• Causes of Acne: How does acne happen?

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    Hair, oil and skin cells sometimes clump together to form a hard plug on the pores. Bacteria inside results in swelling, the plug breaks down – and there it is, it’s only now that the pimple becomes visible. But remember: that pimple didn’t happen overnight. It most likely took weeks to manifest and whatever you do now to heal won’t help, as it is too late. Before you can put an end to acne, you’ve got to go back to the beginnings and practice prevention.

    What triggers acne breakouts?

    Heredity and hormones mostly determine your complexion. Apart from the hereditary background, dermatologists have linked acne to the following combination of factors: Read the rest of this entry »

  • Healthy skin from within

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    Healthy Skin Care Advice

    It should be no surprise that a healthy diet can help us achieve great looking skin. Skin is the body’s most extended organ and it needs some equally extended care. Fruits, vegetables and the much vital water are guarantees for a healthy skin, not only a healthy body. Unhealthy foods, toxins and poor nutrients will quickly show effects on your skin as well; most skin problems are consequences of an internal nutritional deficiency.

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  • Acne Prevention (II)

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    (Part 2)

    DIET

    Despite varying diets, people from across the globe get pimples. While there is not much research that links acne blemishes to food, it’s best to avoid pre-packaged and processed food that’s full of sugar, salt, preservatives and hydrogenated fats. On another hand, eating loads of refined carbs can cause insulin levels to increase, which causes hormone level imbalance as well. Optimize your healthy glow with a healthy lifestyle! Most of your body health issues will show on your skin. Choose fresh produce, whole grains and organic low-fat proteins. If you suspect skin allergies, keep a diary of what you eat and when you get most breakouts,  this will help you pinpoint the culprit. Limit intake of foods with high levels of iodide, such as salt, seaweed and seafood. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Botanicals in Skin Care Products

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    botanical skincare products
    Most of the skin care products on the market include specific botanical extracts and with their naturally enriched formula they promise to provide your skin with all the benefits you cannot get from synthetic ingredients. Botanicals’ therapeutic effects depend on their concentration but also on the plant they are extracted from. What is their role and how can they help? Here are a few examples you will find in Murad skin care products.

     

    Queen of Meadow – The Queen of Meadow root extract is used in many  skin care products for its antiseptic and tonic effects. It fights

    inflammations efficiently and acts like a mild antibiotic, destroying micro-organisms.

     

    Discover the Queen of the Meadow healing benefits in Murad’s Skin Perfecting Lotion

     

    Licorice – Licorice root is largely used for its medicinal qualities; in skin care, its anti-inflammatory properties and the Vitamin E & B complex make it ideal for treating and nourishing skin. Is also helps lighten dark spots like age and sun pigmentation. 

    Discover the Licorice extract benefits in Murad’s Acne Spot Treatment, Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel , Post Acne Spot Lightning Gel  Read the rest of this entry »

  • Acne Prevention

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    acne prevention tips

    The exact cause of acne is still unknown, though this skin disorder is highly manageable with the proper treatment and skincare routine. But how does one prevent acne from happening? We know it’s essential to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin in order to maintain it health and smooth appearance. But acne can happen at any time, on any type of skin and it can’t simply be eliminated by drying your skin or with harsh solutions. Especially those who are acne prone need to take better care of their skin and use skincare formulas that combine antibacterial action with antioxidants and hydrators that nourish the skin. Becoming a sort of skin sleuth could be the best prevention method. The more you know, the more you can help balance your skin and maintain a clear, healthy complexion. What else is to be done?  Read the rest of this entry »

  • 20% + 80% = 100% Beautiful

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    Topical skincare products only address 20% of your skincare needs while 80% is getting proper nutrients on the inside.

    Even with the healthiest diet, one doesn’t always consume the necessary nutrients. Medications, processed foods and environmental damage rob our bodies of vitamins and minerals. Truth is most of us are in need of dietary supplements. For better or for worse, your skin is the mirror of your internal health. Given this inside/outside correlation, vitamin and mineral supplements are a natural partner in your skincare regimen to achieve the healthiest looking skin.


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