How many jars of creams, serums and cleansers are in your cabinet? Are you still on a quest to find the perfect skin care appropriate for your skin type despite pouring hundreds of dollars awaiting for a miracle to see visible results?

At Marina Lifestyle Medicine we believe that caring for your skin can be much more than cosmetic. We believe that caring for the skin is about the health of the skin. 

While most of us have a general understanding of our skin, most of us miss the true and complete picture. Without accurate information about your skin and skin care ingredients you are throwing your money away. 

The skin care industry is a billion-dollar industry so it is easy to fall for the latest advertisement and marketing. At Marina Lifestyle Medicine, we believe in ingredients that WORK! We believe what we put on our skin is as important as what we put in our body. We offer anti-aging products made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that will make a difference on your skin. We stay away from fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils or fragrances in our skin care regimen. 

We understand that we are all unique in our genetic makeup, lifestyle choices and environmental exposures. Therefore, our skin care regimen has to be personalized to address our unique individual differences.

Skin is our largest organ. It not only protects everything inside us but also suffers most from what’s going on outside. We need to understand that to have youthful, glowing skin, you first need strong, repaired skin. If the skin barrier is damaged, skin will appear dry, dull, or rough and be more prone to irritation, sun damage, premature aging, and bacteria. 

Marina can apply the latest knowledge in skin care and dermatology to custom-design a skin regimen for your individual skin needs. Marina uses an approach developed by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann to identify your unique skin type. Dr. Baumann categorizes skin to 16 different types. She addresses dryness, oiliness, aging, pigmentation and sensitivity to find a perfectly matched skin care routine that will address your unique skin type making your skin healthy, resilient and glowing. 

You could be any combination of the above skin types, but knowing which ingredients to use and when in your skin-care routine makes your regimen effective and transformative. 

An appropriate regimen will repair your skin, build protective skin barriers, increase your skin density, and regulate your skin’s natural moisture factor. 

The following examples of potent skin care ingredients that, when used in the correct combination and concentration, will make your skin resilient and improve your skin fitness level. 

Hyaluronic Acid

Its humectant properties help restore skin hydration and elasticity.

Its antioxidant properties help slow the signs of aging and protect from free radical damage. HA also speeds cell division and promotes healing.

Its antiglycating properties protect against the damaging effects of sugar which is a major cause of age-related wrinkle formation and thinning skin. HA also has the ability to improve circulation, which facilitates the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to all cells.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has many benefits for skin and body, including its ability to even out skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While this powerhouse ingredient is well known for its skin-brightening benefits, research also shows it can shield skin from the visible impacts of environmental stressors, including free radical damage. A lack of Vitamin C can speed up aging and manifest in your body as arthritis, immune deficiency and mild heart disease. On the skin, this can look like wrinkles, dark spots, and dryness. While these are all signs of normal aging, these symptoms can also indicate a Vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body, including the skin, but we cannot produce it on our own. Eating a diet rich in Vitamin C and applying a bio-available formula topically to the skin will improve your skin collagen production, lighten and brighten your complexion, protect from oxidative damage, and keep your skin well hydrated. 

Vitamin A

Retinoids is a family of molecules that most people know as Vitamin A. It possesses powerful anti-aging and anti-acne benefits. It’s a special class of vitamins that are highly effective in stimulating the production of new cells – which leads to firmer, smoother, and more glowing skin. Not all retinoids are created equal. Retinoid products on the market today have varying degrees of potency, effectiveness, and irritating effects. For example, some people avoid retinoids because of irritation and dryness. On the other hand, over-the-counter retinol products typically contain only trace or slightly higher amounts of the active ingredients, which means you may have to wait a long time to see any type of improvement. To achieve the most noticeable effects in the least amount of time, Marina uses specifically formulated prescription strength Vitamin A that does not cause irritation or dryness.  

Schedule your complimentary skin care consultation with Marina Lifestyle medicine and we will direct you to the product that offers proven effectiveness for your skin type.

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