• Star Beauty Awards 2014: The Best Celebrity Go-To Glam Essentials!

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    Celebs have access to the top products and pros the beauty industry has to offer. Star magazine’s beauty team took their go-to glam essentials and swiped, sprayed and slathered some products on to find the best of the best.

    They selected the Renewing Cleansing Oil from the Murad Resurgence line as the Best facial cleanser for 2014.

    Renewing Cleansing Oil
    Formula abundant in natural botanical oils, gently cleanses and renews the skin while maintaining skin’s natural moisture barrier.
    • Botanical blend cleanses and hydrates to help replenish skin’s essential moisture
    • Jojoba and Licorice help to improve dry, cracked skin
    • Sweet Almond Oil provides the right level of moisture to soothe and soften the skin

     
    The Renewing Cleansing Oil does not contain any Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates

    Client review:
    “I was so scared to use this because I have acne. Well it didn’t break out my face, and it actually cleans ALL my makeup off my face.”

  • Dr. Murad Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at The Aesthetic Show

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    Last month, Dr. Murad received a unique honor — the Aesthetic Visionary Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Aesthetic Show’s annual Aesthetic Awards in Las Vegas.

     
    Presenting the award to Dr. Murad, Andrew Ordon, M.D., host of the daytime talk show, “The Doctors,” also announced that for all future Aesthetic Award ceremonies, the lifetime achievement award will now be referred to as “The Howard Murad, M.D. Aesthetic Visionary Award.”
     
    Recognized for his tireless research and contributions to science, healthy living and skincare, Dr. Murad thanked the fellow medical professionals who had selected him for the honor and said, “The future of medicine is now. By focusing on each patient as a whole person, instead of merely spot treating specific symptoms, we can truly help people unlock their potential to look younger, feel younger and live healthier, happier and more rewarding lives.”
     
    The Aesthetic Show, held this year at Wynn Las Vegas Resort, is the largest global medical education meeting focused on aesthetic medicine – the blend of medical science and beauty. The Aesthetic Awards close the show each year with a special awards ceremony to honor the best procedural outcomes and innovations in the country, as selected by a panel of physician peers.
     
    Earlier during the weekend’s activities, Dr. Murad had delivered the event’s keynote address, in which he shared his Inclusive Health research and philosophies with other physicians attending the event. Dr. Murad was also featured among the Aesthetic Visionaries sharing insights at the show’s opening session and Welcome Address.
     

     
    “It’s been a great honor to have Dr. Murad, a true medical thought leader and icon, on our stage sharing his insights and research pertaining to Inclusive Health and how the aesthetic medical community can take their existing procedures to the next level,” said Michael Moretti, President and Publisher of Medical Insight, inc. and Chairman of The Aesthetic Show. “We couldn’t think of a more deserving recipient of our Aesthetic Visionary Award and are thrilled that the honor will bear his name moving forward.”
     
    Congratulations, Dr. Murad for receiving this prestigious honor!

  • Need to clear a blemish on the spot? Tips on how to do just that.

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    While treating your acne problem holistically is the best way to get clear skin, sometimes you need to treat a blemish on the spot.

    Even if you have found an effective acne treatment program and experience clear skin most of the time, sometimes an acne blemish just pops up. This can be due to stress, a reaction to makeup, a skin care problem or a sudden shift in your hormones. If you suffer from ongoing acne, treating your inflammatory acne blemishes is a daily activity. Whether you’re trying to treat a rare blemish that just showed up on your skin one day or trying to get rid of acne blemishes as part of a larger acne treatment program, here are some important things to keep in mind about acne spot treatment.
     
    Treating a Blemish Doesn’t Mean Popping or Picking at It!
    Most importantly, you should never pick at or pop an acne blemish or pimple. Picking at or popping acne blemishes can irritate the infection further, causing the blemish to get worse and possibly spreading infection and causing more breakouts. Additionally, picking at or popping pimples significantly increases your chance of developing a post acne mark or acne scar. You want your blemish to heal and go away without leaving you any post-breakout souvenirs. Picking at or popping blemishes doesn’t help them to heal or clear up, and it increases the likelihood that you’ll have marks and scars for a long time to come. Yes, it’s tempting and sometimes hard to resist. But no matter what you do, do not pick at or pop your acne blemishes!
     
    Don’t Use an Acne Spot Treatment That Will Over-Dry and Irritate Your Skin
    One of the steps of healing an acne blemish is to dry it out so that the infected blemish and skin flake away. However, many acne spot treatments contain harsh ingredients and acne medications, such as Benzoyl Peroxide, which can actually over-dry your skin. When you over-dry an acne blemish and the skin surrounding it, you risk irritating the skin. This can create more dry skin cells, which can further clog your pores and create more acne causing bacteria, resulting in even more blemishes. Murad’s Acne Spot Treatment contains Sulfur, which dries and heals breakouts without irritating the skin. In fact, Sulfur has natural reparative properties and has been used as both an acne remedy and a general skin care remedy for healthy skin for thousands of years.
    The other problem with over-drying spot blemishes as you attempt to get rid of them is that you can increase the damage to your skin, which may result in an acne scar or post-acne mark. If you are using products to dry out your spot blemish, make sure that you’re also using an oil-free moisturizer to topically hydrate and also keeping your skin hydrated from within by eating your water.

  • Improve the health of every cell in your body through nutrition and exercise.

