• 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: 
    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 »

  • How to Clear Back Acne for Summer Fashions


    Summertime is here! That means a lot of good times out at parties and barbeques requiring your best summer fashions. That also means you’re more likely to wear clothes that will expose your back and other parts of your body, and if you suffer from back or body acne, you might be a little worried about how to treat and clear it. Like any skin care issue, it’s never too late to start using a back acne treatment to address your back or body acne – because any kind of acne treatment should also treat your whole body and your back as well. So how do you clear your back acne so you can look confident in your summer fashions?


    Use A Skin Cleanser that is Medicated and can Exfoliate

    One of the best ways to control your skin care routine is to make sure you use an acne cleanser that is formulated for your back, like Murad Canada Acne Body Wash. Specially formulated to remove body and back acne,  Murad Canada Acne Body Wash removes dead skin cells that clog pores and cause breakouts. The sooner you start to include Murad Canada Acne Body Wash into your daily regimen, the faster you’ll have a clear back for those summer outfits!


    Acne Body WashCustomer Review: Murad Canada Acne Body Wash

    “I purchased this product along with the Clarifying Body Spray and am very impressed with the results I have seen so far. I work out regularly and perspiration and sports bras have irritated my skin. I haven’t felt good wearing tank tops or shirts with low backs because I have been embarrassed about my acne. With the results I’ve seen I will be ready for summer early!” Read the rest of this entry »

  • Touching Your Face: A Key Way to Worsen Your Acne Breakouts


    If you try to find a study on how often the average person touches his or her face during the average day, you’ll find that most answers estimate that most people touch their face between two thousand and three thousand times per day. If you saw the movie Contagion, then you might remember Kate Winslett’s character, Dr. Erin Mears. Dr. Mears states this often accepted number about how often people touch their face when describing how quickly a disease can spread. This brings up two questions: Do people really touch their face that often? If you do touch your face that often, how is that impacting your acne treatment regimen?

    How Often Do People Really Touch Their Face?
    Two thousand to three thousand times per day is a generally accepted estimate of how often a person touches his or her face. However, it’s almost impossible to find a study that can absolutely confirm that number. There is one study, conducted in Japan, which studied whether infants who had undergone lip surgery needed hand restraints in order to prevent them from touching their face. The study uncovered that eight infants that were studied touched their face between two and one-hundred-and-thirty-six times per day. That’s certainly not two thousand or more!

    However, when you think about all of the times during the day that you touch your face, it’s not impossible to think that the number is incredibly high. Every time that you wipe food or drink from your face, move your hair out of your face, rest your face on your arm or hand, wipe your eye or even scratch your skin, you touch your face. If you simply think about that for a second, you’ll realize that you touch your face an enormous amount of times during the day. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Five Steps to the Most Effective Acne Treatment


    Five Steps to Effective Acne TreatmentAny time of year, it’s always a good time to take a look at your skin and see if your acne treatment regimen is really working. Maybe you’re still looking for the right acne products because you’re looking for perfect skin. But the most effective acne treatment regimen is more than that – it’s about making responsible lifestyle choices that help keep your skin clear and healthy. Here are five of those lifestyle choices you can make to keep your skin healthy.


    1 – “Eating” Your Water: One of the easiest lifestyle choices you can make is making sure you stay hydrated. Hydrated skin doesn’t over-produce oil that can cause breakouts. Along with drinking water, eating fruits and vegetables that are antioxidant-rich and that contain cellular water will help keep your skin looking great all year round.


    2 – Finding the Right Acne Treatment: Of course, the aisles are full of different acne products that try to catch-all acne solutions. But not all acne products are the same, just like everybody’s skin needs aren’t the same! Murad makes several options for different types of skin. Products like the Murad Acne Complex line is great for most types of skin, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right combination of acne products for your skin. You may want to consider anti-aging acne products, acne pill supplements, and perhaps alternative cleansers.

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  • Treatment for Acne for Active Teenagers


    How Active Teens Can Use Acne TreatmentsIt seems that, more and more these days, teenagers are getting more active, despite the stereotype of them sitting around eating junk food and playing video games. Many teenagers today not only have responsibilities at home, they also are involved with lots of school activities while also trying to have a social life as well as study on top of all of it. With that kind of a busy schedule, trying to find the right kind of acne treatment can be difficult. So what are the best acne products that are best for your active teenager’s specific acne skin care needs? Here are some tips.


    Face-Washing Challenges

    Teenagers can have acne breakouts due to wearing makeup for long periods of time while they are in class all day, meaning that they don’t really have time to wash their face of the oil and dirt that builds up during the day. So lessen the effects of dirt and oil, use an oil-free, lightweight makeup. To remove excess oil that builds up during the day, use chemical-free blotting papers. Ideally, washing your face twice a day is best for your skin, so staying on top of that habit should help when you have a long daily schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Acne Treatment Tips for Teens


    Acne Treatment for TeensAll of us have been through the difficult times of being a teenager, with hormones running rampant and skin breaking out at every possible moment. It can be especially difficult for the acne-prone because finding the right kind of acne treatment can already be hard as it is. Acne for teenagers can affect their self-confidence, making their social lives uncomfortable. With their bodies constantly changing, finding an effective acne treatment or acne medication can be a frustrating challenge. Despite all the challenges, acne-free skin for teenagers is possible! How? Here are a few things to look for in an acne treatment for teenagers.


