5 Skincare Travel Tips, Tricks, & Hacks

5 Skincare Travel Tips, Tricks, & Hacks

Planning your dream vacay? You’re not alone. Nearly 100 million Americans will go away on vacation in the summer. Even if you are staycay-ing this year (which does not have to involve cleaning out a closet. Ever.) — there’s something for everyone in these tips, tricks and hacks.

Tip: Pack Light & Carry-On

This is pretty much Amateur Fail #1 — packing too much and feeling hampered by your stuff. Do yourself a favor and pack only a minimum. Live by the motto “I never check a bag” and you can avoid lost luggage, surprise back pain and heavy hauling.

Here’s how: Sub out your full-size Regimen faves with travel-size versions. R+F offers mini Regimens for REDEFINE, REVERSE Brightening, REVERSE Lightening, UNBLEMISHand SOOTHE for a limited time, available while supplies last. These small-but-mighty Regimens help you keep up your results wherever you go!

Trick: Combat Climate Change

When it comes to travel, skin may be in for a bumpy ride: Dry skin from recycled airplane air, unsightly breakouts from humidity, irritated skin from sunburns and dull skin from demanding itineraries. Our new Face Masks combat all of the above on a case-by-case basis. Available in travel sizes for FREE ($30 value) when you buy any Home & Away Special!

REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask gives skin an instant boost of hydration, REVERSE Radiance Mask brightens the complexion, UNBLEMISH Clarifying Mask fights random breakouts and SOOTHE Rescue Mask calms irritated skin.

Hack: Make Room for Multitaskers

Save time, energy and luggage space with multitaskers that do it all (almost!) — check out these high-performers that will fit into that single carry-on.

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid provides complexion coverage, sun protection, environmental defense and more — all in one, travel-friendly bottle.

ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes do so much more than just remove makeup. Use to refresh skin throughout the day, wipe hands clean and of course…remove makeup at the end of the day.

Start working on the appearance of longer, fuller, darker lashes with Lash Boost so you can ditch the mascara, lash curlers and eye makeup remover!  

Tip: Protect Your Best Asset — YOU

Don’t leave safety behind just because you’re out having fun. Here’s how to safeguard your assets while on vacation.

Sun damage is no joke. A sunburn can ruin your precious vacation time — and contribute to visible signs of aging in the future. Keep skin safe and healthy with the sunscreen included in your Rodan + Fields Regimen.

Hot weather and windy climates can lead to chapped, sunburned lips. For times like these, reach for ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 to keep lips soft, smooth and protected.

Hack: Wash Your Face to Fight Jet Lag

Long flights, travel delays and layovers can lead to grumpy moods and unhappy skin. Combat these travel woes by jumping into your skincare routine upon touchdown and reset your day with a fresh application from your favorite friend, your Regimen. You’ll feel instantly cleaner and more refreshed. Take that, jet lag!


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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*information taken from Derm RF.

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5 Evening Rituals For  a Better Night’s Sleep

5 Evening Rituals For a Better Night’s Sleep

Getting restful sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body and mind.  Research shows that when you are well rested, you think more clearly, have quicker reflexes and focus better. Sleep positively affects your immune system, energy level, heart health and mood.

But with work and family demands, jam-packed schedules and so many shows to binge-watch, you may find it hard to wind down enough to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep you need a night.

Here are five ways to help:

1) Shut off your devices. Completely power down your phone, laptop and tablet before you get in bed—and keep them off, even if you wake during the night. People who use devices before bed have poorer sleep than those who don’t, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The 52 million of us who fire off middle-of-the-night texts or emails fare even worse.

2) Tea up. Calming and comforting, caffeine-free herbal tea is an ideal bedtime beverage. A warm cup of chamomile, licorice root or mint tea may help encourage sleep and digestion and signal to your body that it’s time to start slowing down.

3) Stretch it out. In one study, participants with insomnia who practiced yoga daily fell asleep faster, slept longer and returned to sleep more quickly. Before bedtime, try some gentle poses, such as Legs Up the Wall, in which you lie on your back in an L shape with your legs forming a 90-degree angle against a wall; or Corpse Pose, in which you simply lie on your back on the floor and breathe slowly.

