Why I Keep Using My Nu-Derm System

01.23.2014, 10:08 CST | Posted In: Signs of Aging, Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Health & Beauty, Obagi Stories, Products, Skin Care

Obagi Nu-Derm testimonial, Corinne

You’ve completed your first Obagi Nu-Derm® System regimen. Congratulations! You stayed with it and, although it may have been difficult at times, it was well worth it. Your skin is glowing and more youthful-looking. But now what?

It’s a common question many patients ask their skin care physicians. If you still have remaining skin concerns, you have a number of options. Consider taking the Nu-Derm Continuum Skin Assessment Questionnaire if you haven’t already done so, to help optimize your skin transformation results and keep your skin looking its best.

Like so many, after she concluded with her first Nu-Derm System, Obagi Ambassador Corrine Brown also wondered what was next - so we sat down with her to talk about her Nu-Derm Continuum program. With years of loyal Nu-Derm use under her belt, we thought she was an ideal person to ask about choosing a Nu-Derm Continuum program.

Which system are you currently using and how long have you been using it?  
After speaking with my skin care physician once I completed my first regimen with the Nu-Derm System, we decided the best plan of action for my skin care needs would be to stay on the full system.

I must admit however, at one point in my life I fell off the Obagi bandwagon. But it didn’t take long until I saw the drastic changes in my skin reoccur without it. The dark spots came back, I noticed more fine lines and I lost my rosy glow. I didn’t feel confident about the way I looked anymore. When I told my mother (another Obagi devotee) that my glow was gone, she said “Dah’lin, it is very simple. Use your Obagi.” I got back on Nu-Derm and sure enough, my skin has never looked better! I’ve been using Nu-Derm for years now and wouldn’t change a thing.

That’s great! Why did you and your skin care physician choose to continue with the full Nu-Derm System?
In my opinion, Nu-Derm is an amazing skin regimen that yields consistent results. I have tried many other skin care products and systems but have not found anything that delivers results like Obagi.
Why do you feel it’s important to continue with Nu-Derm?
Nu-Derm keeps signs of skin aging at bay and allows my skin to be the best it can be. It has truly helped me put my best face forward. Because of my active lifestyle and because I am in the sun as much as I am, excessive pigmentation is always a concern for me. My Obagi Nu-Derm System helps correct hyperpigmentation issues and other signs of sun damage while also giving me clear, glowing skin.

Whether you’re like Corinne and choose to stay with the full Nu-Derm System or opt for a slightly different, customized routine for your skin, Obagi has the tools to help you and your doctor develop a regimen tailored to you. Start by taking our Nu-Derm Continuum Skin Assessment Questionnaire on obagi.com. Based on your results, you will be prepared to have an effective conversation with your skin care physician about what will prolong your transformation and give you gorgeous glowing skin for years to come.  

*Long-term safety and effectiveness of the Nu-Derm System has not been established. If no results are seen after 3 months, discontinue use and speak with your physician.

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