    Think About the Future

    A big mistake that most teenagers make when looking for an acne treatment is that they want clear skin as soon as possible, meaning they don’t take into account how their skin will be impacted later in their lives. Acne treatments that are made for immediate treatment tend to over-dry skin instead of actually treating the real causes of acne, which can lead to skin irritation. Long-term skin irritation only means that they’ll end up switching from acne treatment products to anti-aging skin products down the road! A proper acne treatment regimen should be gentle on the skin as well as include an oil-free moisturizer that will help keep skin hydrated without over-producing oil. Don’t just treat acne like a symptom – it needs to be tackled like a real problem. Read the rest of this entry »

  • How Many Acne Treatment Products Should Be in Your Medicine Cabinet?


    Acne Treatment Products from Murad CanadaThere are many of us who open up our medicine cabinets to find them full of all kinds of acne treatment products we thought we were going to need for our particular acne treatment regimen or another. For the acne-prone, trying to find the best acne products can seem like a never-ending process. Most of us will find that we’ve collected seemingly tons of bottles of cleanser and toner in our bathrooms and still breakout, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find the right kind of acne products for you. Finding the right kind of acne products can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it seems! You really only need one set of the right kind of acne products.


    Finding the best kind of acne skin treatment products for you can be a process, so you might want to try several different products. We at Murad Canadahighly recommend Murad Acne Complex® to treat your breakouts and keep your skin looking great. And the best thing about Acne Complex is that you’ll only need one set of products to keep in your medicine cabinet! Acne Complex is our recommendation because it addresses all three phases to creating great-looking skin.


    Cleansing: A great skin cleanser will not only remove surface dirt from your skin, it will treat the bacteria that can lead to breakouts. Clarifying Skin Cleanser from Murad both removes dirt and treats acne-causing bacteria. Active ingredient Salicylic Acid continues to work on the skin even after washing your face. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Should Your Acne Treatment Contain Salicylic Acid?


    Why Salicylic Acid is an Effective Acne TreatmentTrying to find the right kind of skin care products for your acne treatment plan can be a tricky business. Not only should you be looking for the right kind of acne treatment products for your skin type, but you should also be sure that you’re making sure you’re using products that combine the best of science with natural ingredients. In fact, you’ve probably seen products on the market that use ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid – or even both in the same product. You may have even seen that Benzoyl Peroxide is bad for your skin. But why should Benzoyl Peroxide be avoided while Salicylic Acid is beneficial to your skin?


    Why is Benzoyl Peroxide Bad for Your Skin?

    You may have noticed many acne treatment products that don’t contain Benzoyl Peroxide for a reason. Why? Because Benzoyl Peroxide is known to dry out your skin. When you’re combating acne, drying out your skin sounds like it would be a good thing, but in fact, dry skin can lead to irritation. That irritation can make your skin overcompensate for the dryness by producing more oil. The dead skin cells caused by the dryness combined with the excess oil can clog pores that lead to acne breakouts. Even worse, the irritation that’s caused by dead skin cells can cause redness and even more bumps on your skin. A few studies have also shown that Benzoyl Peroxide may create free radicals that can damage skin, and in some instances, increases sun damage. So why is Salicylic Acid in products to help you get rid of acne better for your skin? Read the rest of this entry »

  • Adult Acne Treatment Tips


    Acne Treatment for AdultsLooking for the right kind of acne treatment when you’re an adult is completely different from looking for an acne treatment when you’re a teenager. As an adult, your skin is different than it was when you were younger. Quick acne treatments that dry up your skin can be a danger, because dry skin can be irritated and can lead to having to use the right anti aging skin treatment down the line. Teenage acne usually tends to be caused by hormonal factors, but adult acne is a combination of hormones, diet, stress, and pollution. What should adults with acne be looking for in an acne treatment? Here are three things to look for in an adult acne treatment product.


    Treatments for Acne Scars

    When you’re older, there’s probably a good chance you’re looking to fade or even get rid of acne scars from your younger days. After all, clear skin means making sure that you treat what’s happened to it in the past, including post-acne marks and acne scars. MuradCanada’s Post-Acne Lightening Gel contains the strongest skin lightening agent on the market that you can get without a prescription. The signs of previous breakouts should be addressed as part of your overall acne treatment regimen. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Cheap Acne Treatment Products that Work

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    Cheap Acne Treatment ProductsNot every person has the resources and cash to visit a dermatologist or an esthetician to help treat and deal with their acne problem. That’s why it’s so important to find cheap acne treatment products that work. Of course, that’s easier said than done! And as most people with acne know, it can sometimes take several product lines or individual products within a product line before you find the right acne treatment solution for your skin type and specific acne problem. What’s the solution? Find an acne treatment regimen that’s within your budget, and then make sure that you can get at least a month’s worth of free samples of that product before you commit to buying the product.


    Why a Month of Free Samples?

    Whether you’re purchasing a high-end expensive acne treatment solution or a cheap acne product solution, you want to be sure that you can get at least a month’s worth of free samples. Anybody who’s ever treated acne breakouts or acne-prone skin before knows that it takes three to four weeks for any series of acne products to work effectively, and you may also experience a purging event at a week or two that you’ll need to get through before the acne treatment products truly begin to work. If you haven’t gotten a month’s worth of free samples, then you won’t know if the money that you’re about to spend on an acne treatment solution is worth it or not. Read the rest of this entry »

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