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.

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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.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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The Eyes Have It: How To Get A Youthful Rested Look

The Eyes Have It: How To Get A Youthful Rested Look

Sure, they may be the window to your soul, but your eyes are also the gateway to your age. And your health, how much sleep you get, whether you wear sunscreen or not and how many cocktails you may or may not have consumed last night. In short, your eyes give you away. The skin around your eyes is more delicate than on the other areas of your body. So it’s more susceptible to damage caused by environmental exposure, like sun, stress, lack of sleep, squinting, rubbing and life in general.

Aging and the Eyes

We all age, and sometimes the expression lines around our eyes seem to appear overnight. But the aging process is personal, meaning we all have our own set of circumstances — from genetics to behaviors to habits, including smoking and how much time we spend in the sun — that determine how youthful and vibrant our eyes (and we) look.

And we all get tired. That dull, faraway look we get from too much fun and too little sleep is real.

R+F Skincare for the Eye Area

The good news is there’s skincare to help address the tell-tale signs of puffiness, dryness, fine lines and expression lines, especially when used preventatively. Rodan + Fields offers two eye products that can be used alone or together, REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex. So, which is for what?

REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream tackles signs of aging by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and expression lines and firming the under-eye area with powerful Peptides. It’s incredibly moisturizing and a fan favorite.

Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex targets the thin, fragile skin around the eyes, often the first place to show signs of stress and fatigue. The gel cream formula illuminates, soothes, hydrates and brightens for a more rested look. Over time, Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex improves the appearance of dry skin around the eyes and under-eye puffiness. It contains our 3D3P Molecular Matrix, which is a powerful hydrator.

And yes, if you have all of these concerns, you can use both with any Regimen. For optimal results, layer Multi-Function Eye Cream over Bright Eye Complex and use every morning and night.

Tips and Tricks

In addition to a consistent skincare routine around your eyes, there are a few other things you can do. Sleeping on your back with your head raised above your heart can help alleviate under-eye bags. And if you’re waking up with that not-so-bright-eyed look, take an honest look at what you are eating (and drinking!) that could be contributing to visible eye area concerns, such as salty foods, caffeine and alcohol.

And then there’s always the best trick of all for eyes: Close them and go to sleep.

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 and boost their confidence.

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Rodan + Fields New Masks, and Yes They Do Feel Good on Your Face

Rodan + Fields New Masks, and Yes They Do Feel Good on Your Face

For years, Rodan and Fields has been addressing your skin concerns with the Regimens within its collections — Soothe, for calming sensitive skin; Unblemish, for treating adult acne; Redefine, for diminishing the appearance of fine lines and pores; and Reverse, for brightening and evening tone. Now each of these lines is getting its very own gel, clay, or cream face mask.

Rodan + Fields’s newest launches are as much about how you feel while you mask as they are about the products’ effects on your skin. “We wanted to ensure these masks delivered a fun and efficacious experience with a trifecta of benefits — amazing sensorial cues upon application, instant and visible skin benefits within 10 minutes, and clinically demonstrated dermatological skin benefits,” -Vice President of Product Development Sumita Butani. Some of these sensorial cues include color-changing and bubbling effects on the skin. Butani also explained that it took the brand years to develop these masks, saying that they did rigorous testing to perfect each formula.

Read on to learn more about each mask. They will be available for purchase on May 23.

 

Rodan + Fields Soothe Rescue Mask

The Soothe Rescue Mask ($60) does exactly that. The cooling mask, which contains a swirl of calamine lotion, will soothe and quell red, irritated skin. Yes, it is a clay mask, but with glycerin in its formula, it never leaves skin feeling stripped of moisture.

Rodan + Fields Redefine Rejuvenation Mask

The most fun of the four masks is the Redefine Rejuvenating Mask ($60). In just five minutes, you’ll see the gel mask bubble up and get frothy on your skin. As you add water and massage it in, you’ll feel the biodegradable particles (made from jojoba) suspended in it gently exfoliate. You’ll be left with a softer complexion that is plump with moisture.

Rodan and Fields Unblemish Clarifying Mask

The Unblemish Clarifying Mask ($60) was designed for acne-prone skin, but also does the trick for the mornings when you realize you’ve fallen asleep with your makeup on. This mask brings down pimples, whiteheads, and blemishes, and zaps excess oils with a potent dose of concentrated sulfur (it contains 10 percent of the ingredient). Just smear the cream on, massage until activated (you’ll know that it is once you’ve burst all the beads suspended in it and the mask turns purple), and leave it on for 10 minutes.

