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Good skin is more than just about the products you’re using — it’s a lifestyle. That’s what Dr. Murad, Founder of Murad Skincare, tells his patients, and his overall philosophy is to help everyone live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives (which is why he includes notecards like “Be thrilled with who you are” and “Allow the unique you to blossom” with his products) — and happy skin is just a result of that!
Want to know the secret to flawless skin? From “eating” your water to focusing on “internal skin care,” we asked the doctor to share his beauty and wellness tips.
Murad believes in the intersection between science and wellness and is known for its whole-person approach to beauty. What inspired you to build your business this way?
As a dermatologist, I always wanted to see my patients have healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives, and, of course, I wanted to make that available to the general public. So essentially, when you buy one of my products, it’s like you’re a patient of mine. I want you to be as happy with the results as you would have been if you had come to see me in my practice.
Many people don’t realize that amazing skin first starts with healthy living. What are some tips to make your heart happy?
When you’re happy, you’re probably sleeping well, you’re probably eating better, and you’re probably doing some exercise. All of the things that we talk about that make you healthier — in a way — start with your skin. It all kind of goes together in my mind. The more we can help you with better skin care and try to help you to feel good about yourself, have passion, and be thrilled with who you are, the more we can fulfill that mission of you having beautiful skin because it’s all connected.
Do you have any self-care rituals?
I use proper skin care, I exercise at least four to five times a week for at least an hour (sometimes two hours), I eat well, and I “eat” my water. That’s something we a lot about at Murad — eating your water. Everybody knows they’re supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day, which is based on a study done in 1945, but not many people actually drink eight glasses. Instead, they consume water in other ways. Any fruit or vegetable is at least 80 percent water, so a fruit or vegetable is almost an ounce of water. And in it, there are all kinds of phytonutrients and chemicals that are healthy and boost your immune system, which is why I recommend eating water if you find it difficult to drink it. I’m not against drinking water, but I think it’s also very important to hydrate with nutrients.
Would you say those are the main things you tell your clients when they come to you with skin care concerns?
We always talk about what we like to call “internal skin care” because even if we look at skin, the epidermis, which is the top layer of your skin, is a very small percentage of the skin, and it gets its nutrients from the dermis (the surface below the epidermis). You get those nutrients from what you eat. So there’s topical skin care (what you put on top of your skin), and then there’s internal skin care (eating properly and even taking supplements). It can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin because you’re affecting 80 or more percent of your skin by what you eat and only 10 or 20 percent by what you’re putting on your skin.
xx, The FabFitFun Team