The Art of Skin Health Restoration and Rejuvenation, Second Edition presents a comprehensive review of Dr. Zein Obagi’s renowned skin care regimens and his techniques for revitalizing skin. Fully demonstrated and explained are Dr. Obagi’s skin peels and his approach to correcting sun damage, control of the pigmentary system, the stimulation of skin collagen, and how to restore skin elasticity. With more than 200 illustrations, a presentation of Dr. Obagi’s skin classification system, and a special section on combining laser skin resurfacing with other techniques, this volume is a valuable resource for the plastic surgeon, dermatologist, and cosmetic facial surgeon.Community Review
I am a Licensed Esthetician and I have been practicing medical grade skin care since 2003, working in the different medical offices under plastic and cosmetic surgeons. I have been using the original Obagi NuDerm Skin Care products with great success for a long time. Finding out this year that Dr. Obagi wrote a book about skin health was thrilling. It starts with the basics, but goes on into details, explaining a lot of skin issues of the modern times and generously shares his experience on what worked for him to fix it. It is the must read for any practice that specializes in bringing patients skin back to health, preserving its integrity and preventing the further damage.
Dr. Obagi is truly a master of peels and pigmentation. I have admired him for many years. This book is a must read for all skin care professionals, aestheticians and physicians. He has put together the definitive manual for treating the skin based on decades of personal experience and his novel philosophy that has evolved over time. The before and after photographs of real patients are compelling and demonstrate that his approach offers unique benefits, for even the most difficult and challenging patients.
I have reviewed parts of the book and in it Dr. Obagi, my dad, shows his continued leadership and preemenence in dermatology. With his second textbook which took about 3 years to write, Dr. Obagi proves that he not only broke ground when he developed products that treat all skin types, but that he continues to lead the way in dermatology – by literally writing, and updating the book on the subject.
- If you know what you are doing, you can transform your skin from “blah” to “wow!”. Good skin care is the basis for beautiful skin. It’s important to know what needs to be done to attain healthy skin. The following advice below includes some great skin care tips for you.Egg whites are effective in reducing the redness of acne scarring. Separate the white from the yolk, and whip it until it stiffens up slightly. Liberally apply all over your face, and allow it to harden. This should take about 15 minutes. After washing it off, you will notice that it has eased the redness. Not only that, egg whites help to tighten up your pores, giving your skin a much smoother look.If you are a female, be careful with the type of makeup that you use. Try not to use a makeup with a lot of chemicals, which can harm the surface of your skin and starve your pores of oxygen. Find a mineral makeup that is made up of natural, breathable ingredients.Try using apricot oil or almond oil as a make up remover for natural skin care. It will not clog your pores and is an effective and cost efficient product. It also acts as a moisturizer. It is not a harsh chemical and works just as well as any over-the-counter make up remover.One great tip for the winter is to avoid contact with water. Water can pull natural oils out of your skin, causing it to crack in dry environments. If you are cleaning around your house, you should make sure that you put on gloves so that you can keep your hands safe and keep your finger nails from becoming brittle.When you are trying to promote healthier, youthful looking skin, it is important that you take vitamin E on a daily basis. Vitamin E helps your skin keep its moisture better. Additionally, vitamin E helps to fight the formation of free radicals. Vitamin E is one of the most important supplements to have healthy skin.During the winter months, protect your skin by changing out of wet gloves and socks as soon as you can. Keeping wet cloth, especially wet wool, against your skin can lead to itching, dry skin, and even sores. If you have eczema, wearing wet gloves and socks can cause it to flare up.Make your skin care routine easier for you to handle and remember by organizing your bathroom. The only products that need to be out are the ones that you use on a daily basis. This will help reduce the clutter on your bathroom counter and remind you which products to use when you’re in a hurry.If you can afford it, a monthly facial is a great way to take care of your skin. A facial will clear your skin of debris, meaning that you have to spend less time on a daily basis taking care of it. The facial will ensure your skin looks its best throughout the month.If you’ve really been having trouble with acne or other skin problems, go see a doctor! A dermatologist can help pick a treatment that works for you by looking specifically at your case. Doctors can also prescribe heavier duty medicine, that can really help with common problems. When the store-bought creams aren’t doing their job, a prescription may bring the extra power you need to deal with your skin issues.Managing the stress in your life can help to keep your skin healthy. Try a yoga class, attempt some meditation, take a walk or enjoy a cup of tea. These soothing techniques can help alleviate stress and protect your skin. Skin responds to stress by breaking out, becoming wrinkled or simply having a tired appearance. Avoid stress whenever possible, for a more youthful appearance.To ensure vibrant and smooth skin, make sure you expose it to the sun for a little every day (after applying sun tan lotion, of course). Sunlight has Vitamin D and other nutrients that soak into your skin and help maintain healthy complexion. A little bit of exposure to the sun each day will do your skin a world of good.Refrain from using hot water and germicidal soaps to put your skin in the best position. Using germicidal soap may remove the natural oils from your skin. Scrubbing harshly or using water that’s really hot may damage your skin. Use moisturizing body wash or beauty bars to keep from drying out the skin on your limbs.As soon as you begin to notice the formation of red or purple stretch marks, consult your dermatologist about prescribing a topical tretinoin preparation. These creams and lotions are the only effective treatment for stretch marks, but only when they are applied shortly after the initial appearance of the marks.Apply this advice, and be prepared to see delightfully quick results leading to a healthier complexion. After all, the health of your skin reflects your overall level of health; make skin care a priority every day.