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.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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10 Things To Accomplish Before The New Year

10 Things To Accomplish Before The New Year

And that’s a wrap on 2018…well, almost! It’s always nice to start a new year with a clean slate — not to mention clean skin! — so here are 10 things we’ll be doing before ringing in 2019 with a bang.

Join us, or use these ideas as inspiration when creating your own list of to-dos to accomplish before the clock strikes midnight.

  1. Toss all expired makeup, sunscreen and skincare. If a product is past its prime, it’s time to replace it.
  2. Take down and store your holiday decorations. Once the New Year rolls around, they’re the last thing you’ll want to see.
  3. Send thank-you notes to people who gave you holiday gifts. There’s no time like the present to express appreciation for your presents.
  4. Exfoliate your face and body. Out with the old (dead skin cells) and in with the new (younger, vibrant cells)!
  5. Treat yourself to a pedicure. Starting the New Year on the right foot is easier when your toes are in tip-top shape.
  6. Go through all your clothes and shoes and donate anything you haven’t worn in the past year. If it’s been that long since you’ve worn something, you’re not going to miss it.
  7. Take a look at your skin and assess its current state. Could you use more hydration? Are you seeing signs of aging? Now is the time to add a new product to your routine and make sure you are fully stocked on all the products you need.
  8. Write down your personal and professional goals for the year, both big and small. Cross them off as you achieve them, add more as the year goes on, then look back at the list at the end 2019 — you’ll be impressed by all you’ve accomplished!
  9. Clean out your email inbox, delete unneeded files on your computer and remove apps from your phone that you no longer use. The more clutter you eliminate, the easier your tech will be to navigate.
  10. Take a restorative yoga or meditation class, or get a massage, to help you de-stress from the holiday chaos. It helps to start the year in a Zen-like state — or somewhere close to it!

Learn more about Rodan + Fields and how you can get your most radiant skin of your life. 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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Too Many Parties? How To Save Your Skin

Too Many Parties? How To Save Your Skin

The holidays and excess go hand-in-hand. Even if you start the season with the best of intentions, it’s easy to give in to the temptation of late nights, limitless sweets and other complexion catastrophes. That’s OK! Rodan + Fields product expert Mary Radford, RN, shares how to get your good skin back after you’ve overindulged:

Before You Go

Drink a lot of water.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so think ahead and prepare for the festivities,” Mary says. Keep your skin (and the rest of you) happy by drinking a glass of water before you walk out the door. Once you’re at your event, if you are drinking alcohol, have a glass of water after every drink.

Have a healthy snack.
You’re more likely to overdo it at the buffet or dessert table if you arrive with an empty stomach. “Eat some protein and greens before the party to keep your stamina up and minimize overindulging in food or drinks,” says Mary.

Pamper your skin.
Our Active Hydration trio of products — Active Hydration Serum, Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex and Active Hydration Body Replenish — offer immediate and lasting hydration and help keep your skin looking younger and more radiant. “The possibility of running into your ex at a holiday party makes this combination a must!” Mary says.

When You Get Home

Wash. Your. Face.
Mary gets it: You’re exhausted. “Exercising your social butterfly wings can take its toll,” she says. Still, she always recommends using your full Regimen. Make the job easier by using ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Removing Wipes and Complete Eye Makeup Remover before you cleanse. If you’ve got the energy, “Layering Active Hydration Serum into your Regimen will help you look more perky than you’ll feel in the morning.” Now go to sleep!

The Morning After

Fake being awake.
If your face is showing fatigue, Mary suggests avoiding dark clothes and makeup. “Lighten up with peach, pink, light blue, white or cream to look pulled-together and awake,” she says. And get an immediate glow with Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid. “It makes your skin look flawless!”

Brighten your eyes. 
Puffy, tired-looking eyes tip people off to the fact you’ve been out too late. Mary advises applying Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex to visibly improve dark circles and puffiness, and REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream to improve the appearance of lines and loss of firmness. “I use both!” Mary says. “Party? What party?”

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.

PM me for the best options to suit your budget 🙂

*information taken from Derm RF.

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Layer On These Winter Skincare Products

Layer On These Winter Skincare Products

Winter is all about layering — and we don’t just mean piling on another cozy sweater. These favorite products are perfect to add onto any Rodan + Fields Regimen:

Layer on hydration with…

Active Hydration Serum

All skin types, even oily and blemish-prone, need hydration, especially in harsh winter weather. This oil-free serum preps your skin to better receive products layered on top of it, improving their performance. If you have dry skin, use it twice daily — after cleansing and toning — then follow with morning or evening moisturizer. If you have normal, oily or combination skin, use the serum nightly after cleansing and toning, and apply your evening moisturizer as needed.

Layer on texture and firmness with…

REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum

This revitalizing serum is formulated with Retinal, a concentrated form of Vitamin A. It empowers skin’s own renewing process for a more refined, firmer-looking complexion with fewer visible lines in just four weeks. Use it at night after cleansing and toning — and layer it over Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum if you’re using both.

