Skin quality plays an integral role in the overall package of youth and beauty.
There are a host of products on the market, often packaged prettily with marketing spiel and attractive wrapping but nothing more than a placebo. What you want is cosmeceutical, sometimes prescription, products that work at a cellular level to actually bring changes to the skin.
I have tried many different products and like to pick and choose from the ones I believe deliver the most reliable and effective results. Honestly, I think that skin routines can be over complicated and keeping it simple is often the most effective course, unless there is a specific concern that needs addressing, such as Acne or pigmentation.
The ranges I choose to stock are Obagi, Skinceuticals and ZO and find that, between them, they offer the best of the bunch. I am always open to new products and keep a beady eye on any new releases that produce consistently excellent results.
For those suffering from pigmentation, perhaps through pregnancy or ongoing sun exposure, my go to product is Obagi Nu Derm. It is a synergistic (home) system of prescription products that clears pigmentation in any skin type, without the risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which can occur with some strong peels and lasers for example. Patients who have struggled unsuccessfully with managing their pigment are consistently overjoyed with the results of NuDerm. As long as you’re serious and stick to the course, you’ll get pretty much guaranteed results and extremely healthy skin in the process.
In addition to products I provide a gentle peel, using salicylic acid (Blue peel Radiance). Most of my patients don’t want a lot of downtime and a light peel provides a gentle exfoliation to help gently slough the top layers of dead skin and soften any thickened keratin to bring a fresh luminosity to the complexion.
For the best results it is recommend one peel every two – four weeks for a total series of four – six peels. In addition, for those who want to take it to the next level in one hit, the peel may be combined with microneedling to target the outer and inner components of the skin. This is combined with topical serums to stimulate and nourish the skin.
If you’re looking for Obagi products in London, I’m happy to advise my clients on the best skincare routine for them.