Why You Should Add a Facial Mask to Your Skincare Routine

Why You Should Add a Facial Mask to Your Skincare Routine

Skin Exfoliation is important

TIPS ON HOW TO USE FACIAL MASKS & FINDING THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOUR SKIN CONCERN

Skincare facial masks are a great addition to everyone’s Regimen routine because they can enhance results. Think of facial masks as a way to give your regular skincare some extra “oomph.” In fact, dermatologists often supplement their treatments or facial products with precise facial masks to visibly minimize the symptoms associated with the skin concern. For instance, those on acne protocols use masks to gently clear pores or calm the red, inflamed skin associated with active acne—let facial masks do the work for you!

Do Facial Masks Actually Work?

Facial masks are on the rise due to a new focus on self-care, but Rodan + Fields masks are here to make you look as good as you feel. Rodan + Fields developed specific formulations to address secondary skin concerns like clogged pores, the occasional breakout, dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, redness or dry skin. The great news is that you can mask match—choose a mask that boosts your regular Regimen results—or mix and mask—choose a facial mask to address a secondary skin concern!

Filling Skin Needs With Rodan + Fields Skincare Facial Masks

Dr. Katie Rodan, Dr. Kathy Fields and the team of scientists at Rodan + Fields developed facial masks for the top common skin concerns that bring people in to see a dermatologist. As the facial masks contain unique ingredients, they can also be paired with the corresponding Regimen (e.g., Redefine Regimen + Redefine Rejuvenation Mask) to boost results—without the visit to the doctor’s office!

Sometimes addressing skin concerns can feel like playing whack-a-mole: you get one under control, only to realize now you’re dealing with dryness, fine lines, and other issues. In this case, facial masks can also come to the rescue. Use them to address skin concerns outside of a primary Regimen (e.g. a Redefine Regimen user could use the Reverse Radiance Mask to address dullness and uneven skin tone).

On top of that, facial masks are so easy to use. Forget mixing, preparations, and cutting out paper masks that never fit right. Simply apply to clean, dry skin, set a 10-minute timer, rinse thoroughly and apply your remaining skincare routine—no painful removal!

Which Facial Mask Should I Use?

Here is a rundown of the available facial mask skincare to help you identify which is best for your skin. As usual, anyone with sensitive skin should patch test the mask on a small area of the jawline for 10 minutes prior to full face application.

Redefine Rejuvenation Mask: Boost Youthful-Looking Skin

Who? Struggling with signs of aging? As you age, your skin’s defenses weaken and skin loses elasticity and moisture. The Redefine Rejuvenation Mask is for someone who wants to visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of firmness, and moisturize skin over time.

Why? The bubbling gel-foam formulation includes Jojoba beads to buff off any dry, scaly spots to prepare skin for super hydrating 3D3P technology to draw in and lock hydration onto skin for immediately smoother, younger-looking skin.

Reverse Radiance Mask: Ready for Radiance

Who? Are you noticing skin dullness, uneven skin tone or excessive pigmentation due to unprotected exposure to the sun?

Why? This golden metallic mask uses turmeric to visibly even skin tone and glycolic acid for smoother and brighter-looking skin—plus you’ll feel like a golden goddess while you use the Reverse Radiance Mask. Our proprietary Retinal-MD Vitamin A technology—the highest potency available without a prescription—will visibly smooth and firm the skin.

Unblemish Clarifying Mask: Blemishes Begone

Who? Do you have excessive oil, clogged pores, breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, acne or blemishes? Banish those blemishes! See more balanced skin in just 10 minutes with the Unblemish Clarifying Mask.

Why? The active 10% sulfur dries down excess oil and acne blemishes, and tea tree helps purify and refresh skin. Oat bran extract smooths and reduces visible redness and blotchiness associated with breakouts. Be sure to stay away from eyes and keep towel by the sink as you rinse thoroughly.

Recharge Detox Mask: Best for Skin Detox

Who? Do you see clogged pores, dull skin and dryness, and you want to detoxify and degrease the skin without leaving it dry and parched?

