ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY

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16 years and counting.  Yes, today I celebrate 16 years of marriage.

16 years ago, I donned the traditional red color, gold jewelry and had henna that covered my arms up to my elbows!!

But the ONE thing that anyone has EVER commented on every time they saw my wedding pictures including the one above, was my flawless complexion.  Would you believe it that my makeup, although done professionally, was minimal?  I did NOT want to look like a caked up doll and worry about my makeup running all over the place in the heat of summer!

The funny part was that the woman I had initially hired to do my makeup, Jyoti, ended getting shingles days before my wedding!!  I know, I was in tears.  With everything that was already going wrong, I did not want to hear this.  So she offered to send in a friend in her stead who apparently charged a lot more to do bridal makeup.  But since this was certainly not my fault, her friend Sheila, decided to do my makeup for the same price.

However, price was not my only concern!  My BIGGER concern was whether Sheila was going to do my makeup the way I wanted, which was just light coverage.  I did NOT want to touch my face and come away with streaks of makeup on my fingers instead!  Get the picture?  Anyway, long story short, Sheila did a great job!  I still get compliments that I still look just as I did 16 years ago.

But do you know what the REAL secret behind that is?  It is caring for my skin and keeping it flawless.  Of course I have aged 16 years, but people are shocked to hear I am a mother of 3 kids and my oldest is in high school!!

So, here are my 3 simple tips to incorporate so you too can have a flawless complexion!

 

  • Exfoliate.  Exfoliate.  Exfoliate.  I cannot stress how important this is to keep your skin regenerating new cells!  My absolute favorite?  ENHANCEMENTS Micro-dermabrasion Paste $70**.  You can read more about what some other people have to say about this paste here, here and here.Microderm

 

  • Use Sunscreen.  SPF yourself EVERY DAY.  As summer temperatures heat up, Rodan + Fields has you covered from head to toe with broad spectrum sunscreen products designed to do double duty – protect your skin from the sun and address your unique skin concerns.spfyourself

Find out which of these products are best suited for you by answering a few questions about your unique skin concerns.  Make sure you get the results emailed to yourself for future reference.

** Prices shown are available through the PC Perks program, which allows Free Shipping and 10% discount.

Ok.  GIVEAWAY time!

In honor of my anniversary, I am giving away my absolute favorite product, the ENHANCEMENTS Micro-dermabrasion Paste ($78 value) to the first 5 people that try out these products as PREFERRED CUSTOMERS.  You only need to purchase $80 worth of product to get this awesome paste!  Please comment below with your first name and the words “REDEEM GIVEAWAY” after you have placed your order as a preferred customer.

Offer valid till June 30, 2016 10:00 PM PST only.

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HOW TO LOOK GLAMOUROUS AFTER A FLIGHT

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How do you arrive more refreshed than when you boarded your flight?

I love flying.  I have always been a fan of airports and planes since I was a child.  That love for airports has reduced a little now after travelling with kids and the nightmares of airport security.  But I still love flying to places and to sightsee and experience different cultures around the world.

While flying in the past, I have been known to snooze off and catch up on some sleep, I can’t seem to do that as easily as I age now.  So I spend my time reading a book or watching a movie.  But, of course upon arrival, I usually want to drop my bags and head right out to begin my vacation.  I always make sure I arrive looking my refreshed best.

These tips and products can make a huge difference in how you look when you arrive.

  • Humidity is extremely low during air travel and will leave your skin dull and dehydrated if you’re not proactive. Upon boarding, cleanse your face with REDEFINE Eye Cloths (these $27** cloths double up great as facial wipes to remove makeup as well as deposit a unique blend peptides clinically shown to reduce the appearance of lines, under-eye wrinkles and puffiness), apply REDEFINE Overnight Restorative cream ($66**) since you aren’t going to be out in the sun, and ESSENTIALS Lip Shield ($14**) to damp skin and lips. Reapply hourly or more often if needed.
  • For some reason, I always love tomato juice while flying — I never drink it otherwise — but, if you want to avoid puffiness steer clear of all salty drinks and food and drink water  your entire flight. Drinking more water than usual instead of dehydrating alcohol, caffeine or sodium rich drinks will help keep you hydrated and prevent swelling.
  • Before arriving at your destination, use REDEFINE Eye Cloths to cleanse your entire face again. Then, add some REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($72**) to moisturize and protect against the sun, ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides ($53**) to even out skin tone and reduce redness, mascara, cream blush and tinted lip balm or lip gloss for a fresh-faced and ready-to-go-anywhere, healthy look.