Layer on instant perfection with…

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid

This tinted Dermacosmetic instantly protects and perfects the glow you’ve earned from having a consistent skincare routine. Available in six sheer shades, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid provides buildable coverage for a beautiful finish and a radiant,healthy-looking complexion. It also provides defense against the elements. Use it as the final step of your morning Rodan + Fields Regimen.

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.

PM me for the best options to suit your budget 🙂

*information taken from Derm RF.

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What I Learned From My Inner Child.

 

Love your neighbor as yourself.  A very familiar command. It’s obvious that so many people get discouraged and frustrated learning to love friends and family let alone trying to love themselves. My belief is that you must first love your self unconditionally before you can truly love someone else.  A huge life epiphany was when I discovered that to find my own true happiness,  I needed to find my way back to loving myself first. I am my humble priority. When I am in love with myself, my world is at peace.

With this discovery, I found that I had to look deeper inside. What I saw was that my inner world had separated from its core self.  My inner child no longer connected with my middle and adult self. And with the separation along came all the negativity, lack of confidence, lack of self-worth, and loss of hope. It started at the disconnect. re: Joseph Campbell and The Heroes Journey (separation, initiation, return)

The flood of advice we get about love includes my favorite…embrace and love your inner child. Great advice. However, what if there was much more to it than that? What if your inner child is the eternally wise all-knowing one within and not the smart adult self that you think you are? What if your inner child is the ‘perfect you’ before life began to happen? What if your inner child is the one who knows that there are no boundaries and every dream is possible beyond the wildest imagination? What if that little person inside remembers everything you are here for?  What if your inner child is waiting for your return? Be still and listen. What if that child is standing in the fountain of true wisdom?  What if your child holds the KEY to unconditional love and everything you need to know?

This is a new way to look at embracing your inner child. Think about it this way.  A long time ago, in another dimension known as childhood, is a place where our child is keenly aware of who we are and why we are here. However,  with the first ‘NO’ we hear, the first slap on the hand we feel, the first time we come face to face with a bully, and with the first teardrop of anger and disappointment, we began to forget everything we knew.

And on it goes. The older we grow, the more life’s dirty laundry continues to bury us. It gets harder and harder to remember who we are and what we came here to do.  Our parents, our playmates, the television, magazines, and pop culture begin to weave a story that’s not our own. We are bombarded with the proselytizing mainstream narrative about what we should think and who we should be.  Before we know it we are blind to our purpose and birthright. And then one frustrating day we wake up, look in the mirror and we no longer know who we are anymore. We barely recognize ourselves.

Then in our quest for self-discovery, we find ourselves knee-deep in self-help, drugs, medication, illnesses, depression, mental illnesses, apathy, going along with the crowd,  all the ‘isms’.  We aren’t even aware that we’re thinking someone else’s thoughts.  Original thoughts are rare.  ‘Who am I’ is the eternally unanswered question.

However, there is hope. Know this. Your inner child is waiting to be rediscovered by the adult you.  Not in the way we’ve  been taught to think and not as the adult speaking to the child. But as the child speaking to the adult.

After years of disconnect,  we’ve been separated into three parts.  These three parts of you must come back together as one. The three parts of you are this…

  1. Your ‘young‘ inner child, the one before the ‘knowing that you didn’t know’ began. The innocent you
  2. The ‘middle‘ inner child, the one that experienced all of the things that caused the separation from yourself. Trauma/Drama
  3. The now ‘adult‘ you that is trying to figure it all out.

This is the Trinity of you. These three parts must become whole and connected again. You must become ONE with yourself in order for you to find your way back to the Garden of Self.

7 Things You Need to Know to Get Started:

  1. Sit quietly in meditation and prayer and listen to what your inner child has to say to the present you
  2. See your present self from the inner child’s perspective (inside out or from the past forward) to the present you
  3.  Listen to what your child has to share with you
  4. Know that your inner child loves you unconditionally and let your child tell you what you need to know about your journey
  5. Your inner child knows exactly what you had to go through to get you to where you are today.
  6. Your inner child has all of the answers
  7. Listen closely to hear your inner child tell you how proud they are of you

Again, be still, listen for your child’s voice, make friends again, and trust the journey back. What did you dream about as a child? What did you love to do? What were your favorite stories? Let your child remind you 🙂 that real truth and ageless wisdom are found in this paradox.

This Trinity or tri-reality is as real and alive as your breath and they all exist together in parallel dimensions. The beginning, the middle and the present.

This is the primordial secret to raising ourselves the right way. As long as we plug back into our real self, everything will become more clear. What we want is what we were born for. When we master that which is within, we can then master that which is without. As above, so below. As within, so without.

And so the journey goes…love your self unconditionally. This is where the wellspring of all love lives. It begins with you.  This is the way back way back to an unconditional love of self!! Our mission is to return to our inner child where love and light, innocence and unconditional love live. Heaven on earth, eternal truth, wisdom, confidence, and unconditional love are found right here!

You truly had the power all along!  Let the healing begin!