Why? This unique mask combines charcoal to detoxify and draw out impurities, and volcanic sand to exfoliate, revealing a radiant complexion and smooth skin texture. The Recharge Detox Mask helps to nourish and balance skin by both breaking down excess oil and depositing antioxidant-rich conditioning coconut and avocado oils, and mango seed butter.

Soothe Rescue Mask: Save Irritable Skin

Who? Do you have skin that feels dry, tired, red, irritated, sensitive or taxed from the environment (wind, heat, sun, cold)? The Soothe Rescue Mask is for anyone that believes that their skin needs some TLC.

Why? This green facial mask contains hydration-attracting glycerin to help maintain the protective moisture barrier, plus calamine and other botanicals to neutralize or help visibly calm skin.

How Do I Use a Facial Mask With My Current Skincare Routine?

Your mask can fit easily into your skincare routine morning or night—plus you can use it while you brush your teeth or take care of other things—multi-masking at its finest! First, remove all your makeup, then cleanse with your Regimen’s face wash. Be sure to pat your face dry before applying the mask. Keep it on for 10 minutes then rinse and continue with your regular routine.

Can I Blend Two Facial Masks Together?

It might seem tempting to make your masks do double time by blending them together, but blending formulas reduces the effectiveness since now you have 50% of the formulation. Also, mask formulations are not created to be combined—each one is tested for safety, effectiveness, and stability by itself and not with additional ingredients.

But there is another way that you can mix and mask! Apply each mask on a separate area of your face. For instance, if you have occasional breakouts on the chin but dry skin with lines and wrinkles, we have your combo. Apply Unblemish Clarifying Mask on the chin and Redefine Rejuvenation Mask on the remainder of your face and neck. What if your skin looks dull and has discoloration, but your nose has clogged pores? Apply the Recharge Detox mask to the nose and Reverse Radiance Mask on the other areas. Get creative and have fun with it!

Guide to using multiple facial masks.

Tips for Your Best Results

  • Apply enough product so that you cannot see your skin through the product.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water, keep a towel nearby and your eyes closed, and be sure to clean the nasal folds.
  • Don’t overwork your skin. Skin might be more vulnerable with masking, so refrain from using the AMP MD micro-exfoliating derma roller or the Pore Cleansing MD System prior to or after masking.
  • Make a date with yourself! Mark your calendar so that you remember to find some relaxation time and better-looking skin once to twice a week.
  • A skincare facial mask cannot replace your skincare Regimen. For your best results, use the Regimen twice daily to get and keep great skin. A two to three-times-a-week mask application does not provide a multi-faceted solution for your primary skin concern but remember that it can boost results or address a secondary issue.
  • Your skin changes with time, through the seasons, and your lifestyle choices, so be open to expanding your mask choices. Soothe Rescue Mask should be a staple for any vacation since it addresses irritation and dryness from travel.
  • Exfoliating helps get rid of a layer of dead skin cells and allows the ingredients in your mask to get to the surface cells and pores easier. We recommend using Enhancements Micro-Dermabrasion Paste.
  • Take 10 for yourself—that’s all you need! Leaving a mask on for an extra-long time doesn’t ensure it will work better. Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging and set your cell phone timer.
  • All in all, make the application your own and alternate masks through the seasons and as you age.     Unmask healthier-looking skin!

Written by Mary Radford, RN

Mary Radford, RNBA, has an extensive background in Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, and Aesthetic Spas. She worked side by side with Dr. Katie Rodan as a Registered Nurse in her dermatology office before being recruited to Rodan + Fields in 2004, where she currently focuses on Field Education + Tools.

 

*All referenced results are based on an 8-week U.S. clinical and consumer study.

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How to Exfoliate Without Damaging Your Skin

How to Exfoliate Without Damaging Your Skin

Skin Exfoliation is important

We hear about exfoliation quite a bit as a means of keeping our skin smooth, moisturized, and healthy. After all, how can we get a glowing, healthy-looking complexion if we’re constantly dealing with dead skin cells that pile up?

But knowing that exfoliation is a good idea and knowing how to exfoliate are two entirely different things. Here, we break down exactly what exfoliation is, and how to exfoliate without damaging your skin.

What is exfoliation?

