How many times have you arrived home so knackered you can barely get changed, let alone remove your make-up? Aw, no big deal right? You can just swab it all off before you take a shower the next morning, right? …Right??
Wrong! Says Dr. Zein Obagi from ZO Skin Health, one of the leading authorities on skin rejuvenation, this is in fact one of the worst things you can do to your skin! Instead, Dr. Obagi believes that a simple skin-care regime is important to adopt at all times (it is also helpful given we have very little time for ourselves, especially moms). For good healthy skin, one should wash, scrub and only moisturise when needed. In the daytime, don’t skip out on your sunscreen and at nighttime, use anti-aging cream to set back the clock.
So, why should we listen to Dr. Obagi and not just snooze in our makeup? Well, aside from being a key researcher in the area of holistic skin health and board certified dermatologist, he also happens to be a pioneer in skin restoration treatments including the globally renowned Obagi Blue Peel – the most widely recognised physician-dispensed skin care product line in the world!
Though Dr. Obagi is based in Beverley Hills, he has brought his lines ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical to Singapore. Distributing these innovative skincare brands exclusively through Zoe Nissi, he aims to provide us with customisable treatments claiming to suit everyone. Says Dr. Obagi “We have a solution to fit every lifestyle, skin concern and even time schedule. For example, one of our much acclaimed solutions is our suite of four unique peels, which allows physicians and skincare professionals to customise the absorption and penetration rate to achieve maximum results.”
If you’re anything like me and have been neglecting your skincare regime as of late, I think it’s time we pay a little more attention to our body’s largest organ. Remember – wash, scrub and don’t ever (ever) wear your make-up between the sheets!