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As we all know, workplace and relationship ageism can cause a lot of self-doubt and insecurity. We all want to look younger. But our necks are an area that disclose our true age and are untreatable without surgery … until now.
New innovations promise to banish the waddle without going under the knife. So face forward. And stick your neck out. #stickyourneckout
I don't have too much of a problem just yet with my neck showing aging, but heck, it is eventually going to bother me. I am very thankful to know that there are products out there that can help me to look younger without having to have surgery.
My mother uses Jan Marini Juveneck because she has been wanting to firm her neck area. This product is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases, refine skin texture and increase hydration.
My mother loves Juveneck because it has taken her loose and aging skin to a whole new level of firmness that she thought would not be possible without cosmetic surgery or other costly procedures.
Disclaimer: I received product samples in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Winter Skincare Tips from Jan Marini
Jan Marini, President and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, is a pioneer in the professional skincare arena. She has more than three decades of experience researching and developing new and innovative skincare technologies. Below are her top beauty tips to help keep skin protected and youthful during the winter season.
#1. Dry Lips
One of the most common complaints relating to harsh winter weather is dry chapped lips. Not only are dry lips uncomfortable, but they can interfere with lipstick application and certainly look unsightly.
Here’s a few tips guaranteed to deliver smooth, hydrated luscious looking lips:
1.After removing your lipstick, use a wet (wrung out) washcloth to rigorously “buff” the lip area. This provides just the right amount of exfoliation and removes dead dry skin, leaving behind a smooth surface.
2.Rub everything you use on your face over your lips – and be generous. This means moisturizers, retinol, etc.
3.Finish with a sealant. Use something that is thick and emollient. This idea is to leave behind a barrier that sits on your lips throughout the night and prevents moisture from escaping. Some great examples are plain old Vaseline, Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream, or Janet Sartin Superfatted Cream.
4.In the AM, make certain you again massage your facial products onto your lip and finish with sunscreen.
#2. Dull Winter Skin
Whether your skin is dry or oily, colder winter weather can make any complexion look duller and less vibrant. While increased moisture helps to provide a protective barrier in harsh temperatures, moisturizers don’t address skin that seems sluggish and looks like it’s half hidden behind a dull layer of skin.
Even in winter months, exfoliation is a must for keeping facial skin looking polished and luminous with that perfect “airbrushed” look. Some resurfacing agents can have an anti-inflammatory effect and can also boost the skin’s ability to manufacture substances that retain water. Combination of acids are perfect for this task. Plus these same agents can assist in keeping skin blemish-free as well as lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Tip #3: Jan’s #1 Anti-Aging Tip
What’s my #1 anti-aging tip? You’ve heard it before, but I can’t stress it enough: Sunscreen! While short wave length UVB rays are weaker in the winter months, not so with UVS. The long UVS wavelengths are the same intensity all year long, even when it is cloudy, raining, or snowing. These rays penetrate your skin like an invisible X-ray, destroying collagen and elastin, and damaging the foundation of your firm youthful-looking skin.
This damage may not show up for some time, but you can be certain that the groundwork has been imprinted into your DNA and it will manifest itself in unsightly lines and wrinkles, brown spots, coarse texture and sagging contours. Undisputed research confirms that faithful daily sunscreen users will be rewarded with softer, smoother, more youthful skin than their counterparts.
Tip #4: Ragged Dry Cuticles
Cold winter weather not only dries facial skin but also has the potential to ravage already dry cuticles.
Here’s a tip that’s guaranteed to remove dead, ugly cuticles without cutting and leave behind soft, smooth skin around the nail area. This is accomplished via a technology that dissolves and dislodges dead, dry skin without harming normal skin.
- Clean hands with a proteolytic enzyme cleanser (e.g., Clean Zyme Enzyme Cleanser by JMSR).
- Apply a proteolytic enzyme mask over cuticle area (e.g., Skin Zyme Enzyme Mask by JMSR) or over entire hand. Leave on for 10-20 minutes.
- Remove with Clean Zyme and rinse. Towel-dry and apply an emollient hand cream.
Tip #5: Pale Winter Skin
Here's the dilemma: You feel like your facial skin looks pasty white and your sunless tanner looks a little overdone for mid-winter.
So how do you achieve that flawless, barely sun-kissed flattering glow?
Put a dollop of your favorite moisturizer in your hand and add a pea to a dime-size amount of sunless tanner and mix them together. Then apply to entire face just like you would apply moisturizer. It's mistake-proof and delivers a subtle glow. You can incorporate this into your daily routine to maintain the perfect reflective hue.
For more information about Jan Marini Skincare go to: http://www.janmarini.com/
Jan Marini Skin Research Turns 20 – Grand Prize this Week! #jmsrturns20
Help us wish Jan Marini Skin Research a Happy 20th Anniversary! For the last three days of their 20 Days of Giveaways JMSR will be giving away some of their best-selling products!
Skin Care Expert and Jan Marini Skin Research Founder, Jan Marini Will Be Live Chatting on Facebook
Jan Marini will be on hand to answer your skincare questions & concerns and discussing the benefits of her breakthrough product line
Founder of breakthrough solutions and dramatic technological advances in skin care, Jan Marini is committed to providing a line that delivers measurable results. To understand more about how Jan Marini came to create JMSR, as well as discover answers to some of your most challenging skin care questions, here is your chance!
Join Jan on Wednesday, May 21st at 5PM EST / 2PM PST to hear more about her product line and what drove her to develop her line of products.
Simply “Like” Jan Marini’s Facebook page in order to participate:http://www.facebook.com/JanMariniSkinResearch
I use foundation every day to even up my skin tone, cover blemishes and freckles and to give my skin a touch of color. Up until recently, I never knew the benefits that I could receive from using a primer before I applied my makeup. I was excited when I was given the opportunity to review Jan Marini Age Intervention Prime.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.