Radiance is more than looking your best; it is feeling your best. Because the health of the whole body is reflected in the health and appearance of the skin, Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad, Inc recommends an Inclusive Health approach to skincare that aides the needs of the spirit, skin and body through internal care (proper nutrition and supplementation), topical care (appropriate skin care regimens and professional services) and focus on Sense of Self (managing stress and maintaining a healthy connection to yourself and your surroundings).
Dr. Murad shares his recommendations that can naturally help you and your skin look and feel more radiant than ever with a 10-step path to the new radiant you.
1. Get More Sleep
Sleep enables the body to reverse everyday free radical damage by replenishing energy, building new cells and repairing connective tissue. Because sleep is an ideal time for cellular renewal and overall repair for the skin and other organs, poor sleep is quite apparent in the complexion.
2. Think of Facials as a Necessity, Not a Luxury
Revitalizing skin, relaxing the mind, and improving your skin’s appearance are all benefits of a good facial. Facials feed the skin with nutrients that provide a boost to the complexion resulting in a radiant look.
3. Begin an Exercise Routine
Take up an activity that you enjoy and will stick with. Exercising regularly nourishes the skin with oxygen while sweating flushes out toxins.
4. You Are What You Eat
Food fuels your body and mind and when eating poor foods, it appears on your skin. Try eating foods that are rich in anti-oxidants, like pomegranates, which help fight free-radical damage.
5. Leave Work at Work
Make time for family, meeting up with friends, or just doing what you enjoy; your mental, physical and emotional health will improve and be reflected on your skin.
6. Wash, Treat and Moisturize Day and Night
Your face needs TLC too! Just like your dentist says to brush in the morning and night, you should also wash your face to rid your skin and pores from the dirt, oil and free radical damage that occurs whether awake or asleep.
7. Use SPF Everyday
Protect your skin and keep your complexion looking its best by using sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection every day to avoid damaging skin.
8. Include Supplements In Your Diet
Take daily dietary supplements to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to function and provide radiance to your skin.
9. Don’t Stress!
Participating in something you’re passionate about reduces stress, promotes positive self reflection and connects people based on similar interests. Engaging in these activities each day will help fight the feelings of isolation that are growing more prevalent in today’s fast-paced society.
10. Nurture Your Skin
Take the time a couple times a week to nurture your skin with a mask or peel, such as our new Intensive-C Radiance Peel that launches today! Look for one that has plenty of antioxidants to combat free radicals. This is a great way to maintain the skin’s health in between facial treatments and boost your weekly skincare routine.