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.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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How To Tell If You Have Dry Skin – And How To Deal With It

How To Tell If You Have Dry Skin – And How To Deal With It

At one time or another, everyone has probably experienced dry skin on their arms, legs or elsewhere on their body. Dry body skin doesn’t look or feel the same for everyone, so you might notice just one of these signs or several at once:
Dry skin on your body can feel:

Tight, Itchy

Dry skin on your body can look:

Red, Ashy, Scaly, Cracked, Flaky

Depending on how much sun damage your skin has endured over the years, dry skin also may look crepey — thin, loose and papery, with surface lines.

Who gets dry skin and why?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, some of the primary causes of dry skin are age and climate. People who submerge their hands and arms into water frequently as part of their job — such as doctors, nurses and hairstylists — are also prone to dry skin. So are people who swim in highly chlorinated pools.

Luckily, there is a product for dry body skin in its many manifestations:

NEW Rodan + Fields  Active Hydration Body Replenish. Whether your symptoms are caused by genetics, age, climate or occupation, one thing you have in common with other dry-skin sufferers is that you’re probably seeking relief from how your skin feels and visible improvement in the way your skin looks. That’s where Active Hydration Body Replenish comes in.

This rich-feeling body cream is both hydrating and moisturizing.

(What’s the difference between the two? Find out here.)  It’s powered by the patent-pending Rodan + Fields 3D3P Molecular Matrix, which draws in water from the atmosphere and holds it against your skin. After just one use, your skin will feel softer, smoother and more hydrated.

And the benefits get even better over time. Used daily, Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Body Replenish leaves skin feeling more nourished. In a four-week U.S. clinical study, Active Hydration Body Replenish more than doubled skin’s hydration level in just four weeks. A full 100% of study participants saw improvement in the overall appearance of their skin, 97% saw improvement in skin radiance and 94% saw improvement in the look of crepey skin.

Active Hydration Body Replenish is designed to relieve a multitude of dry-skin signs and works for all ages and skin types. So whether your skin is dry and crepey, flaky and itchy, or red and cracked, give it a try. Your body will thank you.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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Standing At The Edge of The Cliff

This morning I stood by the edge of a cliff.  Afraid to take that next step over the edge into the unknown. I closed my eyes. I took a big breath and then I took another breath and then another.  I could feel the hesitation and the uneasiness creeping through my veins like a storm without rain.

My guide stepped closer and whispered into my ear… “go ahead, make the jump”.  I trembled deep inside my core even though I knew that it was something I had to do.  I couldn’t turn back now. The opportunity was right in front of me. But that step from terra firma to over the edge of the cliff tugged at my ‘what if’.

I could feel my trusted guide standing there not saying a word as I took what seemed like forever.  As he waited his presence surrounded me with warm acceptance and kind benevolence for this life altering moment in my life.

I took a deep breath, closed my eyes,  and pointed my toe to step over the edge, and then as if nudging me forward, I felt the wind gently push me and then I began to fall. This was it, I thought to myself as my body hurled itself to somewhere.  I couldn’t open my eyes as I felt the wind rushing past me. My heart was beating so fast I thought it would burst. It felt like I was plummeting into oblivion.  And then I opened my eyes.

What I saw ignited my heart in amazing knowingness.  It wasn’t a free-fall after all.  I found myself riding atop a magnificent eagle! I was one with the pulsating flow of the monstrous wings gliding softly through the clouds. This historical moment was a reunion with all of the wisdom that had been hiding inside of me.  A homecoming to the story that had been written for me at the beginning of time. My story.  My truth. And I now knew. I knew that all along I was always perfectly protected.  As we soared together through the gentle skies I could see majestic mountains and vast green valleys below. Crystal clear lakes and rivers and streams. Orchards and gardens teeming with vegetables, fruits, and flowers. And waterfalls and pools of glistening clear water.

  

On eagles wings. Our perception of what we fear is only that, an impression of what we’ve been conditioned to think. It is a story marred and stained with a life that we may not have made friends with, however, it was a story written specifically for us and for the things we need to learn. As life got thrown at us we forgot what we came here to find. That is our journey…to find our way back to our heart.

My guide, the one who has been with me since the beginning of time, knew.  Knew that all that happened was to get me to here, to right now.  All is well. Everything really is ok. It is good to trust in a higher power. My life is designed to fulfill my destiny of learning how to trust and love myself once again. Back to the Garden to fly with the eagles and the angels to wherever I want to go.

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