How to Improve the Look of Aging, Mature Skin with Source Vitál's Signature Minkyti® Facial

Take your facial treatments targeting the look and feel of aging skin to the next level. The Minkyti® Facial is our signature facial for those looking for anti-aging solutions.

Dry, mature, and aged skin may become demineralized over time. When the skin is demineralized, cellular regeneration is slow, circulation is minimal, and that youthful glow is gone. 

These skin types need to be infused with nourishing essential vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and enzymes to support the skin's natural abilities to repair itself, promote a plumped appearance and radiate with health.

In this treatment, deep cleansing and exfoliation are combined with acupressure points and connective tissue massage.

Increasing circulation to connective tissue of the face, neck, and décolleté area allows greater penetration and nourishment to the skin.

By adding a silken algae mask (the hallmark of this protocol), infused with essential oils, remineralization of the skin and deep relaxation are maximized - all the elements needed to restore vitality to the mind body and spirit. 

Benefits of Minkyti Facial

  • Provides deep cleansing and the removal of toxins and impurities from the skin
  • Nourishes and feeds the skin with vitamins, minerals and trace elements it needs for optimal health
  • Promotes softer, deeply hydrated skin
  • Restores a look of fullness and youthful radiance
  • Smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves the look of scarring and uneven skin textures
  • Promotes harmony to the skin, calms the look and feel of inflammation
  • Stimulates the skin for healthy blood flow and circulation
  • Eases the feel of tight muscles in the face, jaw, neck, upper chest, shoulders and upper back
  • Uses gentle, yet active ingredients that provide visible results 
  • With the use of aromatherapy and neck and shoulder massage, this facial is a calming and relaxing treat 

Treatment Specifications

NOTES: This service should be recommended for those with aging/mature skin, those looking to avoid mature looking skin (as an anti-aging service), and those with dry to ultra-dry skin.

Contraindications:
 Iodine sensitivity (patch test), cancer treatments

Total Service Time: 90 minutes

Frequency of Treatment: Optimal results - once weekly for 6 weeks
Maintenance - once monthly

Products Needed for Service

Table/Room Preparation

  • Pre-made Minkyti Seaweed Poultice (see recipe below)
  • Pre-made Facal Compress (see recipe below)
  • Ice Water in Bowl
  • Eye pads/cotton rounds
  • Facial Cellulose Sponges
  • Facial gauze
  • Sheet and blanket
  • Dry and Hot Towels
  • Facial Steamer

Minkyti Seaweed Poultice Recipe

  • 2 tbsp. Laminaria Algae Powder
  • 8 tbsp. Hot Water

Mix poultice to a paste-like consistence, then add:

  • 1 tbsp. Algae Extract Unscented

At the time of application add in the following:

  • 8 drops Restorative Infusion
  • 8 drops Toning Infusion

Facial Compress Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Ice Water in a bowl
  • 1 Facial Gauze

Soak Gauze in Water. Do Not add infusions (below) until just before applying gauze during the treatment.

  • 2 drops Restorative Infusion
  • 2 drops Toning Infusion

Minkyti Facial Protocol

Step 1 - Preparation
Time: 2-5 minutes
Products: Laminaria Algae Powder, Algae Extract Unscented, Restorative Infusion, Toning Infusion, Hot Water, Ice Water, and Facial Gauze

Action: Ready Minkyti Seaweed Poultice and Facial Compress recipes described above. Be sure to wait to add drops of Restorative and Toning Infusion just before applying the compress and poultice to the skin. 

Step 2 - Connection
Time: 2 minutes
Products: Euphoria Elixir, Micellar Cleansing Water to soak cotton eye pads

Action:

  1. Create a connection with your client by placing eye pads that have been soaked in Micellar Cleansing Water on the eyes. Leave until after Step 4.
  2. Place 2 drops of Euphoria Elixir in the palms of your hands. Bring your hands to a cup-like position over the lower face for the client to deep breathe the aromatic oils.

Step 3 - Anointment Massage
Time: 2 minutes
Products:  Stress Relief or Serene Bath & Body Oil, water

Action:

  1. Place 10 drops of Stress Relief or Serene Bath & Body Oil in palm of your hands, wet other hand, blend together and use to massage décolleté, shoulders, across the back of shoulders and neck.
  2. Continue until the Bath & Body Oil and water are thoroughly worked in to the skin.
  3. Clear the lymphatic pathways of the neck by using manual lymph drainage or gentle superficial stroking down the sides of the neck.

Step 4 - Makeup Cleansing
Time: 2 minutes
Products: Micellar Cleansing Water, eye pads (from Step 1)

Action:

  1. Remove eye pads from Step 1 and gently remove eye make-up.
  2. Use the Micellar Cleansing Water to remove make-up on the face with another damp cotton.

