Jan Marini is CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research and an absolute pioneer in the professional skincare industry with more than three decades of experience researching and developing innovative skincare. Here at North Downs Aesthetics, we love the Jan Marini products and so do our clients, so what better expert than Jan to share top tips for winter skin!

Dry Lips

One of the most common complaints relating to 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) flannel 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 or Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream.

4.In the morning, make certain you again massage your facial products onto your lip and finish with sunscreen.

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.

What’s my #1 anti-aging tip? 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.

Feel like your facial skin looks pasty white?

Put a dollop of your favourite moisturiser in your hand and add a pea -size amount of fake 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/