face masks

Why Face Masks Aren’t Ideal for Everyone

You will undoubtedly have read countless beauty blogs and websites that claim face masks are fantastic for every and all skin types. However, in correlation with Dr. Zein Obagi’s belief that moisturisers are actually a crutch for your skin, in the same way, moisturising face masks are not good for the skin either. The only skin type that needs a face mask is oily and acne skin.

face masks

For anyone starting to experience increased oiliness and breakouts, the ZO® Acne Prevention + Treatment Program is a routine that can really help the skin. The build-up of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface can cause clogged pores which consequently lead to comedones, papules, cysts and possibly scarring.  This ZO® program slows sebum activity and breaks down surface oils, while exfoliating dead skin cells to help repair surface damage, tighten pores and improve skin texture.

 

Step

Product

AM/PM

Direction

GSR™: Getting Skin Ready

Offects® Exfoliating Cleanser

AM + PM

Apply a generous amount and wash face for 40-60 seconds.

GSR™: Getting Skin Ready

Offects® Exfoliating Polish

AM

Apply a small amount to damp face and neck. Massage 40-60 seconds.

GSR™: Getting Skin Ready

Offects® TE-Pads

AM + PM

Use one pad 2x/day.

Treat

Ossential®  Sulfur Masque

AM + PM

Apply to face or affected area 2-3/week. AM or PM as needed.

Protect

Oclipse-C™ Sunscreen SPF 50

AM

Apply generously to face and neck.

Support

Ossential® Daily Power Defense

AM

Apply 2-3 pumps to face and neck to strengthen skin.

Support

Blemishbright™

AM + PM

Apply a thin layer to affected area up to 3x/day.