There are so many things that can clog your pores and damage your skin. Oil, makeup, dirt, pollutants, and dead skin cells are all potentially problems for your skin. If these are left on your face overnight, they can clog your pores and lead to acne, and they can damage the surface of your skin and cause it to look dull. That’s why any facial skin care routine absolutely must begin with a good cleanser. The type of cleanser you need depends on the type of skin you have.
Obagi’s Foaming Gel Cleanser is designed for normal to oily skin. It’s designed for effective removal of oil and other gunk that causes problems for your skin. Some cleansers may leave traces of oil and makeup behind on your skin, but this one will effectively remove all of it, keeping your pores – and your skin – clear.
In a complete skin care routine, a toner will usually be used right after your cleanser. The main reason for using a toner is to restore the skin’s pH level to its natural state. While a cleanser is essential to rid your skin of dirt, oil, and makeup, cleansers also increase the pH of your skin, making it more alkaline. This is not the skin’s natural state. Instead, the skin is healthiest when its surface is slightly acidic.
The most important function of a toner is to rebalance the skin’s pH, so that it can be in optimal health. That’s what Obagi’s Toner, formulated for all skin types, accomplishes. By using this toner after your cleanser, you’ll restore the skin’s natural pH. When your skin is healthy, you look radiant. Your skin can also do a better job of repairing damage, so the visible effects of aging are slower to appear.
You need to choose a cleanser that’s formulated for your skin type, so that it will be effective without causing damage to your skin. Obagi’s Gentle Cleanser is formulated for those with normal to dry skin, while the Foaming Gel Cleanser is for normal to oily skin types. For those who struggle with acne, the Clenziderm Daily Care Cleanser could help you. You may also want to add Clear or Blender after your toner. These products help to even out skin tone, causing fading of “age spots” and “sun spots.” For those who want to have beautiful skin for years to come, this will make a significant and visible difference.
A good cleanser is an essential part of any skin care routine. Leaving impurities, such as makeup and dirt, on your face can clog your pores, resulting in acne. It also dulls the surface of your skin, which can leave you looking older and more tired. Before you go to bed each night, you need to ensure that all of these problematic substances are removed from your face, using a cleanser.
However, for those with dry skin, many cleansers can be too drying. They may strip the skin of its natural oils, resulting in skin that feels tight and itchy and may look flaky or irritated. The challenge is to find a cleanser that actually works, but doesn’t dry out your skin. This requires a cleanser that’s specifically formulated for dry skin.
Obagi’s Gentle Cleanser is formulated for those with normal to dry skin. It gently removes makeup and other dirt from your face, without completely stripping your skin of its natural oils. This leaves your skin feeling refreshed, but still hydrated. Afterward, you may want to follow up with other products, such as Toner and Clear or Blender, to complete your skin care routine.
As we age, one of the common signs of aging is the appearance of discolored patches on the skin. Often called “age spots,” these are a result of accumulated damage from the sun as well as aging itself. They can be difficult to hide with makeup, and make the skin look patchy and uneven.
Clear is a treatment that can help. This prescription-strength cream acts to even out the skin tone, reducing the appearance of skin discolorations such as sun spots and age spots. The active ingredient, hydroquinone, has been shown in studies to be effective. Because it’s prescription-strength, you can only get Clear from your own licensed physician.
Discolorations of the skin are commonly caused by sun exposure. Damage from the sun’s UV rays accumulates over a lifetime, so it’s important to use a daily sunscreen, like Healthy Skin SPF35, to protect your skin. Clear can help to even out those spots that have already formed, and sunscreen can help to prevent new ones from forming, so your skin looks radiant and even.
Skin discolorations, such as sun spots and age spots, can be a major concern for many people. These dark spots appear on your skin as a result of accumulated sun exposure over many years. Sometimes, they can be hidden with makeup, but this can be time-consuming and often ineffective. If you have discolored spots on your face, you’re probably searching for a solution that will actually work to get rid of them.
Obagi’s Blender is specifically designed to solve this problem. Its active ingredient is hydroquinone, a scientifically-proven treatment that reduces the appearance of skin discolorations. This is a prescription-strength formulation, which you can only get from your licensed physician. The treatment will gradually lighten the discolorations, making them less and less apparent.
To prevent skin discolorations due to sun exposure, it’s important to use a good sunscreen, such as Healthy Skin SPF35, to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays. If you’ve developed these spots on your neck and chest, don’t focus only on your face; the Decolletage System is designed to treat these areas, which are also very important to your overall appearance.
