IT’S PARTY TIME: IS YOUR SKIN UP TO TASK?

Tis the season for holiday party after holiday party after holiday party. Between office parties, college friends, your partner’s office party and all of the family-friendly fetes, you have one busy dance card.

Your head is likely spinning when you start to think about all the prep and primping you’ll need to look your best at each event. Dr. Zein Obagi has a practical solution with long-lasting benefits.

The ZO® 3-Step Peel targets hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores and dullness, and works on all skin types.

Step 1 is the actual peel itself, which is formulated to remove the outermost layer of skin. Composed of salicylic acid (17%), trichloracetic acid (10%) and lactic acid (5%), the peel also contains saponins to minimize inflammation and glycerin for hydration.

Step 2 is the application of the Stimulating 6% Retinol Crème, which stimulates deep-down cellular function. The results include collagen enhancement as well as firming and wrinkle reduction.

Step 3 is the use of the Revitatrol™ Epidermal Repair Creme which minimizes inflammation and irritation from the first two steps while restoring the moisture balance of the skin. It also is one of the reasons that the downtime with those peels is so minimal, but the results are so incredible. Your skin will be aglow after just one peel, and results will grow more dramatic with time.

Dr. Obagi recommends using ZO® Skin Health Ossential® Advanced Radical Night Repair Plus or the even more potent ZO Medical Retamax Active Vitamin A Micro Emulsion for three to four weeks before having the 3-Step Stimulation Peel. The skin needs to be primed to tolerate the peel safely, and using Retinol or retinoids consistently will help strengthen the skin to improve barrier function. The ZO® 3-Step Stimulation Peel can be repeated every three to four weeks, or as needed.

Other options for pre-party season skin smoothing include microdermabrasion with Hydrafacial and/or skin-tightening lasers such Fraxel, which stimulate your collagen production from within.

Talk to your dermatologist about the best way to get your holiday glow on. Cheers!