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Skin care based upon your skin type

skin type-blog 2Your skin is as individual as you.  That’s why you should use products that match your skin type, which may be oily, dry, and normal or combination, or sensitive.  When choosing your skin care products, first do a patch test on a small area of skin to determine if you may experience any sensitivities or allergic reactions.  And if you don’t know your skin type…read below and see where you fit in the in the skin type spectrum.

Oily / Clogged Pores / Severe Breakouts All-Over

Oily, problem skin requires a careful combination of pore-cleaning exfoliants, along with antiseptic botanicals to effectively reduce breakouts. This routine helps to disinfect, calm, control oil and clear clogged pores without causing irritation or drying out the skin. Your problem skin will be clear, more even-toned, healthy and balanced with fewer blemishes.

Symptoms:

  • Extremely oily skinspring_kit
  • Large pores on entire face
  • Constant, severe acne (several new blemishes a day) all over the face, including blackheads and cysts
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Will break out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • Wants clearer and smoother skin

 

Oily / Combination / Occasional Breakouts / Anti-Aging

Combination, blemish-prone skin in need of anti-aging requires a careful blend of non-drying, pore-clearing exfoliants with hydrating antioxidants and skin-brightening botanicals. This will bring a perfect balance to your skin.

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  • Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
  • Skin feels tight, irritated or sensitive when harsh products are used
  • Needs hydration without heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • May get occasional mild breakouts and cysts (weekly The sun soon arrivesor monthly)
  • May get clogged pores and blackheads
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)

 

Oily / Combination / Sensitive / Consistent Breakouts

Oily, combination, sensitive skin prone to acne and clogged pores requires a careful blend of antibacterial and smoothing BHAs to deliver maximum blemish-clearing benefits without leaving the skin feeling tight, dry or irritated. The added benefit of oil-free hydration will give the skin a perfect balance.

Symptoms:

  • Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
  • Breaks out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredientsmakari_discoloration_kit_1(1)sensitive skin care
  • Skin that may become red and flushes easily, gets tight and irritated by harsh products
  • Consistent blemishes and cysts (several new blemishes a week)
  • Clogged pores and blackheads
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

Normal / Anti-Aging

Normal, dehydrated skin showing the signs of aging requires high concentrations of AHAs to boost cellular turnover and potent antioxidants to brighten the complexion and return skin to a healthy and beautiful glow with a newly refined smoothness.

Symptoms:sensitive skin care

  • Produces oil in the summer, mostly in t-zone
  • Skin can feel tight or dry during the winter
  • Needs hydration without heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheadsThe sun soon arrives
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Skin may look tired, in need of a glow
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging and loss of tone

Dry / Tired / Aging

Dry, aging, tired-looking skin in need of sun-damage repair requires high concentrations of AHAs to boost cellular turnover and firming Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin. Energizing ingredients work to increase oxygenation and encourage a healthy glow. Your skin will be moist, firmer-looking and exceptionally smooth with a newly refined radiance.

Symptoms:

  • Skin feels tight and dry year round2016-10-13 16-37-55 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)
  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Skin looks tired, in need of a glow
  • May have loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

 Dry / Sun Damaged / Aging

Dry, sun-damaged skin with loss of tone requires high concentrations of repairing AHAs to boost cellular turnover, bioactive Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin and nourishing lipid-rich oils to provide needed moisture. Your skin will be exceptionally smooth and supple with less visible wrinkles.

Symptoms:

  • Skin feels tight and dry year round2016-10-13 16-37-55 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)
  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Has a history of excessive sun exposure
  • May have visible broken capillaries from sun damage
  • Loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

 

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

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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.

2016-10-13 16-37-55 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)Makari Or Rose 24K Gold

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

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Makari Nigeria launches Or Rose 24K Gold with Spectacular Event!!!


