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How to Minimize Pores (And Our Favorite Pore Refiner Product!)

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered how a pore (or pores) could be so large?

 

You’re standing there contemplating your best lipstick choice and the next thing you know – boom – you find yourself questioning not only your pores but life as well!

 

Ok, we won’t get that philosophically deep today (only a few face layers of depth on this one, we promise), but we’re definitely going to talk all things pores, how to minimize them and our favorite pore refiner product.

 

Ready? Let’s do this.

 

 

What, Exactly, Is a Pore?  

Aside from the ability to make a lot of good puns with this word, according to the dictionary, a pore is simply, “a minute opening in a surface, especially the skin or integument of an organism, through which gases, liquids, or microscopic particles can pass.”

 

Don’t worry that’s all the science words we’re going to use, but there are some things to take into consideration about these tiny openings on your face.

 

Here’s what to keep in mind about pores:

• Pores are hair follicles.  

• You guessed it, genetics plays a big role in determining pore size.

• Other factors play a role as well, such as skin type (oily, dry, combination, sensitive), the aging process and your environment.

• Even though you may not love the appearance of your pores, they support and maintain healthy skin (everything plays a role in our body, right? Pores are no different.).

• Definitely cleanse your pores, but over-cleansing can actually increase the production of more oil and clog pores even more.

 

Now that you have the lowdown on what the function of pores really are, let’s talk the best treatment and maintenance for your pores (especially if you want to minimize them).

 

 

How to Minimize Pores

Cleanse your skin – 1—2x/day is plenty, particularly if you’re not wearing make-up. Remember less is more: over-cleansing the skin can increase oil production and the next thing you know, your pore (see that pun) skin starts freaking out.

 

Make sunscreen your friend – your very close, never-leave-home-without-it friend. When the skin is damaged by the sun a breakdown in collagen occurs and that can create saggy pores; we know you don’t want that!

 

• Exfoliate – but be gentle, please; no rubbing your face off. Looking for an exfoliation suggestion? Retinols and peels can work wonders for penetrating the skin and sloughing away those dead skin cells.

 

Laser those pores – as in Laser Genesis those pores. This non-invasive, mild laser is perfect for minimizing pores and helping skin even out tone and texture. We love you, Laser Genesis.

 

Pore Refiner – you didn’t think we’d leave you hanging without shouting from the digital rooftops our favorite pore refiner product, did you? No way.

 

ZO®’s Instant Pore Refiner

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ZO® INSTANT PORE REFINER | $60

• Refines enlarged pores

• Minimizes the amount of oil on the surface of the skin for a shine-free, matte appearance


• Helps smooth skin texture + reduce imperfections on the skin

• Works to exfoliate dead skin cells around pores, helping to prevent congestion, which can lead to breakouts


Pore genetics (look at those puns, again) or not, these pore minimizing tips and products should have you smiling in the mirror (deep conversations on the meaning of life are totally optional).


RENEW | 719.423.0083



ZO® Product Of The Month | Renewal Crème

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Imagine how magical it would be if you could channel Samantha from Bewitched; twinkle your nose and poof, all of your problematic skin is gone.

 

I know we’re obviously dreaming with that TV magic for our skin, but what if we said there’s a solution to dry, irritated winter skin — a solution that doesn’t involve nose wiggling, movie mystic or anyone by the name of Darrin?

  

What is this winter skin wonder?

Renewal Crème by ZO® Skin Health

 

 

What Is Renewal Crème?

 

Renewal Crème by ZO® Skin Health is above all a hydrator for your skin. And don’t we need more of that in the winter?

RENEWAL CRÈME | $106

RENEWAL CRÈME | $106

This product hydrates + promotes moisture for your skin while it nourishes, soothes and reduces redness.

Can we get some more of that, please?!

  

Renewal Crème –

•  Supports the restoration of moisture

•  Helps repair skin’s protective barrier

•  Nurture’s healthy skin repair

•  Soothing + calming for your skin

•  Delivers antioxidant protection

 

Renewal Crème | Directions

No fuss with this product – simply apply Renewal Crème every morning (or as needed) to clean, dry skin.

 

 

Renewal Crème | Super Ingredients

What makes this winter wonderland skin saver so effective?

Some of these super ingredients (if you like to geek out on that sort of thing).

  • Sodium Hyaluronate and jojoba ester: Helps restore hydration.

  • Oat and Canadian willowherb extracts: Soothe and reduce skin irritation.

  • Photosomes: Provide DNA repair enzymes.

  • Oxysomes (vitamins C and E) and coenzyme-Q10: Provides antioxidant properties.

  • Retinol (vitaine): Stimulates epidermal renewal and collagen production, and helps even skin tone.

TO SUM IT UP

Dry, irritated winter skin giving you the blues?

You don’t have to be Samantha from Bewitched to soothe your inflamed skin with a twinkle of the nose.

