rashy or you start having breakouts? If you’re like me, you probably think, Oh My Gosh, what in the heck is going on? 

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Product Cocktailing for Customizable Skincare

by Christy Hall October 22, 2020

Product cocktailing is the art of blending and applying two or more products together to take your beauty results to the next level. It also helps streamline your beauty routine and save time by combining steps. This technique can be done by combining similar products (formulated to work synergistically) at once, and then applying to your face. 
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Cosmeceuticals: A Complete Guide

by Christy Hall October 14, 2020

If you follow beauty news or have browsed the cosmetic section at a local big box store, you may have come across the word cosmeceutical(s). But what exactly does this mean? Is it a cosmetic, a prescription pharmaceutical, or another hyped up marketing word for cosmetic(s)? To answer these questions I’m going to guide you through the different definitions and opinions, the truth about making claims regarding results, what ingredients to look for, and give you the 411 on Mikel Kristi cosmeceutical formulations. 
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Adult Acne

by Christy Hall June 24, 2020

Adult Acne… How do you know which kind you have??

We all thought if we could power through our teens and the dreaded breakouts that came from time to time, we could end up on the other side with a life time of glowing acne free, clear skin. But your teens turned into your 20’s and then your 30’s…. Surely puberty has come and gone, so WHY is this happening?? Well there are a few possibilities why. And to improve your complexion from this stubborn ailment, we must first understand why we are suffering from it in the first place.

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Skin pH Matters

by Christy Hall November 11, 2019

What is skin pH? 
PH is a measurement of how acidic or alkaline (basic) a substance is in comparison to distilled water which is neutral.  A neutral pH is 7.0, anything above is alkaline and anything below is acidic. The normal pH of your skin is around 4.5- 5.5, so slightly acidic. Skin tends to be in its healthiest state with a pH of less than 5.

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