Exfoliation is a key step in your skin care routine. Many people have heard the term, but aren’t quite sure what it means. Exfoliation simply means removing old, dead skin cells and debris from the surface of the skin. This reveals the younger skin cells underneath. When you exfoliate away the old skin cells, then you are quite literally showing the world a younger face.
Exfoderm is designed to make exfoliation a part of your daily skin care routine. Used after your toner, Exfoderm is a lotion that also works to exfoliate the skin. It’s formulated to be lightweight, so it won’t leave your skin feeling greasy and heavy like some lotions might. Daily use of Exfoderm will keep your skin hydrated, and will help with daily removal of the dead skin cells that are blocking your skin’s youthful radiance from view.
Make sure your daily routine starts with a good cleanser, such as Obagi’s Gentle Cleanser or Foaming Gel Cleanser. You may also want to use a toner, and a skin brightening agent such as Clear or Blender.
When it comes to aging, many people spend a lot of effort on their faces. Realizing that aging will start to cause visible signs, they take a proactive approach, applying anti-aging products and having procedures (like injection of fillers) when necessary. With all of the scientific advancement that’s been made in this area, people can stay looking young for many decades.
However, despite the investment in their faces, many people forget about the skin of the neck and chest. This results in a situation where the face looks youthful, but the neck and chest are a “giveaway,” showing the person’s actual age and even making them look older than they are.
Obagi understands the need to protect all of your visible skin, not just your face. That’s why they developed the Decolletage System, a line of products that protects your neck and chest from the signs of aging.
There are two products included in the Decolletage System. The Wrinkle Reducing Lotion contains a proprietary complex of two minerals, which helps to restore the skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The Skin Lightening Complex has a prescription-strength hydroquinone, which acts to even the skin tone, reducing the appearance of sun spots and freckles. Together, the two products reveal skin that’s smoother, more radiant, and overall more youthful.
Caring for your neck and chest, along with your face, will help to ensure that you continue to look young for years to come. To protect your skin from further sun damage, Dr. Caniglia recommends a daily sunscreen, such as Healthy Skin SPF35. If you’re looking for a skin brightener for your face, check out Clear and Blender, also made by Obagi with prescription-strength hydroquinone.
Most of what we call “aging” is actually the result of damage from the sun. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays break down important proteins in our skin (especially collagen) and cause changes in the cells. The sun damage adds up over time, and it eventually becomes obvious, in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and other visible signs of aging.
To prevent these unwanted effects, you need to protect your skin from the sun. Ideally, you should use sunscreen every day, since every small sun exposure causes damage to your skin. Healthy Skin SPF 35 will protect you from the range of UV rays that cause damage. It contains a powerful sunscreen that blocks UVB, which are the type of UV rays that cause sunburns, and also contains micronized zinc oxide, which blocks a broad spectrum of UV light. This combination ensures that you’re well-protected from the sun. Not only will this sunscreen prevent sunburn, but it will also protect the deeper layers of your skin from being affected.
If you’ve already experienced sun spots (those dark spots on your skin), you could consider Clear or Blender, which help to brighten and even out the skin tone, reducing the appearance of these spots. These products are formulated for the face. If you have sun spots or significant freckling on your neck and chest, consider the Decolletage System, which helps to treat sun spots in this often-overlooked area.
For those who struggle with acne, ensuring that the pores are unclogged is crucial for clearing up your skin. By the end of each day, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and makeup are all lurking on your face, threatening to clog your pores and cause a pimple to erupt. While a good cleanser (such as Clenziderm Daily Care Cleanser) is an essential part of any skin care regimen, it’s not always enough on its own to ensure that your face is clear of potential pore-clogging debris.
Clenziderm Pore Therapy helps to clean these problematic substances off of your face. Used after your cleanser, this treatment uses salicylic acid, a scientifically-proven solution for clogged pores. By removing the dead skin cells, oil, and other substances from your face, Pore Therapy keeps your pores open. This helps to keep new acne spots from forming.
Beautiful clear skin starts with clean pores. Don’t sleep with potentially pore-clogging debris all over your face. Clenziderm Pore Therapy will keep your pores clear.
For those who need a little more help with their acne, a prescription medication called Tretinoin can make a huge difference. Talk with Dr. Caniglia to learn whether it’s right for you.
Most of us are aware that a good cleanser is absolutely essential to any skin care routine. If you have acne, you’re especially aware of what happens when you don’t effectively clean your skin. For many people, it only takes a day of going without your cleanser to realize how important it is for keeping your skin clear.