According to Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Michele Green, the purpose of exfoliation is to get rid of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and clear out congested pores to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion.

“Exfoliation plays into the life cycle of skin cells which is about 3 months in children and about 28 days in adults,” she explains. “With age, the dead skin cells that accumulate tend to take longer to shed from the surface of the skin. Dead skin cells build up and clog pores and lead to a dry and dull complexion and rough texture.”

Benefits of exfoliating

The main benefit of exfoliation, according to Dr. Green, is to help speed up cell turnover rate. “Exfoliation also allows serums, treatments, and moisturizers applied afterward to penetrate deeper into the skin and deliver the best benefits,” she explains.

Skin types that are suitable for exfoliation

All skin types are suitable for exfoliation, but you might have to make some tweaks in terms of how you exfoliate based on your skin type. For example, chemical exfoliants, which typically contain beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) can be great for sensitive or dry skin, according to Dr. Green. AHAs are great for dry skin because they don’t cause irritation, while BHAs are great for oily or acne-prone skin. With normal skin, you should feel comfortable going with a physical or chemical exfoliant.

How to exfoliate without damaging your skin

If you want to exfoliate without damaging your skin, there are a few key components to keep in mind, according to Dr. Green.

“Exfoliating too often or scrubbing too hard can strip the skin’s natural protective barrier and remove the essential oils present that provide hydration and healthy skin,” she explains. “This can lead to redness, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, dryness, infection, or acne breakouts. Stripping the skin of essential moisturizing oils can cause the skin to respond by overproducing sebum, which can then become trapped in the pores and lead to the formation of acne breakouts.”

It’s best to start slowly and gradually increase frequency of exfoliant use if you want to avoid irritated skin. “There is nothing wrong with decreasing the frequency if your skin shows any signs of irritation,” Dr. Green says. “It is highly recommended that you discuss with a board-certified dermatologist to determine which exfoliant and skincare regimen would be best for your specific skin type. If you’re experiencing redness, itchiness, or irritation, avoid using any exfoliants until your skin is healed.”

How to exfoliate the face

Before trying an exfoliating cleanser on the face, Dr. Green recommends applying it to your inner arm first.

“If you are trying a new exfoliating product, perform a patch test on your inner arm before applying to the face to ensure that the product will not cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction,” she says. “To perform a patch test, place a small amount of the product on clean skin and leave the area be for at least 24 hours. If there is no skin irritation after use such as redness, swelling, itching, burning, or rash, then the product should be safe to use on the face.”

Exfoliation on the face should be performed two to three times a week, and always remember to use a moisturizer afterward.

How to exfoliate the body

Since the skin on the body tends to be less sensitive than skin on the face, it’s easier to exfoliate it without damaging the skin, but you should still perform Dr. Green’s patch test before exfoliating your entire body. With a really high-quality body scrub, you can exfoliate your body two to three times a week, and be sure to use a moisturizer afterward.

How to exfoliate the legs

With a body scrub and a brush or sponge, exfoliate your legs by using short, gentle strokes on the skin. Just make sure to avoid any areas that have cuts, as an exfoliating scrub can further irritate those areas and slow down the healing process.

How to exfoliate the feet

Exfoliating the feet is different from exfoliating other parts of the body. You’ll want to soak your feet a few times a week, then use a pumice stone to slough off dead skin cells. Be sure to moisturize afterward, just as you would when exfoliating other parts of the body.

How often should you exfoliate?

You should not exfoliate every day, as doing so can cause dryness or irritation. Two to three times per week is the ideal amount.

Exfoliation is an important part of any skincare routine. With the proper attention, care, and the right products, you can say goodbye to dead skin cells and easily exfoliate your skin without irritating it. Enjoy!

*All referenced results are based on an 8-week U.S. clinical and consumer study.

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All About Layering Serums

All About Layering Serums

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Stars of the skincare world, serums get a lot of press. And for good reason! What are serums? Serums are high-powered, concentrated fluids that are a must-have step in your skincare lineup. They are formulated specifically to help you achieve various skincare goals, thanks to their active ingredients.

