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Skin care expert, art enthusiast and South Bay activist Howard Murad recently hosted The Art of Giving at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, an evening where he offered his original art work, with the proceeds from each sale going to the charity of the buyer’s choice.

Skin care expert, art enthusiast and South Bay activist Howard Murad recently hosted The Art of Giving at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, an evening where he offered his original art work, with the proceeds from each sale going to the charity of the buyer’s choice.

We caught up with Dr. Murad just as his new book on inclusive health was getting ready to hit the shelves.

How did your passion for skincare come about?
 

HM: It was probably because when I was a teenager I had bad acne. Then, when I was in the army, I spent time in one of the dermatology clinics and became even more interested in helping other people with their skin.

What prompted you to bring Murad to the South Bay?
 

HM: With the whole idea of the South Bay being so friendly and offering all kinds of wonderful opportunities, I knew when it came time to pick a place to have my business and practice, it was here.

Tell us a little about The Water Secret and the message you hope it delivers to its readers.
 

HM: After studying 50,000 patients, I came to the conclusion that regardless of whether it was disease or aging, we all needed to be more hydrated. I discovered there was a way to become healthier by increasing hydration in your body.

When you’re not developing cutting-edge skin products, what do you like to do in your spare time?
 

HM: I love to do art. I use some canvas, some paper, acrylics, oils, pastels, other combinations. I would say my newer pieces are very avant-garde. It’s just something I’ve taken up in the last couple of years, but I’m very motivated to do art. It’s a passion of mine.

We noticed that you give back and support several local organizations including Manhattan Beach Roundhouse, Center for Aquatic Education and the Murad After School Program, and The Jewish Community Center–Chabad of the Beach Cities. How did you become involved with these causes?
 

HM: I love children and have four grandchildren of my own (pictured above). Many of these charities encourage kids to be healthier and happier. My latest program is with the Gardena Valley Christian School. It’s a weekly inclusive health program. Our program incorporates eating better, but a lot of times these kids have emotional problems or low self esteem too. So we’re trying to improve everything about them. We’ve educated more than 1,000 local kids on healthcare and taking care of themselves.

What are your favorite local activities that keep you active and healthy?
 

HM: I love to hike or take long walks. As a company, we frequently walk from the Manhattan Beach pier to the Hermosa Beach pier.

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