** Prices shown are available through the PC Perks program, which allows Free Shipping and 10% discount.

What are your tips while flying?  Comment below and share your regime on long flights!

 

INSIDE LOOK: SUMMER SKINCARE ON THE GO

summer is hereIt’s official—summer is here. As your days heat up, don’t forget to factor in how high temps and outdoor activities can impact your skin.

Play smart, cover up. Wearing sunscreen is crucial, but it’s just the first step of safeguarding skin from the sun’s UVA/UVB rays. Whether you’re cruising around the golf course or relaxing at a barbecue, protect your skin with a long-sleeve layer (bonus points for fabrics with built-in SPF). Darker, tightly woven fabrics are more effective at blocking out sun—so a denim shirt offers an estimated UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) of 1,700 while a white cotton t-shirt only provides an average UPF of 7. Shield the delicate skin on your face and neck with a wide-brimmed sunhat.

Be water wise. Ready to hit the beach or lounge poolside? Sun reflection from sand, water and cementdoubles the amount of UV exposure on your body, so  apply broad spectrum sunscreen 30 minutes before you step outside. Chlorinated water can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, tight, itchy, or even prone to a rash. Apply moisturizer before hitting the pool, then rinse off and re-moisturize again to help minimize skin irritation caused by dryness.

Don’t sweat it. Even water-resistant sunscreens eventually wear off, sweat off and wash off after fun in the sun. According to the FDA, ‘water-resistant’ sunscreens (like ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen) maintain effective SPF levels after 40 minutes in the water. Waterproof formulas start losing their effectiveness after 80 minutes in the water. Time flies when you’re splashing around—so keep an eye on the clock, and take breaks to reapply your sunscreen.

Climate counts. Skin is mainly hydrated from the outside, so it helps to factor in the forecast. Since dry, windy climates and sun exposure can dehydrate skin, apply moisturizer morning and night—especially in high altitudes. UV radiation also increases up to 12 percent for every 3,000 feet of elevation, so carry extra sunscreen to reapply. Not surprising, when summer heat combines with humidity, skin produces more oil. If you are already prone to sensitive or oily skin and live in a moist climate, try mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide which can provide a mattifying effect.

 Cool off. Our default water temperature for baths and showers tends to run high, but summer is a great time to change it up. Hot, steamy water dehydrates skin, which can leave you dry, itchy or visibly red. Opt for short, tepid showers year-round, apply moisturizer right after bathing, and stick to cool splashes of water when cleansing your face.

Plan ahead. Going just one day without sunscreen can ruin a month’s worth of good habits. Go for a full-body sun protection routine like Summer Skin ESSENTIALS, with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen and Lip Shield SPF 25, plus Daily Body Moisturizer to soothe and hydrate skin after sun exposure. Keep a bag packed by the door so that you don’t forget your summer skin must-haves: sunscreen, hat, UV-blocking sunglasses, water bottle, and long-sleeve shirt or beach cover-up.

Enjoy your summer days—from pool to putting green—and keep your skin healthy along the way. Check back all month long for expert derm advice, and share your top summer skincare tips with us below.

Find out what the Doctors recommend for your Skin!!

BREAK UP WITH YOUR MAKE-UP!

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EXPERIMENT TIME:
Rodan + Fields Mineral Peptides (pictured on the left below) vs. another leading brand of mineral powders that I’m sure you can guess (pictured on the right). What happens when you put the two powders in water? After 3 hours our Mineral Peptides are still unaffected by the water, while the other powder is dissolving…

 

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Let’s apply this to your skin. Our Mineral Peptides will sit at the top of your skin (water, in the case of this experiment) to deflect light, resist water, and support your skin’s resiliency to environmental aggressors with SPF 20 to achieve a healthy, foundation-free glow.  The other brand will settle into your skin’s fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections. Wasn’t there a reason you were applying mineral powder in the first place??

At only $26 for Preferred Customers, the ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides Broad Spectrum SPF 20 with Brush come in 3 blend-able shades, can help you contour, and also make great gifts…..