The ultimate hydrator — Renewal Crème ($106) by ZO® Skin Health — can be applied in the morning (or as needed) and is packed with super ingredients for your skin to help restore hydration, soothe irritation, aide in DNA repair enzymes, antioxidant properties + stimulates skin turnover, collagen production + evens out skin tone.

Cheers to this Renewal Crème ZO® product + whisking the winter skin blues away!


Schedule your ZO® Skin Health consultation today w/ RENEW | 719.423.0083


The Powerhouse Skincare Product – ZO®’s Growth Factor Serum

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What would you do if you were getting ready to go on the vacation of a lifetime, but there was a catch when it came to what you could bring for skincare products…

The caveat: you can only bring ONE skincare product.  

Would you cancel the trip?

 

Or would you get really serious about finding the absolute best product to take with you on this dream vacation?

 

If we know your style at all, you begin your research and the hunt is on.

 

But, what if we said we can help you in that search for the one powerhouse skincare product?

 

Let us introduce you to ZO® Growth Factor Serum – a trusted, anti-aging formula with proven results.

 

 

What is ZO® Growth Factor Serum?

 

“Growth factors manage essential tasks like replicating cells, reducing inflammation and stimulating collagen production. By applying them topically, growth factors strengthen the skin’s extracellular matrix, stimulate collagen and trigger the skin’s natural ability to heal – making growth factors an invaluable component of anti-aging skincare.” – ZO® Skin Health

 

Growth Factor Serum is here to help you –

 

• Improve skin firmness

• Reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

• Improve skin elasticity

 

 

How Does Growth Factor Serum Work?

 

This ZO® skincare product has a unique combination of ingredients proven to help you not only prevent future skin damage but enhance the appearance of your skin.

 

Growth Factor Serum is a gel formula that packs potency and is tolerable for your skin.

 

Synergistic Ingredients —

 

• Plant + Enzymatically Derived Growth Factors: stimulates the skin’s extracellular matrix to promote the skin’s own production of new collagen and hyaluronic acid, resulting in healthy, hydrated and firm skin.

 

Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract: Stimulates collagen, enhances microcirculation and reduces inflammation.

 

• ZPRO® Sericin Protein: Helps prevent against future signs of aging by protecting skin from cellular damage and collagen degradation and by enhancing production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.

 

Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate: Relaxes muscles for rapid smoothing of deep wrinkles.

(Wooo - those were some big words, eh?!)

 

 

Why Choose ZO® Growth Factor Serum?

 

Because it’s backed by science.

 

“In a 12-week clinical study, Growth Factor Serum was proven to help improve skin density, firmness and elasticity, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” – ZO® Skin Health

 

Proven Results —

 

• 31% Improvement in Dermal Thickness (*at the 4-week interval compared to baseline)

 

• 80% of Participants Showed Improvement in Firmness + Elasticity (*at the 12-week interval)

 

• 92% Experienced Improvement in Fine Lines + Wrinkles (*at the 12-week interval compared to baseline)

  

Patient Satisfaction —

 

•  95% of Participants — reported improvement in texture + smoothness at 8 weeks

 

•  92% of Participants — reported improvement in overall appearance at 12 weeks

 

•  78% of Participants — said skin appeared tighter and firmer at 12 weeks

 

 

** PROTOCOL: Forty-one female subjects, Fitzpatrick Skin Types II-IV with moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles + lack of firmness, completed a 12-week study. Subjects cleansed skin in both AM/PM with Gentle Cleanser, applied Growth Factor Serum in the AM/PM and applied SPF 30+ Primer Sunscreen in the AM daily.

 

 

To Sum it Up

 

Ok, now that you’ve done your due diligence and found that powerhouse skincare product – ZO® Growth Factor Serum – you’re ready to place this liquid gold in not only your travel bag but your daily skincare routine as well. Right?!

 

If you’re looking to prevent future skin damage and improve skin elasticity, firmness, fine lines, and wrinkles, as well as know this product is backed by the science of a clinical study – let Growth Factor Serum help you.

  

Request an appointment below to talk to Dr. Elijah or any of the RENEW Crew about Growth Factor Serum (or any ZO® products).




Best Non-Retinol Skin Brightener

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If you’re looking for a skin brightener that doesn’t contain retinol - we have just the ticket for your pigmentation challenges and those with skin sensitivity.

So…

What is the Best Non-Retinol Skin Brightener?

ZO® Skin Health Brightalive®

what is brightalive®?

Brightalive® is a ZO® Skin Health product that helps brighten the skin — without retinol. Which, for some people, retinol can cause increased skin sensitivity.

Inside this little blue package are ingredients that work synergistically to help your skin reveal a brighter, more even skin tone.

Brightalive® is packed with:

  • Skin brightening complex: Unique blend of skin brighteners helps block the production of pigmentation.

