We’re excited to introduce you to one of Murad’s most celebrated celebrity fans. Actress, author and mom Robin Givens is a big fan of our products and embraces Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health philosophy. We had a great chat with her about motherhood, her writing career, and what her secrets are to looking, living and feeling #BetterEveryDay.
How did you meet Dr. Murad?
First, I saw him on TV. He has a nice calm about him. I was aware of the product, and wanted to hear what he said about it. I met him in person in the office and he was radiant! There was an energy that lit him up from the inside. I saw his artwork and he was so warm. He cared about not only how women looked, but felt about themselves. I always knew he was knowledgeable, but I really got the feeling that he cared about women and understood that beauty came from feeling good.
What are your favorite Murad products?
I love the Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream and I love the cleansers, both AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser and the Essential-C Cleanser. I don’t go anywhere without the cleansers! And the Rapid Collagen Infusion is amazing.
How do you embrace the Murad Inclusive Health® vision and strive to Look, Live and Feel Better Every Day? How do you LOOK BETTER?
When I feel good, I look good. Exercise is a great part of looking good. I like to sweat. It makes me feel emotionally really good. Those endorphins! I like to move my body. A body in motion stays in motion. The older you get, you actually have to move more. If you take a few days off, it’s harder to get started again. I walk everywhere when I’m in New York City. I also do spinning, yoga and pilates. I even get on my son’s skateboard! Whatever you find you respond to and works for you. The key thing is to mix it up because your body gets used to the same thing over and over again.
How do you LIVE BETTER?
Nutrition goes along with working out. I’ve become so much more sensitive as I age. If I eat Chinese food, I’m going to feel it; too much sodium. So proper nutrition is key; it really affects everything.
How do you FEEL BETTER?
You have to have a sense of gratitude—when you look around and you’re just grateful for everything. My son says “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” Just being appreciative of being here and doing the best you can every day.
What inspires you?
Life. I love people, being close to nature, spending time with my kids, learning something new every day and being the best person I can be every day.
What’s your personal mantra?
Be gentle with myself. Just be gentle. Whatever you can do, if you do the best you can do at that moment, that’s success. As women, we are kind of hard on ourselves.
Describe a typical day in your life.
Wake up at 5am. I love it when it’s quiet and dark outside. At 6am I do pilates, then pick up bagels for my son. I drop him at school, return phone calls, do some writing, take him to tennis practice. Then I make a healthy dinner and do some more writing. As women, we keep a lot of balls in the air.
What’s your favorite thing about being a mom?
You get to see the world all over again through these brand new eyes that are so gung-ho about life. Your parents start raising you and your children finish the job. My children teach me patience and compassion. They really know how to work that love muscle. Nothing’s made me happier in my life than being a mom.
If you weren’t an actress, what would you be?
Maybe a doctor or an ice skater or a tennis player. Or a political journalist.
You’re an author, tell us about your book.
My book is Grace Will Lead Me Home, and I’m working on another one. It will be a major investigation of Robin. I’m starting with my grandmother, then my mother, then myself. Basically, what made me me. Also, I recently wrote a piece for Time Magazine and I wrote my first feature film, which we’re shooting next spring. I write everything out with a yellow legal pad and a pen!
Robin, we love how honest, real and refreshing you are. And you look gorgeous! We can’t wait to read your new book. We look forward to getting more tips from Robin on staying fit, eating right, and being a strong, confident woman.
Listen to Robin’s story about hormonal aging in the video below: