Ladies (and guys too!), summer is officially ending on September 22nd and we hope that you’ve had a fabulous vacation! We don’t want to kill your summer buzz but we’re wondering if you’ve checked your skin in the mirror lately? Did this past summer bring out a couple more “freckles” and fine lines on your face? These “freckles” and fine lines are damage caused from sun exposure which can lead to premature aging (thumbs down!). The good news is that there is something you can do to help reverse what you’ve done to your skin this summer – and countless summers before – and it can be done from the comfort of your home (thumbs up!).
Obagi’s Nu-Derm system is one of Blu Cocoon Med Spa’s go-to recommendations for sun damage, discoloration, fine lines, skin laxity, and dull skin. We are big fans of this system because it truly can turn the skin around and we’ve seen the work it does, not just on clients, but on ourselves too. Obagi’s Nu-Derm system is successful because it literally works from the inside out. It is a multi-step treatment that penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell function at the cellular level. We like to say that it helps to normalize cell function that may have gone awry from sun and environmental damage. In doing so, it corrects the damage from within and healthier, younger-looking skin is the result!
As we mentioned early, one of the beautiful things about Obagi’s Nu-Derm system is that it can be done from the comfort of your own home. There is a system for “normal to dry skin” and one for “normal to oily skin”. It comes with multiple bottles that are numbered to assist you in order of application (the routine has 6 steps in the morning and 5 in the evening, but it may vary depending on your skin’s needs and the recommendation of your Blu Cocoon clinician).
We won’t kid you, the transformation does not happen over night. There are four phases that can last anywhere from one week to several weeks, dependent on how your skin reacts:
- Phase 1: your top skin layer is being exfoliated; you may experience some discomfort such as itching and dryness but you will also begin to notice that your skin looks more even-toned.
- Phase 2: your skin is adjusting to the system and is producing normal, healthy cells which results in smoother, softer, and clearer skin.
- Phase 3: your skin is really beginning to transform and you will see that your skin is firmer, even-toned, and is naturally hydrated.
- Phase 4: your skin looks restored, radiant and resilient.
After you’ve completed the four phases, which can take up to 18 weeks, it is important that you go on a maintenance program to keep your healthy skin. Your Blu Cocoon clinician can help you put together a maintenance plan best suited for your skin.
Now is a great time to start the Nu-Derm system as the weather cools down and your outdoor activities decrease. Keep your summer memories but let the Nu-Derm system help your “freckles” fade away!