 

Rodan and Fields Reverse Radiance Mask

The Reverse Radiance Mask ($60) is literally the gold standard of masking. The thick, gold goo smells clean with hints of citrus, and glides onto skin easily. With its blend of gentle exfoliators, you’ll have glowing, more even skin in just 10 minutes.

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.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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No Makeup Is The New Makeup For Spring

No Makeup Is The New Makeup For Spring

There’s a lot of dramatic contouring and full-coverage foundation happening on social media these days, as people strive for a perfect, selfie-ready complexion. But at Rodan + Fields, we believe anyone can achieve clearer, more even-toned, flawless-looking skin with a lot less makeup. If you’re ready to use less base, concealer, lip color, and even mascara, we can help.

Instead of base, try a Regimen

Want to go foundation-free? You can, with a skincare routine that tackles the issue you’ve been trying to cover up. Whether it’s acne, dark spots, discoloration, redness or fine lines, your Rodan + Fields Consultant can help you find the Regimen that’s right for you. Commit to using your Regimen consistently, and the look of flawless skin is in your future!

If you’d still like a touch of cover, our oil-free, lightweight tinted Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid protects and perfects the radiant skin you’ve earned.

Instead of under-eye concealer, try REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream

What if you had nothing to conceal? Our Multi-Function Eye Cream has optical diffusers that brighten the eye area, and it’s a workhorse when it comes to firming and improving the appearance of fine lines over time. You can also use it with Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex, an illuminating hydrating gel that diminishes the look of dark circles, puffiness and tired eyes. So instead of concealing, try revealing!

Instead of eye makeup and brow powder, try Lash Boost

Want the appearance of longer, fuller, darker lashes? Our bestselling lash serum is perfect for those wishing to use less mascara — or none.And, yes, you can use Lash Boost on your brows, too.

Instead of lipstick, try REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum

For slightly glossy lips that get lovelier over time, try our antioxidant-packed serum. It visibly smooths lips and reduces the appearance of fine lines and lip wrinkles, leaving lips conditioned and revitalized.

Feeling confident without makeup is life changing. So, here’s to embracing the natural beauty that you are.

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 and boost their confidence.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide – For All Of The Moms In Your Life

Mother’s Day Gift Guide – For All Of The Moms In Your Life

May 12 is Mother’s Day — and we’ve got skincare gift ideas to make moms of all kinds feel appreciated and deliciously pampered! Choose a mom and show her some Rodan + Fields love.

Just remember, if a mom is pregnant or nursing she should always check with her doctor before introducing new products to her skincare routine.

Which Mom do you want to get a gift for?

New Mom:

Skincare For New Moms For New Moms 

Moms of babies are really put to the test. A good night’s sleep is hard to come by, and those long nights can wreak havoc on her schedule and her skin.

Give her age-defying products that make the most of her limited sleep time:Applied at bedtime, Intensive Renewing Serum is tough on the visible signs of aging but not on skin. REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream improves the appearance of expression lines and visibly firms the under-eye area. REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum, with Peptides and Vitamin E, conditions and visibly smooths lips.

P.S. If the New Mom in your life wants to help reduce brown patches known as Pregnancy Mask (melasma), the REVERSE Lightening Regimen could be a most welcome gift! Just have her check in with her doctor if she’s pregnant or nursing to see if it’s the right fit.

WORKING MOM:

Working Moms Working Moms Deserve Great Skincare

All moms work — the only question is, “where?” Whether she’s headed to a board meeting at the office or a conference at her kid’s preschool, she’s got a back-to-back schedule and no time to fuss. Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid (and its companion, the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush), will have her glowing, polished and perfect in seconds. And once she’s finally done for the day, ESSENTIALS Complete Eye Makeup Remover and Instant Make-Up Remover Wipes whisk everything away so she can get to bed sooner.

MR. MOM:

Soothe His Soul

He is an expert at soothing his kids. But it’s very likely he’s neglecting his skin. If he is fair skinned or has shaving irritation, it’s likely his complexion could use some TLC. Our SOOTHE Regimen relieves dry, irritated patches in a heartbeat, soothing his skin — and his soul.

MOM TO EVERYONE:

Everyone’s Mom

She might not actually be your mother, but she is the wise, nurturing person who makes you feel loved. Pamper her with skincare products she might not buy for herself! Active Hydration Serum has a luxurious feel and makes an instant difference, transforming dry skin into hydrated, younger-looking, younger-acting skin. Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex targets thin, fragile skin around the eyes to diminish the look of dark circles and puffiness. Or, surprise her with Lash Boost. Who doesn’t want the appearance of longer, darker, fuller lashes?

So, give her Life-changing Skincare for Mother’s Day! You can’t go wrong when you do it right with Rodan + Fields.

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.

PM me for the best options to suit your budget 🙂

*information taken from Derm RF.

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