EYE CREAM WITH GINGKO BILOBA?

Did you know

Bet you didn’t know that many of Rodan +Fields’ products harness botanical ingredients? GINKGO BILOBA is a primary ingredient in our #1 ANTI-AGING line REDEFINE Multi-function Eye Cream.
GINKGO is an Asian tree that is known as one of the oldest living trees on earth, a single tree living as long as 1,000 years. The inedible fruit it sprouts contains flavanoids and terpenoids believed to have potent antioxidant properties.

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The skin benefits of GINKGO include:

🌿 Antioxidant compounds that protect against free radical damage, thereby protecting skin from signs of aging like wrinkles, sagging and age spots;
🌿 Contains anti-inflammatory properties that help preserve the skin’s firmness and elasticity;
🌿 Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
🌿 Increases the skin’s moisture content
🌿 Reduces UV damage by protecting the skin.

If you use eye cream, you should absolutely give this one a try! It’s the best I’ve ever used!

Our Stanford-trained doctors’ approach is Multi-Med® therapy: the RIGHT ingredients, in the RIGHT formulations, in the RIGHT order.

Preferred Customers can get it for only $54, and it lasts way longer than 60 days!!  If you don’t love it, we have a 60-day EMPTY-BOTTLE money back guarantee! Nothing to lose but wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness!

Leave us a comment to tell us what is your go-to Eye cream.

A CHANCE TO WIN OUR REDEFINE AMP MD™ SYSTEM

AMp MD.pngHas anyone told you recently that you look younger than your age?

I’m giving away a FREE REDEFINE AMP MD™ System (pictured above).  But we have a few rules:

  1.  Post below in the comment section and tell us what products you are using to make your skin more youthful, AND
  2. Get a FREE Customized Routine from the Doctors and post your results below.  Make sure you click all the way to the end so you get it emailed to yourself,

Once you have done both of the above, you’ll be entered to win a free REDEFINE AMP MD™ System for Firmer-Looking Skin.

Find out what the Doctors recommend for your Skin!!

WEDDING DAY SKINCARE COUNTDOWN


weddingThe hair, the makeup, the dress…your skin? That’s right, whether you’re the bride-to-be, a bridesmaid or a VIP guest, you want your skin to be as smooth and flawless as the wedding. But how do you get your complexion to say “I do” for the big day too?

Achieving a radiant, wedding-worthy complexion can be a time investment, so start as early as you can. Introduce new skincare, from cleansers to makeup to sunless tanners, no less than a month before the date, so you can eliminate any products that trigger even the slightest irritation.

If you don’t have any complex skincare concerns, and you want smoother, softer, more even-looking skin—exfoliation is one of the safest, simplest ways to get your skin glowing. Even the best makeup won’t hide the look of uneven skin texture, so consider ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, which uses sugar and salt to gently exfoliate. You can start using it up to one week before the wedding to remove old, built-up skin cells and allow younger, more vibrant cells to appear on the surface—and skin looks brighter after just one use.

Don’t exfoliate if you have a skin concern like adult acne. Instead consider the UNBLEMISH Regimen, which targets blemishes and works to prevent future breakouts. If you’ve developed brown spots from sun exposure or hyper-pigmentation, the REVERSE Regimen helps to visually brighten and even skin tone. (You might even get away with wearing less makeup.) When it comes to skincare, the most impressive results are seen over time, so plan accordingly. If the event is less than a month away, our cardinal rule is to only stick with products that are currently compatible (or are extremely gentle) with your skin.

What should you avoid? In the last four weeks, don’t even consider in-office dermatological procedures (like chemical peels or laser treatments). Resist any last-minute temptations to try new products or treatments. Keep up your natural glow by staying hydrated and moisturizing skin. Last-minute facials (except gentle exfoliation) are off limits, as are touching, picking or squeezing, which can all irritate skin. Finally, avoid unnecessary stress and over-cleansing which can cause breakouts.

If it’s an outdoor wedding, wear a wide-brimmed hat (unless you’re the bride) and apply your sunscreen (try it in advance so you can find a formula that works with your makeup).

Ultimately, through thick and thin, your skin is with you for life—so be good to it always.

Find out what the Doctors recommend for your Skin!!

Share this article with friends who are planning (or planning to attend) a wedding, so they can have radiant skin.