Global skincarebraIMG_0941-e1476712559669-200x300nd, Makari de Suisse launched its renowned super effective formulation 24 Karat Gold Range on the 12th of Octobr.  The launch event kicked off with a training session earlier on in the day and cocktail event in the evening held at VCP Hotel V.I, Lagos.

Media influencers, beauty bloggers and journalists attended the launch cocktail event in the evening which kicked off with an opening speech by Mimi Gnoleba, Makari Trainer, and Director, Makari de Suisse Nigeria, Folami Oyenuga who addressed questions raised by the guests.

Following the Q&A essions, renowned Nigerian dermatologist, Dr. Vivian Oputa explained in detail how the skin absorbs all that’s used on it and the need to always use safe and non-toxic corrective products.Mr. Oyenuga also expressed that Makari has been working consistently and relentleIMG_0378-300x200-2ssly with
NAFDAC on quality control and seizure of counterfeit products being sold at key wholesale markets and retail points of purchase nationwide.

“We remain committed to this battle against all counterfeit Makari products nationwide. For this, MAKARI DE SUISSE has partnered with 2 key exclusive distributors only and we are pleased to announce officially that you can get Authentic Makari De Suisse products which are loved globally with Kuddys Cosmetics and Chisuf Ventures in Nigeria.” said Oyenuga, Director, Makari de Suisse Nigeria. 
The training session was facilitated by a New York based Makari Trainer, Mimi Gnoleba. The training had accredited beauty representatives as well as authorized distributors of the Makari brand. The essence of the training was to educate the participants about the intense scientific and technical scrutiny that goes into every Makari product while also building confidence and trust about the brand.
The Makari 24 Karat Gold range is available at Casabella, HealthPlus Pharmacy, Kudi Cosmetics, Konga and Jumia, Perfect Trust Cosmetics.
Follow Makariofficialnigeria on Instagram and Facebook for more stockist details.

 

 

Makari Or Rose 24K Gold

GIVE SKIN THE GOLD STANDARD

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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.

50% off Makari’s Amazing Clarifying Cream!

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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Three Natural Skincare Products For Beautiful Skin All Summer Long

As the seasons change, so does our skin. Varying levels of sun, moisture, and temperature present a host of different skin conditions which require their own set of all nature skincare products. Luckily, Makari de Suisse has a comprehensive line of skincare products specially developed for dark skin tones. With the joys of summer come the woes of sunburn, oily skin, and unsightly dark spots we’d all like to avoid. The question remains, what products and rituals will truly protect, repair, and enhance our skin all summer long?

While all of our natural skincare products have proven gentle, yet effective properties to address all your skin’s varying needs, here are a few highlights from our skincare line, as well as some helpful tips to help you maintain the natural glow of your skin all summer long:

  1. Intense Body Lotion: This product has the SPF you need to stay protected all day, with the intense, natural lightening multi-vitamin toning properties and Shea butter you look for in the ideal body lotion. It will moisturize deeply while preventing fine lines and wrinkles, fading dark spots and scars, in addition to leaving your skin brighter and softer than ever.
  2. Pre-Sun Sunscreen: This one is a tip—before you go away for a long beach weekend or a holiday in the sun, apply sunscreen at night up to three weeks in advance. Many people don’t know but sunscreen builds up in the stratum corneum and makes your skin less likely to burn.
  3. Scrub: This is a tip and a product recommendation wrapped into one! To minimize the appearance of pores in hot, humid weather—exfoliate once a week. Our dual purpose Exclusive Lightening Exfoliating Soap is a great choice. It eliminates dead skin cells, dry skin, and rough spots leaving your skin feeling soft and hydrated while Organiclarine™ eases the lightening process of your skin.

Summer should be your skin’s best season. Don’t let the harsh rays or humidity stand in between you and that warm glow you’ve been waiting all year for! Take care to use our gentle, effective all-natural skincare products to protect and enhance the beautiful skin you were born with. For a free sample of some of our most popular skincare products, click here.