You know how you've been looking for that one product that will wrangle your oily skin into submission? Well, it's the Murad T-Zone Pore Refining Serum ($42) you want. No matter how much powder I use, my forehead has reflective properties by noon. But this serum tones it down from oil slick to dewy glow. One pump of this gel includes glycolic and salicylic acids to help clear out pores and essential fatty acids that regulate the amount of oil produced from the start. It's so good at its job that it's replaced primer in my makeup routine. Call it an upgrade.
As a beauty editor, my skin care routine is a full-on production with multiple products and steps, so I jump at any opportunity to condense. Murad Renewing Cleansing Oil ($32) is one product that combines three steps. The blend of oils includes jojoba, sweet almond, and grapeseed, which hydrate the skin, as expected. However, what's really impressive is this product's cleansing power.
Makeup, even the boldest lip colors, easily rinsed away without leaving that dry, taut sensation many other cleansers leave behind. And while this product works wonders on dry skin, combination skin will reap its benefits. Usually my T-zone is shining by noon, but already I'm less oily than normal. Makeup remover, cleanser, and moisturizer? It's the skin care trifecta. Head out with sunscreen and a dab of bright gloss, and you're just about covered for Summer.
If there's anyone we want acne advice from, it's Dr. Howard Murad. With his own spa and line of blemish-fighting products, he always has an answer when it comes to clearing breakouts. So when we played a rapid-fire beauty game with him, he proved why he's a favorite when it comes to skin care survival.
Dark spots can be caused by a variety of elements: your hormones, the sun, your age, and as a result of acne. If fading spots and marks is on the top of your priority list, we broke down the three crucial ingredients to look for when finding a product to erase any pigment on your skin. Prepare to kiss those dark spots goodbye. On Kirbie: Greylin dress.
Acne scars and dark spots. Just reading those words make you see red, don't they? On our quest to erase scars and hyperpigmentation, we ventured to Dr. Howard Murad's Southern California spa to get pro tips on how to banish them for good. See what the doctor had to say about what types of ingredients and treatments work best, shop Dr. Murad's acne scar and dark spot products below, and view our other product recommendations, too. On Kirbie: Aryn K dress, Club Monaco blazer.
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You can even use the oil-free bronzer in lieu of a powder bronzer. Just apply about a quarter-sized amount to a stippling brush and tap it into the skin where bronzing is needed (typically where the sun would naturally hit your face). What you'll get is a natural-looking glow, not to mention regret-free "tanning." Talk about safe sunning.