"Less is More": Using too many products can be reactive and stimulate oil production which leads to breakouts. Using too many exfoliants/ scrubs can be too irritating. Extracting too frequently can cause redness, scarring and more breakouts. Don't be too clean. Keep cleansing routine to 1x daily. Skin care routine should be simple. The skin has its own defenses and too much manipulation can disturb that process. .
"Love your skin no matter what": Treat your skin with love no matter what it's current status is. Think loving thoughts about it and treat it kindly.
"3 and free": keep routines simple and use 3 products at a time.
"Gentle products": avoid fragrances of all kinds in skin products. Avoid harsh cleansing agents such as, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
Kiriaki Pertesis also known as Kiki, owns and operates The Little Owl Spa in Poughkeepsie NY. She created "My Skin Is" seminars and short video blogs on Instagram called kikimyskinis to help clear up confusion about proper skin care techniques and product use. As a practicing esthetician of 14 years as well as a person who suffered from acne for 7 years in her early 20s, she learned through experience that product irritation, over manipulation of the skin and harsh treatments can cause more damage than good. In order to prove her case, she has spent the last 7 years researching skin science and other trustworthy rescources to gain a better understanding and share the truth with as many people as possible. A "less is more" approach as well as the importance of the mind/body connection are her main focus. After studying abroad for 4 years with a master teacher in self healing arts, Kiki gained the understanding of the importance of the use of the mind in treating all ailments especially the skin. Her goal is to formulate a skincare system that is affordable, safe and simple.