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Med Spa patient using Obagi

Med Spa patient using Obagi 4.67/5 (93.33%) 6 votes

 
 

Med Spa client and Obagi-C® skin care
made all the difference!

Going from ‘good’ to ‘great’ skin may not seem like much of a transformation but for many of you that use Obagi® products to help prevent skin aging and maintain younger-looking skin, it makes a significant difference. Whether it be that added boost of confidence, extra time in your makeup routine because of your already flawless complexion or the reassurance that you’re taking preventative measures to protect your skin, we take great pride in hearing how many of you have achieved your personal best thanks to Obagi.

Meredith, a busy mother of 2, shares how her active lifestyle prompted her to choose the Obagi-C® Rx System to prevent future damage and improve the overall appearance of her skin. Between running marathons, teaching spin classes, and her family’s active outdoor lifestyle, Meredith’s skin was taking a beating. She noticed that with all of her exercise and outdoor activities, her sweat would often lead to breakouts, and she was becoming increasingly aware of the damage the sun could have on her skin.

After meeting with a skin care physician to discuss her skin concerns and busy lifestyle, Meredith and her doctor decided that the Obagi-C Rx System would best fit her needs. The five-step skin care system is designed to address the early signs of aging and skin damage. “It’s very simple,” Meredith says. “If it was any more complicated, I probably wouldn’t do it.” As someone who never applied sunscreen daily prior to discovering Obagi, Meredith was apprehensive about adding a sunscreen to her morning routine and was concerned about how a truly effective sunscreen might clog her pores and affect her skin. To her great surprise, the Obagi Sun Shield Matte SPF 50, was nothing like other sunscreens she had used in the past—“it’s light, non-greasy and doesn’t clog my pores when I exercise” she explains. Now, she never leaves the house without this protective layer and feels confident that she is doing her job in preventing sun damage to her skin.

Watch Meredith’s story of how she uses Obagi to improve the overall appearance of her skin and prevent future damage to her skin.

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Stretch Your Thinking About Yoga’s Benefits

Stretch Your Thinking About Yoga’s Benefits 5.00/5 (100.00%) 2 votes

yoga-tree-poseA healthy lifestyle encompasses many things, from eating right and practicing smart sun protection to exercising and finding adequate ways to relax. Each month, Obagi will feature different healthy lifestyle tips and ideas you can incorporate into your everyday life. This month, we’ll explore the myriad physical and emotional benefits of practicing yoga.

Why We Love Yoga
Often, people hear the word “yoga” and assume it’s an activity requiring the flexibility of a Cirque du Soleil performer. However, even basic yoga can result in noticeable and almost immediate benefits for everyone. Consider just being able to touch your toes again without straining.

There are several different styles of yoga, so you’ll want to experiment to find the one that’s right for you. Nonetheless, improving your flexibility is beneficial at any age or ability level, because safely stretching your muscles and soft tissues through yoga may help release built-up lactic acid, reducing pain and alleviating muscle tightness.1 That’s a lot of gain for little-to-no pain!

Calm Yourself
The deep, meditative breathing you’ll practice in yoga focuses on lengthening the breaths, which improves lung capacity and relaxation, suppressing the adrenaline response triggered by stress.1 In addition, consider that a concentrated focus on breath and holding complex poses correctly doesn’t really leave that much room for stressful thoughts from your day. Not a bad bonus!

Mind Over Body
There are biochemical responses too. Yoga has long been known to lower blood pressure and incidence of heart disease.1 Over time, it can help you build strength and endurance. Yoga can even have cosmetic effects. As it keeps stress levels down, it also reduces the release of stress hormones that can aggravate acne, eczema, and rosacea.2

Beyond the Science
Across the Internet, you can read about the many people who maintain that doing yoga has slowed their aging by improving posture, decreasing back pain, and allowing them long periods of deep concentration. To validate these claims for yourself, you can visit a local yoga studio and drop into a beginner’s yoga class, or try out this basic yoga pose (below) at home.

Try the Tree Pose
Now that you know a little about the benefits of yoga, here’s a beginner’s pose to try on your own. To familiarize yourself with the steps of the Tree Pose, we suggest watching one of the many how-to videos available online.

  1. Stand with arms at your sides.
  2. Keeping left leg on the ground, slowly lift right leg, placing right sole inside left thigh, hips facing forward.
  3. Bring hands in front of you in prayer position, palms together.
  4. Keeping legs and palms in position, inhale and bring arms over shoulders. Hold pose for 30 seconds.
  5. Lower and repeat on opposite side.

Congratulations! You’ve completed your first yoga pose!

References: 1. The health benefits of yoga. WebMD Web site.
http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/the-health-benefits-of-yoga. Accessed March 15, 2013.
2. 6 secrets to gorgeous skin. WebMD Web site.
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/tips-for-gorgeous-skin?page=3. Accessed March 15, 2013.

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