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GSR™: Getting Skin Ready – Your Basic Routine

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GSR™: Getting Skin Ready is an essential ZO® principle for both daily maintenance and preparing skin for therapeutic medical treatment. It ensures skin functions properly, tolerating all daily exposure and activities. In addition, it prevents and controls acne, rosacea, shaving bumps, skin pigmentation problems, enlarged pores and skin texture that is rough and damaged. The GSR™ Getting Skin Ready system will optimise the effectiveness of your ZO® treatment programme.

Comprised of cleansing, scrubbing, and control for dry skin and oily skin. This system helps eliminate skin sensitivity, restore hydration, enhance skin health and minimise treatment complications.  Below we expand on each step of this basic skincare routine.

Step 1: Wash

Cleansing your face twice a day can help to normalise the skin, removing impurities and surface debris. Thus, it leaves the skin refreshed and revived.

Step 2: Scrub

Exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week will facilitate epidermal renewal, remove build-up, activate new skin cells and improve general circulation. In addition, it enhances the penetration of other products.getting skin ready

Step 3: Oil-Control/Tone

Oil control is one of the best ways to fight ageing, breakouts, and keep skin healthy and vital. It controls sebum, restores the skin’s pH as well as enhancing product penetration.

However, the products you need depend on your skin type (see table below).

GSR™: Getting Skin Ready Products

Skin Type

Wash

Scrub

Oil-Control

All Skin Types

Offects® Exfoliating Cleanser

Offects® Exfoliating Polish

Offects® TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment

Normal to Oily

Foamacleanse™

Vitascrub™

Cebatrol™ Oil Control Pads

Normal to Dry

Normacleanse™

Offects® Exfoliating Polish

Balatone™

Improving Dull Skin: Layer Your Skincare Correctly

Plenty of people buy lots of new products and use them at random to find that it has made no difference to their skin’s appearance. This is because slapping on skincare products in any random order is probably one of the biggest cardinal sins a beauty lover could make. To get the benefits of each item, there is actually a correct order to layer skincare products.layering skincare products

An easy way of remembering the order of your skincare application is by going from light to heavy. Before any heavy-weight creams, products with the lightest consistency should be applied first. Keep reading below to find out what order you should be layering skincare products, for optimal results

5 Rules To Layering Skincare Products

1. Cleanse:

Your routine should always begin with you washing your face with a cleanser, regardless of whether it is the morning or the evening. In the morning, cleansing helps to remove the dead skin cells your nighttime products will have exfoliated from your skin. While, in the evening this will make sure that any oils, grime, and dirt that may have clogged your pores are washed away.

2. Scrub:

Unless specified by a dermatologist, exfoliators should not be used every day. Exfoliating up to 2-3 times a week can prevent a dull, lacklustre complexion by removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover.

3. Tone:

In order to rebalance the skin, a toner will soothe and calm your skin.

4. Stimulate:

Any serums you plan to use should be applied now. If you need to brighten your skin or treat it for sun damage, the Ossential® Brightalive is the revolutionary skin brightener you need. It uses technologically advanced, multi-action complexes to treat hyperpigmentation and sun damage without the use of retinol and hydroquinone.

5. SPF:

Since it has the heaviest formula and its role is to shield the skin from external factors, your SPF should be applied last. Never forget to apply SPF. Regardless of rain or shine, UV rays still penetrate and damage your skin. So you need to stay protected.

Rebecca Newman’s ZO Journey – Week 6: Christmas Party Ready

A success! I attended the GQ Christmas party – rockstars, models etc – and not one flake.

The event was a Friday. On the Tuesday I dropped down to the ZO Essential regime:

Cleanser, Polish, Pads, Daily Power Defense, Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF30.

The flaking stopped and revealed the most gloriously radiant skin. Amazing.

A facial with the fabulous Kate Kerr, and I was Christmas party ready (pic below).

christmas party ready

I also stopped by Dr van Eeden who looked at my skin under a lens which showed him how in just a few weeks my pigmentation is visibly less, and how the regeneration of the lower layers of skin is therefore under way.

It is now Monday; I went back on the regime and I am back to skin shedding: as ever, I went a bit hard to start, and the creases by my eyes and mouth smarted so I have pulled back a little (but just a little).

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