ZO Skin Health’s Getting Skin Ready program is the essential, first step in all skincare programs/protocols. The idea is to normalize the skin’s function, bringing it back to a healthy state. The GSR program consists of three basic steps: cleansing, exfoliating and toning. The process works to increase the effectiveness of the correctives and preventatives in your individualized protocol. Through cleansing, exfoliating (both mechanically and chemically), as well as balancing the skin’s pH, products applied after GSR will have optimal penetration and cellular delivery.

The GSR products are chosen by a trained, licensed provider, based on your skin type and/or condition– cleansing, exfoliating and toning will be a part of every protocol, regardless of skin type or condition. These three steps are necessary in preventing and controlling acne, rosacea, pigmentation, large pores, damaged skin texture, and more. It is important to note that ZO offers a variety of cleansers, exfoliants and toners, that may be mixed and matched to fit individualized needs.

If you are new to medical-grade skincare, it is not uncommon to begin with the GSR program and a broad-spectrum sunscreen (30+) before adding other products. We believe in “getting skin ready” for ZO preventatives and correctives, as well as other in-office treatments, in order to increase the efficacy of your investment(s). The GSR program is a great start to a daily, multi-step protocol; it ensures that you and your skin are ready to embark on your skincare journey.

Lara Clinic | Kalli K. Rohleder, RN, BSN