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    Nutrition
    Careful choices of food and dietary supplements ensure that your body has the building blocks it needs to produce the strong membranes that are the prime marker of younger, healthier, high-functioning, water-rich cells. For example, a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in cold water fish, provides the body with healthy lipids that are one of the fundamental components of water-tight cell membranes. When cells can hold the water they need to function, they can support all systems in the body.
     
    Exercise
    Exercise does more than help you lose weight; it actually hydrates your cells. Exercise provides chemical and mechanical stimulation that has a positive impact on the cellular health and function of every system in the body including the digestive, circulatory, lymph, endocrine, excretory and nervous systems. Plus, being physically active helps us shift to a higher ratio of muscle to fat, which improves overall hydration since muscle cells hold more healthy water than fat cells.

  • 3-STEPS for skin to healthy it glows

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    No matter your skin type or concern, the steps to ultimate skin health are as simple as 1-2-3.
    1. CLEANSE | TONE
    Wash your face twice daily to remove dirt, debris, makeup, dead skin cells and accumulated oils. Use toner—no more than twice a day—to restore skin’s pH and prepare it for the next step.
     
    2. TARGET | REPAIR
    This is the most important step of every skincare regimen. Use as instructed to repair existing damage and optimize the health of your skin so it can defend itself against further injury. This includes both topical and internal supplement care
     
    3. HYDRATE | PROTECT
    Apply a moisturizer to replenish and restore your skin. Be sure to use a sunscreen every day, regardless of your activities or the weather.

  • 3 Masks Every Woman should use

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    A skin-improving facial doesn’t always mean a trip to the spa. Murad face masks and home facials provide an intensive treatment boost for any skin type or skin concern, delivering powerful treatment ingredients while also providing relaxation and stress relief. Whether you’re using a mask as part of an acne treatment program or for general skin care concerns, Murad masks improve skin’s appearance and overall health.
     
    Celebrity makeup artist Violeta Meyners shares her mask routine with us.
    She recommends the following masks:
     
    Clarifying Mask: Draws out impurities and absorbs excess oil to control and prevent breakouts
    Intensive-C® Radiance Peel: Brightens, smoothes and hydrates to give you a radiant glow after just one treatment.
    Age-Diffusing Firming Mask: Gives your skincare regimen a rapid boost – instantly tightens, firms and hydrates skin.

  • A gentle cleanser and a deeper clean

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    DID YOU KNOW..
    Today’s makeup is super long-wearing—that means great day coverage but a real risk of clogged pores and acne at night. To meet the challenge of easily removing these long-wearing products without stripping your skin, we’ve developed Renewing Cleansing Oil. Renewing Cleansing Oil is a remarkable new, non-greasy cleanser that has the power to thoroughly remove your makeup without scrubbing. Renewing Cleansing Oil not only leaves your skin remarkably clean, it actually leaves your skin noticeably softer and smoother.
     
    HOW IT WORKS
    Renewing Cleansing Oil forms a strong bond with the oils and minerals that give your makeup its staying power. That’s why when you rinse off Renewing Cleansing Oil, makeup, BB cream, sun-block, excess oil and impurities rinse off too—leaving skin free of potentially pore clogging debris. And Renewing Cleansing Oil isn’t just an exceptional makeup remover. Renewing Cleansing Oil supports the health of your skin by preserving your natural pH balance and strengthening skin’s natural protective barrier.
     

    HOW TO USE:
    Massage Renewing Cleansing Oil’s botanical oil formula directly onto dry skin to dissolve makeup—even the most stubborn mascara. Rinse off dissolved makeup and grime with a splash of water to enjoy skin that’s soft, residue-free and healthfully clean.

  • Makeup for acne-prone skin

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    Many people dealing with acne and blemishes avoid makeup because of the myth that it causes acne. The truth is only ‘bad’ makeup causes acne flare-ups. With light, improved formulas, acne shouldn’t be a concern. Besides, you can still continue applying treatment under makeup, or even better, use acne medicated makeup formulas.
    Here are a few tips to help you choose the most suitable makeup if you have acne prone complexion: 
     
    FACE
    Foundation: Chose non-comedogenic, oil-free foundations. Be careful though -If they’re just oil-free, it doesn’t mean they are non-comedogenic at the same time. Comedogenic ingredients are diverse – some binders and emulsifiers can make a formula comedogenic. If you have oily skin, chose a suitable foundation “for oily skin” that will control the excess sebum production and help you achieve a matte finish. Stay away from very thick formulas that promise full coverage. First of all it would look very unnatural and secondly it might be a burden for your blemished skin. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Recipe: Dr. Murad’s Favorite Salsa for Summer

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    1 medium avocado, chopped into medium-sized chunks
    ½ bunch cilantro, chopped fine
    3 to 4 tomatoes, chopped into small cubes
    1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
    1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
    pinch of reduced sodium sea salt to taste (optional)

    Mix above in a medium-size bowl. Can be used as a dip or a salad dressing. Adding garlic aoli creates another light version of the salad dressing. This salsa can be made with limes.

  • What Is Environmental Aging?

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    UV rays, pollution and toxins in the environment all cause the signs of aging on skin.
    The Murad Environmental Shield® anti aging system is specifically formulated to prevent and combat the signs of Environmental Aging.

    But what is Environmental Aging and how does it differ from other aging skin concerns?

    Unlike Genetic Aging or Hormonal Aging, Environmental Aging is largely preventable. This type of aging occurs as a result of daily exposure to UV rays, toxins and other pollutants. All of these factors impact skin health in a number of ways, from inhibiting collagen production to triggering the appearance of sun and age spots. And while you can’t avoid the world around you, you can minimize the impact of the environment on your skin. Read the rest of this entry »

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