Goodbye Acne… Hello Murad!

Acne and problem skin is not solely an issue for teenagers. Some adults also suffer from blemishes, breakouts, oily skin, inflamed skin and enlarged pores.  If you suffer from spots, pimples or acne then help is at hand from the blemish control skincare range developed by Dr Howard Murad. The Acne Complex 60 Day Kit from Murad tackles problem skin and clears blemishes through Murad’s trademarked Science of Cellular Water.

The Science of Cellular Water was developed by Dr Howard Murad based on the ability of cell membranes to hold water within a cell as the fundamental marker for healthy youthful skin. Dr Murad uses his extensive expertise as a dermatologist, pharmacist and researcher to ensure that his topical products and supplements help to make your skin as healthy as it can be and look as youthful as possible. Dr Howard Murad is a respected authority on skin health and works as Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatological Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles.

Murad Blemish Control products work in a number of ways. Salicylic Acid exfoliates dead skin cells to clear the skin and prevent future breakouts. Anti-inflammatories reduce redness and calm angry irritated skin. Oil-free moisturisers help control excess oil and mattify the skin. Finally, a patented Hydrogen Peroxide delivery system reduces bacterial infection without drying out the skin.

The Murad Acne Complex 60 Day Kit has been clinically proven in over 90% of users to reduce blemishes in just 4 weeks. The Kit cares for the skin in three stages. First, the Clarifying Cleanser is used to cleanse the skin thoroughly by washing away blemish-causing impurities and reducing 99.9% of irritating surface bacteria in less than 60 seconds.

The second stage uses two products to treat and repair the skin. The Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel is applied to the face and neck to reduce pore clogging bacteria and restore skin clarity by eliminating blemishes and breakouts. Both the Cleanser and the Treatment Gel are stronger than you may think so only a very small amount of product should be used – Murad recommends that only a “dime size” amount be used. This would be equivalent to a 5 pence piece.

The third stage in the Murad Acne Complex Kit uses the Skin Perfecting Lotion to hydrate and protect the skin. Again only a small amount needs to be used – we’re talking pea sized. The oil-free lotion will restore hydration and soothe the skin in addition to controlling shine and minimising pores. It is important to remember that even oily skin needs to be moisturised to stay balanced.

To immediately treat blemishes before they turn nasty, the Kit also includes the Acne Spot Treatment to be used the moment you feel a pimple forming. Once again, this Murad product is very powerful so you only need to dab a pin drop onto the blemish. You can reapply this on-the-spot treatment two to three times a day as needed. However do not apply to the entire face as this should only be used as a targeted medication.

If you apply the products as described morning and night then you should see a visible difference in as little as 3 days and skin should be much clearer after 4 weeks. Bear in mind that the skin’s healing cycle takes anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks so it is important to be patient – although you will start seeing results after the first few days of using the Murad Acne Complex Kit.

Depending on what’s going on under your skin, don’t be alarmed if you experience an increase in the appearance of acne and blemishes in the first couple of weeks. This is because your skin “purges” buried impurities and pushes them up to the surface from deep within the skin. If you have an unhealthy unbalanced diet then your skin will have more to purge. It is recommended that before you start using the Murad Acne Complex Kit, you improve your diet by eating more fruit and vegetables and less sugary processed foods. It is also important to drink 1 to 2 litres of water a day to flush out impurities and hydrate the skin.

No matter how tempted you may be, do not over-use the products. Applying more than the recommended amounts will not speed up an improvement to your skin and actually may make the appearance of your skin worse as the Salicylic Acid and Sulphur compounds will bring out more blemishes if over-used.

Murad signature treatments and skincare products are available at the UK’s finest spas and salons nationwide. You can call 0844 472 7053 to find a salon near you. Find out more about Murad by clicking here.