Dr Murad Q&A: 10 Top Skincare Questions

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In the summer I asked you to write down your most burning skincare questions so that I could pass them on to Dr Murad. I picked the ten that I thought would be most useful to a large number of people, so hopefully you will find this little Q&A series helpful. Some quick notes before we get onto the actual Q&A:

1) In his answers, Dr Murad refers quite frequently to his “three-pronged” approach to healthy skin and general wellbeing – it’s not just about skincare. it’s about diet and it’s about emotional health. Can I just say, right now, that this is SO TRUE! Diet and emotional wellbeing will affect your skin way more than skincare ever can – skincare is important, really important, but in a way it’s just the “icing on the cake”. I quote from Dr Murad’s email:

“Using topical products that are ideal for your age, skin type and your skin concerns will reach 20% of your skin from the outside and can really achieve dramatic results. To reach the other 80%you need to look internally. Diet is very important and Dr. Murad recommends you Eat Your Water. This means including lots of raw fruit and vegetables in your diet as well as the appropriate supplements to meet your skin concerns. It is also important to take care of your emotional health. When it comes to skin care, stress can override all the hard work you’ve put into the topical and the internal. Take some time out for yourself, laugh with friends, go to that dance class, go to a spa for a facial and explore your inner passions! After all if you are happy on the inside, it shows on the outside.”

2) This series is not “sponsored” content; I thought that Dr Murad’s answers would be helpful and provide a valuable resource. Dr Murad is naturally going to refer to his own product ranges in his answers, but his advice, I think, is brilliant because it doesn’t cite skincare as being the “supreme answer” to everything. The overall message is that we need to look carefully at our diets and lifestyles, and this is probably the most sensible message that I’ve heard in the beauty world for ages!


Question 1 “How can I get rid of pigmentation?”, is here.

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  1. September 27, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    I must admit that I have a bias against doctors who make up their own lines of products. Well, thanks to many generous samples over the last couple of years I finally decided to give some of the Murad products a try – mostly due to your “influence,” Ruth and I must say that I am really very impressed! I think this is the one and only doc who delivers what he promises in the “beauty” world. Bravo to him and to you, Ruth, for bringing him to us! And I love the diet advise…so true!!! Thanks Ruth! Xx

    • RuthCrilly
      September 27, 2012 / 3:16 pm

      Yes, I really like the age reform line actually. I need to try the Vit C stuff, it looks interesting! x

  2. Gaya
    September 27, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    I think this is a brillliant idea and I’m looking forward for all the Q&A. Thanks Ruth! XX

    • RuthCrilly
      September 27, 2012 / 3:16 pm

      Yes, it should be interesting! xx

  3. Iulia
    September 28, 2012 / 7:50 am

    So true about the lifestyle choices and being happy on the inside. While on vacation my Murad cleanser was pretty much all I needed to keep blemishes at bay! And I have very problematic skin! But once I got back in the city, hell broke loose:(

  4. Vicky
    September 28, 2012 / 10:46 am

    For sure with the emotional stuff, and as for diet, I was still getting spots, but only in the winter at age 24. I am a cyclist, who trains a lot – and I was putting it down to training more indoors and the sweat sitting on my skin or something, but it turns out it was all the milk I was drinking in recovery protein drinks. I only drink them WITH milk in the winter as that’s when I feel I need them more, I’ve stopped having them with milk, and hey presto, greasy spotty skin problem solved! Can’t believe I didn’t realise earlier, bit annoying. Live and learn.

  5. September 28, 2012 / 11:00 am

    Excellent post Ruth. I tell customers the same thing the doctor does, that topical products are only part of the solution.

    Ali x

  6. sam
    September 28, 2012 / 11:56 pm

    Would it not be wonderful if Murad and Perricone teamed up to produce a line of powerful products for all ages and skin types? My mind would explode! I am considering buying Murad’s latest book, but am still hesitant, as a lot of this information can be sourced over the internet.

  7. Anna G.
    September 29, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    This is truly a very aspiring project Ruth!Good job!It’s amazing how you’ve managed to get such credibility to be able to provide your followers with such legit,for lack of a better word from my useless brain,information and insight in problems we all more or less face.Thank you!!

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