  • Papain: Provides enzymatic exfoliation to remove dead skin cells.

  • Glycerin: Replenishes hydration to restore skin barrier moisture balance.

  • Stachys officinalis (leaf) extract, beta-glucan, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract: Calms and soothes irritated skin.

Who is Brightalive® For?

Brightalive® is helpful for anyone with pigmentation problems — especially post-summer when those spots start to show up even more.

Because Brightalive® doesn’t contain retinol, this product can be particularly helpful for those who are sensitive to retinol, or have a sensitive skin type.

If retinol and skin sensitivity is not a challenge for you, this product can be combined with a retinol for an added boost.


in this video, dr. elijah discusses zo® product brightalive® + how this non-retinol formula can brighten your skin


to sum it up

If you’re feeling like your complexion is on the dull side right now and/or you’re experiencing pigmentation challenges - ZO® Skin Health product Brightalive® could be just what you’re skin needs (especially if you’re prone to skin sensitivity and/or retinol isn’t your friend).

And this product can also be combined with retinol-based product for an added boost, if needed.


Ready to get started with Brightalive®? You can purchase this product at our online ZO store.

Want to discuss ZO® Skin Health products for a skin care analysis and customized regimen?

Contact Dr. Elijah | 719.553.2201 or RENEW | 719.423.0083 to get started!



ZO Commitment to Excellence | 35 Years of Innovation Comes to Pueblo

Under the guidance of Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO Skin Health, Inc. has developed a wide spectrum of therapeutic treatment protocols and daily skincare solutions that create and maintain healthy skin. Based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies -- unique delivery systems, bio-engineered complexes, and exclusive formulations -- these products and protocols help physicians provide continuous skin health for all skin types, genders, and ages.

Innovative Science for Healthy Skin
ZO Skin Health, Inc. identified new bio-engineered complexes and utilized plant stem cell components with antioxidants to create unique formulations in multi-therapy delivery systems that have not been available until now.

ZO® Medical Products
ZO® Medical therapeutic products and protocols have been optimized to treat a wide range of skin disorders and chronic conditions.

ZO® Skin Health Products
A wide range of products, regimens, and programs help maintain the results of therapeutic treatments, and provide effective daily skincare and protection from the environment.

ZO® Commitment to Education and Training
For more than 35 years, Dr. Zein Obagi's progressive ideas have defined the science of skin health. Today, his innovative new protocols, guidelines, and treatments for creating and maintaining healthy skin are available through lectures, personal consultation, and comprehensive ZO® training programs.

To learn more about how ZO can help you 'get comfortable in your own SKIN', contact Dr. Elijah and the RENEW Team today at TEL 719.423.0083 and schedule your personal evaluation. 

DR. ELIJAH + CHARMAYNE TORRES-TRUJILLO + THE RENEW CREW

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http://shop.zoskinhealth.com/drrelijah

DR ELIJAH TRAINS WITH ZO SKINCARE INNOVATOR DR ZEIN OBAGI AT THE OBAGI SKIN HEALTH INSTITUTE

The Founder of SKIN, Dr. Rochelle Elijah, along with her partnership with RENEW Medical Aesthetics + Laser + Wellness Center, has just returned from Southern California where she had the opportunity to experience two days of extensive training at the Obagi Skin Health Institute with the acclaimed dermatologist, researcher and innovator Dr. Zein Obagi. When Dr. Elijah opened SKIN, she partnered with  Dr. Obagi and his ZO Skin Health and Medical line of products to form the foundation of the clinic's mission to empower patients to 'Get Comfortable in Their Own SKIN'.  During her stay at the Institute, she consulted with Dr. Obagi and evaluated the recommendations on the ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi, MD. In the field of skin care, Dr. Obagi is considered the doctor's Doctor.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

The Obagi Skin Health Institute is the creation of Dr. Zein Obagi. This comprehensive, family-run business first opened its doors in 1985 as Obagi Dermatology Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, California. The Institute serves not only as a base of operations for Dr. Obagi's ongoing research and education, but as a center for cosmetic dermatology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, aesthetic services and advanced laser procedures.

In 2006, the new flagship, now known as the Obagi Skin Health Institute, opened in its current Beverly Hills location offering any and every kind of skincare treatment  – all in a calm, spa-like atmosphere. A third location was opened in Laguna Beach, California in 2013. It's an architectural and clinical masterpiece right next to the ocean and near the resort community of Laguna Beach.

At the Obagi Skin Health Institute individuals can enjoy life-changing treatments – topical skincare, indulgent facials and medical procedures. Their comprehensive treatments are specifically designed to restore and rejuvenate your skin.

Schedule your personal evaluation and consultation  with Dr. Elijah and the RENEW Team by calling Tel 719.553.2201 or by email at renewpuebloco@gmail.com.