ACNE HACK: WASH YOUR PILLOWCASE

ACNE HACK: WASH YOUR PILLOWCASE

ACNE HACK: WASH YOUR PILLOWCASE

High-quality skincare can make a world of difference in the way you look and feel. But if you’ve been consistently following a Rodan + Fields Regimen and still have some acne, redness or irritation, you may need to make a change — namely, your pillowcase.

The general consensus is that you should wash your pillowcases once a week. But if you have sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin, washing it 2 or 3 times a week can make a difference.

Think about it: Your hair collects more dirt and oil than any other part of your body — and where does it all collect at night? On your pillowcase! Putting your clean, fresh face against all this grime for eight hours a night can clog your pores and cause irritation. Then there are dust mites, the little critters that like to inhabit pillows. They can lay eggs on your pillowcase and, if you’re allergic to them, they can cause itchy skin and rashes.

Here are some other tips when it comes to your pillowcase:

MAKE SURE DUST MITES BITE THE DUST. Wash your pillowcase — and the rest of your bedding — in hot water at least once a week.

USE A GENTLE DETERGENT. Look for detergents that are allergy-free, made for sensitive skin and free of harsh chemicals.

AN OILY FACE OR AN OILY PILLOWCASE? The oil left behind by fabric softeners and dryer sheets can also seep into your skin. Use a dryer ball instead.

So, if you haven’t changed your pillowcase recently, maybe it’s time. It just might be a skin-saver!.

Learn more about Rodan + Fields  and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

Share this with friends or family members. It could save their skin — and boost their confidence.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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How to Boost Skin Hydration in Winter

How to Boost Skin Hydration in Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside! And even if it isn’t, the winter months have less light, so we tend to stay inside more. There are obvious outdoor winter worries for our skin, like the wind and cold, but also some indoor hazards, like forced air heating that zaps moisture, and a lack of fresh air and sunshine. Staying in also gives us the opportunity to practice self-love in the form of self-skin care. So, hunker down and give yourself a TLC “Better Me” day. Here are a few ideas of what you can focus on.


What To Do About Dry, Dehydrated Skin

Is the dry skin on your legs looking (and feeling) crepey? Or is the dull, lackluster skin on your face feeling tight and uncomfortable? Here’s what to do to make sure skin feels and looks as hydrated as in more humid seasons.

legs in bathtub smothered in skincare microdermabrasion paste

 Your action plan is to first exfoliate and then completely rehydrate skin. Dead skin cells are the culprits for giving skin that unappealing flaky look. Micro-Dermabrasion Paste can be used on dry or wet skin for a customizable level of exfoliation. Then slip into a bath with your favorite bath oil (remember don’t let the water get too hot!) and apply your R+F Face Mask of choice, such as REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask, which can be used on the face, neck and décolleté. (Plan on about 10 minutes, which is the time the mask needs.)

After the bath, slather on Active Hydration Body Replenish to banish dry, flaky skin and give your whole body immediate and long-lasting hydration. On your face, refine your pores with REDEFINE Pore Minimizing Toner and then use the REDEFINE AMP MD Derma-Roller to visibly firm skin and prep it for the next step: Active Hydration Serum. Drenching your skin in a bath of Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin in our proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix will leave it hydrated and luminous by attracting moisture from the immediate environment — your steamy bathroom. Then follow up with REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum, part of the AMP MD System, for visibly firmer skin. For more hydration, REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream is going to help give you a great night’s sleep because you’ll know you have total moisture helping your skin combat the elements — be they inside or out.

For extra self-love, REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream will visibly firm and smooth the eye area while REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum pampers and moisturizes lips to reduce the look of wrinkles and give you a luscious pout.


What To Do About Clogged Pores, Oily Skin and Dry Skin with Breakouts

Clogged Pores The winter can cause those with a tendency towards breakouts to suffer too! Here’s why. The cold weather, along with indoor heat, will cause your skin to become drier. Fighting acne with cleansers or treatments that you used in summer, perhaps high in Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid, will dry out your pimples, yes, but also cause your skin to produce more oil to compensate for the over-drying. The oil can clog pores and make your breakouts worse, especially if you have flaky skin on the surface mixing with the oil. So, even if your skin is oily and breaking out, it’s important to use a good moisturizer in winter.

For this act of self-skincare, first start with Micro-Dermabrasion Paste that will get rid of all the dry, flaky skin on the surface. Take a warm, hydrating shower to warm up and soften the oil clogging your pores, then apply the Pore Prep Solution and get the gunk out of pores with the Pore Cleansing MD System, our newest pro skincare tool for clogged pores and blackheads. Lightly moisturize your body with ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer. For your face, start your UNBLEMISH Regimen with the Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash followed by the Clarifying Toner. Drench your face in hydration with Active Hydration Serum, which will not clog pores or cause acne. Remember, your skin still needs moisture so it doesn’t overcompensate with oil. Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex will help refresh the eye area. UNBLEMISH Dual Intensive Acne Treatment will help clear existing and prevent new blemishes from forming. Then, to seal in moisture, RECHARGE Ultra Boost Moisturizing Treatment will help nourish and defend skin from the environment (including the dry air in your home) and not clog pores or cause acne.

