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I decided to start a blog on my skincare! I have done a blog before when I did my weight loss journey!

I hope to inspire others in their network business or inspire others to go for their dreams!

Or just take care of their skin to improve their self confidence! Just like my business my reason why is to help others!!

THE BEST EXFOLIATORS FOR YOUR FACE AND BODY

Out with the old; in with the new: It’s the perfect January skincare mantra. If extreme weather or too much holiday fun has left your complexion dull and dry, one of the fastest and most effective ways to make a change is to exfoliate — that is, to remove old skin cells, revealing newer skin underneath. 

Exfoliating helps with cell turnover, the natural shedding of dead cells that slows down as we age. If these cells accumulate, skin can feel rough and look dull. Exfoliation helps remove some of that debris, so skin is smoother and reflects light more evenly. 

There are two different ways to accomplish this instant New Year’s transformation: Mechanical exfoliators polish away dead cells using granules, such as sugar or salt crystals. Chemical exfoliators, which include glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid, dissolve the bond between old cells and the newer ones underneath.

So which exfoliation method is better? Rodan + Fields founders Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields recommend both. “We’re fans of both gentle chemical and mechanical exfoliation, with the key word being ‘gentle,” they explain in their book Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change. “In our experience, it takes the perfect combination of the two to dissolve the bonds between cells without irritating skin and to sweep away dead cells, leaving skin soft and smooth.” 

The Doctors’ advice: “Don’t overdo it.” If you don’t exfoliate regularly and want to start, or if you’ve only used one kind of exfoliator and would like to add the chemical or mechanical product you’re missing, give your skin time to get used to it: 

  1. Start slow, and don’t overscrub. If your skin looks red or feels raw, take a break and give it a chance to recover. 
  2. Treat your face and body differently. The skin on elbows, knees and heels may respond well to daily exfoliation, while your face may prefer it every few days. And avoid the temptation to use a body scrub on your face; the exfoliating particles may be too aggressive. (If you’re looking for one scrub formulated for both face and body, try our ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste.)
  3. For best results, moisturize after you exfoliate. 

Looking for exfoliating products from Rodan + Fields? 

CHEMICAL EXFOLIATORS

Face 
REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum
REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
REDEFINE Pore Minimizing Toner

REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash
REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner
REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner
REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment 

UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner

Body
REDEFINE Brightening Hand Treatment

MECHANICAL EXFOLIATORS

Face
REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask
REDEFINE AMP MD Derma-Roller

REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash

ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes
ESSENTIALS Gauze Pads

Face and body
ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste

What’s your favorite exfoliating product?

TAKE THESE STEPS TO WINTERIZE YOUR SKIN

How to cope when freezing weather has left your face rough, your lips chapped and your hands dry? We asked Rodan + Fields product expert-in-residence Mary Radford, RN, for some cold-weather tips. Ready to winterize?

  1. Face the cold. “Rosy cheeks and tight-feeling skin are signals that mean it’s time for extra hydration,” Mary says. Start from the inside out by drinking plenty of water. Then, if you don’t already use them all year round, incorporate our Active Hydration Serum and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex into your Rodan + Fields skincare Regimen. These products are suitable for any skin type, even sensitive and acne-prone.
  2. Don’t skip your lips. Keep them smooth and moisturized with Lip Renewing Serum. During the day, layer ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 on top.
  3. Exfoliate. If your skin is dry all over, Mary recommends gently sloughing away dead skin cells one to three times a week with Micro-Dermabrasion Paste. After you exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize with Active Hydration Body Replenish.
  4. Use sunscreen. Three hundred and sixty-five days a year. Seven days a week. Winter or summer. Each of our Regimens comes with its own daily broad-spectrum sunscreen. For an extra layer of SPF and a little sheer tint, add Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid on top of that. And don’t forget to protect any exposed skin from your neck down with ESSENTIALS Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
  5. How about those hands? Moisturize and protect with our REDEFINE Hand Treatment Regimen—and keep your hands covered with gloves if it’s really cold.
  6. Stay healthy. A red nose and sniffles don’t look good on anyone. Avoid colds and flu by washing your hands frequently, Mary advises — especially before touching your face.

