- How do I use Murad Acne Complex® Acne Treatment Products?
- Once in the morning and once in the evening:
- Cleanse with the Murad Clarifying Cleanser and pat your face dry.
- Apply a dime-sized amount of the Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel (use once a day for the first two weeks).
- Apply Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion.
- Apply a small amount of the Murad Acne Spot Treatment directly onto any
individual blemishes. (This is a spot treatment only and should not be used on
the entire face.)
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- When will I start to see results with Murad Acne Complex® Skin Care Products?
- Generally you will start to see results after 4 weeks of using Murad Acne Complex®,
however many people see results sooner.
- I've started using Murad Acne Complex® and I'm breaking out more. Why?
- Whenever you begin using a new skincare line, your skin goes through what is
called a purging process. This occurs because the product is actively cleansing and
bringing all the trapped oil and impurities to the surface of your skin, which can
cause you to break out more. Even though you may be purging, in order to see
results you must continue using the products as directed twice a day.
- Why am I getting more oily/dry?
- These reactions may be a result of overuse of the products. If you are experiencing
excessive dryness or oiliness, you should reduce the usage of the Murad Exfoliating
Acne Treatment Gel to once per day or once every other day. Also, make sure that
you are only using the Murad Acne Spot Treatment on affected areas and not
rubbing it in all over your face.
- Do I need to use a moisturizer if I have oily, acne-prone skin?
- Absolutely. The most important thing to remember about a moisturizer is that it is
water and not grease. And even oily skin needs water. In fact, when acne-prone
skin gets too dehydrated, it often produces even more oil in response.
- Do Murad Acne Complex® products contain alcohol or benzoyl peroxide?
- This regimen does not contain alcohol or benzoyl peroxide, which can cause severe
dryness and irritation for some people. The regimen also does not have any oils
that will clog pores. There are some essential oils that are botanical extracts, such
as Lemon Peel Oil, Lime Oil, Tangerine Oil, and Apricot Kernel Oil. These provide
excellent antioxidant benefits which help protect the skin from environmental
damage but do not clog pores or cause breakouts.
- Can I wear make-up while using the Acne Complex® Kit?
- Yes. Murad Acne Complex® will not only help with your breakouts, but it will
also allow your make-up to go on smoother. The Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxy
Acids will help exfoliate the dead skin cells and even the skin's texture. Check
your make-up ingredient listings to avoid mineral and lanolin oils. These two
ingredients are comedogenic and do not allow the skin to breathe and can
contribute to your acne.
- Will Murad Acne products help the pimples on my body?
- Breakouts on the body are most common where oil glands are most pervasive:
on the back, chest, and shoulders. Murad's Clarifying Body Spray is particularly
helpful for treating hard to reach places. Keeping these areas clean is important.
Change your sheets and towels frequently. Wear natural fibers closest to your
skin—the looser the better. If you perspire heavily, change your clothes more
frequently (for men and boys, this may mean switching undershirts halfway
through the day). Avoid using fragrance, cologne, perfume or astringents on
inflamed areas. Deep, cystic acne on the body, however, is something that must
be treated by a dermatologist.
- Is there a difference between adolescent acne and adult acne?
- Not really, it's the same disease. In fact, an acne lesion on a teenage boy is the
physiological duplicate of that on a premenstrual woman. Both are the result of
overly active oil (sebaceous) gland triggered by androgen hormones. The only
real difference is where the breakouts occur. For adolescents, acne is common on
the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin, whereas for women it occurs in the perioral
area around the mouth, chin and jaw line.
- Do rich, greasy foods cause acne?
- No, but overall proper nutrition is still an important tool for the health of your
skin. Drink lots of water and eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrients
rich in Vitamin A to help normalize the production of dead skin cells, a key factor
in acne breakouts.
- Are red, inflamed breakouts always acne?
- There are many chronic or temporary conditions that have acne-like symptoms
such as Rosacea, Eczema and Folliculitis. But the good news is that Murad Acne
products can help because they address all the factors of acne and skin
breakouts, by reducing cell build-up, excess oil and inflammation.
- Why do I have dark spots left over from healed blemishes?
- This is called hyperpigmentation, resulting from post-inflammatory response,
and is caused by the inflammation that assaulted the skin. Discoloration can
range from red to dark brown, depending on your skin tone, and can take weeks
to fade. As a blemish heals, excess pigment is generated in the area where the
trauma occurred. These superficial pigmented scars will heal faster with the help
of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Zinc, Black Cohosh, Licorice and Green
Tea contained in Murad Acne treatments. Products high in Vitamin C are also
ideal to fade unwanted pigmentation.
Diminish these post-acne marks with Murad's patented Post-Acne Spot Lightening
Gel. To prevent hyperpigmentation in the first place, use SPF 15 sun protection
on exposed areas (or those covered only by sheer fabrics) and reapply throughout
Protect skin and minimize redness with Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF15 Sheer
Tint. For Murad products to help with pigmentation, call customer care at
1.877.772.2539 or go to http://www.murad.ca/.
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