• Interview with Carolyn Nikkanen, the new face of Murad Resurgence!

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    “Dr. Murad […] has the belief and wisdom to help women take better care of their skin”

      Carolyn Nikkanen is the CEO of Carolyn’s Model and talent Agency in Toronto and one of the true Murad advocates. She is a brave 4 times cancer   survivor, also a devoted supporter of Murad products which, in her own words, have always helped her look and feel good. No wonder she was chosen to be the face of Murad Resurgence® in the next infomercial! As a winner of the Murad Facebook contest, Carolyn had the chance to meet Dr Murad and Joan Lunden in L.A. where the infomercial was filmed.

    We had the privilege to interview Carolyn and find out more about her inspiring story, favorite Murad products and meeting Dr. Murad himself!

     

    How did you discover Murad products and when did you start using them?

    I was watching TV one evening and saw Joan Lunden on the infomercial and Dr. Murad.   I loved how Joan looked and loved the testimonials. I was really impressed with Dr. Murad.

     

    What’s your favorite Murad product and why?

    My favorite Murad product is the Renewing Cleansing Cream and Age-Diffusing Serum. The cleanser removes every trace of makeup and leaves your skin glowing. The serum is amazing, my skin looks plump and glowing afterwards, I love it.

    We heard you won a Facebook contest to visit dr. Murad, how was your experience? Read the rest of this entry »

  • #FightCancer@Muradcanada

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    Starting July 11, 2011 Murad canada is donating $1 for Every new Facebook fan to Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation

    Join us today on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/murad.ca

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  • Anti–aging ingredients: check list

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    anti aging ingredients Whatever your age, there should be two guiding principles in your daily skincare: increase the moisture content and protect skin’s barrier function. As long as cells are hydrated and fit tightly together, the barrier function is assured. Genetic aging inevitably happens and its visible signs call for supplementary care and special anti-aging ingredients. Whatever anti-aging cream you buy, make sure you know what specific aging issues you’re trying to combat and learn about the most effective ingredients “for the job”.
    But keep in mind: that this way you are addressing only the consequences rather than the real cause of aging.Here’s a generic guide of what you need for specific skin aging problems:  Read the rest of this entry »
  • Tips for reducing cultural stress

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    by Dr. Howard Murad

     

    Practitioner Heal Thyself
    The first step in reducing cultural stress is trying to determine what gets you worked up. Identify in yourself the biggest causes of cultural stress and then develop a plan of action to reduce the impact it has on your daily life.

    Practice being mindful
    Take some time each day to meditate or be quiet, and enjoy the simple rhythms of life. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Cultural stress and your skin

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    By Dr. Howard Murad

     

    It’s 1:20 pm and Karen, a long-time client is late, yet again, for her 1:00 treatment. She rushes in, drops her things and collapses in your chair saying, “It’s been a crazy day, please help me relax.” You guide her through a few deep breaths, when her cell phone rings. She turns it off. You begin again. While her time is cut short, you do your best to provide excellent service. When her mask is on you reach for your Blackberry to check in with your son’s teacher. His report card is being emailed to you. You open it, gasp at the grades and think—how can he get into college with these grades? Your heartbeat accelerates. You are distracted. All you can think about is finishing with your client so you can call the school. In the meantime, a note from the receptionist slides under your door alerting you that the computer system has gone down and the remaining appointments for the week have been deleted — PLEASE COME TO THE FRONT DESK AFTER YOU ARE FINISHED… Read the rest of this entry »

  • The role of antioxidants in skin care

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    antioxidants and skincareEnvironmental aging has drawn more and more awareness and with it, the demand for free radicals scavengers in topical skincare products. Antioxidants prevent cell oxidation and are key to repairing the damage done by environmental factors like pollution and sun exposure over time . This damage can become visible on the skin as early as our 20s, as free radicals are almost impossible to avoid. Changes in skin tone and texture, fine lines, dullness, loss of elasticity, freckles and blotches are some of the common signs.
    Whenever diet is mentioned as main solution to overall health and healthy skin, antioxidants are included among the best skin benefactors like water, fruit, fiber, fatty acids. Antioxidants have a very important role in preventing environmental aging and its signs by helping the skin restore health and protecting against damage.The most common antioxidants and some of the most efficient in topical products are Vitamin C and Pomegranate extract, both powerful and effective in fighting cellular damage. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the body, it supports the collagen production and helps repair tissues and maintain blood vessels .Pomegranate is a great source of antioxidant polyphenols that combat free radicals damage and help repair cells and heal wounds.
    Other efficient antioxidants are Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E, grape seed extract, green tea extract. These multi-purpose agents are able to disarm free radicals and reinforce the structural fibers of the skin, collagen and ellastin. These proteins, as previously mentioned on our blog, are the skin’s main structural support system and maintain our skin’s youthful resiliency. Some antioxidants (Vitamin E, Co Q10) have the unique quality of protecting the skin from sun damage by suppressing the production of the collagen-destroying enzyme, collagenase. Pomegranate extract is a sun screen enhancer and, used together with sun screen in topical products, considerably improves the power the Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

    Antioxidants have a very important role in skin care, at any age. It is important to prevent the environmental damage before it shows its signs on our face. A nourished, hydrated and healthy skin is able to fight the elements and keep the youthful glow for a long time. As we are being subjected to free radicals action every day, we need to prevent and repair damage continuously; this continuity is key to keeping a younger body and a younger looking skin for a long time.
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