Note: If they are not wearing make-up do this step to remove any surface debris.

Step 5 - Facial Cleansing
Time: 5 minutes
Products: Lavender or Geranium Cleanser, damp facial sponges, cotton rounds or hot towels

Action:

  1. Apply Lavender or Geranium Cleanser to the face, neck, décolleté and shoulders using circular stroking movements to break down and remove surface debris.
  2. Remove with hot towels, facial sponges or dampened cotton.

Step 6 - Exfoliation
Time: 10 minutes
Products: Silt Scrub, hot towels

Action:

  1. Apply thin layer of Silt Scrub to face, neck and décolleté (careful to avoid eye area and the mouth), and begin the exfoliation process using light, stimulating friction movements.
  2. Remove using a hot towel.

Step 7 - Second, Deep Pore Cleansing
Time: 4 minutes
Products: Algae Deep Cleanse, damp facial sponges or hot towels

Action:

  1. If it is appropriate for your clients needs, turn on facial steamer now.
  2. Apply a thin layer of Algae Deep Cleanse to the face, neck and décolleté using a mask brush.
  3. Work Algae Deep Cleanse into the skin using damp sponges or invigorating manual massage techniques.
  4. Remove with hot towel.

Step 8 - Calm & Hydrate
Time: 1 minute
Products: Rose Toning Essence

Action: Mist 7 sprays of Rose Toning Essence over face, neck and chest.

Step 9 - Nourish
Time: 3 minutes
Products: Toning Infusion, Restorative Infusion, Sea Tonic, Algae Serum Rose (or scent of choice)

Action:

  1. Mix together 4 drops of Toning Infusion, 3 drops Restorative Infusion, 7 sprays of Sea Tonic, and 7 drops of Algae Serum in the palm of your hand
  2. Apply mixture to  the face, neck, décolleté, and shoulders, and move on to Acupressure technique in Step 10.

Step 10 - Acupressure
Time: 15 minutes

Action: 

  1. Shoulder Roll: Place hand on each shoulder. Cup head of humerus and alternate pressure left and right in continuous motion.

  2. Clearing: Using heel of hands, in rhythmic motion, press top of shoulders towards the feet in 5 movements in a series of 3 (5 x 3). Move from medial to lateral.

  3. Chest Rolling: Gentle pressure and skin rolling under clavicle towards axilla 5 x 3.  Move from medial to lateral.

  4. Parallel Press: On the back of the neck, place thumbs in lamina groove on either side of cervical spinous processes.  With parallel pressure, walk to occiput 5 x 3. Move inferior to superior.

  5. Occipital Press: Place hands on back of head to occipital lobe. Gently lift and press 5 x 3.

  6. Occipital Walk: Move to occipital ridge. Pressure points with fingertips along occipital ridge 5 x 3. Move medial to lateral. On 5, pressure on all 4 fingers and lift.

  7. Occipital Hold: Move back to occipital lobe (same position as Step 5.) No pressure.  Hold for 6 second count.

  8. SCM (Sternocleidomastoid): Finger and thumb squeeze skin along the SCM on both sides of the neck 5 x 3. Move from notch of clavicle to jaw.

  9. Energy Direct at angle of Jaw: Place index fingers on each side of the jaw. Elbows out. Conduct an intentional focus of energy between the fingers to a 6-second count.

  10. Step 10: Jaw Walk: Thumbs on lower jaw, fingers below jaw. Walk jaw 5 x 3 medial to lateral.

  11. Chin Press: Press center of chin in slowly and release pressure slowly 5 x 3.

  12. Center of Chin: From the center of the chin, follow orbicularis oris around to the corner of the mouth 5x3.

  13. Upper Lip: Press and release 5 x 3 (as with chin press) upper lip area between nose and lip.

  14. Zygomatic Arch: With the finger and thumb placed on the Zygomatic arch and maxillary bone, lift and squeeze 5 x 3.

  15. Side of Nose: Working in an upward direction from corner of nose to eyebrows, move along the side of the nose 5 x 3.

  16. Orbit of the Eye: Using the index, middle and ring fingers, press and release along the orbit of the eye in a downward direction 5 x 3.

  17. Eyebrows: At eyebrows use finger and thumb working medial to lateral 5 x 3.  Roll under ocular arch and press at medial corner.  Final pressure at lateral corner.
    NOTE:  no pressure with thumb

  18. Frontal (forehead sequence): Using thumbs begin at superior bridge of nose/center of forehead,

    1st line moving upward to hairline 5 x 3.
    2nd line above eyebrows moving horizontal medial to lateral, 5 x 3.
    3rd line just below hairline, 5 x 3.

