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My daily skincare routine

I’m so excited to finally sharing my everyday skincare routine with you all! This is a post I have been wanting to write for some time now and it’s has been long overdue so let’s jump right in!

Before telling you some of the many benefits of Obagi (and discount code), let me share a little bit about my skin type. All skin types are different and can change as we age but for the most part, mine has always been a combination. My forehead, around my nose, and chin have always been oily and everywhere else is normal. I’ve always experienced occasional breakouts, especially along my chin and forehead, which has left me with some acne scaring.

Before finding Obagi, I would spend my time searching “best drugstore skin care” and pray these “top-rated” products would magically fix all the problems I had with my skin. Sure, they got me through my years at college but after years of little to no progress with drugstore products, I knew it was time to stop wasting my money and get some professional help. A few years ago, my mother and her amazing team at Ave Medical Laser Spa introduced me to Obagi.

Seeing as I usually run late every morning, I was a little concerned at the thought of adding a step-by-step routine each day. First thing to keep in mind: don’t let the number of steps in a routine deter you away from getting healthier and younger looking skin. Fast forward to today and the steps have simply became part of my morning and evening routines and I couldn’t be happier with the results. At most this routine takes me 5 minutes each morning and night and is 100% worth it!

***Call Ave Medical Laser Spa to order and mention discount code WHITNEY15 to get 15% off Obagi products! 712.224.3500

 

MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE

DISCOUNT CODE | You can get 15% off Obagi products when ordering through Ave Medical Laser Spa, just mention code: WHITNEY15 when you call! 712.224.3500

 

STEP ONE | OBAGI GENTLE CLEANSER

First thing I do every day is jump in the shower so I keep a bottle of this cleanser next to my shampoo. I apply about a nickel sized amount of the cleanser to my hand and gently clean my face with warm water. This is a gel cleanser that immediately leaves my face feeling so clean and refresh, not dry or tight like some others can. It comes in two sizes and I always have both on hand, that way I have one at home and one travel size whenever we are away.

STEP TWO | OBAGI TONER

Some toners can actually strip away essential layers to your skin that can ultimately lead to signs of aging. One of the biggest reasons why I love Obagi toner is that it leaves my skin feeling completely refreshed, not dried out or striped away. What I love about this product is that there is absolutely NO alcohol and, instead, it combines ingredients such as aloe and witch hazel, that leave your skin feeling healthy. I add a quarter sized amount of toner to a cotton swab and apply it evenly over my face. The toner is also available in two sizes!

STEP THREE | OBAGI C-CLARIFYING SERUM

I apply this serum every morning! Four teardrops (one on my forehead, one on each check bone, and chin) and gently rub this into my skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I let this serum set in before moving onto step four.

STEP FOUR | OBAGI CLEAR

The Obagi Clear helps correct hyper-pigmentation, such as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discolorations for a healthier-looking, more even skin tone. This is one of my favorite Obagi products! Growing up next to a lake meant a lot of time out in the sun and I was terrible at putting on sunscreen. Needless to say, this product has helped tremendously in reducing the appearance of my sun spots. I use about a pea-sized drop of this and apply it to the darker areas, which are my checks, then spread it to the rest of my face.

STEP FIVE | OBAGI EXFODERM

I have noticed a huge difference in my complexion ever since I started using this product. This is a lightweight lotion that helps exfoliate the top layer of skin, removing dull, old skin cells, while revealing new skin cells for a brighter complexion. I put about a pea-sized drop of this lotion on my finger, dab it to my forehead, cheeks and chin then rub it evenly on my face.

STEP SIX | OBAGI HYDRATE

I love this moisturizer! I have tried so many moisturizers that either leave my face feeling too greasy or too heavy on my skin. Obagi Hydrate provides 8-hour of moisture with innovative technology and naturally derived ingredients, including shea butter, mango butter, and avocado oil, to help combat skin dryness.

***I should mention that majority of their products have a really helpful AM and PM banner listed on the bottles. This was extremely helpful for me when I first started this routine!

 

EVENING SKIN CARE ROUTINE

DISCOUNT CODE | You can get 15% off Obagi products when ordering through Ave Medical Laser Spa, just mention code: WHITNEY15 when you call! 712.224.3500


STEP ONE
 | OBAGI GENTLE CLEANSER (mentioned above)

STEP TWO | OBAGI TONER (mentioned above)

STEP THREE | OBAGI CLEAR (mentioned above)

STEP FOUR | OBAGI RETINOL 0.5%

This item is not listed on Ave’s site but if you give them a call they will be happy to send it your way! This is one of the products that your sister would try to steal, so be aware 🙂 Retinol is gradually released, improving complexion, and smoothing the appearance of uneven skin texture for youthful and clearer-looking skin. Apply a dime-size to your finger and gently rub into your whole face.

STEP FIVE | OBAGI NUDERM-BLENDER

Hydrate Luxe will aid in the gradual lightening of hyper-pigmentation, such as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, and other types of discoloration. I have been using this for a few years and my skin has shown great improvements so I have since switched to using this every other night. Apply a dime sized amount of this to my finger and spread to all areas of my face.

STEP SIX | OBAGI HYDRATE LUXE

Final step! If you are like me, your night moisturizer has to be rich, creamy, and a calming smell. Specifically engineered with key biomimetic peptides, this ultra-rich moisturizer provides overnight, extra-strength moisture and has a luxurious, balm-like texture and comforting scent. This is easily the best moisturizer I have ever used, I feel amazing every night when I go to bed with this on my face.

DISCOUNT CODE | You can get 15% off Obagi products when ordering through Ave Medical Laser Spa, just mention code: WHITNEY15 when you call!

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Like I said, everyone’s skin is different and ever changing so I would recommend talking to the ladies at Ave to see if there are any recommendations they have for your skin type. I can’t tell you how much my skin has improved since I started using Obagi products. Whether you start with one of these products, or all of them, taking proper care of your skin in your younger years will have a tremendous impact on how your skin is 10 or 20 years later. The products above are just the products that I use but Obagi has a long list of products that will fit many skin types. If you have questions about any of these Obagi products and which would be best for your skin type, the team at Ave Medical Laser Spa will be happy to help!

Love, Whitney

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