A cleanser that’s specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, such asClenziderm Daily Care Foaming Cleanser, is ideal for those who struggle with acne. It contains salicylic acid, a scientifically-proven treatment that helps to prevent acne by removing dead skin cells, oil, makeup, and other potentially pore-clogging debris from the skin. This cleanser also contains menthol, which will help to soothe your skin, reducing redness and revealing a more radiant and smooth face.
If you’re struggling with acne, make sure that your cleanser is designed for your skin type. Clenziderm Daily Care Foaming Cleanser can help you achieve the beautiful clear skin you desire. Also check out Clenziderm Pore Therapy, which helps to keep your pores open so that fewer new pimples form. Those with acne may also benefit from Tretinoin, a prescription acne medication that can make a huge difference in the lives of those suffering from acne. Discuss it with Dr. Caniglia to find out whether it might be right for you.
For those with acne, dealing with their skin is a daily struggle. If acne goes untreated, permanent scars can form, which are very difficult to treat later. That’s why it’s important to take care of the problem as early as possible.
Keeping the pores clear, by using a good cleanser (preferably one formulated for acne-prone skin, such as Obagi’s Clenziderm Daily Care Cleanser), will help to prevent new acne spots from forming. However, this isn’t always enough. A specific treatment is needed to help clear up the skin.
Tretinoin is an effective treatment for acne. It’s part of a group of compounds called retinoic acids, which are forms of vitamin A. They affect the cells in the skin, causing them to renew themselves more quickly. This decreases the number of new acne spots that form, and also speeds the healing of any that do occur.
Tretinoin is a prescription medication, only available to those with a medical need for it. Dr. Caniglia will examine you and determine whether you need this treatment to get rid of your acne. It’s sometimes also used for wrinkles and other skin issues; again, a prescription will be necessary to get the treatment. Fortunately, with the expertise of Dr. Caniglia, who is a top specialist in cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical cosmetic treatment, you can get the evaluation and treatment you need for any problem with your skin. Just contact us to schedule an appointment.
Acne spots, when left untreated, can become inflamed enough to cause damage to the deeper layers of the skin (the dermis), meaning that they can cause permanent scars that are difficult to treat. That’s why it’s crucial not to ignore your acne, or simply cover it up with makeup and then go about your day. You need to treat it, not only to get beautiful clear skin now, but also to prevent scars from forming.
Tretinoin is a common and effective treatment for acne. It works by causing the cells in the skin to renew themselves more quickly. It may also cause the cells to stick together less tightly, so there’s a bit of “breathing room” between them. This helps to prevent the pores from clogging, so fewer pimples form. It also means that the ones that do form will heal more quickly, with less chance that they’ll get bad enough to cause scarring.
Tretinoin .05% is the typical starting dose. Generally, you’ll start with that lower dose, and then move up to the .1% if you need a stronger treatment to control your acne. Dr. Caniglia will continue to monitor you to ensure that you get the best treatment for your skin.
Don’t forget to use a skin cleanser formulated for acne-prone skin, such as the Clenziderm Daily Care Cleanser. It’s important for everyone to cleanse their skin daily, but it’s particularly important for those with acne. Keeping your pores clear is necessary, to reduce the formation of new pimples.
Our environment is full of toxic chemicals that can damage skin. Many of these create free radicals, which are very damaging to the body. You can’t avoid coming into contact with these substances, but you can protect your skin from their effects. Antioxidants have a powerful ability to neutralize free radicals, preventing the damage they can cause. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your skin has enough antioxidants. Otherwise, the damage from the environment will start to add up, leading to a more visible aging process.
Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant. It also stimulates the production of collagen, the protein that gives skin its firmness. Obagi’s C-Clarifying Serum contains vitamin C, to protect your skin from future damage and to stimulate collagen synthesis, resulting in firmer, younger-looking skin. This is combined with hydroquinone, a prescription-strength skin brightening treatment. It helps to cause fading of sun spots and other dark spots, so your skin tone appears smooth and even.
The powerful ingredients in C-Clarifying Serum will help protect your skin from damage, and to heal damage that’s already been caused by the sun. It’s also a good idea to protect your skin from damage by sunlight, which causes wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots, by using a good sunscreen. Healthy Skin SPF 35 is a good one, designed to protect you from the broad spectrum of damaging UV rays. If you’ve had damage caused by the sun already, you may be searching for a solution to get rid of dark “sun spots.” Try Clear or Blender for the face, and the Decolletage System for your neck and chest.