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Get Beach- Ready with Ten Tips from Dr. Murad!

As summer approaches, world-renowned dermatologist Howard Murad M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad Inc., is sharing his top ten tips for getting beach-ready. From SPF to foods and exercise, Dr. Murad suggests effective ways to reduce cellulite and protect skin throughout body-baring months.

Tip 1 Start Wearing SPF
No one is ever too young to protect themselves from the sun. The general consensus in the medical community is that the majority of sun damage occurs before a person turns 18 years old. Younger skin is much more sensitive to sun exposure and free radical damage. And many signs of skin damage are cumulative as we age and will likely not be visible until you are much older. I recommend everyone wear SPF on a daily basis because most sun damage occurs during daily activities. This incidental exposure includes more than just direct sunlight on bare skin while you’re tanning. Light also reflects off surfaces, comes through building and car windows and penetrates through clothing.

Tip 2 Eat More Eggs
When weakened skin and connective tissue can no longer hold fat invisibly in place, it migrates up through the skin to become cellulite. To build healthy new cells with strong membranes, your body needs lecithin, which is found in many foods – including eggs, soy, spinach, peanuts, apples, cauliflower, and potatoes.

Tip 3 Try Dry Skin Brushing
This simple technique is one of the most effective exfoliating treatments for skin with cellulite and stretch marks. Use a body brush or exfoliating gloves to remove old dead and dying cells, while simultaneously increasing the blood flow to the affected areas and stimulating the body’s ability to remove built-up toxins.

Tip 4 Add More Raw Fruits and Vegetables to Your Grocery List
Applying topical lotions containing SPF is only one way to protect skin from the sun; select raw fruits and vegetables, as well as dietary supplements, can also help defend skin from the sun and the resulting damage. Add food such as broccoli, tomatoes, cranberries and spinach to your grocery list and take a supplement containing Pomegranate Extract for maximum benefits.

Tip 5 Shape Up Your Self-Image
Since you’ll soon be spending more time showing off your arms and legs, take simple steps to reshape your body into a point of pride by doing some exercise you enjoy at least a few times a week. Getting in shape is more than just a matter of physical exercise, getting in shape will help you feel confident and comfortable as you show off more skin.

Tip 6 Get Your EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids)
Add extra healthy fats to your diet, like flaxseed oil, olive oil, seeds and oil from cold-water fish (like black cod and salmon) to attract water to dehydrated cells and prevent future water loss. Healthy water-tight cells mean better overall skin health including a reduction in the skin damage cycle that leads to cellulite and sagging skin.

Tip 7 Discover Botanicals and Essential Oils
To reduce cellulite, check products for effective botanicals and essential oils such as Aloe Vera, Basil, Cat’s Claw, Cedarwood, Tiger’s Herb, Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Grape Seed, Mint, Pine, Pomegranate, and Tea (black, red, white, and green).

Tip 8 Stretch
In addition to helping your flexibility and enhancing your fitness routine, stretching, including yoga, can have the added benefit of stress relief – which means less cell damage. Optimizing your cellular health is key to look your best in the long and the short term.

Tip 9 Shop Smart
When purchasing a sunscreen, be sure to look for four key basic features: full spectrum sun protection for UVA and UVB radiation, antioxidants to neutralize aging free radicals,
anti-inflammatory agents to prevent redness and soothe skin, and hydrating ingredients to replace moisture loss due to sun exposure.

Tip 10 Adopt an Inclusive Health Lifestyle
A healthy body and complexion are a reflection of total wellness. Inclusive Health, a 3-prong approach to health through topical, internal and emotional self care, provides your body the opportunity to build youthful vitality at the cellular level. By optimizing these three environments, your body and spirit will have the best opportunity to thrive.


Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30
Why you need it: Lightweight, shine-free formula provides high UVA/UVB protection
Primary Benefits: Prevents sun and free radical damage and provides an oil-free matte finish

Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30
Why you need it: Delivers maximum UVA/UVB protection for active lifestyles
Primary Benefits: Prevents free radical damage to age-proof skin and resists water for long-lasting defense.