4) Take off the day. Ensure a fresh start tomorrow morning by washing away the day’s makeup, dirt and debris tonight. Cleanse your face with warm water, or hop in the shower to do all that and put your body into relaxation mode. Finish by pampering yourself with your skincare Regimen, and you’ll be ready to face the day (after a good night’s sleep, of course).

5) Make a list. Worrying about “incomplete future tasks” makes it difficult to fall asleep. Before you turn off your light each night, take five minutes to write down the tasks you want to accomplish the next day, or any other outstanding To-Do items. By doing so, you will (hopefully) fall asleep in a flash, and the elusive eight hours will be yours.   *information provided by Derm RF

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Pollution Is Hazardous To Your Your Skin

Pollution Is Hazardous To Your Your Skin

There is more to taking good care of your skin than the skin care products or specific cleansing regimens that you use. While using quality skin care products and having good skin care routines are important for healthy skin, one of the things you may not have considered is the effect that pollution has on your skin.

Research shows that pollution can cause skin damage and as important as proper sun protection is, we should also work to protect it from pollution in the environment.

Pollution comes in all disguises including smog, smoke, car emissions and a host of other environmental chemicals that can wreck your skin. Regular exposure to pollution can cause premature aging and skin damage. Wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots are a few of the signs of aging that can show up even earlier when you are exposed to pollution. Everyday environmental pollution can contribute to free radicals building up in the body, leading to inflammation and acne and a host of other diseases.

Luckily, there are some important safeguards that will help to minimize the negative effects that the sun and pollution can have on your skin. Be sure to use skincare products that contain UVA/UVB-ray protectants to prevent the sun’s harmful rays from damaging your skin.

Along with your skin care products, taking care to wash your face really well each day is an important part of preventing skin damage due to excess pollution. Rinsing off residue with your regular cleansing routine is crucial to managing the effects of pollution. Using a good moisturizer after cleansing is another important part of your skincare routine to provide protection and restoration for your skin

While you can’t control your exposure to everything, you can make a conscious effort to try to minimize your exposure by providing your skin with effective protection. Taking these important steps in your skincare routine can go a long way to prevent the negative effects of the sun and pollution from damaging your skin.

If you need to restock your sunscreen supply (or get an extra for the car), we have sunscreen for your BODY , and one for every Regimen: REDEFINEREVERSEUNBLEMISH and SOOTHE.

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Fact or Myth? Men find women with more make-up more attractive…

dermrfnomakeuppicIf you think adding an extra layer of makeup will make you look extra desirable, you might want to think again.
A study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology found that women who decide to wear a “full face” of makeup to make themselves more attractive might be achieving just the opposite result.

Researchers at Bangor University and Aberdeen University in the United Kingdom gave 44 women “a range of best-selling” foundation, lipstick, blush and mascara products and told them to put on makeup like they were preparing for a night on the town. The women were photographed with freshly scrubbed faces and also after they had put on makeup. The researchers then altered the photographs so they had 21 images of the women wearing various amounts of makeup. They showed the altered images to 44 Bangor University students, who were instructed to select the photo they thought was most attractive, the photo they thought women would like best and the photo men would like best.

It turns out that women and men alike favored the images of the models wearing 40% less makeup than they initially put on. Another intriguing finding: each participant assumed men would like the models with more makeup on than the women would, but in reality the women were the ones who liked the images of the models wearing slightly more makeup.

The researchers said the results “suggest that women are likely wearing cosmetics to appeal to the mistaken preferences of others.”

We all have the desire to be desirable, but instead of layering on the makeup, our focus should be on achieving a healthy, natural complexion. The “foundation” for great skin starts with the right skincare products to address your skin concerns. By identifying your primary skin concerns and incorporating clinically proven skincare products and healthy habits into your daily routine, you can feel confident with “less” face and look as good as you feel today and every day.

With Rodan+Fields you can uncover the skin on your face and go naked! Message me for more information and your free sample!


Make Sure Your Eyes Are Prepared to Meet Google Glasses

google glassesDr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are thrilled to live in the epicenter of new technology—the San Francisco Bay Area. Right now, the buzz is about the wearable computing device Google Glass. Google has even teamed up with Ray-Ban and other high-end brands to make “smart” eyeglasses. With all eyes on this new technology, tune into the latest webisode of Skinpact News, “Google Glass,” to learn from Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields how you can make sure your peepers are prepared for this future meets fashionista moment.