• What Is Environmental Aging?


    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 »

  • 5 Benefits of Lemon for Your Skin


    If you need a quick remedy for dull, oily and aging skin, look no further than your fridge! If you don’t have sensitive skin, lemons can help your complexion in different ways:

    Exfoliating – Dull skin begone! Exfoliate with lemon to maintain clear, youthful skin! Lemon fruit acids are ideal for gentle exfoliation; add the vitamin content of lemons and you’ve got a complete skincare treatment right in your kitchen. To exfoliate, apply lemon juice on clean skin for 5-10 minutes then rinse.

    Brightening and whitening – It’s not a secret anymore that one of the best natural whitening products is lemon.

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  • Three factors, one effect: skin aging


    Find out about the different types of aging: environmental, genetic and hormonal

    Environmental Skin Aging
    Forget the phrase “healthy tan” because tanning is far from being the equivalent of healthy skin. We now know that repeated exposure to the sun (UV Rays) and other environmental factors (extreme weather, pollution, stress) can take a serious toll on our skin. Sun exposure causes DNA damage and this affects the skin’s ability to repair itself. Regeneration is slower and aging signs become visible and more difficult to conceal. Over time, as the water content of the skin layer decreases, skin appears dry and brittle. Also referred to as extrinsic or external aging, environmental aging essentially accelerates the breakdown of collagen and ellastin which can lead to fine lines, freckles, roughness and more. Collagen and ellastin are the “elasticity” proteins from the connective tissue that bind water and prevent water loss from our skin. Read the rest of this entry »

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