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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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.

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Do You Have ‘Tech Neck’? Tips For Sagging Skin

Do You Have ‘Tech Neck’? Tips For Sagging Skin

If you’re like most of us, you’re spending more and more time each day — about four hours or more, according to a recent study — hunched over your smartphone, tablet or computer. You may also have the telltale signs of Tech Neck: pain, discomfort and poor posture. (You know the look: rounded back, shoulders caving inward, head pitched forward at an unnatural angle.) But you may not realize that your extensive screen time is also having a seriously aging effect on your neck.

Neck skin is thinner than the skin on your face, with fewer sebaceous glands and less collagen, so it’s naturally more prone to wrinkles and sagging. Though sun exposure is the primary cause of aging neck skin, repeatedly tilting your head down to stare at a screen can speed up the process by exacerbating the development of horizontal lines, says Rodan + Fields product-expert-in-residence Mary Radford, RN.

So what can you do about this extra-unfortunate side effect of tech use? Here are some tips:

PREVENTION

Put down your phone

Giving it up completely is unlikely, but try dialing it back a bit. Many devices now track your usage so you can tell exactly how much screen time you’re racking up and can adjust accordingly. Take frequent breaks from your screen(s), and exercise regularly. Gentle stretches for your back, neck and shoulders will help, too.

Pay attention to posture  

Instead of gazing down at your phone or tablet, bring it up to your face. Invest in a stand that elevates your computer to a height that keeps your head above your shoulders and your chin parallel to the ground. You can also practice good posture at your desk by placing a tennis ball between your shoulder blades and sitting back into your chair. If the ball rolls down, you’re slumping, which suggests your head is dropping and your neck is wrinkling, too.

TREATMENT

Don’t neglect your neck

People tend to pamper their face but stop at the chin. Mary recommends using the Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen to minimize the appearance of fine lines, visible pores and loss of firmness on your neck (as well as your face), and layering in Rodan + Fields  ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum for extra hydration. She’d combine that with the Rodan + Fields AMP MD Derma-Roller; its micro-exfoliating tips help enhance the penetration and effectiveness of your skincare Regimen and will leave the skin on your neck visibly firmer over time. “Start slowly,” she cautions. “One or two rolls, once or twice a week — since the neck area can be extra-sensitive.”

Slather on the SPF

You’ve heard it before: Sunscreen is a critical step in any skincare routine, and that goes for the skin on your neck, too. Mary recommends applying sunscreen every morning before leaving home and re-applying it every two hours if you’re outdoors, swimming or sweating.

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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That Spring Fling Thing

That Spring Fling Thing

Everyone loves the spring, after all, winter is over. But there are all sorts of skin issues that can arise when grass starts to grow and flowers begin to bloom (attention allergy sufferers!). From sudden downpours to pollen clouds to the sun’s rays hitting skin that’s been covered up for months, spring carries the potential for turmoil.

Here are some common spring skin concerns and how to handle them:

1. Sun Protection

Reconnect with your skin that’s been hiding under layers of puffers for months. We know you’ve been using sun protection on your face since that is a must year-round (ahem!), but protecting your arms, neck, chest area and hands is key if you want to avoid visible signs of aging down the road. “Sunscreen is hands-down the one thing we overlook in the spring,” says Mary Radford, RN and Director of Product Content at Rodan + Fields. She says the light silhouettes of sunglasses, tank tops and shorts are painful reminders of the sun’s strength. To protect, ESSENTIALS Body Sunscreen SPF 30 gives 40 minutes of water-resistant protection all over. REDEFINE Hand Treatment Regimen includes Brightening Hand Treatment and Age Shield Hand Balm which contains Vitamin C to reduce the looks of dark spots and SPF 30 to help defend against sun’s rays.

2. Wake Up Tired Eyes

We’ve all heard of Spring Fever, Spring Fling(s) and Spring Break! There’s a certain enthusiasm that helps us break out of our winter cocoons. That can also lead to outdoor Happy Hours and late evenings, leaving us depleted. “Spring fever gets us all in a tizzy burning the candle at both ends to take advantage of our new fresh surroundings,” says Radford. “But being overzealous can lead to dehydration and dullness in the eye area and puffiness from allergies and overindulging.” So, she uses Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex twice a day to wake up her tired eyes and brighten the eye area.

3. Dry Skin on Elbows, Knees and other Tough Spots

Your skin has been secretly giving away its moisture to the dry winter weather. It’s not uncommon to find that your elbows, knees and other body parts feel (and look) drier the second you ditch the long sleeves and pants. Active Hydration Body Replenish contains our 3D3P Molecular Matrix to attract water from the atmosphere and lock it onto skin, hydrating and moisturizing instantly and over time. It’s a drink of water for thirsty, parched skin, which just so happens to be all over your body right now.

4. A Smooth and Even Skin Tone and Texture

We all need a little help smoothing out the appearance of our skin, especially after a season that is synonymous with “cold” and “windy” and “rainy”. “The last layer of my daily skin care routine is Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid to guard my skin against the environmental bloom-athon of spring, the sun’s UV rays and warmer weather’s potential for moisture loss,” says Radford. “But the best part is my skin tone looks even, the formulation does not settle into lines and it’s oil-free and won’t clog pores. I believe that I am doing something good for my skin with every application.”

Luckily, we have solutions to deal with this season’s hazards and can just rejoice in the fact that Spring really is right around the corner. Now get outside!

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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What Is Acne?

What Is Acne?

ALL ABOUT ACNE — AND HOW TO STOP IT

What is acne? Most people know acne as the annoying blemishes almost everyone has experienced at one time or another. What you may not know is that the pimple that appears on your face is actually the final step of a multiple-step process that Rodan + Fields founders Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields call the acne cycle. To break the cycle, it’s good to know what’s lurking beneath — and on top of — the surface.

It starts with your individual genetics and hormones, which control how much oil your skin produces. When oil production is excessive it mixes with dead skin cells to form a plug that clumps together in a pore. Trapped underneath this plug of debris, a type of bacteria found on skin called Propionibacterium acnes — P. acnes for short — begins to get busy. P. acnes thrives in environments that lack oxygen, like a clogged pore.

Happy inside its oxygen-free environment, the bacteria feeds on the oil and multiplies. Eventually, our skin reacts to the overgrowth of bacteria and its byproducts with inflammation or swelling, and voila: A pimple.

Many people think it’s the bacteria that is the main culprit, but without oil, oxygen would be able to get into the pore to kill the bacteria. And our hormones trigger the oil production. So all the steps are connected.

Since blemishes start forming days or even weeks before reaching the surface of the skin, the secret to controlling them is to keep them from forming in the first place. That means interrupting the acne cycle so the blemishes never get to the surface.

ACNE IS COMPLICATED, BUT TREATMENT ISN’T

Early in their dermatology careers, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields realized that though the acne cycle is complicated, the treatment didn’t have to be. Now, the Doctors have created two Rodan + Fields Regimens to break the acne cycle by unclogging pores, removing acne-causing bacteria and oil and preventing future breakouts. Both SPOTLESS, for teen and young adult acne, and UNBLEMISH, for adult acne and visible signs of aging, combine over-the-counter and cosmetic ingredients meant to be used twice a day over the entire face.

Both Regimens clear existing acne and prevent new blemishes from forming. The big news is the Doctors are bringing their effective acne solutions to even more people, perhaps you or someone you love.

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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