Choosing the Correct Obagi Products
Obagi has one of the most impressive lines of skincare products suitable for all skin types, consistently showing brilliant results in treating fine lines, acne scars and dehydrated skin. However, Obagi’s range of skincare products is also vast, and includes over a dozen different types and categories of products.
Ideally, you should talk to a dermatologist when looking for the perfect Obagi product for your skin’s needs, but if you haven’t had the chance or inclination to do that, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we discuss how people with different skin types and problems should choose the ideal Obagi products.
Obagi Products for Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles start appearing on your skin due to the gradual loss of collagen and elastin from your skin. While your skin’s collagen production abilities naturally slow down with age, constant exposure to the sun speeds the process. So you’re more likely to get premature fine lines and wrinkles if you’re constantly exposed to the sun without sufficient moisturization.
Obagi Medical provides a wide range of products that address fine lines and wrinkles. However, the specific choice of product will depend on several factors, including the severity of fine lines and age. The Obagi ELASTIderm collection is suitable for people with significant fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet, because their patented Bi-Mineral formulation supports and promotes skin elasticity. Obagi’s Retinol products are ideal for retinoid treatments that reduce redness, irritation and protect your skin from environmental pollutants. Finally, you should combine these products with Obagi Sunshield Matte SPF50 whenever you step outside, to protect your skin from direct sunlight.
Obagi Products for Acne
You may have an acne problem for a wide range of reasons, including clogged pores or excessive sebum production from overactive glands. Acne is often accompanied by inflammation, making matters a lot more irritable. Acne problems usually start after puberty due to hormonal fluctuations, but they may also continue into adulthood due to genes, stress, or lifestyle factors. According to the FDA, the most important ingredients for anti-acne products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Together, these ingredients kill the acne bacteria and exfoliate the skin, leading to excessive skin dryness and dehydration.
Obagi’s CLENZIderm MD products are ideally suited for acne care and anti-acne treatments. The CLENZIderm Therapeutic Lotion has a 5% benzoyl peroxide that targets the source of acne but doesn’t stay in the skin’s surface long, thus minimizing its potential for harm. That can be combined with the CLENZIderm Pore Therapy, which includes 2% salicylic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores. These products treat acne-prone skin without the usual side-effects of acne treatments.
Obagi Products for Dehydrated Skin
Dry or dehydrated skin usually occurs due to a lack of sufficient skincare, sun damage, or excessive use of ineffective or poor acne treatments. People with dehydrated skin should get a good moisturizer that prevents transepidermal water loss (water lost through the skin) and keeps your skin hydrated. Unfortunately, most moisturizers on the market are fairly passive, merely sitting on your skin and providing temporary moisturization.
Obagi Hydrate is one of the best products for dry or dehydrated skin. It includes shea butter, mango butter, glycerin, avocado, and hydromanil for rapid, effective, and all-day moisturization. The Obagi Hydrate Luxe also includes chronoline, kollaren, and L-ascorbic acid to ensure your skin retains moisture even when you sleep, ensuring you wake up with bright and rejuvenated skin.
Obagi Products for Hyperpigmentation
You may have hyperpigmented skin with dark spots for several factors, including genes, hormones, or excess exposure to the sun. Consequently, you may have mottled hyperpigmentation, sunspots, age spots, or melasma (dark and discolored patches on the skin). Hyperpigmentation is usually treated with brightening agents with antioxidants and L-ascorbic acid.
Obagi Nu-Derm is one of the most effective skincare treatments to correct visible signs of aging, sunspots, age spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Obagi Nu-Derm products, such as Clear FX and Blend FX, include components that brighten the skin while promoting a uniform skin texture, removing pigmented spots.
Obagi has a wide range of products for addressing all skin types and conditions. For optimal benefits, consult FlawlessSkin by Abby; we can examine your skin type and recommend the very best products and skincare regimen for your specific needs!