Whether you choose Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, or another formulation, there’s no shortage of formulations from which to choose. If you have more than one skincare goal — anti-aging and acne, for example — you can even layer serums to get the glowiest, most beautiful skin. In this post, we’ll talk about how serums differ from moisturizers and the best way to layer two of our best-selling formulas in the Rodan + Fields range — in addition to answering a few frequently asked questions about serum layering.

How do face serums differ from moisturizers?

Serums are thinner, lighter, faster, and even more potent than your go-to cream. Facial serums are sort of like lightweight moisturizers in that they’re typically a liquid formula. And as mentioned, they boast a higher concentration of active ingredients. When it comes to modern skincare, serums are known for their efficacy. They can help you address specific skin concerns from acne to anti-aging.

How should you layer your serums?

So how exactly should you layer your serums? To amplify your skincare results, you want to apply the thinner formula first. If both serums are about the same in viscosity, then you want to choose the serum designed to target your chief skincare concern first. Then, apply the second one on top.

You want to give your formulas a little time to absorb. It’s best to wait a few minutes in between layers for best results.

Should you always layer serums or sometimes just use one? 

That depends on your skincare goals, of course. While you’re targeting multiple concerns, you should use multiple serums. One thing to keep in mind: You want to make sure you’re not layering serums with competing exfoliants. For example, if you’re using a retinol serum, you shouldn’t use one with glycolic acid or salicylic acid on top. Sticking to a single chemical exfoliant is a good rule of thumb when it comes to applying your serums.

How often should you apply your serums? 
You want to apply your serums every day — consistently — for the best results. Depending on your serum’s active ingredients, you may want to apply at night versus during the day. Retinol, for example, is best used at night—though some formulations allow for daytime use. The instructions on the bottle will tell you whether a skincare product is best used during the day, night, or both.

Should you always layer your serums or sometimes use just one? 
That’s up to you, but to kick off your routine, you may want to layer your serums for a few weeks and then split them up into your morning and evening regimens, respectively.

What are two serums that work well for layering? 

Two serums that work really well together are Rodan + Fields Intensive Renewing Serum and Active Hydration Serum.  Layer Active Hydration Serum on first, then Intensive Renewing Serum for best results.

Redefine Intensive Renewing Serum

Redefine Intensive Renewing Serum incorporates a concentrated and comprehensive revitalizing complex that harnesses the skin’s natural renewing powers to reduce and prevent the visible signs of aging. It’s formulated with Retinal-MD Technology, a form of Vitamin A that’s even more potent than Retinol—but it’s gentle enough for daily use. This serum is best used at night to empower the skin’s  natural renewing process to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while revealing vibrant, younger-looking skin.

Active Hydration Serum

Active Hydration Serum is a face serum that was created to deliver all-day hydration and boosts the performance of skincare products layered on top. This serum raises skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and maintains continuous hydration for eight hours based on an 8-day U.S. clinical and consumer study.  It helps transform dry skin into younger-looking, younger-acting skin. With consistent use over time in your own Regimen, Active Hydration Serum helps increase skin’s moisture retention and improves skin’s moisture overall.

How quickly will you see results when using your serums together daily?

For Intensive Redefine Intensive Renewing Serum, in just four weeks, you should see more refined, firmer-looking, smoother-feeling skin with less visible lines and wrinkles. By formulating Intensive Renewing Serum in single-use capsules, the serum is protected to maintain its stability.

The clinicals for Active Hydration Serum revealed that 100% of participants had an increase in skin’s moisture retention after one week*. A whopping 94% of participants saw an improvement with regard to moisture after just two weeks** .

Happy serum layering!  

*All referenced results are based on an 8-week U.S. clinical and consumer study.

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Vitamin E and Skin Care: Benefits and Products

Vitamin E and Skin Care: Benefits and Products

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There are a lot of vitamins out there to keep track of. There’s Vitamin C, which is known for being great for our immune systems and promoting collagen production in skin. There’s Vitamin A, which is famously great for eye health (remember always being told to eat your carrots as a kid?) and can help skin health and even prevent breakouts.

Then there’s Vitamin E, a fat-soluble nutrient available in some foods that are also used in quite a few skincare products. But what does vitamin E actually do? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is vitamin E?

