• 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.

  • 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: 
     
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    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 »

  • Murad skin care haul

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    Alexis Mea is a professional hair stylist and beauty blogger. This is her review of the following products:
    “I’ve dealt with acne and uneven texture creating a uncomfortable feeling with my skin”

    • Renewing Cleansing Oil
      Step #1 Cleanse: Formula abundant in natural botanical oils, gently cleanses and renews the skin while maintaining skin’s natural moisture barrier.
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    • Clarifying Cleanser
      Step #1 Cleanse: This maximum strength cleansing gel cleanser combats acne and skin breakouts. 92% of users experienced a reduction in acne breakouts in just 3 days*. Encapsulated Salicylic Acid continually releases acne treatment for hours even after rinsing.
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  • 4 of the BEST things to do about acne

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    1. Proper daily skin care regimen with:
      Exfoliants and pore cleansers (Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Retinol) to deep clean and slough off pore-clogging dead skin cells and debris.
      -Antibacterials (Triclosan) to sterilize, clear up and prevent future infection.
      -Anti-inflammatories (Licorice Extract, Allantoin) to diminish painful irritation and redness.
      -Vitamin C and other antioxidants to prevent and treat unwanted residual pigment.
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  • We’re all packed… Are you?

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    Beach days, hikes, summer-activities… During the summer we spend a considerable amount of time outside which means your skin gets exposed to the sun and pollution a lot more. With all these outdoors activities, it gets easy to forget to take care of your skin, but not this summer!

    Murad Canada is making it easier for you to pack your essential skin care products with you over the summer days! Bring skin care on the go with our 2 Travel Kits.

    1.   The Resurgence Anti-Aging travel-size kit is designed to restore hydration, firmness and skin texture. All of the products are packaged conveniently for travel.

    2.   The Acne Complex travel-size kit is clinically proven to rapidly clear breakouts and restore smooth skin without dryness or irritation.

    Both kits contain a FREE travel-size Toner: the perfect refreshing treat to eliminate oil and impurities keeping pores clean and clear.
    And for a limited time, with the purchase of any Travel-Kit you are eligible to purchase any of our 6 discounted products, which were specifically chosen as they are a perfect fit for your summer vacations.

    One of them: our best-selling product, The Renewing Eye Cream. The triple-action eye cream treats and prevents under-eye damage. With its intensive concentrate, it will reduce puffiness, brighten dark circles and restore the delicate eye area. Expect an illuminated and brighter appearance!

    This summer, don’t forget to take good care of your skin.

    Pack the convenient travel kits and you’ll be ready to go!

    Buy your travel kit

  • We implicitly trust any and all things Murad

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    Lucky Magazine

    We implicitly trust any and all things Murad, and this little wonder seriously rules. It hydrates, refines and even mattifies while tightening pores and smoothing wrinkles. Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator

  • How can I change my lifestyle to manage my acne?

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    Dr. Howard Murad explains how the body and the skin are connected and how Murad is formulated for general skin health as well as treating that specific skin concern.
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  • Complexion Boot Camp

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    Complexion Boot Camp:
    Skin been to hell and back?
    Here’s how to repair the damage and shape up your regimen for fall.
    The Rescue Plan.
    Tighten enlarged pores
    It’s not your imagination. Your pores probably do look larger right now. “Sun and heat stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oils, which – along with dirt and keratin – fill up and stretch our pores. USA radiation, which penetrated into the dermis, weakens and breaks down collagen and elastin, the structural foundation of the skin, and this makes pres even more dilated, “ says Murman., De-clog with a salicylic acid product. “Unlike glycolics, salicylic acids are able to penetrate through sebum to clean our pores” Tighten Enlarged Pores with Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator

  • Should I dry out my skin to manage acne?

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    Dr. Howard Murad, founder of Murad, explains how to achieve the proper moisture balance to manage your acne.
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  • It’s not just health drinks – Kombucha has become the ingredient du jour for popular skincare lines as well.

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    Audrey Magazine
    In this anti-aging acne line, kombucha stimulates collagen production and inhibits its breakdown to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator

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