On Obagi nu derm system, can I apply moisturizer?
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You can absolutley use moisturizer with the Nu Derm System!
Feel free to moisturize while you are treating your skin with the Obagi Nu Derm system. I always encourage my patients to moisturize when using products like the topical retinoid and hydroquinone found in the Obagi system. In the past, Obagi did not include a moisturizer in their Nu Derm system, but now they do include their Hydrate moisturizer in the kits. However, feel free to use whatever moisturizer you prefer. Using a moisturizer when treating with the Nu Derm system makes the process much more comfortable. Use of a moisturizer will not decrease the effectiveness of the Nu Derm products. In fact, I find that patients are much more apt to stick with the Obagi routine when they are using a moisturizer because their skin is not as dry, red and uncomfortable. Use of a moisturizer will not "delay" the peeling effect, but rather make you much more comfortable during this initial phase of your treatment. So moisturize away!
I hope this helps!