Dr. Zein Obagi of ZO Skin Health, was featured in this week’s OK! Magazine. The article offers expert advice for women in their teens, 20s, 30s and 40s. Dr. Obagi lends his expertise on how to keep skin looking fresh and youthful long after graduation. Below is a more in depth look at his expert opinion…
No matter your age, Dr. Obagi recommends the following steps to obtain vibrant, youthful skin:
Prevention through skin washing and exfoliation is key!
FROM THE EXPERT: “Once pores are blocked, problems begin and breakouts occur. Look for products that have salicylic acid, alpha hydroxyl acids, benzoyl peroxide and retinol. Also, wash with tepid water instead of hot, which increases oil production.”
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Give up the quick fixes and turn to long-term solutions!
FROM THE EXPERT: “Instead of relying only on moisturizers and “dream creams” for a quick fix, put the full focus on wrinkle prevention. Look for products with retinol, one of the few substances that help to produce collagen and elastin, and regularly exfoliate to soften fine lines.”
MUST-HAVE PRODUCT: give your skin a collagen injection to firm, tone and improve overall health with ZO Skin Health™ ‘Ossential™’ Growth Factor Serum.
When in doubt, do nothing!
FROM THE EXPERT: “If you don’t know what products are right for your skin, don’t use anything. Using nothing is better than using the wrong thing. If you’re still a beauty junkie who can’t let go completely, look for products that are labeled non-comedogenic (that’s medical talk for “won’t clog pores”).”
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