I caught up with Dr. Murad to get the low down on some of your most common skincare questions and to give you some of his expert insider tips. What I like about Dr. Murad is that he's a skincare specialist/ Dermatologist so you know you're getting the best advice and expertise.
Banish breakouts! “Load up on the orange brigade! Apricots, sweet potatoes and mangos contain high amounts of Vitamin A which normalises the production and life cycle of skin cells. In skin with acne, there is an overproduction of cells in the stratum corneum which is the outermost layer of the skin and is composed of biologically "dead" cells. These excess dead cells combine with sebum (the skin's own natural oil) to form comedones - the pore plugs that are the defining element of acne.”
Plumper skin! “Colourful, tasty and protective, berries help fend off free radicals that dull the skin while simultaneously boosting collagen production levels. Throw in a handful of raspberries, blueberries and pomegranate seeds into your next smoothie for added flavour and skin safety.”
Hydration boost! “Eat walnuts, a handful of walnuts will help satisfy your daily cell-hydrating omega-3 fatty acids which helps attract water to dehydrated cells and connective tissue. Cold water fish and ground flaxseeds are also excellent food sources of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA). EFA’s are vital and have amazing hydrating abilities in topical creams and when taken internally, they help to build up cell membranes and attract water to cells.”
Calm rosacea! “Goji berries are an extremely dense and nutritious food – a great source of essential fatty acids to calm the skin, while also packed with free-radical fighting antioxidants, trace minerals, B vitamins, and eighteen amino acids.”
Boost your sun protection! “Pomegranates are a wonderful source of antioxidants and maybe the world’s most prolific source of polyphenols, also very beneficial in increasing the protective abilities of sunscreens.”