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in foods like vegetable oil, nuts, seeds, and leafy green vegetables. In the body, vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protecting it from free radicals and helping to fire up the immune system.

But vitamin E is also an ingredient commonly listed in skincare products because when used correctly, topical vitamin E can be incredibly hydrating, healing, and protective for the skin.

Is vitamin E good for your skin?

Vitamin E has a handful of benefits for the skin. While you should always do your best to eat vitamin E-rich foods—not just for skincare benefits but for general health benefits, too — a lot of people use topical vitamin E, and dermatologists will often recommend it for skin because of its benefits.

Benefits of vitamin E for skin

So what does vitamin E do for your skin, exactly? “Vitamin E is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant skincare ingredient that is naturally healing, hydrating, protective, and soothing,” says cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michelle Green, MD. “Vitamin E is most often associated with its ability to intensely hydrate and protect against environmental irritants and pollutants that can cause premature aging of the skin. It’s also commonly used for treatment and prevention of dark spots, fine lines, and dehydrated skin.” Vitamin E benefits for skin go far beyond a quick fix, which is why it is so trusted in the skincare industry.

Safety of vitamin E skincare products

We know that vitamin E can be a hydrating, beneficial part of a skincare routine. But are there any safety concerns we should be aware of? Dr. Green says that in general, vitamin E is considered a safe skincare ingredient. “Vitamin E may potentially cause skin irritation in some individuals, though,” she says. “Those who have oily skin or who are acne-prone may want to avoid products that contain vitamin E as well since there’s potential for clogging the pores and causing or exacerbating acne breakouts.”

If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, Dr. Green suggests first starting with a moisturizer that contains vitamin E so you can figure out if you have any reaction to it. If you notice breakouts or another skin issue, back off of it and talk to your dermatologist about it. Consider products for sensitive skin if irritation is an ongoing issue.

Products with vitamin E for face and skin

There are tons of vitamin E-based skincare products on the market. “The best way to reap all the skincare benefits of vitamin E is by using a moisturizer or oil blend containing it since vitamin E is soluble in oil,” Dr. Green says.

In addition to moisturizers, because it is easily absorbed in the skin and is very hydrating, vitamin E is also often added to sunscreens, eye creams, anti-aging formulas, lip serum and even some makeup. You might be surprised by how often vitamin E is actually listed in skincare products – you may already be using a product that contains it without knowing it.  It comes in formulations of both cream or lotion to suit your product texture preferences.

Incorporating vitamin E into your skincare routine

Because vitamin E is generally non-irritating and is available in so many products, most people find they can seamlessly incorporate vitamin E into their skincare routine.

“Vitamin E is commonly used in skincare products, and it may already be a part of your regular skincare regimen simply because it’s added to so many products already,” says Dr. Green. “Incorporating the ingredient into your skincare routine can be as easy as adding a nighttime moisturizer with vitamin E in it.”

She adds that the benefits of vitamin E can be further enhanced by using it in tandem with vitamin C. “Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant ingredient. When combined, the skin will be left feeling and looking youthful, radiant, and beautiful,” Dr. Green says.

If you’re thinking about incorporating vitamin E into your skincare routine and have any questions, don’t be afraid to talk to your dermatologist. They can help you address any concerns you might have, and help you decide if it’s the right ingredient for you.

Sources

What is vitamin E and what does it do?” National Institutes of Health. Accessed 7/27/2021.

Dr. Michelle Green, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist and chief resident in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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What is Hyaluronic Acid?

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

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And why am I reading about it everywhere? Hyaluronic Acid has been trending lately within the beauty and skincare world. But we have known about its incredible skin benefits for years. It’s become the gold standard in hydrating skin and improving visible signs of aging. But what is Hyaluronic Acid anyway? Don’t be scared away by the hard-to-pronounce name! This ingredient is, in fact, produced naturally within our own bodies.

What is Hyaluronic Acid, and how does it help skin?

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance produced by our body to bind water to keep tissues well balanced, moist, and hydrated. It exists in our skin and joints. Hyaluronic Acid is essential because it’s one of the main substances that help our skin look fresh, plump, and youthful.