Finish off your self-skincare routine with Multi-Function Eye Cream and REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum. Whether you have dry, flaky skin, or you experience breakouts, your at-home, full-on self-love spa ritual is complete!

Learn more about Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

Share this with friends or family members. It could save their skin — and boost their confidence.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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BEAUTY SLEEP IS IN YOUR FUTURE: HOW TO PREP FOR BED

BEAUTY SLEEP IS IN YOUR FUTURE: HOW TO PREP FOR BED

Hey, sleepyhead! Yes, you — we see you’ve been dozing off on the couch, in your clothes, or someplace other than in your bed. Where’s your nightly routine?

What’s that? You don’t have one?

If you research it for even for a minute, you’ll see that a consistent bedtime pattern produces optimal sleep, which can affect pretty much every aspect of your life, including your health. All it takes is a bit of planning. Before you close your eyes, create a snooze-inducing sleep environment and you’ll wake feeling rested every morning, not to mention rested-looking. Take out your bullet journal to track your progress and let’s get cozy!

How to Create a Nighttime Ritual

First things first — avoid caffeine, heavy meals and intense exercise three hours before you go to sleep. While caffeine is obvious, a full tummy and sweat session also stimulate body functions, making it harder to wind down. Herbal tea can be part of any nighttime ritual and enjoying it at approximately the same time every night, your body and mind will start to recognize it as a signal to relax.

We’re all familiar with “endless-scroll syndrome” — that gripping desire to find the non-existent bottom of your Twitter feed or watch just one more episode on Netflix. Phones, laptops, TVs, and tablets all emit blue light that suppresses melatonin, an essential hormone for quality sleep.

Instead, turn off your devices at least an hour before bed, two is even better. All it takes is one provocative news article to rev up your mind. And try sleeping with your phone in another room, just try it! It’s also a reason to use black-out shades to create a dark sleeping environment.

Skincare at Night

Like your mind and body, skin rejuvenates itself during deep sleep. (It’s called beauty sleep for a reason.) If you care about your complexion, stick to your nightly Regimen. If you’re just starting, it looks like this:

  1. Take off your makeup! Sleeping with the day’s grime, including 18-hour old makeup, is just not good for your skin. Try ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes and ESSENTIALS Complete Eye Makeup Remover to get the gunk off first.
  • Wash your face and follow the rest of your Regimen steps. Using products in the right order is a ritual in and of itself, one that gives skin exactly what it needs so you can see the results you want.
  • Try our bubbling REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask after your cleanser. It refreshes tired skin while Jojoba beads exfoliate for a radiant, clean feeling. Use up to three nights a week.
  • Any skin type can benefit from Active Hydration Serum, which attracts moisture to hydrate skin. Use between Step 2 and Step 3 of your Regimen (SOOTHE users, apply between Steps 1 and 2). If you have oily or combination skin, try this at night. Those with dry skin can apply it both in the AM and PM.
  • Finally, apply R+F Lash Boost every night for obsession-worthy lashes! Simply glide over your upper lash lines. And remember, less is more!

We strive to make skincare simple. Following your Regimen steps gives structure to a nighttime routine, which can improve sleep. Benefits of deep, rejuvenating rest are substantial. Start sleeping like a pro tonight — and waking up to the best skin of your life every morning.

 

Learn more about Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

Share this with friends or family members. It could save their skin — and boost their confidence.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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The Only Way to Extend Your Summer Glow

The Only Way to Extend Your Summer Glow

If you (like us!) believe in the concept of Endless Summer, shorter days can bring a sense of doom. Extending your tan for as long as possible helps you keep the faith. But the truth is, the only way to keep your skin glowing for life is to stop tanning right now, and forever.

It’s not easy giving up the tan look. Most people enjoy looking as if they just returned from vacationing in the Mediterranean or lazing on a long afternoon sail. In fact, we can blame a century of tanning obsession on Coco Chanel doing just that. Throughout most of modern history, people avoided the sun with hats, gloves, high necks and long sleeves. But in 1923, the French icon was photographed leaving a yacht with an accidental sunburn after cruising from Paris to Cannes. The press assumed she was, as usual, making a fashion statement. Soon women in Europe and America all wanted a “suntan.”

But hopefully, everyone knows by now that there is no such thing as a healthy tan. To get a sun-kissed glow — all year round — there’s only one safe way to do it: sunless tanner. It’s the safer summer glow that helps keep premature aging at bay while maintaining the look you like. Sunless tanner works by temporarily staining the outermost layer of your skin to give the appearance of a tan. Remember, we are talking about the look of a sun-kissed glow, not the real thing.

Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan is a self-tanner that provides natural-looking color without the UV exposure. To apply it, first, exfoliate all over with Micro-Dermabrasion Paste. Then fully hydrate and moisturize knees and elbows and any other extra-dry areas with Active Hydration Body Replenish. These two steps ensure that the product won’t be overly absorbed into the dry surface skin on your body, so the result will be an even application and glow.

 Next, apply the self-tanner. Because Rodan + Fields self-tanner is foam-based, you’ll get a more even application than you would with a spray. You can use an old washcloth to lightly blend in excess product, and a bit of nail polish remover to remove any streaks if you make a mistake. Wash your hands after use so your palms don’t tan, and let your body dry completely before putting on clothes. Color begins to develop in two to four hours.

To make your faux-glow last longer, it’s extra important to keep skin moisturized with Active Hydration Body Replenish in the days after application.

And don’t forget the SPF! Sunless tanner does NOT protect skin from the sun, so use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen religiously. (A quick review: UVAs are the “aging” rays that cause damage over time, and UVBs are the “burning” rays that create painful sunburns. Both can lead to skin cancer.)

Pro tip: If you just want a little color on your face that you can wash off at the end of the day, try our tinted Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid in a shade one level darker than your natural skin tone. And this product does contain SPF to help protect your face from the sun. Too bad Coco didn’t have any with her on the boat that day.

Learn more about Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

Share this with friends or family members. It could save their skin — and boost their confidence.

PM me for the best options to suit your budget 🙂

*information taken from Derm RF.

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Be a Regimen Mixologist: Best Practice Tips!

Be a Regimen Mixologist: Best Practice Tips!

 

Wherever I go, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is about combining products from different Regimens. The answer is complex, but here is a Regimen-by-Regimen approach to trying something new.

+ First, think about why you might want to add a product from another Regimen into your core Regimen. You can always gauge your skin’s needs by how it looks and feels. Maybe at the end of the summer, you’re noticing a few dark marks on your skin that weren’t there in the winter. Maybe your breakouts are managed but you still see post-acne marks? Have your few annoying blemishes become more frequent? Or maybe you got too much sun and your skin is blotchy or dull? Or perhaps it’s feeling more sensitive than usual with redness occurring more often?

Then consider lifestyle reasons for adding in a new product. Are you changing climates drastically? Skiing in the winter or vacationing in the dry desert? Do you want to look fresh and young for a class reunion or wedding?

+ Next, understand how your current Regimen works so that you can address what you want to do, but not undo your hard-earned results that come from consistency.

Here’s how:

If you are a SOOTHE Regimen user with sensitive skin, use SOOTHE consistently for at least 30 days before introducing anything new, and always try a patch test before you use it on your full face. For example, if you have a few lines and wrinkles, you can try a baby step with the REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 and/or REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream to visibly smooth lines and wrinkles. A slow transition to a new Regimen is best — start with just once every other day. If you switch to another Regimen and notice increased sensitivity or have any flare-ups from a single product, don’t worry. Return to SOOTHE for a week or two and try again. You can always go back to SOOTHE.

If you are using an anti-acne Regimen such as SPOTLESS (if you are under 25 years old) or UNBLEMISH (25+), wait till your skin is clear before trying something new. Once it is, you can add products for different skin concerns in the evening as directed, but make sure to use your acne Regimen at least once a day — because your acne is not cured and still needs to be managed. If your skin breaks out due to a hormonal cycle or stress, simply return to your acne Regimen twice a day for as long as needed.

REVERSE Brightening Regimen users will always see the fastest results in the shortest amount of time when using the Regimen twice a day. So, definitely wait until you reach brighter, more even-toned skin before introducing any other product. If you break out, try UNBLEMISH or SPOTLESS cleanser once a day. Or if you’re seeing fine lines and wrinkles, add in REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream over your REVERSE Regimen, but always continue with the REVERSE Regimen until you reach your goal. Use it once a day to keep discoloration at bay.

REDEFINE Regimen lovers (and there are lots of you out there!) can easily add in the REDEFINE AMP MD System for visible firmness and micro-exfoliation. For occasional breakouts, use the SPOTLESS or UNBLEMISH cleanser once a day. Use SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment if you have occasional sensitivity. And if you’re seeing a few dark marks, try the REVERSE Brightening Regimen once every other morning, and increase as directed. You can continue to layer REDEFINE creams morning and evening over REVERSE.

Keep in mind that our most satisfied Customers with amazing results (and participants in clinical studies) use their full Regimen consistently and benefit from Multi-Med Therapy (the right ingredients in the right formulations applied in the right order for visible results).

In my experience, cherry-picking the Rodan + Fields Regimens can deliver less than optimal results. It is like going to the gym and only doing bicep curls! Let your skin see all the benefits from a full Regimen. Adding something from another Regimen should do just that, add to it, not disrupt it. 

Learn more about Rodan + Fields  and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors and your consultant who know how to help you get your skin glowing.

Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

Share this with friends or family members. It could save their skin — and and boost their confidence.

PM me for the best options to suit your budget 🙂

*information taken from Derm RF.

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