While makeup can go a long way toward creating a flawless complexion, the truth is that it’s always best to start with healthy skin. As we get older, maintaining good skin-care habits helps keep the complexion youthful and radiant longer.
For beautiful makeup-free skin at any age, here are a few easy, healthy steps to introduce to your routine.
FIRST STOP: Sun Care
Applying sunscreen daily should already be your number one priority in Southern California. We all know that harmful UV rays can damage skin, while accentuating the signs of aging.
Of course, it helps when your SPF works double-duty. Available in three shades, the hydrating Avène High Protection Complexion Correcting Shield SPF 50+ offers flawless coverage while shielding the skin from sun damage. Thehypoallergenic mineral formula is packed with antioxidants to help protect and nourish the skin, too.
A Whole-Person Approach to Beauty, Health, & Well-Being:
When it comes to skin care, we tend to trouble-shoot problems as they arise, rather than taking steps to prevent the issues from occurring at all.
As a reminder that beautiful skin is a direct reflection of how you live your life, Murad’s Connected Beauty philosophy promotes healthy habits in four important categories:
1. Nourish your skin.
Hydration is the key to youthful, healthy-looking skin, which is why it is so important to nourish your skin daily. Using efficacious skincare products helps strengthen and protect your skin from damage.
2. Eat your water.
While topicals are important, you also need to keep your whole body hydrated for best results. Give your skin a boost by adding nutritious, water-rich fruits and vegetables to your diet to help cells lock in hydration.
3. Awaken your body.
Believe it or not, regular exercise boosts skin health, too. All sweatiness aside, taking part in enjoyable physical activities helps build muscles that will help retain optimal hydration.
4. Be kind to your mind.
Stress is often the culprit behind dark circles, puffy eyes and even breakouts. Giving yourself space for emotional self-awareness helps keep worry in check and boosts your resilience to help your cells stay hydrated and resistant to damage.
“SKINCARE IS HEALTHCARE. IF WE TRULY UNDERSTOOD THAT, WE WOULD SEE THAT EVERYTHING WE DO IS CONNECTED.”
– HOWARD MURAD, M.D. FAAD
To restore and preserve youthful elasticity, it’s important to keep your skin well hydrated. Of course, over time, the skin needs more help retaining that vital moisture. Help replenish your skin with these three moisturizing options from Murad.
Murad Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel. This two-step weekly exfoliating treatment gives the skin an intensive boost oh hydration. First, use the retexturizing swab soaked in Lactic and Glycolic Acids to gently exfoliate skin. Next, apply the moisture infusion mask to replenish skin and help visibly minimize lines and wrinkles and seal in moisture.
Murad Hydro-Glow Dietary Supplements. Adding fruits and vegetables to your diet goes a long way toward boosting your skin’s radiance – but sometimes your body needs a little extra encouragement. These daily supplements from Murad help skin cells retain their moisture while encouraging the body’s natural production of hydrating collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The result is firmer, smoother, softer skin with a luminous finish.
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. This luxurious, yet lightweight cream provides 24-hour hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The ultra-hydrating cream strengthens the skin’s barrier function to lock in moisture around the clock.
HOT TIP! GOJI BERRIES HELP YOUR BODY RETAIN MORE WATER. CONSIDER ADDING THIS ANTIOXIDANT-RICH SUPERFRUIT TO YOUR DIET FOR MAXIMUM HYDRATION.