CARE for your skin
In today’s harsh environmental changes
“For that reason, we are confident Murad City Skin Duo will be a favourite with
its unique formulation.”
The skin is the body’s largest organ and our first point of contact with the world around us. It moderates temperature, damaging sunlight and harmful chemicals. Skin also generates antibacterial substances, which prevent infection as well as promotes vitamin D conversion to calcium to strengthen your bones.
A healthy skin care routine can be reflected through its outer beauty and can also indicate your health status. Therefore, taking care of your skin and developing a healthy skin care routine is important, because it can help this organ do its job better and longer.
Over the years, the global environment has changed drastically which also resulted in changes in women’s roles. Today, more women are in the workforce, spending more time outdoors and thus their skin gets more affected by radiation, pollution and other bacteria.
Every day, skin is assaulted by environmental aggressors that can cause visible signs of aging: blue light from digital devices, pollution from cars and smog, infrared radiation from warming devices like stoves or microwaves, and of course UV rays from the sun.
Understanding the desires and needs of women today, Murad launched its new skin-care products City Skin Duo to protect against all five environmental aggressors, including digital devices, infrared radiation, UVA and UVB Rays, and pollution. Aside from protections, it also detoxifies your skin from past damages.
Jason Choy, director of Deacon
Medical Sdn Bhd, said at the launch of Murad City Skin Duo: “Murad skin care has been connecting with its customers in its unique Inclusive Health Approach to build a younger-looking, healthier and happier consumer by protecting and promoting the health of entire body.
With many Malaysians spending most of their time looking at electronic screens, Murad utilises a number of game-changing ingredients such as lutein and marrubium plant to address the damaging effects of staring at computer and smartphone screens all day.
Murad has combined a physical SPF50 barrier with the antioxidant lutein, which forms an additional protective layer to counteract not only IRA damage, but also pollution.
“Anti-pollution is the next big thing in skin care. By using the product, you are being protected from the blue light, as well as all those other environmental factors that are damaging your skin,” says David Whyte, Murad’s Asia-Pacific Global Education Educator.
Quick Murad tips to awaken your body at work
1. “Focus on your ultimate goals and not the steps
getting there” - Stand up and march twice and sit down on your chair without using your hands. Repeat twice.
2. “Happiness is finding
beauty everyday” - (Don’t worry be happy) Inhale for four seconds and lift your shoulders to your ears, hold for three seconds and then release and exhale for five seconds.
3. “Give yourself permission
to say No” - Inhale and as you lift your head to the ceiling; exhale. Inhale and lower your head to the floor while exhaling. Repeat the above but turning your head to the left and right in the No movement. 4. Gently clench your fists and do 10 circles clockwise and then anti-clockwise. You can also do your feet at the same time.
5. “Stay in touch with your
passions” – Place one arm out in front of you and point your fingers to the ceiling. With the other hand, gently pull your fingers back towards your body until you feel the stretch. Repeat on the other side. Next, place one arm out in front of you and make a fist. With your other hand, gently push the fist downward towards the floor.
6. “Have only big flexible
dreams” – To stretch the left side, turn to the left and use your left arm to grab the back of the chair and the right arm to steady yourself on the seat of the chair. Repeat on the other side. Go to sleep as much as possible around the same time and get up around the same time, even on weekends. This helps to develop a solid sleep-wake rhythm and improves the quality of sleep.
“Love the unique you” – Give yourself a hug and try to reach your shoulder blades. Gently lean forward until you feel a stretch in your upper back.
# Eyes Up – Interlock your fingers and stretch your arms above your head. Turn your palms towards the ceiling while gently tilting your head back until you feel the stretch in your neck.
Connected Beauty: BE KIND TO YOUR MIND
Sleep in a calm, quiet, dark room. Let no light burn in the bedroom. Also put all light-emitting devices (e.g. television) out. No phone or radio. If you’re a light sleeper - use earplugs to block out noise from the neighbours.
keep work life away from the bedroom
Try to keep your sleeping room a place of escape. Set the alarm clock out of the sight if the sound bothers you or if you have a tendency to constantly look at the clock.
light and dark
Open the curtains immediately when rising. Close the curtain before bedtime for subdued light. This helps set our biological clock. Use a sleep mask to block out unwanted light.
Fresh air in the bedroom (temperature 16-18 °C) helps you get a good sleep. Use lavender oil, gels on the wrists and pulse pints to help you relax.
Ensure you have a good quality mattress and a pillow that properly supports the cervical spine. Use sheets in natural substances. Avoid tight clothing which constricts circulation.