Category Archives: Skin Whitening

Stretch Marks and treatments

Collagen in the skin is known as the main building blocks of what is known as connective tissue.61O5Lqx4a6L._SL256_ This connective tissue is what gives the skin elasticity, when there is a disturbance in collagen stretch marks can develop. Collagen is needed to keep your skin stretchy, so the less there is in your skin, the more likely it is that stretch marks will develop.

Stretch marks appear when your skin is stretched suddenly, most common ways are through pregnancy, weight gain or weight loss.  They occur in the strong middle layer of your skin (the dermis), which supports your skin’s outer surface (the epidermis).  Their severity is affected by several factors, including your genetic tendency, degree of stress on the skin and cortisone level. Cortisone — a hormone produced by the adrenal glands — weakens elastic fibers in the skin.

While many of us are genetically destined to meet a stretch mark fate, there are some things you can do to curb your chances of ending up with the pesky stripes.

  1. Avoid rapid weight gain or loss
  2. Eat a diet is rich in protein
  3. Keep skin well moisturized which allows for more give and stretch without trauma to the skin

Ways to treat stretch marks


Bio Oil

Bio Oil treats aging skin, dehydrated skin, uneven skin tones, blemishes, stretch marks and even old scars. It works best if you apply it by massaging it into the area that is affected twice a day until the skin has fully absorbed the oil.


Stay hydrated

Staying well-hydrated is indeed an excellent way to reduce the possibility of getting unsightly marks on your skin. Dry skin is less elastic than healthy, well-hydrated skin. If your skin is moisturized, you are less likely to develop stretch marks, as your skin can adapt to changes in your body weight and shape more easily. If you are prone to stretch marks, make sure you use a moisturizing product after you shower every day to help seal in moisture. Also, eat a nutritious diet, with plenty of antioxidants such as vitamin A and C to help protect your skin.

Aloe Vera

Known for years as a natural remedy for skin issues, aloe vera is also effective when it comes to minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. With its cooling and healing components, you can achieve positive results from using this herbal remedy regularly. Just get few small aloe vera leafs, and use this to rub on your skin for a few minutes. Next, rinse the area off with lukewarm water.

Cocoa Butter

An exceptional moisturizer, cocoa butter is renowned for its anti-aging properties while promoting circulation and reducing stretch marks. Just take a tablespoon of cocoa butter and massage on the affected portion gently. Do this technique twice a day for at least two months until you notice an improvement on your skin.

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Gold helps to restore the elasticity of the tissues, slows down collagen depletion and the breakdown of elating to prevent sagging skin.


Makari Or Rose 24K Gold

Makari Or Rose 24K Gold


The benefits of gold in skincare can be traced back 5,000 years to ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was said to sleep in a gold face mask every night to enhance the suppleness of her complexion and preserve its natural luminosity.  Gold not only gives a beautiful, glowing and youthful skin but is also beneficial in many ways. It slows down the collagen depletion, increases skin’s elasticity, lightens the skin’s complexion, stimulates the cells making the skin firm, improves blood circulation and prevents premature aging, wrinkles, and many more benefits.

Here are the top benefits of gold for your skin:

1. Reduces Wrinkles, Fine Lines, and Spots

To have a clear skin, free from wrinkles & spots is every woman’s ultimate desire. Gold can activate the basal cells of the skin, which increases the elasticity of the skin. It thus reduces wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and marks on the skin, and will make you look younger.

2. Stimulates Skin Cells

The ions present in gold help in stimulating the cells, nerves, and veins in your body. This leads to improved blood circulation. This will increase the metabolism of skin cells and secretion of the waste. Gold can help to stimulate the cells and have a healthy skin.

3. Prevents premature ageing of the skin

Dryness of skin can lead to its premature aging. Use of gold can reduce the dryness of skin and helps in increasing the metabolic rate. This would prevent the skin from premature aging.

 4. Slows Collagen Depletion

Collagen is naturally produced in your body which keeps the body flexible. It is responsible for giving smooth skin and shining hair. The collagen level in the body starts depleting from the age of 25 and this is when you notice the changes on your skin. Skin care with gold can slow down the depletion of collagen level in your skin cells.

5. Treats UV Damage

Gold is praised for its purported ability to ward off UV damage as continued use reduces the production of melanin.

6. Brightens complexion

Gold re-textures skin and illuminates to reveal radiant, healthy and a youthful looking complexion.

7. Inhibits Allergens

The antioxidant properties present in gold helps in increasing blood circulation which leads to a reduction in acne and other skin allergies.

8. Treats Inflammation

Gold is said to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties that help oxygen to enter into the skin for renewal of the cells. This helps in treating ulcers and other inflammatory disorders of the skin. It is also known to rejuvenate your skin.

9. Increases skin elasticity

Skin tends to sag when its elasticity decreases or is completely lost. Use of gold can reduce the breakdown of elastin and restore the elasticity of the tissues. This will further prevent the skin from sagging making it firm and toned.

 10. Gives a Golden Glow

Gold helps in improving the blood circulation, hence it helps hydrate and maintain the skin’s moisture level. The small particles of gold get absorbed into the skin imparting a rich glow. This makes the skin healthy, fresh and radiant.

