Jan Marini Skin Care Management System - My Experience
More than at any other time of year, when we’re in the middle of the winter months, I notice the biggest change in my skin. Like many others, my skin gets especially dry because of the cold and the dry heat indoors. In past years, I have been at my wits end and have found problems with my skin to be extremely frustrating. I have always had problem skin, but recently with hormonal changes in addition to the weather, it has difficult to deal with.
For the past several years, I have seen major changes in my skin as far as wrinkles and clogged pores that lead to breakouts. I certainly never imagined that at 55 years of age that I would still be dealing with problem skin.
I am a great believer in sticking to a great skincare routine, discovering the products that work for me and then sticking with them, but with so many changes going on, it’s been challenging to figure out exactly what products to use. That’s why, when I got the opportunity to try Jan Marini skin care products and have a personal consultation with Jan Marini herself, I was extremely excited. I felt like this might just be the solution I was looking for and I was right!
Jan Marini believes that “skin care should not only address current skin conditions, but should also provide the skin with the necessary ingredients for prevention and maintenance of healthy skin at any age.”
My first experience with Jan Marini skincare was an hour long consultation with Jan. She is so knowledgeable about skin problems and after asking me questions about my main concerns, which were skin texture, continued breakouts, and dryness, she recommended a skin care system designed just for me. She also recommended a prescription drug called Spironolactone (see the box below for more about Spironolactone). She also told me that probably I wasn’t as dry as I thought I was, but suggested that I probably wasn’t using the right products for my skin. After speaking with Jan, I was excited and very anxious to begin using the products.
My products came very quickly and I began using them immediately. I also was able to get a prescription for Spironolactone. I have been using the Jan Marini Skin Care System for a little over a month, including Bioglycolic Face Cleanser, C-Esta Face Serum (for powerful free radical protection), Bioclear Face Lotion (for smoother, clearer, more luminous skin), Transformation Face Cream (hydrates to reduce the appearance of aging) and Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant (sunscreen). I will admit that I had to get used to using these products because normally I would just smooth a serum over my face after cleansing and then go to bed. I have, however gotten used to it and I promise that using these products is worth the time it takes to put them on. After using Jan Marini skincare for about a month in combination with the Spironolactone, my skin is smoother, more hydrated and I’ve had very few breakouts.
My husband even commented that my skin looked great.
In addition to speaking with Jan initially, either she or her assistant called several times to check on my progress and see if I was having any problems.
Drinking lots of water and eating foods with a high water content will help prevent the skin from drying out, and in addition it’s important to seek ingredients in your skincare and makeup products that will hydrate the skin and help it to retain moisture all day long. Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid and vitamin C help to keep the skin plump looking and hydrated and keep cells functioning optimally, allowing them to maximize skin’s water retention. Skin care is about using the best products and living a healthy lifestyle.
I have found that thanks to the more even tone in my skin, I can get away with a little less makeup and feel better about my skin when I’m not wearing any makeup. I plan on complimenting this system with a few laser treatments very soon. Jan Marini also makes an excellent product for use after laser called Marini Bioshield, so that will be added to my skin care routine as well.
I have received products from several other companies to review as a blogger. The difference with Jan Marini was that she actually took the time to explain to me what the products did, how they work and then follow up with me to see how things were going. I know exactly why I am using each product. I will continue to use each and every product and will keep you posted about my progress. Be sure to visit the Jan Marini Website for product information, before and after pictures and more about the company.
Thank you to Jan Marini for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own and I will continue to use these products. This was an amazing opportunity to work with a truly fabulous company.
Spironolactone for Acne
Spironolactone is sometimes used off-label to treat women with persistent adult acne due to increased androgen levels, because the drug is able to inhibit the activity of sebaceous glands (small skin glands that releases an oily, lubricating substance called sebum).
The development of acne lesions is associated partly with increased sebum secretion, which can be stimulated in women by androgen excess.
Spironolactone for Hair Loss and Hirsutism (this is a great for hair breakage also)
Because of its anti-androgen activity, spironolactone is also used off-label to treat female-pattern hair loss and hirsutism.
Women with certain endocrine disorders produce more androgens than normal, leading to hair loss on the top or front of the scalp, and increased hair on the face and other (generally hair-free) body areas.
Spironolactone helps by slowing down the production, and blocking the action, of androgens.