Your skin type is likely the most crucial aspect to consider when developing a skincare program. There are 4 primary skin types—oily, normal, combination, and dry—and each comes with its own set of advantages and concerns. While everyone needs the necessities (think cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF), the ideal formulations for each skin type might differ greatly. Understanding where your skin sits on the skin type continuum is therefore crucial if you want to develop a regimen that actually works for you.
No matter your age or skin type, there’s an Obagi product for you. Let us help you choose the perfect skin care products to suit your individual skin type and needs.
Blemishes, shininess, and plugged pores are among issues that affect oily skin. It might be difficult to care for this skin type since it still needs hydration yet does not require any additional oil. Products that give mild hydration and absorb excess oil without destroying your skin’s natural moisture barrier are ideal for those with oily skin because they are the first line of defense against the outside world. To keep blemishes at bay, exfoliating your skin on a regular basis might assist.
After a breakout has healed, oily skin is more susceptible to PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), a disorder that causes dark patches on the face. By removing the topmost layers of skin and showing fresh cells, exfoliation can also help brighten these dark patches. Those who suffer from moderate to severe acne outbreaks should use an exfoliant containing anti-bacterial components to speed up healing and prevent future breakouts.
Acne-prone and glossy skin is a telltale sign of oily skin, which produces an excessive amount of sebum. Effective solutions produced by Obagi® are designed to lower sebum levels in order to restore the skin’s natural equilibrium, without drying out the skin’s protective layer.
The absence of oil in dry skin makes it less able to retain water, making it more susceptible to dehydration. Moisture is essential for skin’s natural moisture barrier to function properly. For example, it might cause slight discomfort to obvious indications of premature aging on the skin. Because of this, the key to treating dry skin is to use treatments that aid in nourishing and protecting the skin’s natural moisture barrier;
A lackluster, flaky complexion is a sign of dry skin. When it comes to deep hydration and moisturization for dry skin, Obagi® has you covered. Developed with scientific rigor to nourish the skin’s natural barrier while being non-irritating, non-sensitizing, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic.
It might be difficult to care for combination skin because you’re dealing with more than one issue at a time (at the same time). This type of skin is best served by light, non-greasy moisturizers that don’t weigh your skin down or dry it out. Balance is necessary.
Having oily and dry spots on the face is a characteristic of people with mixture skin types. The T-zone (the region between the forehead, nose, and chin) tends to be oily, whereas the cheeks tend to be dry. Skin problems and skin texture issues are both addressed by Obagi®’s carefully selected product line.
Normal skin is the last and simplest to care for. Normal skinned people don’t need to worry about anything other than preserving their skin’s natural balance. Using a mild cleanser, a light moisturizer, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen should be the least of your daily skincare regimen.
Normal skin produces an equal amount of oil and is neither too oily nor too dry at the same time. Obagi® has a variety of solutions for normal skin types that are meant to keep dryness and excess oil production at bay.
What product would work best for my skin?
Because everyone’s skin is unique, it’s essential to consult with a dermatologist like Dr. Greta McLaren to determine what’s best for you. A skin care specialist can help you get the most results from your products. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, don’t apply any skin care without consulting a doctor.
Obagi products should only be used in accordance with medical advice. Prior to making any changes to your skin care regimen or switching your products, make an appointment with Dr. Greta McLaren to discuss your options.
Cape Coral, FL's Premier Medical Spa, and Anti-Aging Clinic
Dr. Greta McLaren is devoted to fulfilling aesthetic approaches and pleasingly rejuvenating looks. With well-planned and appropriate facial treatments, you will experience satisfying and realistic results.
Our skilled and friendly patient care team is inclined to meet and discuss with you whatever the skin issues and conditions are. We will design a customized restorative treatment to help you become the best version of yourself.
Contact us today at 239-800-SKIN(7546) to schedule your complimentary consultation.