Sephora by OPI’s Latest Innovation: Real 18k Gold Top Coat

Sephora by OPI- It’s Real 18K Gold Top Coat

What it is:
A clear top coat embellished with real gold flakes.

What it does:
Get in on the gold rush and adorn your tips with real, light-catching 18k gold flakes suspended in a shiny, clear base. The gorgeous polish dazzles on its own or adds a luxurious glimmer to your favorite shades. The formula prevents chipping and ensures the beautiful sparkle of your manicure continues to impress.

What else you need to know:
“Gold jewelry is the must-have accessory of the season, so we came up with something as glamorous and golden as the trend itself.” —Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI VP and Artistic Director.

-Shake the bottle to disperse gold shavings suspended in clear base.
-Apply lacquer over basecoat or as a topcoat over nail colour.
-TIP: Combine with deep saturated shades for maximum impact.


Cut Your Drying Time in Half!

Best Quick-Dry Duo
WOW! “I was skeptical, but it worked. This shampoo and conditioner shaved 20 minutes off my usual 45-minute blowout.”

HOW: Credit the cool “vapor-boost system,” which reduces the amount of water absorbed into hair shafts during a shower—to cut drying time in half!

It Factor Quick Blowdry Shampoo and Conditioner for Medium to Coarse Hair, $45 for set; for salons.


Introducing Votre Vu’s amazing hair line, Cheveux Heureux!

Presenting an exciting collection of “Rescue Heroes” for the over pre-k crowd. Cheveux (Hair) Heureux (pronounced “Hero” and meaning “Happy”) is a long awaited champion for happy hair. We have taken out many of the villains that prey upon your hair and scalp condition, and have imported a whole team of superheroes to protect and defend your lovely locks. “To hydrate, restore, balance and protect” is their motto. A boost in volume and shine, thanks to vitamin B5, is just part of the recovery team’ efforts. This weightless leave-in treatment actually protects the hair while you’re styling it. Our hydrating mist is a nurturing infusion of sea silk proteins and healing botanicals that drenches hair in moisture and repairs the cuticle layer for easy combing and superior shine. It equalizes hair’s porosity and repairs the cuticle layer for improved manageability and light detangling. Plus, it boasts a savvy hair color protection system to prevent fading of your salon investment. Whenever your hair is feeling dry or damaged, Cheveux Heureux Brume Protective replenishes moisture, leaving it silky and restored. It also protects and buffers the hair prior to chemical services. We should have named it Super Spray!

Have a Good Hair Day.

I’ve tried both these products, and I have to tell you guys I love them so much! My hair feels amazing after I use it. I looooooooooooove the leave-in product above. My hair feels so amazing all day! You guys have to check out both of these products, you will not be disappointed!


Presenting an exciting collection of “Rescue Heroes” for the over pre-k crowd. Cheveux (Hair) Heureux (pronounced “Hero” and meaning “Happy”) is a long awaited champion for happy hair. We have taken out many of the villains that prey upon your hair and scalp condition, and have imported a whole team of superheroes to protect and defend your lovely locks. “To hydrate, restore, balance and protect” is their motto. A boost in volume and shine is just part of the recovery team’s efforts. Your hair is your crowning glory. When it looks great, you glow with confidence and swing with verve! Our products enhance your beautiful hair, giving it fullness and body from its botanical base. This nourishing, lightweight conditioner moisturizes and detangles hair, leaving it with a high-gloss finish. There are no S.L.S. villains lurking in this bottle. Instead, we find it is rich in natural conditioning extracts including hibiscus flower extract and wheat protein for incredible strength, shine and protection. A natural UV-inhibiting antioxidant complex helps protect hair and scalp from sun and environmental damage. This conditioner leaves hair silky soft with the power to defend itself, while still looking gorgeous!


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