  19. Masseter: Move to side of face.  Using flat of fingers, press and release along the masseter in an upward direction to the temporal 5 x 3.

  20. Temporal: Pivot fingers with tips at corner of the eye, press and release in 3 lines of 5 working toward and into the hairline.

    1st line bottom of temporal
    2nd line middle of temporal
    3rd line top of temporal
    Keep movements small. 

  21. Triangle Energy Conductor: Three positions with thumb and index finger, hold each for 6 seconds, no pressure, both hands

    Center of chin to angle of jaw
    Angle of jaw to temporal
    Temporal to center of forehead at hairline
    Lift at median orbital area with index and middle finger with Thumb extending and supporting at crown chakra/marma point.

Step 11 - Massage
Time: 1 minute
Products: Facial Massage Cream

Action: Apply 1 tbsp Facial Massage Cream to face, neck, shoulders, décolleté and arms down to the elbows. 

Step 12 - Connective Tissue Massage
Time: 15 minutes

Action:

  1. Leave Facial Massage Cream on the face from Step 11. Steam may be used during this step, depending on your client’s needs.
  2. Perform Connective Tissue Massage:

    Shoulder Roll: Place hand on each shoulder. Cup head of humerus and alternate pressure left and right in continuous motion.

    Clearing:
    Using heel of hands, in rhythmic motion, press top of shoulders towards the feet in 5 movements in a series of 3 (5 x 3). Move from medial to lateral.

    Chest Sequence 1
    (Repeat 3x)
    Knuckling chest, medial to lateral, both hands.
    Stroke down arms, shoulder to elbows 3x.
    On last upward shoulder stroke, glide over shoulder and bring palms of hands down back to waist. Stroke up back to neck to occipital ridge, keeping forearms on table.

    Chest Sequence 2
    (Repeat 3x each side)
    Start on left side – wave motion across chest (right to left) using palm of hand.
    Stroke over shoulder and trapezius and up neck.
    Stroke over occipital ridge.
    Repeat left side 3x
    Repeat sequence on right side

    Connective Tissue: Perform Connective Tissue Technique to chest, neck, face (work bilaterally).

Step 13 - Facial Compress & Minkyti Seaweed Poultice
Time: 28 minutes
Products: Facial Gauze soaked in Facial Compress (from recipe above), Minkyti Seaweed Poultice (from recipe above), Toning Infusion, Restorative Infusion

Action: 

  1. Mix in Toning and Restorative Infusions into your Facial Compress Recipe here (with the Facial Gauze soaking), before applying to the skin.
  2. Place gauze, soaked in Facial Compress over face, neck and décolleté.
  3. Mix in Toning and Restorative Infusions to your Minkyti Seaweed Poultice Recipe.
  4. Apply poultice with a facial brush over the gauze, covering the entire area. Be sure to also apply over the eye area (to the lashes) and just over the edges of the lips.
  5. Leave on the poultice for 20 minutes.
  6. A hand massage may be performed during this time.

Step 14 - Clean
Time: 2 minutes
Products: Dry Cotton

Action:

  1. Clean hands and remove facial gauze.
  2. Remove poultice with dry cotton.

Step 15 - Hydrate & Protect
Time: 1 minute
Products: Algae Serum Rose (or scent of your choice), Max Moisture Cream

Action:

  1. Apply 7 drops of Algae Serum Rose (or scent of your choice).
  2. Complete facial treatment with a light application of Max Moisture Cream.

Retail Product Recommendations for Home Care

  • Micellar Cleansing Water - to remove eye makeup and quick cleansing
  • Geranium Gel Cleanser - for daily cleansing (A.M. and/or P.M.)
  • Algae Deep Cleanse - for daily cleansing (A.M.)
  • Rose Toning Essence - daily toning (A.M. and P.M.)
  • Algae Rose Serum - daily nourishment and hydration (A.M. and P.M.)
  • SV23 Phyto Serum - daily nourishment, hydration, and to promote brighter, more youthful-looking complexion (A.M. and/or P.M.)
  • Max Moisture Cream or Soothing Cream - for daily hydration and protection (A.M. and P.M.)
  • Ageless Algae Mask - once weekly to nourish and revitalize
  • Silt Scrub - for exfoliation, 1-2 times weekly

Product Kits:

  • Ageless Skin Starter Kit - Month supply, 5-piece kit with Geranium Cleanser, Algae Serum Rose, Restorative Infusion, Age Defying Day & Night Cream, and Algae Deep Scrub
  • Ageless Skin Kit - Comprehensive 8-piece collection of our products for aging/mature skin including Algae Deep Cleanse, Geranium Cleanser, Silt Scrub, Algae Serum Rose, Restorative Infusion, Age Defying Day & Night Cream, Ageless Algae Mask, and Jasmine Fine Line Cream

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