FLAWLESS LOOKING FALL SKIN – Quick Tips

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As the seasons change, so do our skincare needs. Hot, humid months turn crisp and cool, exposing skin to a variety of environmental stressors. Stay ahead of the seasonal skincare curve with easy tips and effective products that keep your complexion looking flawless all year long.

  • Swap facial soaps for hydrating cleansers. Wind and cooler temperatures can dry out skin and cause redness or sensitivity, so switch up your cleanser game and keep clean with gentle products. Start by removing your makeup, then use SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash to combat dry, chapped, cracked skin.
  • Remember the importance of exfoliation. Exfoliation is a necessary step for healthy skin, even in dry months. A gentle exfoliant like the EHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste helps remove dead skin cells and clears the way for skincare treatments. Plus, it helps refine and soften the skin’s surface—and silky skin is always in style.
  • Keep your smacker supple. Your lips deserve just as much attention as your complexion. Give them the ultimate moisturizing treat with REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum. Each capsule helps restore and maintain a fuller, younger-looking pout. All the better to be smooched over a pumpkin spice latte.
  • Don’t skip the SPF. Just because you’re accessorizing with scarves instead of sunglasses doesn’t mean harsh UVA and UVB rays aren’t coming your way. Before you head out the door, continue to slather your skin with a high quality sunscreen like ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen.

Follow the tips above and keep your complexion glowing no matter what weather you find yourself in.

Find out what the Doctors recommend for your Skin!!

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TRIPLE THREAT: MOISTURIZE, FIGHT WRINKLES AND SPF

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YEP! FREE PRESS! FEATURED AGAIN! You don’t have to take my word for it, check out all the latest beauty magazines…past, present, and future! We are just getting started!

Women’s Health Jul/Aug 2016 issue!! No, this is not a paid advertisement. Rodan + Fields doesn’t have an advertising budget. They don’t need one. The products speak for themselves.

This time it is the REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 in the spotlight!  This fan favorite “smooths lines with collagen-revving peptides while thwarting future damage with antioxidants (also, duh, SPF).”

What is YOUR major skincare concern?  Share your comments below!  OR Find out what the Doctors recommend for your Skin!!

THE SUN IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

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My oldest two boys are going out to camp for the first time ever and they each have their own tube of ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen and Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 packed.  Seriously!  They both have instructions that before they get out for the day, they MUST use their sunscreen and lip shield.

I HATE TO TELL YOU BUT…

No matter your skin type or age—and whether you’re lounging on the beach, urban trekking or hiking a mountain—the risk of UVA/UVB exposure is very real.

Take care of your skin—defending it against the daily aging effects of the sun with ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen and Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25, and moisturizing it following sun exposure with Daily Body Moisturizer. Check out our face sunscreens too in our regimens or better yet Find out what the Doctors recommend for your Skin!!

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE the importance of sun protection and moisturizing during the dry summer months.  Message me to help you select the perfect skincare treatment and protection for you!

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.

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!

 

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…..

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.