Since being in isolation I have really had to up my skincare regime. This is because my skin reacts very badly when I am stuck indoors and when I get stressed. Certainly at the very beginning of lockdown I was very stressed having my daily norm disrupted and trying to adjust to this new normal and the first two weeks my skin broke out in spots.
I targeted this particular problem by using the Janssen Biofruit Gel Exfoliator to give my skin a good clear out and rid it of all toxins and impurities that had appeared on my face. I also teamed this up with the AHA Face Cream. I wouldn’t use these products on my skin on a daily basis as these are very strong and active products for people with primarily oily skin.
However, while it treats my breakouts it tends to eventually make my skin go to the other extreme. Two weeks later my skin became very dried out and was crying out for moisture replenishment. This is where I discovered the Dry range from Janssen. These products are an absolute godsend for people with dry skin conditions.
I used the Mild Creamy Cleanser twice to give my skin a proper cleanse, and then exfoliated with the Intensive Face Scrub to help get rid of the dead skin cells and dry flaky skin that was building up on my face. My particular problem areas were my cheeks and my nose. I found this alone was very effective in smoothing the skin and it felt a lot cleaner and fresher.
I used to never use serums and I can understand why people wonder what the point in it is if they already use moisturiser. However I have to say after using Janssen serums i have been completely converted.
The trick is that it has to be used correctly. I used only a pea size amount of product, very tiny and I pat the product onto my skin, you can feel the product sinking into your skin immediately and I just smooth over to finish. Serum is a very active product as it penetrates into the deeper layer of the skin which is why it works a number of times more effectively than using moisturiser alone and you can really feel the benefits straight away once the product has sunk into the skin. It is an absolute game changer for me and I can’t imagine not using serum now I’ve tried this.
Now to apply my finishing touches to my home facial, I toned the skin again for extra hydration and to remove any excess mask product. I then applied another serum, the Age Perfecting Serum, to compliment the mask I just used.
While this is not the same as treating yourself to a luxurious facial in salon, while we are in this current pandemic, having these pharmacy grade products at home is perfect way for you to have that luxury at home, even better pairing it up with a bubble bath and pampering yourself and having some me time at home. A break from homeschooling kids, cleaning the house or maybe just if you have ran out of things to do during the lockdown and want to try something different. And definitely great for those missing coming into the salon to treat yourself. I cannot tell you how much doing this facial at home had such a beneficial impact on my mental well being as well as my skin. It just made me feel so much better!
Just to end, I would like to think back to our Janssen Training Day in the salon last year and I was lucky enough to be a model for a luxurious facial using the products from the Mature range. Here is a before and after photo of what was achieved from just one facial, I remember how amazing my skin felt after that facial.