Above all, Mary says, go into winter with a strategy. “Skin, lips and nails look and feel drier when they’re exposed to the cold outdoors and the toasty, dry heat indoors,” she explains. “You know that is coming — so plan ahead!” 

Share your best winter skin advice in the comments!

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.

How will you be prepping for the New Year? Leave a comment and let us know.

  1. Toss all expired makeup, sunscreen andskincare. 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!

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?”

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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.

Which products will you be layering into your Rodan + Fields Regimen this winter?

HOW TO GET PARTY-READY SKIN — INSTANTLY

Going out for a big night? Need to get gorgeous in a hurry? While we’re famous for the long-term results that come from our skincare Regimens, we also offer products that deliver an immediate payoff. Use this step-by-step guide to be your best self at your next big event:

Start with your body. 

Step 1 Exfoliate with Micro-Dermabrasion Paste to reveal smoother skin from the neck down

Step 2 Get some natural-looking color with Foaming Sunless Tan, which develops in two to four hours.

Step 3 After the self-tanner is dry, apply Active Hydration Body Replenish for all-over softness (and to help the color last for several days).

Now move on to your face.

Step 4 Exfoliate with  Micro-Dermabrasion Paste for an instantly brighter-looking complexion.

Step 5 Apply  Active Hydration Serum to give your complexion a radiant glow.

Step 6 Illuminate tired-looking eyes with Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex.

Step 7 Get kissable and add a touch of shine with REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum.

Step 8 Even and perfect your complexion with our tinted Dermacosmetic, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid.

Ta-daa! You’re ready. Have a great time!

What skincare products do you use before a night on the town? Tell us in the comments below!

4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RADIANT DEFENSE

True innovations begin with a need – and the inspiration to solve for it. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields were motivated to create their latest innovation by a common request from women of all ages and skin tones who were beyond thrilled with their daily Regimen results, yet still liked to use post-Regimen products that instantly perfect skin for a more polished look. The Doctors challenged the R+F team of scientists to create a dermatology-inspired skincare product that instantly perfects while protecting one’s natural glow with powerful, good-for-skin ingredients. The result? New Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
The last step in your skincare routine, this multitasking complexion protector and perfector is available in six luminous shades, which can be worn alone or blended together to create customized color. A tinted “Glow Guard” that helps protect the skin you’ve earned, Radiant Defense instantly blurs imperfections without clogging pores or causing breakouts.
Here are four things you should know about Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, the first DERMACOSMETICS product from Rodan + Fields.

1. It pairs perfectly with every Regimen — for even better results. When used with the REDEFINE Regimen, Radiant Defense helps minimize the look of fine lines and pores for an even healthier-looking complexion. For REVERSE users, Radiant Defense will even out tone and diminish the appearance of dark marks for a uniform, radiant finish. As part of the UNBLEMISH Regimen, Radiant Defense will instantly conceal the look of existing acne and post-acne marks. Finally, SOOTHE users will see blotchy skin instantly transformed into an even-toned, balanced-looking complexion.

2. It’s powered by the RD3 complex. Formulated with R+F’s proprietary RD3 complex, Radiant Defense provides three types of defense: environmental defense, barrier defense and photo defense. It helps neutralize the harmful effects of environmental aggressors, repair skin’s natural moisture barrier to avoid dry, irritated skin and helps protect against early signs of aging caused by UVA and UVB rays and disperses infrared light, preventing harmful effects of exposure.

3. It’s best applied with the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush. With luxuriously soft fibers that glide across skin and a tapered design that allows for precise application along every facial contour, the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush was designed to ensure flawless application of Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid. For luminous skin, add a pea-sized amount of product to the back of your hand, lightly tap the brush into it, then apply to your face in an outward motion until you’ve achieved your desired level of coverage.

4. It’s earning rave reviews.In a user study, 97% of participants felt Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid helped improve their skin immediately, and 94% noticed their skin looked healthier immediately. In the same study, 91% of participants noticed an instant reduction in visible redness, 89% noticed a reduction in visible pores and 86% noticed improvement in perfecting discoloration.*

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 who know skin best.
*Based on a 1-week U.S. clinical and consumer study. Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.