Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hormonal skin aging and how to fix it with Murad

Hello Gorgeous! I wanted to share a brief guest blog post of information from Dr. Murad on how hormonal imbalance can age your skin. It is a short and sweet piece of information so read and enjoy! Go to to get your skin regime in spring time shape!

Did you know?
Hormonal aging happens to every woman— it starts as early as the late 20s and continues through the remainder of a woman’s life. As a woman ages, estrogen production begins to decline. It is this lower estrogen level that affects skin's texture, tone, elasticity, hydration and clarity. Skin becomes fragile and thinner; there is an increase in facial hair, breakouts, and ultimately reduced water content in the cells, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkles.
Can You Reduce Hormonal Aging?
There are three main things we can easily do to slow aging and lessen Hormonal Aging’s effects – applying the right topical products, eating the right foods and taking the right supplements, and taking care of ourselves emotionally. Dr. Murad refers to this three pronged approach as Inclusive Health.
  • Topical Care: To rejuvenate the skin and regain a youthful glow, use products with phytoestrogens (plant-based estrogens) and other plant-based ingredients, like Soy, Wild Yam and Clover Flower Extracts. Such powerful ingredients are proven to combat the visible effects of Hormonal Aging skin aging and will result in a notable difference almost immediately. Murad’s Age-Diffusing Serum is a clinically proven skin formula that helps improve elasticity, inhibit degeneration of collagen and deliver essential moisture to plump and reduce sagging, restoring skin’s youthful glow. Age-Diffusing Serum increases skin firmness up to 42% in 10 minutes.*
*Individual results will vary. Study results on file.

How it works:
    • AHAs and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 work together to reduce the appearance of medium to deep wrinkles
    • Phytoestrogens naturally improve elasticity and deliver essential moisture
    • Glycosaminoglycans strengthen skin’s barrier to protect from aging damage
  • Internal Care: “Eat Your Water,” is one of Dr. Murad’s most notable pieces of advice. One of the chief side-effects of Hormonal Aging is a decline in cellular water. As dried-out, aging cells lose their ability to renew themselves, their functionality slows down —similar to a used piece of equipment that doesn’t work like new. Start adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet which will help infuse your cells with water and build stronger cell membranes to lock in hydration and ward of disease.
  • Sense of Self/Emotional Care: Mood swings are a part of hormonal aging and every woman will experience one or all of the following: anxiety, irritability, depression, and indifference to a certain degree. Support groups, exercise classes, family bonding time or even the unconditional love from a pet can boost a person’s mental outlook. Encouraging wellness through aromatherapy, massage and involvement with others will help ease the transition through menopause. The skin is connected to your brain, our nervous system, our hormones, and our immune system so the mind-skin link reflects our health as well as disease.
Hey New Mom! Get Out the Door in 5 Minutes (or Less!)

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Hey New Mom! Get Out the Door in 5 Minutes (or Less!)

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When you're so busy trying to get everyone else ready, making yourself look gorgeous usually gets lost in the morning chaos. Living in sweatpants and pulling your hair into a ponytail may pass when you're dropping off the kids and heading back home, but what about the days when you're rushing to work, running errands, or are just tired of feeling a little unkempt. It may seem like a stretch right now, but it is possible to pull your look together in a few minutes -- if you know what you're doing. Instead of cringing in the mirror or trying to apply mascara in the car, read this step-by-step guide to get out of the front door in 5 minutes flat.

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