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Discoloration and Hyperpigmentation is a common skin issue that our customers have had in the past (not any more after using Makari!). Dark marks tend to stand out more on people with darker skin tones, and it can be a big cause of embarassment. We all want to have the perfect complexion and it can be so frustrating to have a stubborn mark for something as small as a pimple or bug bite. Another common problem for those seeking an even skin tone are the knees, elbows, underarms, and knuckles. The texture of the skin is different than the rest of the body making it more difficult to treat.

Regular lotions and creams are not formulated to effectively remove discoloration from these areas (though they can make some improvements). It’s important to use a richer product that delivers added hydration to penetrate the skin’s surface and get to work at evening out your skin tone.

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Makari’s Clarifying Cream is a serious miracle worker for people suffering from discoloration. This hydrating and nourishing cream is just what the Doctor ordered to quickly remove unappealing discoloration, leaving the skin hydrated, even, and smooth. Our luxurious formula melts into the skin, getting to work quickly, and clearing up even your toughest problem areas.

The Clarifying Cream is a Makari best seller, and after trying it out you will quickly see why. Apply the product evenly to your problem areas daily and see results quickly.

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Skincare Tips for Your Best Complexion Ever

Taking good care of your skin is important on so many levels: it can make you feel pampered, increase your confidence, give you glowing skin today, and ensure that you have younger looking skin as you age. Having a daily routine, making healthy choices, and using the right products for your skin type can take your skin from “normal” to “amazing”.
Here are some tips to give you the best complexion of your life:

Have a Daily Skincare Routine:

– Choose the right products: Makari de Suisse carries products that were formulated specifically for women of color with their unique skincare needs in mind.
– Make sure to cleanse your skin morning and night- we recommend the Makari Deep Cleansing Skin Lotion as it is a gentle and hydrating cleanser suitable for all skin types.
– Follow by applying a toner which can reduce the appearance of blackheads and spots, applying with a cotton pad once or twice daily depending on your skin type. Try the Makari Purifying and Cleansing Toner.
– Apply a serum to reduce the appearance of dark spots and reveal a lighter, more luminous skin tone. Serum is also great for long term results and having more beautiful skin in the long run. Try the Makari Exclusive Toning Serum.
– After the serum, apply a moisturizer to hydrate and make your skin glow. Use morning and night and consider investing in a day cream and a night cream as both have different effects. Day creams tend to be lighter and night creams tend to be richer.
– Extras: Make sure to exfoliate you skin at least twice a week (more for oily skin) and apply a mask once or twice a week for even more beautiful skin.

Night Cream

Apply SPF Every Day:

Apply sunscreen to your face and any part of your body that is going to be exposed on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter if it is the winter or summer, sunny or cloudy, your skin can always use the added protection. You will thank yourself later on in life, wrinkles and fine lines will be less noticeable and you will be less likely to get skin diseases caused by UV ray exposure.

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If you want glowing skin make sure to drink lots of water! Drinking purified water gives your skin a hydrated, youthful look and will decrease the appearance of fine lines caused by dehydration. 8-10 glasses a day is recommended.



Make sure to get as much sleep as your can- it’s good for your skin! Getting plenty of rest will not only decrease those pesky under-eye bags, it can also reduce fine lines and acne that can be brought on by lack of sleep. Taking care of yourself is one of the best things you can do for your skin.

Sleep mask


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Top Five Skin Whitening Ingredients

When it comes to skincare, the team at Makari is dedicated to delivering the highest quality, gentle, effective products so that our clients can look their most beautiful and feel their very best. Whether you are looking to whiten your skin, even out your tone, improve texture, fight blemishes, or just look more fresh and youthful, we have what it takes to do just that. After careful research, we’ve come up with our list of the top ingredients for skin whitening. Read on to learn more!

Glutathione – Found in a wide array of ointments, lotions, pills, and soaps, this ingredient is packed with antioxidants and designed to effectively lighten the skin. Not only does this ingredient help with skin whitening, it also contributes to tissue repair and regeneration.

Lemon – Packed with Vitamin C and citric acid, lemons are made with organic bleaching agents that not only brighten your skin but also give it a healthy glow as well.  Our very own Oralight Supplements are made with lemon fibers and other natural ingredients, guaranteeing fresh and healthy skin.

Mulberry – Made popular in Japan, Mulberry extract is another all-natural choice that will deliver results with consistent use. It may not be the most effective or potent, but it will get you a lighter skin tone over time.

Kojic Acid – This ingredient is produced after rice is malted for the making of sake. By inhibiting melanin, which is known to darken the skin, kojic acid brightens and lightens your skin instead.

Spinach – This vegetable, which is packed to the gills with amino acids, is a great choice for people who want to get their glutathione naturally. Other green foods like avocados, asparagus, and broccoli have also been proven to contain a notable amount of glutathione as well.

If you would like to learn more about our line of skin whitening products, we would love to hear from you. Simply fill out this contact form and one of our friendly staff members will reach out to you shortly! We look forward to helping you feel more beautiful and confident in your skin.