‘My top three for great skin’ – an expert speaks
Submitted by The Lifestyle Spa at Eppley Plastic Surgery on January 17, 2018 - 5:58 pm
It’s difficult to narrow down my list of favorite products to only the top three. The needs of my skin change often so my product regimen changes frequently. From treating oil and blemishes to pigmentation and flakiness, the list of essentials for my high maintenance skin is long. When I think about the products I just can’t do without, these staples come to mind:
First on the list is the ZO Skin Health Offects Sulfur Mask is a natural clay-based formula that delivers maximum-strength sulfur medication to treat and prevent acne. The mask absorbs surface oils and reduces future oiliness, helps prevent clogged pores, and can also be used as a spot treatment on blemished areas. I have seen a blemish disappear by morning when using this as an overnight spot treatment. If the mask is applied thickly, it reduces the inflammation of acne; but if applied in a thin layer, it will help dry up oil. This mask is a ‘must have’ item prior to any big event when you might need to fight a last-minute breakout.
Coming in at number two is another mask, the Jan Marini Skin Zyme Mask. We often incorporate this product in our facial, and with good reason. Skin Zyme Mask is an exfoliation products that has the ability to remove dead skin cells without harming sensitive or irritated tissues. It can even be used at the end of a chemical peel or laser resurfacing treatment to remove the last bit of dead skin. I love to use it on the lips in the winter to make then soft and smooth. The key ingredient is Proteolytic Enzyme which is Papain from green, in-ripened papaya. This product works best in combination with the Clean Zyme Cleanser and gives an immediate polished glow. Anyone can use this product and it is great for all skin types. It help with dry skin flakes and peeling from retinol products or even in between microdermabrasion to keep the luminosity.
Last, Jan Marini C-ESTA Oil Control Serum lifts, firms and tightens with the antioxidants Vitamin C & DMAE for free-radical protection. This product has an oil-capturing system to reduce oil production and Green Tea Extract to calm sensitive skin. Often anti-aging products cause more oil in oily skin types, but C-ESTA Oil Control Serum actually reduces oil. It can be used on oily eyelids to prevent eyeshadow creasing, and around the lips to keep lipstick from bleeding. A pro tip is to use C-ESTA products up behind the ears to give extra lift and tightening to the jawline.