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Bioactive ingredients… Let’s talk about what makes skincare WORK!!!

Why does Skincare have to be so complicated?

All of us want beautiful and healthy skin. We want that youthful radiance to last us for years to come. And most of us continue to fall for marketing gimmicks that tell us THIS is the holy grail product so buy me now!! So we do!! Speaking from experience, it was the constant let down that I got from product after product that led me into my career field of aesthetic dermatology and aesthetics.

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They say you are what you eat, but does that really hold true? The answer, in large part, is yes!!  There are many things that can give us beautiful skin. Now, some we cannot control (hello genetics!), but there are others that we can and that includes our skin, which is the largest organ of our body!! We all want that glowing and beautiful skin, and with the addition of foods into your diet that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you will be taking an easy first step in bringing your beautiful complexion out. 
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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. 

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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. 

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The truth about sunscreen! 

Facts and Myths about one of the most important products you use should be using EVERYDAY!

There are some very popular truths and misconceptions about sunscreen. Let's clear some of those up today!!! 

 1. Sunscreen is not always necessary

Many people think sunscreen is only needed on very sunny days. If I can't see the sun, do I really need sunscreen?? The answer is yes.  If you are outside, you are being exposed to UV rays. Wear that sunscreen. And don't forget about your body. The tops of your shoulders, arms, and chest need just as much sun protection as your face. 

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Safety & Sun Protection

Living in Arizona means that we are in the sun almost every day of the year, and summertime activities, vacations, picnics and pool parties mean we are in the sun even more. But regular exposure to the sun can wreak havoc on the skin, leading to unsightly brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, large pores, saggy skin, wrinkles and skin cancers. To prevent these changes, a broad-spectrum sunblock needs to be applied daily.

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Summer Time Skin Health and Sun Damage Summer is around the corner and no matter where you live, you’re most likely seeing the sun at some point. Whether you’re at the beach, hiking in the desert, playing at the park with the kids, or even just driving in your car, your skin is feeling the effects and sun damage is happening! Over time, a lack of taking care of your skin and not being diligent with your spf, suncare and skincare regimen WILL catch up to you. So, with that being said, the first question a lot of my patients ask when they come in is one you may too….

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We are more than a year into the Covid pandemic, and it seems as though things are looking very promising that the end of this could be on the horizon. With more and more Americans receiving the vaccine on the daily, more and more states are loosening their mask requirements, Arizona included. But that doesn't mean we are all off the hook just yet. Masks still provide much needed protection in certain environments and situations.
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Toner - Could it be the MOST underrated step of a skincare routine?!!
Most of us are diligent with cleansing and moisturizing our skin but how many of us are as good with toning the skin? To be honest, this is a step that a lot of us probably skip. Why? A quick spray or quick swipe of an otherwise plain looking liquid can't REALLY be doing that much for us, can it??   Are YOU toning your skin? If not, keep reading to understand the importance of this step and never underestimate the powerful punch this can bring to your skincare routine!!

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The Purge before the Surge!
Learn more about skin detoxing and purging with Mikel Kristi Skincare and why it is aGOOD thing!

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? 

Here’s what may be happening; anytime you go from using a product line with less active ingredients to a skincare line with potent bio active ingredients, like Mikel Kristi Skincare, you are likely to experience a little bit of purging, or what we call a detox period.

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Step 1: Cleanse

Facial cleansing is an important foundational component of any effective skincare regimen. This critical step is often overlooked by brands offering more trendy or bandwagon products. The importance of an expertly formulated cleanser can not be overstated, and in my eyes this is a vital part of any healthy skincare routine.

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Hello everyone, I’m Christy Hall, Founder and CEO of Mikel Kristi Skincare. Today I’m sharing my own story. Why did I get into this profession? Why do I love skin so much? Why did I create Mikel Kristi Skincare, and why do I love Medical Aesthetics? 
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