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Skin Type

What's your skin type? Before you select your skin treatment, you should understand your skin.

Do you get blemishes even after cleansing?
Do you have dry, brittle hair?
Do you have a balanced or blotchy skin tone?
Do you wake up with an oily film on your face?

Acne-Prone Skin
Whether an occasional pimple or a painful, chronic condition, it's all about acne and it can occur on anyone at any age.

-Is characterized by pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, redness, inflammation and irritation.
-Is not curable though it is manageable and controllable.
-Is genetically determined and hormonally triggered. Has three primary influencing factors: An overabundance of surface skin cells (hyperkeratinization) Oil glands influenced by androgen hormones that elevate excess oil (sebum) production Bacteria (P-acnes bacteria) mix with sebum, which irritates the pore wall, and results in inflammation.
-Is prone to residual color traces (hyperpigmentation) as blemishes heal which may take weeks to clear.
-Responds well to daily use of exfoliating AHA- and BHA- based products, along with anti-irritants, anti-inflammatories and antibacterials to alleviate excess skin cell buildup, keep pores clear and disinfect. Salicylic Acid is a powerful yet gentle BHA that clears skin and prevents future breakouts.

Best approach to Acne-Prone skin type
Clarify existing lesions and prevent new blemishes while conditioning and protecting the skin. Start with the Clarifying Cleanser, the first step in the Acne Complex Kit, available through Murad Canada.

Acne-prone skin care solutions:
Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel
-Deep clean pores while controlling breakouts with this powerful clarifier

Acne Spot Treatment
-Clear up blemishes and reduce redness with this fast acting, effective acne treatment. It delivers Sulfur, a targeted acne medication and provides on the spot relief with soothing Zinc and Licorice Extract.

Dry or Sensitive Skin Type
Dry or sensitive skin requires special care and handling because it is susceptible to irritants of all kinds.

Dry or Sensitive
-Is characterized by tightness, fine lines, and sometimes, even flakiness.
-Can be exacerbated by too much sun, wind or harsh soaps. Medications and poor diet may also be factors.
-Is genetically determined and hormonally triggered.
-Can be a natural consequence of the aging process, as oil (sebum) production slows down.
-Responds well to daily use of exfoliating AHAs, which enhance the penetration of moisturizers. Ceramides and lipids also help keep dry skin hydrated and soft.
-Where lacking elasticity, will see a marked improvement when collagen-promoting supplements are added to the skincare regimen.

Best approach to Dry or Sensitive skin
Deliver moisture and nutrients, and plenty of them, day and night, without greasiness or irritation.

Dry or Sensitive skincare solutions:
Cellular Replenishing Serum
-Boost moisture with this "drink of water" for your skin

Normal or Combination Skin Type
Normal skin is balanced and trouble-free. Combination skin, which is oily in the T-zone, also requires balancing.

Normal or Combination
-Is the most common skin type.
-May experience excess oiliness in the T-zone, while the cheek and eye areas are drier.
-May experience occasional breakouts in the T-zone area.
-May benefit from modifying your skin care programs according to season or geography. In warmer months or climates, cleansers and moisturizers for oily skin work best, while in cooler conditions, the skin may need more moisture.
-Benefit from deep cleansing clay masques, hydrating firming treatments or even mild acne treatment.
-Where lacking elasticity, will see a marked improvement when collagen-promoting supplements are added to the skincare regimen

Best approach to Normal or Combination skin
Deliver moisture and nutrients, and plenty of them, day and night, without greasiness or irritation. Normal or Combination skincare solutions : Skin Perfecting Lotion -Refine skin texture as you moisturize with this oil-free hydrator

Oily Skin Type
Oily skin feels thicker, may have large pores, and requires care to prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for the acne skin disorder.

-Is characterized by an overproduction of oil (sebum) and may appear greasy, shiny, or with large pores.
-May have enlarged pores or be prone to blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.
-Needs a balancing skincare regimen.
-Can easily suffer from dehydration if treated with overly drying or harsh cleansers and products in an attempt to control the shine. These will only trigger the skin to produce more oil, leading to more surface grease and making the problem worse.
-Requires hydration with non-greasy, natural moisture factors.
-Benefits from regular exfoliation and deep cleansing clay-based masks that make pore sizes appear smaller.

Best approach to Oily skin
Improve skin elasticity with balancing ingredients and light weight moisturizers and exfoliate to remove dead skin and help pores to appear smaller.

Oily skincare solutions:
Clarifying Cleanser
-Purify and clarify against skin diseases with this antibacterial deep pore cleansing gel

Clarifying Toner
-Absorb oil and impurities with this cooling formula