• Get your glow back with the Spot Fading Duo

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    No matter what you have planned this summer, make sure that your skin care is summer-ready with products and solutions that are designed to protect your skin from additional exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

    Make sure that you protect your skin with sunscreen, moisturizers with a high SPF and makeup with SPF. There is no greater enemy when it comes to aging skin than the sun. However, even if you’re regularly applying sun protection, Read the rest of this entry »

  • In the Mirror: On Skin Care Myths

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    Wrong skincare procedures and myths: we don’t believe them but instinctively we still use procedures that may harm on a longer run. We surely know “that thing” is not miraculous but we still check out the mirror every 5 minutes hoping to see instant improvement. If only the mirror could speak…

    • Anti-aging and wrinkle creams make your skin younger. Temporarily, it appears that they do! These are products that usually hydrate the skin and improve its appearance for a short period of time following the application by minimizing fine lines and firming contours. Retinol is very efficient for fine lines reduction but it doesn’t have permanent effects. For long younger looking skin, early prevention with sunscreen and daily hydration work best. Read the rest of this entry »
  • Does a higher SPF mean that I’m getting better sun protection?

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    Is it a myth or a fact that a higher SPF means that you’re getting better sun protection with your sunscreen product? Dr. Howard Murad explains the facts about SPF. The average person should use a SPF30 on a regular basis. We recommend Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30 and Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30

  • 7 Rules of Summer Skincare

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    Now is the perfect time to switch your entire skincare regimen to a summer regimen. Naturally, there are products you just can’t live without all year round, but generally it is recommended that you change a few of your skincare products and usage with the change of seasons. While in winter it is mostly recommended to use thicker, intensely hydrating creams and strong serum treatments, summer time calls for lighter, gentler formulas for all the products you may use. Here’s what you should change this summer:

    1. Use a lighter, water based moisturizer. In winter, skin is drier and needs extra protection from cold so an oil-based moisturizer or a thicker formula is best suited for your skin. But summer’s soaring temperatures, sun and sweat won’t make a good environment for the heavy creams. Switch to a light lotion that is preferably water based. For oily skin, choose an oil-absorbing, mattifying formula or apply a primer over your moisturizer.
    2. Increase your SPF usage. Not just the frequency, but also its number! If winter time is mostly cloudy where you live, a SPF 15 is generally a good choice for everyday wear. But summer’s sun is most damaging for your skin, especially if you are wearing other medicated treatments, so increase the SPF to 20 or 30 or even higher if needed, but make sure to reapply often (after sweating or washing your face it is best to reapply sunscreen in order to stay protected) Read the rest of this entry »
  • Readers love Murad’s Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15

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    Teen Vogue

    Readers love Murad’s Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 as a great product that controls oil for up to eight hours and protects skin from UV rays.

  • Winter Sun Safety Tips

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    There are a great many people who would never go to the beach or any outdoor activity without using sunscreen in the summer. Many of these same people will also tell you that you don’t need sunscreen in the winter because there is little or no sun. Nothing could be further from the truth though. Ninety per cent of all skin cancers come from too much sun exposure and the winter sun is no less damaging. Although you may think of frostbite and wind burn as the main dangers to your skin in the winter, it’s actually the sun’s dangerous UV rays that are still the major concern. Protecting yourself is easy though, if you have a little knowledge beforehand.

    The Higher You Travel the Stronger the Sun

    Skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports are great fun, but the higher the altitude the greater the strength of the sun’s UV rays, as much as a 5 per cent increase with every 1,000 foot climb in altitude. The snow also reflects approximately 80 per cent of the sun’s rays back to you so, in essence, you are hit with a double whammy of exposure.

    Limit Your Time in the Sun

    Even on a cloudy day up to 80 per cent of the sun’s rays still reach the earth, which means they reach your skin too. UV rays go through thin clothing, clouds, even glass. Sunscreen helps to defend your skin, but it does not mean you have complete protection. Try to avoid being in direct sunlight between 10am and 3pm, when the sun is at its strongest. Read the rest of this entry »

  • New Year’s Top Skincare Resolutions

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    We’ve researched the World Wide Web to find the biggest New Year skin care resolutions of women from around the world.  Not surprisingly, the top skin care resolutions for this year are actually the best long-term resolutions one could have for her skin. Now of course, such resolutions are not just for the year – but for a lifetime of beautiful results.

    Here are the top beauty resolutions you should consider, in case you’re not doing that already:

    1. Protect your skin every day with sunscreen.

    With the skin cancer awareness and with new research backing up our knowledge of the sun’s aging effects on the skin, then it’s no wonder more women swear to wear sunscreen on their face every day and every season. Even on cloudy days, the sun rays are powerful enough to cause harm to your skin and cummulated damage leads to unsightly aging signs over the years.

    2. Moisturize day and night.

    According to the Nivea Skin-dex Survey results, we now know dry skin is the leading cause of dissatisfaction among Canadians and that as much as 19% of Canadians agree this is their primary skin concern. It seems that moisture on your skin can never be too much. Far from advising overuse of moisturizers, it’s important to point out that moisturizing is essential for both dry and oily skin, at any age.  Your cells depend on moisture to stay plump, function properly and fulfill their barrier function. Read the rest of this entry »

  • SELF Healthy Beauty Awards 2012 Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA++

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    Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA++

    SELF Healthy Beauty Awards: Makeup: Best Bronzer With SPF: Murad Hybrids Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15/PA++, Look sun-kissed while you prevent sun damage. Layer this sunscreen-spiked bronzer on bare skin, or mix with foundation for sunniness all over. “I loved it! It blended well and smells like summer. Great for rainy days,” one tester says.

    Buy Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA++ online.

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