I have talked about the first step of Obagi Nu-Derm System, 'Prepare' in the last post. You wash your face with either Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser or Nu-Derm Foaming Gel and finish off with Nu-Derm Toner. You will be doing this for both morning and night routine.
Now we are going to step 2, 'Correct'.
There is a slight difference in between morning routine and night routine in this step2. In the morming, you need to use both Obagi Nu-Derm Clear and Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm (or Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte), and you only need to use Nu-Derm Clear in the evening.
Nu-Derm Clear is a very important component in Obagi Nu-Derm System. This lotion is formulated with 4% hydroquinone (a bleaching agent) as the active ingredient in an activating base to suppress the overproduction of melanin and prevent the side effect associated with hyperpigmentation.
Apply evenly to the entire face avoiding eye lids, extending to the hairline, over the ears and ending with a feathering motion from the jawline down the neck. A second coat can be applied over darker pigmented lesions.
Nu-Derm exforderm is a unique formulation that contains phytic acid that removes dead skin cells. Phytic acid is gentler than lactic acid and glycolic acid, which are used in Nu-Derm Exforderm Forte. Therefore Nu-Derm Exforderm is suited for dry, thin and sensitive skin and Nu-Derm Exforderm Forte is for normal to oily skin and less sensitive skin.
This process allows better penetration of the skin care products such as hydroquinone and tretinoin.
Apply Exforderm evenly over the entire face avoiding the eyelids area after the application of Nu-Derm Clear in the morning.
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