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Murad Products can help hikers battle the California Sun

My skin is extremely sensitive to the sun. Minimizing sun exposure is an important factor when considering potential hikes. The best sun protection is staying indoors but when I know I'm going to be outside I stick with the Murad products. I've been using the Murad sunscreen products for years with great results. My favorite product is the Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30. Having a waterproof lotion is a plus because it doesn't seem to rub off as easy as other lotions when I perspire throughout a hike.

In The Murad Method, Doctor Murad talks about the importance of holding water, "Before a hike, I drink water and take supplements of antioxidants, glucosamine, and free fatty acids, including gamma linolenic acid, lecithin, choline, and two aspirin for the anti-inflammatory effect(As a physician, I have worked out this regimen for myself. Before taking any nutritional supplements and aspirin, you should check with your personal physician.) This program has one major purpose: to help my cells hold on to water. Nowadays when I hike with friends, they seem to need much more water than I do. I consume much less water during the hike and my mouth does not feel as dry. And I feel great afterward." [49-50]

Murad Products with SPF:
Murad Skin Smoothing Treatment SPF 8
Murad Brightening Treatment SPF 15
Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15
Murad Eye Treatment Complex SPF 8
Murad Perfecting Day Cream SPF 15
Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15
Murad Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 15
Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

Check our review of The Murad Method to read about these and other Murad products.

The Murad Spa Can Help Hikers Relax

After a hard day of hiking, one of the best treatments is a massage at the Murad Spa in El Segundo.


  • Hardcover - 202 pages
  • ISBN 0-312-30414-5
  • ISBN 0312304145
  • Text Copyright 2003 Howard Murad, M.D.

    Water Retention Versus Hydration explained by Dr. Murad in The Murad Method Book.


    When I speak to people about the Water Principle, one of the first questions I'm asked, especially by women, is, "How can holding on to water be good for you?" That's because most people don't make the distinction between water inside the cells - or intracellular fluid - and water outside the cells - extracellular fluid.

    Both are important for healthy skin, but excessive extracellular fluid may be unhealthy and is often unattractive. Puffy bags under the eyes, a bloated stomach, and swollen ankles are all examples of excess extracellular fluid and my signal that the body isn't handling water efficiently and that there is damage to cellular membranes. This damage can occur anywhere, such as in the blood vessels, heart, skin, liver or muscles.

    Take swollen ankles, for instance. This condition usually signals a circulatory problem. Because of a weakness in the blood vessels or heart problems or even physical pressure on the veins from sitting in one position, blood doesn't return to the heart from the legs efficiently. Instead it tends to pool in the lower extremities. Water from the blood seeps through the vein walls, as it does through old and thin rusted pipes. It accumulates in the tissues beneath the skin, causing a puffing up fo the ankles and feet. [49]

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