Applying HA is like giving your skin a heaping glass of water. In fact, HA not only provides immediate benefits to the skin, it also helps the skincare products layered on top work more effectively to deliver even better results you can see and feel.

When should I start using Hyaluronic Acid?

Typically, the body’s own production of HA starts to decrease in your late twenties. Which makes then a good time to start adding Hyaluronic Acid (HA) into your skincare routine for its anti-aging benefits. But HA is great for all skin types and ages. It’s beneficial for people who experience dry skin because of its hydrating powers. And it can also help to calm sensitive and blemish-prone skin.

It’s never too early to start hydrating your skin regularly. As the skin loses its moisture, ingredients like HA work to help the skin stay happily hydrated. It works like a sponge to retain water and keep your skin’s moisture levels high.

Other than aging, your lifestyle may affect your skins’ health. Environmental factors like pollution, smoke, the sun’s rays, and more may decrease the amount of HA in your body. This is why it’s essential to add Hyaluronic Acid to your daily skincare regimen to boost the effectiveness of your other skincare products.

Whether you’re interested in HA for its anti-aging benefits like visibly improving fine lines and wrinkles or you’re experiencing dryness, this universal ingredient can help boost the results of any routine.

I understand HA has lots of benefits for the skin, but how exactly does it work?

Hyaluronic Acid is mostly known for benefits like alleviating dry skin and reducing visible signs of aging, like those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that start to appear as we age. When is skin is dry, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can become more prominent. Hydrated skin helps reduce the visibility of these visible signs of aging

HA can be used in the form of a topical treatment (applied directly on the skin), a supplement, or through injections. Topical applications, like through a serum, are less invasive and deliver immediate visible results. It can take much longer to see visible results from supplements. Adding a serum like Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum into your Regimen is an easy way to work HA into your skincare routine and experience its benefits. HA transforms dry skin into younger-looking, younger-acting skin. You can typically start to see results in a week after first use. Remember, results also vary based on your skin condition, age, gender, lifestyle, etc.

Can I use Hyaluronic Acid in place of a moisturizer?

Let’s start by learning about the difference between hydration and moisturization when it comes to skincare.

Simply put, we can say that a hydrator equates to water, whereas a moisturizer has more to do with oil. Dryness in your skin comes from a lack of oils. Dehydration comes from lack of water. All skin types need hydration. Dry or dehydrated skin can lead to visible dullness and flakiness. Hyaluronic Acid is a perfect hydrator because it helps bring water to the skin’s surface using humectants. Moisturizers, on the other hand, lock the moisture in and work to protect the skin’s natural oil barrier. Keeping skin hydrated can help boost radiance, improve texture and overall smoothness.

Since hydrators and moisturizers work to address differing skincare needs, it can be beneficial to use both HA and a moisturizer separately as two different steps in your skincare routine. For best results, we recommend that you apply anHA serum after toner and before any moisturizers.

Should I use Hyaluronic Acid in the AM, PM or both?

When you first start to use it, it’s better to do so at night. For best results, apply daily after your cleanser and toner. You can also use it during your morning routine if you have dry skin.

How long after I apply an HA product, like a serum, should I apply moisturizer or other products?

With any routine, it’s recommended to let your skin dry between each step before layering on the next product. Formulations are made for layering. And layering in the correct order is more important than timing. However, some prefer to wait 30 to 60 seconds between steps. Your skincare routine should center around your preferences.

Is it too much to use a serum with HA and then apply a moisturizer with HA afterward?

No, it’s not harmful to use HA in multiple products. What’s most important is applying products in the right order to ensure ingredients and formulas can work in tandem to provide the best visible results.

Can Hyaluronic Acid cause acne?

If you are worried about adding a new ingredient to your skincare routine, it never hurts to reach out to your doctor to make sure it is right for you. Everyone’s skin needs are different.

Is it true that too much HA can lead to drying out my skin?

Hyaluronic Acid is a hydrating ingredient. Using HA once or twice a day shouldn’t be an issue. If you experience any drying, it never hurts to reach out to your doctor.

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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